The Register: UK.gov emits draft IoT and smartphone security law for Parliamentary scrutiny

The Register: UK.gov emits draft IoT and smartphone security law for Parliamentary scrutiny. “A new British IoT product security law is racing through the House of Commons, with the government boasting it will outlaw default admin passwords and more. The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Bill was introduced yesterday and is intended to drive up security standards in consumer tech gadgetry, ranging from IoT devices to phones, fondleslabs, smart TVs, and so on.” I got the meaning from context but I still looked up fondleslab.

Toronto Star: Google’s negligence on fake reviews is yet another reason to take action against Big Tech

Toronto Star: Google’s negligence on fake reviews is yet another reason to take action against Big Tech. “I’ve documented thousands of fake reviews across multiple review platforms, involving everyone from doctors to lawyers to home contractors to dog walkers. It’s not just deceived consumers who are being hurt, either. Honest businesses must vie against cheaters who lure customers with fake positive reviews. But the real beneficiaries of this fraud are the review sites and the tech companies who continue to rake in advertising dollars with a wink and a nod to the cheaters. None of the review platforms appear too serious about cleaning up fraud on their sites, and Google is at the top of that list.”

Auto Remarketing Canada: Canadian government uses Amazon’s Alexa to enhance consumer vehicle recall knowledge

Auto Remarketing Canada: Canadian government uses Amazon’s Alexa to enhance consumer vehicle recall knowledge. “Late this summer, Transport Canada announced it was utilizing Amazon’s Alexa for a safety-based service that engages the Amazon tool in a new way — making sure consumers stay up to date on the latest vehicle recalls that impact their regular day-to-day use vehicles.”