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My ’vacation week’ continues (as this email hits your inbox I’ll be on a call with a client, but that
 
April 26 · Issue #60 · View online
Big Revolution
My ’vacation week’ continues (as this email hits your inbox I’ll be on a call with a client, but that’s self-employment for you), here’s today’s minimalist edition of Big Revolution.
As I keep saying, normal service resumes next week.
– Martin.

5 big reads for today
Can This System of Unlocking Phones Crack the Crypto War? Can This System of Unlocking Phones Crack the Crypto War?
A good look at Ray Ozzie’s attempt to allow law enforcement to unlock encrypted smartphones, without ruining privacy for the rest of us. It’s closer than anyone has got before, that’s for sure – although real risks remain.
Amazon's Alexa could be tricked into snooping on users, say security researchers
It was only a matter of time before a vulnerability like this emerged. Security researchers worked out how to use the Echo as a snooping device. Thankfully, it’s already been fixed - but it’s alarming that it was ever possible.
Amazon Created A Version Of Alexa Just For Kids
Amazon probably didn’t want the story above to emerge on the same day as this one. This version of Alexa encourages kids to be polite to their virtual assistant. Human/software etiquette is an interesting topic worth exploring further.
For the first time, parents will be able to limit YouTube Kids to human-reviewed channels and recommendations
Also in the ‘tech for kids’ world, this is good to see. I mentioned in a previous Big Revolution op-ed that it was desperately needed.
Cryptocurrency Is Not Just a Boys' Club
A refreshing look at nine women pushing the crypto world forward. All too often, crypto is viewed as a boys club, and events dont exactly have a diverse range of speakers.
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