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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, October 17, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple overhauls its privacy pages, and now lets U.S. customers download their own data"  TechCrunch 10:13 AM
  • "Apple gives U.S. users tool to see what data it has collected" Reuters 10:14 AM
  • "Apple Launches Portal for U.S. Users to Download Their Data" Bloomberg 12:59 PM
  • "Apple brings EU data privacy features to U.S., tightens app and web privacy rules" VentureBeat 10:50 AM
  • "Apple is distancing itself again from Google and Facebook with a new privacy website" Business Insider 10:14 AM
  • "Apple ID Holders Across China Exposed to a 'Phishing' Hack – Two-Factor Authentication Recommended By Apple" Billionaire365 8:03 AM
  • "IT repairman seeks home for Apple collection, possibly world's largest" Reuters 11:41 AM
  • "Apple changes look of bagel emoji after social media complaints" WROC: Rochester, NY 7:59 AM
  • "Small business music streaming costing music makers billions" Cult of Mac 11:41 AM
  • "Nearly a quarter of Apple employees plan to delete Facebook accounts" Cult of Mac 8:45 AM
  • "Graphic 7 minute audio of Jamal Khashoggi's murder again linked to journalist's Apple Watch" AppleInsider 11:21 AM
  • "An iPhone X submerged in the ocean for 8 hours came out unscathed" BGR 8:16 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Tumblr discloses vulnerability but says 'no evidence that this bug was abused'" ZDNet 3:45 PM
  • "Goodbye, Essential? Android creator's startup cuts nearly a third of its staff" Digital Trends 3:43 PM
  • "Democrats Eye 'Internet Bill of Rights' If They Win the House" Bloomberg 12:58 PM
  • "China's biggest smartphone maker shows off crazy new smartphone feature: There's a new iPhone rival on the market, and it has some seriously neat tricks up its sleeve. Here's our first look at the novel new tech." 8:00 AM
  • "Google explains how the new Titan M chip makes the Pixel 3 more secure" Android Police 3:57 PM
  • "Google's Pixel 3 camera rewrites photo rules with nifty new tricks: Attention, photo nerds. Here's exactly how Google's pioneering photo technology helps both mainstream shooters and enthusiasts." CNET 7:30 AM
  • "Nightmarish fragmentation and expensive phones: Here's how Google's big Android changes could play out"  Business Insider 7:11 AM
  • "Advertisers allege Facebook hid the fact that no one watches video ads" ["According to a newly public filing in an ongoing lawsuit, a group of advertisers now says that Facebook has been willfully withholding information about how much time its users spend watching paid ads—if more people spend more time watching ads, then those ads can command higher rates."] Ars Technica 7:42 AM
  • "Influential Facebook shareholders back proposal to remove Zuckerberg as chairman"  Reuters 11:18 AM
  • "Yes, Facebook's new Portal display could mine your calls to feed you ads" GearBrain 7:42 AM
  • "Facebook accused of misleading advertisers, then trying to hide it" CNET 7:10 AM
  • "When fridges attack: why hackers could target the grid" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:00 AM
  • "#145: Custom Apple Watch Faces" Relay FM 5:41 PM
  • "iPhone XR pre-orders, 4K is here to stay – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-17" The Mac Observer 1:31 PM
  • "#263: Down With the System, Man! Third-party voice assistants on smartphones, to-do lists and how we stay organized, our first programming experiences, and impressions of the new Palm phone for your phone." Relay FM: Clockwise 12:55 PM
  • "Macworld Podcast: Join us today at 10 a.m. Pacific" Macworld 10:50 AM