Sanctions Crush Automaker; Smart Devices Are Spying; Tesla Fires Worker for Tech Reviews | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 59

Also on the podcast, massive cargo ship sinks, hackers attack Nvidia, activists storm aluminum oligarch's mansion, cloud seeding fails, and new law would require hack disclosure.

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In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

Hackers Attack Nvidia

A couple of weeks ago, ransomware outfit Lapsus$ stole more than 1 TB of data from Nvidia – the company that redefined modern computer graphics. 

Large Cargo Ship Sinks in Rough Weather

On Thursday, a cargo ship longer than a soccer field, sank during a storm in the Persian Gulf. The vessel, the Al Salmy 6, had 30 crew members.

Tesla Employee Fired for YouTube Tech Reviews

John Bernal is a former Tesla employee working on the Autopilot program. Bernal was fired last month because of video reviews he conducted on his YouTube channel, AI Addict.

Smart Devices Spy on You

Few consumer internet-connected devices are secure and consumers need to better understand the trade-offs between privacy and comfort when buying these devices.

Russia’s War in Ukraine, Impact Sanctions Will Have on Manufacturing

  • Activists Storm Aluminum Tycoon's Mansion: A group of activists in London stormed a mansion owned by Oleg Deripaska, the oligarch president of Rusal, a Russian aluminum company considered the second-largest producer of aluminum in the world.
  • Western Sanctions Crush Russian Automaker: Russian carmaker Lada shut down its factories and placed thousands of workers on leave last week following economic sanctions imposed by Western nations.

In Case You Missed It

New Law Would Require Companies to Disclose Hacking

Companies critical to U.S. national interests will now have to report when they're hacked or they pay ransomware.

Cloud Seeding Might Not Be as Promising as Many Hoped

It turns out that cloud seeding might not be all that it's cracked up to be.

Your Favorite Piece of Pie

In recognition of National Pi Day, Brainly, an online homework community, surveyed American students about their feelings towards math and, of course, pie.

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