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TNT 1732: Hackers are Dumb

March 24, 201742 min
Will robots and artificial intelligence take your job one day? United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnunchin said the Trump administration thinks not.In Silicon Valley's Redwood City, the startup Door Dash is replacing human couriers with delivery robots from a UK startup called Starship Technologies. The robots aren't taking all the human delivery jobs yet. They're only traveling a maximum of two miles from a restaurant for now.Google and Howard University are teaming up to create a summer program at Google's Mountain View headquarters that will train 25 to 30 juniors and seniors from Howard, a historically black university. Over 12 weeks, students will learn from senior Google engineers and Howard faculty while getting course credit. Among the goals of the program is to increase the number of African Americans working at Google. Currently African Americans make up just 1% of the company's workforce.A hacker claiming to have millions of iCloud logins and passwords is demanding Apple pay a for ransom of $75,000 in cryptocurrency or $100,000 worth of iTunes gift cards. What does this mean to you? Well, turn on two-factor authentication and make sure you're not using your Apple ID password anywhere else.
Hosts: Megan Morrone and Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Guest: Sam Machkovech
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