(Dis)trusting Technology: 

  • The Wall Street Journal covered piracy concerns around 3D printing and the money-making making machine that is Hollywood merchandising. We think the relatively high cost per part with current 3D printing tech means the threat is overblown, but in the longer term companies will need to think about how to engage their customers through more creative means than selling plastic souvenirs. 
  • Wired magazine revealed some scary security shortcomings of GM vehicles, amassive recall is now underway. 
  • The anonymous adultery website Ashley Madison is no longer anonymous after a huge hack scooped up all its users data. The normal PR recovery process of mailing notifications (and providing months to years of free credit monitoring) typically deployed by hacked corporations are off the table- as they would only exacerbate their problems. 


Bias and Brains: