Your iPhone Is Spying on You While You Sleep ; Google Is Tracking Your Every Move ; and More Picks 5/29

Chinese Tech Giant: US Trade Restrictions Unconstitutional (Jeff C.)  

American politicians are “using the strength of an entire nation to come after a private company,” Song Liuping, Huawei’s chief legal officer, said in a press conference in Shenzhen.

Baltimore City Leaders Blame NSA for Ransomware Attack (Chris)

From Ars Technica: “The mayor and city council president of Baltimore are pushing for the ransomware attack that brought Baltimore’s city government to a standstill to be designated a disaster, and officials are seeking federal aid to help pay for the cleanup from the RobbinHood malware’s damage. This call came after a New York Times report that the ransomware used the EternalBlue exploit developed by the National Security Agency to spread across the city’s network.”

While You’re Sleeping, Your Phone Stays Busy — Snooping on You (Gerry)

The author writes, “It’s 3 a.m. Do you know what your iPhone is doing? Mine has been alarmingly busy. Even though the screen is off and I’m snoring, apps are beaming out lots of information about me to companies I’ve never heard of. Your iPhone probably is doing the same — and Apple could be doing more to stop it.”

All the Ways Google Tracks You — and How to Stop It (Mili)

From Wired: ”You’re probably aware that Google keeps tabs on what you’re up to on its devices, apps, and services — but you might not realize just how far its tracking reach extends, into the places you go, the purchases you make, and much more. It’s an extensive set of data, but you can take more control over what Google collects about you and how long the company keeps it.”

This AI That Sounds Just Like Joe Rogan Should Terrify Us All (Mili)

The author writes, “Even those well-acquainted with Rogan’s voice will likely have a hard time telling apart the fake audio from things the comedian has actually said.”

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