Recode Daily: Hurricane Irma takes aim during Miami, and hackers stole Equifax information from 143 million US consumers

Hurricane Irma scraped past Puerto Rico and is headed toward Miami-Dade, Florida’s many populous county. Called one of a many absolute storms ever recorded, Irma devastated a islands of Caribbean. Google Maps is marking highway closures in genuine time forward of a storm’s U.S. landfall, projected for Sunday morning.
[The New York Times]


Hackers breached Equifax, accessing supportive information from 143 million U.S. consumers. Equifax, one of a 3 vital consumer credit-reporting agencies, concurred a information crack left credit card, Social Security and driver’s permit numbers and other supportive information vulnerable. Three comparison Equifax executives, including a CFO, sole shares value roughly $1.8 million shortly after a association detected a crack on Jul 29. [Tony Romm / Recode]

Facebook has incited over all information about U.S. choosing ads it believes were bought by Russians operatives to former FBI executive Robert Mueller, a special warn in assign of questioning purported Russian division in final year’s presidential election. On Wednesday, Facebook pronounced it had close down several hundred accounts believed to be combined by a Russian association related to a Kremlin and used to buy $100,000 in ads pulling divisive issues during and after a choosing campaign.[Michelle Castillo / CNBC]

Amazon wants to build a second HQ in North America, and pronounced it would start soliciting bids from cities for a formidable that would residence adult to 50,000 employees. But a online sell giant’s office of taxation credits to build quickly got some pushback from Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna, who represents Silicon Valley; Khanna cautioned that it would turn a “race to a bottom” if cities attempted to woo Amazon by charity overly auspicious financial terms. [Jason Del Rey / Recode]

Two-thirds of American adults are removing their news from amicable media — 67 percent, exactly, some-more than ever before. Among a platforms, Facebook dominates, with 45 percent removing news on a amicable network; YouTube is next, with 18 percent; followed by Twitter, with 11 percent. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

The informed voice of Siri will sound noticeably opposite when iOS 11 hits millions of iPhones and iPads subsequent week. After auditioning and sampling a voices of hundreds of people, Apple’s voice-controlled partner now takes some-more pauses in sentence, knows some-more languages and generally sounds reduction robotic and some-more human. Chinese researchers recently found that they could command and potentially penetrate Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and other voice devices regulating a magnitude too high for humans to hear.[David Pierce / Wired]

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