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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, October 9, 2018


  • "Security researcher cited in Bloomberg's China spy chip investigation casts doubt on story's veracity: Security researcher Joe Fitzpatrick, one of the few sources named in Bloomberg Businessweek's bombshell China hack investigation, in a podcast this week said he felt uneasy after reading the article in part because its claims almost perfectly echoed theories on hardware implants he shared with journalist Jordan Robertson."  AppleInsider 7:32 AM
  • "Source warned Bloomberg off the Apple spy chip story" 24/7 Wall St. 12:07 PM
  • "Bloomberg responds to Apple's denials with fresh evidence of pervasive hardware hacking" MSPoweruser 1:33 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook is in China in possible PR counter-offensive to spy chip story"  9to5Mac 9:14 AM
  • "China spy chip story gets stranger as everyone doubles down: Bloomberg puts out related story while security experts cast doubt on research and quotes" The Register 3:01 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook visits Shanghai amid alleged Chinese iCloud spy chip debacle: Apple's CEO is making a surprise tour of Shanghai, possibly in response to the controversy over a report claiming Chinese spy chips were inserted into Apple servers." AppleInsider 10:45 AM
  • "Inside Apple's War on iPhone Fraud in China"  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1:34 PM
  • "Rampant Chinese iPhone repair fraud forced Apple to develop countermeasures: Apple has spent the last five years combatting fraud relating to iPhone repairs in China, where parts were stolen from working iPhones and were submitted for repair under warranty, a problem that reportedly cost billions of dollars and forced Apple to investigate." AppleInsider 1:34 PM
  • "Rituals on how Apple is transforming retail" Computerworld 7:58 AM
  • "Apple Hit With False Advertising Suit Over iTunes TV Bundles: The digital giant is accused of tricking customers into buying season bundles by counting promotional clips as episodes." The Hollywood Reporter 3:17 PM