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ICYMI Weekly Tech News Highlights May 5, 2017

By boundless team in · Technology · May 5, 2017

ICYMI Weekly Tech News Highlights is a weekly roundup of relevant technology posts from around the web.

Massive Phishing Attack Targets Millions of Gmail Users  

The worm — which arrives in users' inboxes posing as an email from a trusted contact — asks you to check out an attached "Google Docs," or GDocs, file. Clicking on the link takes you to your real Google security profile, where you're asked to give permission for the fake app posing as GDocs to manage your email account.

Our thoughts: Phishing attacks can cause major havoc for users, but here are some tips to remain safe.

How Echo Look could feed Amazon’s big data fueled fashion ambitions


This week Amazon took the wraps off a new incarnation of its Alexa voice assistant, giving the AI an eye so it can see as well as speak and hear. The Echo Look also contains a depth sensor that’s being used, in the first instance, to create a bokeh effect for a hands-free style selfies feature that Amazon is hoping will sell the device to fashion lovers, by making their outfits pop out against the bedroom wallpaper, and making them more eager to socially share.

Our thoughts: Alexa is aiming to become a personal style assistant. Can computers really do this well? Time will tell.

Hacker claims release of Netflix's 'Orange Is The New Black' season 5

An anonymous hacker claims to have released pirated episodes of Netflix's popular series "Orange Is The New Black" after the company did not pay what the hacker termed a "modest" sum to avert the leak.
Our Thoughts: Netflix wasn't hacked, but rather one of the filming studios. We expect Netflix to take a closer look at these studios IT stack in the future.

 

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