Happy Friday, Good or otherwise, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re reading this morning:
Bad news for MyFitnessPal users
On Thursday, Under Armour, which owns the MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness brands (the latter of which started in Austin) said Thursday that it had a data breach in late February that affected about 150 million user accounts. It’s urging users of MyFitnessPal to change their passwords. The Baltimore-based Under Armour said it learned of the breach in late March.
‘Kodi’ searches not so welcome on Google
In an anti-piracy effort, Google is no longer allowing the word “Kodi” to autopopulate when users start to type the word in its search box. Kodi is legal media player software that has become synonymous “Kodi boxes” that allow users to find and watch illegal movie streams, typically stuff that’s still in theaters. Your aunt and uncle who’ve seen every movie before you have and tell you about it on Facebook probably have one.
Surprise! Facebook greater good memos are troubling, may make your stomach clench
Facebook, which has been in a world of hurt lately over the way its user data has been exploited, is facing more bad news as memos leaked from the company suggest internal debate about whether people using the platform for, say, coordinating terrorist attacks, is outweighed by the good the company does in connecting the world. The 2016 memo from Facebook vice president Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, posted by Buzzfeed, was called “The Ugly.” And boy is it!
Will Smith and a robot and it gets awkward
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