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]

Top stories from Recode

There’s a new opposition to a mostly masculine networking organizations that make deals occur in Silicon Valley.
Prominent voices are about to blast “self-perpetuating men’s clubs” as sexist amicable institutions.

Here’s how Alphabet’s self-driving cars learn to navigate a wily intersection.
When a self-driving automobile comes opposite something it’s never seen, engineers reconstruct it in simulation.

U.S. college students can now buy a Spotify/Hulu gold for $5 a month.
That would routinely cost during slightest $13 a month. It might also be a new business indication for Spotify.

Fixed broadband speeds are removing faster — what’s fastest in your city?
Comcast’s Xfinity is a fastest ISP nationwide, CenturyLink a slowest.

Which Android phone should we buy?
On a latest Too Embarrassed to Ask, The Verge’s Dieter Bohn talks with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode about a new Android phones entrance out this fall, including a recently expelled Samsung Galaxy Note 8, a company’s initial Note-branded device given final year’s exploding-phone debacle.

This is cool

How many times has your personal information been unprotected to hackers?

Do you have an unusual story to tell? E-mail