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Saturday, July 20, 2019
Checked 10:55 AM; Last Updated 7:10 AM CDT; 12:10 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "G7 urges tough Libra regulation, agrees to tax digital giants" ["The G7 also agreed that large tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple can be taxed in the countries in which they make money, even without being physically present there."] Reuters 7/19
  • "Apple's new Vancouver office looks absolutely spectacular" Cult of Mac 7/19
  • "The Israeli firm behind software used to hack WhatsApp boasted that it can scrape data from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft cloud servers" Business Insider 7/19
  • "Israeli Security Firm Claims Spyware Tool Can Harvest iCloud Data in Targeted iPhone Attack" MacRumors 7/19
  • "NSO Group's WhatsApp spyware can now snoop on your Facebook, Google, and iCloud data too" The Next Web 7/19
  • "In the cooler for the next three years: Hacker of iCloud accounts used by athletes and rappers" The Register 7/19
  • "YouTube Music just got a crazy new feature that Spotify and Apple Music can't copy" BGR 7/19
Non-Apple News
  • "Report: FTC approves a fine for Google over YouTube kids privacy probe/The agency reportedly found that YouTube violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act." Engadget 7:08 AM
  • "White House to host meeting with tech executives on Huawei ban: sources" Reuters 7/19
  • "Blizzard's bad-news year continues with another co-founder's departure" Ars Technica 7/19
  • "Jeff Bezos Says We're Destroying Earth, but Amazon Is the Slowest Tech Giant to Go Green" Motley Fool 7/19
  • "How Much Your Data Is Worth to Tech Companies? Lawmakers Want Answers" The Conversation 7/19
  • "Passwords are incredibly insecure, so websites and apps are quietly tracking your mouse movements and smartphone swipes without you knowing to make sure it's really you"  Business Insider 7/19
  • "Huawei's mysterious Hongmeng OS isn't the 'plan B' Android replacement we expected it to be" Business Insider 7/19
  • "Fast-growing web of doorbell cams raises privacy fears" Associated Press 7/19
  • "Google reportedly fined over children's privacy on YouTube" CNET 7/19
  • "Google to clamp down on Incognito Mode detection: Company also triples maximum baseline reward for security bugs." ZDNet 7/19
  • "Google will close a Chrome 'loophole' that tells sites you're in incognito mode" BGR 7/19
  • "YouTube: 'We don't take you down the rabbit hole'" BBC 7/19
  • "Most Americans Have Swiped Their Way Into a Serious Relationship" PC Magazine 7/19
  • "AI, quantum computing and 5G could make criminals more dangerous than ever, warn police" ZDNet 7/19
  • "Going native: Taking a bite out of the Apple guidelines/Patrick McKay, MD for mobile app developer JakDigital, tells US operators it is time to go fully native and comply with Apple's 'unsurprising' clampdown on real-money gambling apps" EGR 7/19
  • "Apollo Space in the News, Apple's Russia Conundrum -TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-19" The Mac Observer 7/19
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: Twitter's Major Design Overhaul" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/19
  • "Josh Long of Intego On Malware, Security, Privacy, and Safety Online" MacVoices 7/19
  • "9to5Mac Daily: July 19, 2019 –┬áiCloud surveillance tool, 2020 iPhone processors" 9to5Mac 7/19
  • "Vergecast: Hear what happened when big tech went to Capitol Hill this week" The Verge 7/19
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 234: MacBook speeds, Apple TV+ details, and iPhone 11 dummies" 9to5Mac 7/19
  • "What you need to know about that viral face-aging app you've been using, this week on The CultcastCult of Mac 7/19
  • "Hackintosh vs Mac Pro, 2019 iPhone dummy models, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7/19