Happy Friday, Austin! Here’s some of the tech news we’re spying with our little pre-weekend eyes:
WannaCry hero arrested by FBI
The man who helped stop the damage done by the WannaCry malware earlier this year has subsequently been arrested by the FBI, which is accusing him of spreading the Kronos trojan virus a few years ago. Marcus Hutchins, 23, was arrested in Las Vegas, where he was attending a cyber-security convention. The Washington Post has a breakdown of what Hutchins is accused of and how those charged might hold up.
Uber leased recalled cars to drivers, says WSJ
In more news of unforced errors on the part of Uber, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company bought about 1,000 recalled Honda SUV vehicles in Singapore and knowingly leased the unsafe vehicles to its drivers. At least one car caught fire, according to the report.
Have smartphones destroyed a generation?
A great longread in The Atlantic about whether the omnipresences of smart phones, Internet service and social media has stunted the growth of teens and exacerbated symptoms of depression. You may not agree with the findings, but you should definitely check it out.
Motorola back in the smart phone saddle?
Is Motorola getting its design mojo back? The Verge reviews the new Z2 phone and finds that it’s not exactly what reviewers were hoping for:
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