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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, November 22, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Foxconn says student overtime on iPhone X was voluntary but broke its own rules: Interns were 'compensated appropriately' but factory involved breached policy that they can't work more than 40 hours per week, according to manufacturer"  South China Morning Post 8:17 AM
  • "Foxconn stops illegal overtime by school-age interns" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:26 AM
  • "Apple says illegal student labor discovered at iPhone X plant" Reuters 8:17 AM
  • "Why Apple and Ireland Are Finally Starting to Fall Out of Love" ["Up until about 4.15 p.m. on Tuesday, it was impossible to place a cigarette paper between Ireland's hip young prime minister Leo Varadkar and Apple Inc.'s Tim Cook, as they united to fight Europe's contention that the government had granted the iPhone maker a sweetheart tax deal."]  Bloomberg 8:02 AM
  • "Technology helps blind students 'see' campus tour: As Nick Cantos slid on a sleek pair of glasses, a voice spoke out to him through his iPhone." Washington Post 8:07 AM
  • "Apple drops hundreds of VPN apps at Beijing's request" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:22 AM
  • "Skype removed from China Apple and Android app stores" BBC 8:32 AM
  • "Apple: Sure, we banned VPN iOS apps in China, but, um, er, art! iGiant didn't want to aid censorship, but $10bn in revenue is $10bn in revenue" The Register 8:24 AM
  • "iPhone X pre-orders exceed 300,000 in Korea" ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "iPhone X Israel sales begin Wed evening" Globes 8:13 AM
  • "iPhone X shipment times improve to 1-2 weeks ahead of holidays" AppleInsider 5:57 PM
  • "Apple's Thanksgiving ad is mostly about the AirPods" TechCrunch 2:23 PM
  • "Apple's Thanksgiving ad encourages you to do wild gymnastics with your AirPods in" The Verge 3:04 PM
  • "How to Cover Rocket Blastoffs With an iPhone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:41 AM
  • "Student is duped by 'UK's cheekiest thief' who claimed to have found her iPhone before asking for passwords so she could borrow it because her own was broken'" Daily Mail (UK) 9:26 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: iTunes enters top 10 U.S. music retailers" Cult of Mac 8:48 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Galaxy S9 Specs And Features Revealed In New Report, First Unveil Likely At CES 2018" Redmond Pie 9:19 PM
  • "Amazon gives AWS customers access to its internal machine learning experts" ZDNet 7:57 PM
  • "Elon Musk basically confirms AI is coming to eradicate the human race" The Next Web 3:48 PM
  • "YouTube says it will block predatory comment sections on videos of minors" The Verge 3:43 PM
  • "YouTube Is Addressing Its Massive Child Exploitation Problem: After BuzzFeed News provided YouTube with dozens of examples of videos — with millions of views — that depict children in disturbing and abusive situations, the company is cracking down." BuzzFeed 3:41 PM
  • "FCC explains why public support for net neutrality won't stop repeal: Americans who support net neutrality find that their voices don't count for much." Ars Technica 3:40 PM
  • "FCC releases final draft of 'Restoring Internet Freedom,' which would not do that" TechCrunch 1:43 PM
  • "Pro-net neutrality groups are planning protests at Verizon stores on December 7th" The Verge 1:42 PM
  • "FCC hasn't provided evidence in investigation of fake net neutrality comments" Ars Technica 10:19 AM
  • "FCC ignored your net neutrality comment, unless you made a 'serious' legal argument" The Verge 10:19 AM
  • "Facebook (still) lets housing advertisers exclude users by race" Ars Technica 8:48 AM
  • "Google admits tracking users' location even when setting disabled" ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Android phones 'betray' user location to Google" BBC 8:32 AM
  • "iMore show 582: Angry Crossing: Uber Coverup" iMore 9:20 PM
  • "Holiday Tech and Travel Tips -TMO Daily Observations 2017-11-22" The Mac Observer 1:32 PM
  • "#169: Really Regular Nightstand/Stephen is struggling with a lot of things and makes a task management confession, but Federico broke his iPhone X, so it all comes out in the wash. Oh, and Myke is gone, so don't tell him he was right about the HomePod being delayed." Relay FM 10:21 AM