It's summertime in Silicon Valley (ah, the sweet image of poolside geeks, roasting in oil while wearing US set up a new task force to fight Russian election interference and Putin & Co. threatened Google for promoting "illegal mass events" on YouTube. Then there was Amazon. Apparently its facial recognition software can now spot fear (though it still seems to have -- insert joke about government ethics here). And that wasn't all...and Star Wars arm floaties). Still, the tech news keeps right on coming. Russia stayed in the headlines, as the
Here are nine fine stories to get you up to speed on some of the tech world's more interesting, explosive and creepy-crawly happenings this week.