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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, October 16, 2018


  • "Sneaky subscriptions are plaguing the App Store" ["But alongside this healthy growth, a number of scammers are now taking advantage of subscriptions in order to trick users into signing up for expensive and recurring plans. They do this by intentionally confusing users with their app's design and flow, by making promises of 'free trials' that convert after only a matter of days, and other misleading tactics."]  TechCrunch 6:40 AM
  • "Scammers have been tricking iPhone users into downloading apps that cost hundreds of dollars per year. Now, Apple appears to be cracking down" Business Insider 4:13 PM
  • "Apple 'Deeply Apologetic' Over Account Hacks in China: Victims of the scams didn't enable two-factor authentication, Apple says" [Paid Membership Required] 7:19 AM
  • "Apple apologizes to Chinese users after iCloud phishing spree" AppleInsider 8:59 AM
  • "Apple apologizes for hacked Apple IDs in China, says account details were phished" 9to5Mac 8:59 AM
  • "FTC and Qualcomm trying to settle antitrust matter by November 14, but Judge Koh may rule on chipset licensing anytime" Foss Patents 7:18 AM
  • "Qualcomm, FTC ask judge to delay ruling to pursue settlement" Reuters 9:09 AM