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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, August 19, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Do people actually listen to Beats 1? Zane Lowe won't say in this new interview" BGR 8/18
  • "Apple Says No Customer Info Accessed in Australian Teen's Hack" MacTrast 8/17
  • "16-Year-Old Teen Hacked Apple Servers, Stole 90GB of Secure Files" The Hacker News 8/17
  • "Apple Hack: Australian Teenager Steals Sensitive Files From Tech Giant" The Independent 8/17
  • "Apple fanboy hacks company network - saves purloined files in folder called 'hacky hack hack': 'Notorious' Australian child hacker thought he had executed 'flawless' hack" V3 8/17
  • "Teenager appears in court accused of Apple 'hacky hack hack': Internal Apple documents found on child's MacBook in folder named 'hacky hack hack'" Computing 8/17
  • "Apple Says Customer Data Wasn't Compromised in Teen Hacking Case" The Mac Observer 8/17
  • "Beats 1 Zane Lowe talks about the changing role of the music influencer: A new interview looks at Beats 1 tastemaker Zane Lowe, and his unique role in today's rapidly changing music ecosystem." AppleInsider 8/17
Non-Apple News
  • "Uber's Vision of Self-Driving Cars Begins to Blur" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:00 PM
  • "Motorola Officially Unveils the P30, the Most Blatant iPhone X Clone Yet" TechnoBuffalo 5:43 PM
  • "The Kindle Voyage is no longer available from Amazon" TechCrunch 5:30 PM
  • "Bots on Amazon's task service may be souring psych studies: Mechanical Turk may need more safeguards to be used as a scientific tool." Engadget 7:58 AM
  • "Netflix purges all user reviews like it said it would: Say goodbye to the reviews section: if you even knew it existed." Engadget 8/18
  • "Hubble just took a brand new photo that will make you feel completely insignificant" BGR 8/18
  • "Amazon aims to challenge Spotify, Apple Music in streaming" SlashGear 8/18
  • "Gmail's 'Confidential Mode' arrives on mobile devices: It's not the best solution for privacy, says the EFF." Engadget 8/18
  • "Valve quietly unveils streaming platform Steam TV: It already went live by streaming Valve's 'Dota 2' esports tournament." Engadget 8/18
  • "US DOJ wants Facebook to help wiretap Messenger, report says: The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly pushing Facebook to disable or otherwise break end-to-end encryption in its Messenger text and voice messaging service as part of a criminal investigation into the MS-13 gang." AppleInsider 8/18
  • "Netflix will now interrupt series binges with video ads for its other series: Netflix confirms 'test'; video ads appear with a 'but first, check out...' prompt." Ars Technica 8/17
  • "Google Plans To Open Flagship Retail Store In Chicago To Showcase Its Hardware Products" HotHardware 8/17
  • "MoviePass Now Limiting Subscribers to One of 6 Movies Per Day" MacTrast 8/17
  • "Motorola P30 Comes Under Fire As 'Shameless Rip' Of iPhone X: Unsurprisingly, people aren't impressed..." Huffington Post UK 8/17
  • "BBC 4.1 joins the AI revolution with two nights of AI-generated programmes: See clips unseen for decades through the eyes of a neural network" The Inquirer 8/17
  • "Google alters wording of controversial policy regarding user location tracking" Neowin 8/17
  • "Google confirms it tracks users even when 'Location History' setting is disabled: Google updated help center documentation Thursday to clarify its location data collection policies, changes made in light of recent revelations that the firm's apps and website continue to harvest user information even when a global 'Location History' setting is disabled." AppleInsider 8/17
  • "September's MacBook, Twitter's Dead APIs -TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-17" The Mac Observer 8/17
  • "Podcast discusses Apple's money, where it comes from, where it goes and more: This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk through the latest news about Project Titan rumors, ARM Macbook rumors, and the strange case of the teenager who took 90GB of data from Apple." AppleInsider 8/17