Today is all about big screens and hacked machines, but first: a cartoon about modern day identity theft.
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Ford is bringing huge screens—and live updates—to its cars
Infotainment has become a signature piece of any 21st-century car, and Ford is looking to step up its game. Currently, the largest screen you’ll find in a Ford vehicle is 10 inches, but soon you’ll find ones as large as 15 inches (larger than any iPad) placed smack-dab in the middle of the dash. Ford will also introduce over-air updates, wireless Apple Car Play, and the ability to talk to the car with a phrase like “OK, Ford,” though the company is still workshopping the voice assistant’s name.
WhatsApp’s case against NSO group hinges on a tricky legal argument
Yesterday, Facebook-owned WhatsApp sued a notorious Israeli surveillance group called NSO for allegedly hacking more than 1,000 of its users. The case rests on a subtle legal argument: WhatsApp is attempting to punish hackers for targeting WhatsApp users, not for illegally breaching WhatsApp servers. Some hacker-focused lawyers are afraid the argument may not fly in court.
Fast Fact: 9 Seconds
That’s how long scientists allowed frozen sperm to be in microgravity as part of a study on what human reproduction would look like in space. The study was limited, but it seems that reduced gravity doesn’t have much of an effect on the health of frozen sperm.
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