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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, July 7, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "NSO Group Employee Allegedly Stole Company's Powerful Spyware for Personal Profit: NSO sells its potent iPhone malware to governments, including Mexico and the United Arabs Emirates. But according to a newly released indictment, a disgruntled employee stole the company's code and tried to sell it for $50 million worth of cryptocurrency."  Motherboard 7/6
  • "NSO Group employee allegedly stole, attempted to sell 'Pegasus' iOS malware for $50M" AppleInsider 7/6
  • "10 years of the App Store in 10+ facts" Apple Must 7/6
  • "Berlengas Island Cup 2018 — Shot on iPhone — Apple" YouTube 7/6
  • "The 'Wa' of Soccer — Shot on iPhone — Apple" YouTube 7/6
  • "The Heart of Australia — Shot on iPhone — Apple" YouTube 7/6
  • "Artist brilliantly animates 'This Is America' using Apple computers from the '80s" Mashable 7/6
Non-Apple News
  • "Exoskeleton that allows humans to work and play for longer" BBC 8:47 PM
  • "Twitter suspend 70 million accounts in two months—report" Social Barrel 1:55 PM
  • "FCC still wants to take broadband subsidies away from American Indians: FCC denies petition to restore $25 Lifeline subsidy for Tribal residents." Ars Technica 7/6
  • "This AI uses sight to isolate the sound of specific instruments" The Next Web 7/6
  • "Samsung Gear S4 may arrive as 'Galaxy Watch' based on Wear OS" ["The Galaxy Watch may also have a way to take blood pressure measurements. This isn't something that's easy to do — it generally involves an inflating band strapped around your arm to cut off blood circulation — but Samsung may have come up with a clever way to do this via the watch (this patent suggests it's technically possible)."] Android Authority 7/6
  • "By the numbers: The robocall scourge" Axios 7/6
  • "Huawei refutes FCC claims of US national security concerns: Allowing Huawei to compete in the US could yield savings of around $20 billion over the next three years in the costs of building out mobile infrastructure, the Chinese company has said." ZDNet 7/6
  • "Goodbye, Carter! – The TouchArcade Show #361" Touch Arcade 7/6
  • "Randy Ubillos - Back to the Beginnings of Final Cut Pro at the 18th Anniversary LACPUG" 7/6
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 180: Colorful iPhone rumors, A12 chip leaks, Apple Watch Raise to Speak Siri" 9to5Mac 7/6
  • "No Intel 5G Modems for iPhone, Hobbled Twitter Clients -TMO Daily Observations 2018-07-06" The Mac Observer 7/6
  • "Podcast discusses Intel's modem woes, analyst predictions for 2018 iPhone, and marketing companies reading Gmail" AppleInsider 7/6