1. Story Time with Lego
Lego launched a new interactive experience on the Amazon Alexa with a feature called Lego Duplo Stories. The feature combines plastic toys with storytelling capabilities to give parents and children a variety of stories to choose from, along with audio prompts encouraging physical play. Duplo Stories is designed to have users build things according to the story, helping children role play, develop social and cognitive skills, color recognition, identifying characters, and choosing directions. Just say, “Alexa, open Lego Duplo Stories,” and begin.
(Source: The Verge)
2. Time to Change Your Twitter Password
Twitter released a bug that caused user passwords to be stored in plain text. Usually these types of bugs store passwords and other sensitive data in a jumbled letter and number combination, however, these passwords have been logged in an unaltered form. Twitter claims there is no proof that the passwords have been exported to any 3rd party source or hacker, but the risk still remains.
3. Cambridge Analytica Shuts Down
Cambridge Analytica, Facebook’s political consultancy firm, is no more. Because of the recent data-sharing scandals, the data firm is shutting down. Although the company claims that their employees have acted with integrity and law-abiding qualities, the media exposure has almost completely driven away their customers and suppliers. It states that their shutdown does not change their determination to investigate what happened to ensure its prevention in the future.