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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, April 17, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Russia asks Google and Apple to remove Telegram from stores: Ifax" Reuters 7:27 AM
  • "Apple took on a small iPhone repair shop in Norway, and got served" phoneArena 8:23 AM
  • "34 major tech companies are uniting to fight cyberattacks" ["We'd add that there are notable omissions in the current roster, including Apple, Amazon and Twitter."] Engadget 10:21 AM
  • "Facebook Spent $20 Million on Relatable Guy Mark Zuckerberg's Bodyguards, Flights Since 2015" ["It's not uncommon for companies to cover these types of expenses for high-profile CEOs. Apple recently required its chief, Tim Cook, to travel by private plane for 'all business and personal travel,' according to regulatory filings. Apple spent about $317,000 on Cook's security and travel last year."] Gizmodo 10:23 AM
  • "Six-digit iPhone passcodes no longer offer adequate protection" iDownload Blog 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's red iPhone 8 earns a sexy TV ad" TechnoBuffalo 8:23 AM
  • "New ads showcase kids' creativity with the Apple Pencil" Cult of Mac 7:15 AM
  • "Photo-hiding app disguised as calculator disappears from App Store following police investigation" 9to5Mac 8:22 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "IRS Extends Tax Deadline Until Wednesday After Its E-Payment System Melts Down on Tax Day" Gizmodo 8:59 PM
  • "Supreme Court Divided on Sales Taxes for Online Purchases" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:46 PM
  • "The Mechanical Keyboards Of Yesteryear Are Back—And Better Than Ever" Fast Company 8:28 PM
  • "Watch Jordan Peele use AI to make Barack Obama deliver a PSA about fake news" The Verge 12:28 PM
  • "China can't control the market in rare earth elements because they aren't all that rare" The Verge 11:27 AM
  • "Researchers finally invented a battery that won't explode when it fails" BGR 10:32 AM
  • "Far more than 87m Facebook users had data compromised, MPs told"  The Guardian 8:21 PM
  • "Facebook: Yep, we track non-users -- but everyone else is doing it, so why shouldn't we?" BetaNews 10:26 AM
  • "Facebook may face billions in fines over its Tag Suggestions feature: A federal judge ruled in favor of a class action lawsuit certification" The Verge 8:54 AM
  • "Chip demand from Android phone makers picking up" DigiTimes 7:23 AM
  • "Facebook hit with lawsuit over facial recognition technology" Telegraph 7:14 AM
  • "The Teens Who Hacked Microsoft's Videogame Empire—And Went Too Far" Wired 7:09 AM
  • "Will technology destroy our democracy?" BBC 6:53 AM
  • "iPhones, Strong Passcodes, and GrayKey -TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-17" The Mac Observer 12:34 PM
  • "ShowStoppers -LumaFusion Brings Sophisticated Video Editing to iOS" MacVoices 12:11 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 51 – TMI: Saving Content for Later" MacStories 8:05 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 235: A natural evolution of things" iDownload Blog 7:15 AM
  • "Full transcript: Recode's Kurt Wagner and The Verge's Casey Newton answer Facebook questions on Too Embarrassed to Ask" Recode 7:14 AM
  • "The App Store has changed and makes discovering and learning about apps easier." The MT Show 7:08 AM