Chroma’s top picks from today’s tech news

Chroma’s top picks from today’s tech news

Friday, December 21

Good morning readers! Here are Chroma’s top picks from today’s tech news. Enjoy the read and follow us for more on our LinkedIn page.

  1. Gatwick drone chaos: Flights finally resume after airport’s 32-hour shutdown. Gatwick had been closed since 9 p.m. Wednesday local time — bar a brief reprieve of 45 minutes early Thursday — after drones were spotted near the airfield. The last drone sighting was more than 24 hours after the first, leaving hundreds of flights grounded.

  2. A shape-shifting drone suggests the future of rescue missions. A new kind of drone has been designed to fold up its arms and squeeze into tight spots, potentially to scout around on rescue missions.

  3. Uber’s self-driving cars return to public roads after fatal crash. Uber took its self-driving cars off the road last March, after a fatal accident, the first known pedestrian death caused by a vehicle in full autonomous mode. After that, Uber’s self-driving program fell under the scrutiny of local police, lawmakers and federal investigators.

  4. Amazon Alexa sends 1,700 voice recordings to wrong user. An Amazon Alexa user in Germany has claimed that he got access to more than thousand recordings of another Amazon Alexa user.
  5. Top 5 Tech Policy Predictions for 2019. Technology and cybersecurity issues were hot topics this year, with more than a dozen high-profile data breaches disclosed by companies and several public congressional hearings with the chief executives of Facebook Inc., Google and Twitter Inc.