LAST WEEK'S biggest story came courtesy of Amazon, which debuted its cashier-less 'Go' supermarket that lets you trade your privacy for a queue-less lunch break.
Amazon Go has been touted by the online retail giant as a "checkout-free shopping experience made possible by the same types of technologies used in self-driving cars: computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning." However, the initiative has already been slammed by the Open Rights Group and Privacy International, which said that the cashier-less shopping initiative takes privacy invasion to a "whole new level".
Microsoft also made headlines last week, with security firm Symantec revealing that PowerShell, which will become the default replacement for the command line function in Windows when the Creators Edition arrives next year, has seen a a 95.4 per cent rise in malware instances.
We've rounded up the top 10 stories from last week below. µ
Amazon Go lets you trade your privacy for a cashier-less lunch buying experience
For those who value sandwiches over security
Symantec: 95.4 percent of PowerShell script is malicious
And yet Microsoft is promoting it in the next Windows build
BlackBerry DTEK70: Keyboard-toting 'Mercury' smartphone appears in spy shots
Priv look-a-like revealed ahead of early-2017 launch
BuzzFeed found streaming a Pirate Bay copy of Monty Python on Facebook Live
Surely this is peak internet?
Google shrinks size of Android Play Store downloads by up to 90 per cent
Uses a technique so obvious it's a wonder no-one thought of it sooner
New Zealand passport reader accuses Asian of having 'eyes closed'
Rise of the casually racist machines
Qualcomm fires shots at Intel with launch of 'world's first' 10nm server chip
The Centriq 2400 series packs up to 48 ARMv8-compliant cores
Dude builds working Atari 2600 emulator in Minecraft
And we take Friday off
Samsung's 'aggressive design' allegedly to blame for exploding Note 7s
Engineers claim firm may have knowingly shipped a 'dangerous' product
iPhone 6S battery borkage issue is more widespread than Apple initially thought
Firm will release software update to fix problem caused by, er, 'ambient air'
This weeks in-brief Google News
To replace them with younger models
Security firm warns that IoT devices are the next target
But don't go expecting any new MacBooks