Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 79

The UK calls for Facebook regulation, lightsaber duels, Nike’s smart shoes, license plate emoji, and more, in the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast.

This week was a bit slow when it came to looking for articles to bring to the table for the 79th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast. But in our space, a slow week can generally be seen as a good thing.

To kick things off, we look at some proposed legislation in the UK having to do with Facebook. I think it is safe to say that we all agree that the network has a ways to go when it comes to handling fake news and other problematic points. However, is that the job of one government, or is this a bigger fish to fry?

We stay in the UK for a small-screen crossover of Holby City and Casualty. It will deal with a cyberattack that seems oddly similar to WannaCry. For the next story, we stay with the EU to look at the latest sport in France: Lightsaber Duels. Star Wars fans, rejoice!

Finally, we head to the hardwood, where Nike has announced its latest smart shoe — complete with charging pad, IoT connectivity, and self-lacing capability.

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