It's Google's turn to receive the Facebook treatment. In a series of rapid fire leaks, lawsuits, and PR blunders we re-cap Google's awful bad week.
Plus MoviePass's desperate grab for data seems to be going bust, and IBM warns of cracking encryption with their Quantum Computer.
Then we wrap it up with our Kickstarter of the week, that wants to build open source VR for exploring Mars.
- Mnuchin on Google and tech monopolies — Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Monday joined the growing chorus of government officials concerned about tech monopolies. His comments come on the heels of a "60 Minutes" segment on Google's unparalleled market share in online search.
- Google sued for 'clandestine tracking' of 4.4m UK iPhone users' browsing data | Technology | The Guardian — The collective action is being led by former Which? director Richard Lloyd over claims Google bypassed the privacy settings of Apple’s Safari browser on iPhones between August 2011 and February 2012 in order to divide people into categories for advertisers.
- Google’s The Selfish Ledger (leaked internal video) - YouTube
- YouTube Music launches Tuesday; YouTube Red will be replaced by YouTube Premium, which will cost more. — You’re now going to have to pay $12 a month instead of $10 a month.
- How 2 Million People Loved MoviePass Nearly to Death — It works if enough people sign up and literally forget they have the subscription
- Netflix's DVD.Com Business Is Still Profitable — The company’s DVD.com DVD rental business has 3 million subscribers and generated a whopping $56 million in profit on just $99 million in revenue during the first quarter, CNBC is reporting.
- IBM warns of instant breaking of encryption by quantum computers: 'Move your data today' — Quantum computers will be able to instantly break the encryption of sensitive data protected by today's strongest security, warns the head of IBM Research.
- How it Works: Quantum Computing - YouTube
- MarsVR - Virtual Reality Platform To Support Exploring Mars by The Mars Society — Kickstarter