This week was a bit slow when it came to looking for articles to bring to the table for the 79th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast. But in our space, a slow week can generally be seen as a good thing.
To kick things off, we look at some proposed legislation in the UK having to do with Facebook. I think it is safe to say that we all agree that the network has a ways to go when it comes to handling fake news and other problematic points. However, is that the job of one government, or is this a bigger fish to fry?
We stay in the UK for a small-screen crossover of Holby City and Casualty. It will deal with a cyberattack that seems oddly similar to WannaCry. For the next story, we stay with the EU to look at the latest sport in France: Lightsaber Duels. Star Wars fans, rejoice!
Finally, we head to the hardwood, where Nike has announced its latest smart shoe — complete with charging pad, IoT connectivity, and self-lacing capability.
The future is now, specifically that Nike didn't QA the *android* version of their Adapt app as thoroughly as their iOS app, and all customers with Android devices now have bricked shoes due to broken firmware update routine. @internetofshit pic.twitter.com/vBgoHUC9Y4
— Jonathan Warner (@Jaxbot) February 18, 2019
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