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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, May 23, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "After two years, Today at Apple is outgrowing Apple Stores" 9to5Mac 10:44 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Just Nailed How to Handle Your Critics in 6 Brilliant, Pointed Words: Tim Cook had a zinger of wisdom hidden deep within a rousing commencement speech." Inc. 8:25 AM
  • "Revived bill proposes safeguards against warrantless data searches at US borders: U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have reintroduced a bill that would block the government from searching iPhones, MacBooks, and other devices at the border without a warrant." AppleInsider 11:32 AM
  • "Huawei boss admits he buys iPhones for his family" The Independent 8:45 AM
  • "All iPhones And Some Android Phones Are Vulnerable To A New Device Fingerprinting Attack" Forbes 8:34 AM
  • "Chinese Man Guilty of Defrauding Apple Out of 1,500 iPhones" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:58 AM
  • "A warranty fraudster tricked Apple into replacing 1,500 fake iPhones: He has pleaded guilty in federal court." Engadget 8:24 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' doodles reveal preoccupation with IBM" Cult of Mac 3:02 PM
  • "Is Siri sexist? UN cautions against biased voice assistants" The Star: Malaysia 9:23 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "China's trade war weapon: Minerals used for iPhones, missiles" ABS-CBN 9:24 PM
  • "The U.S. Senate is coming after 'loot boxes'" TechCrunch 9:21 PM
  • "Instagram adds support for landscape videos on IGTV" Neowin 8:26 PM
  • "Snapchat employees abused company data access tools to spy on users" AppleInsider 5:53 PM
  • "New Assange indictment adds 17 espionage charges: Obtaining, disclosing 'National Defense Information' charges could trigger 1st Amendment battle." Ars Technica 5:03 PM
  • "Comcast does so much lobbying that it says disclosing it all is too hard" Ars Technica 3:07 PM
  • "5G could mean less time to flee a deadly hurricane, heads of NASA and NOAA warn: They're suggesting people could die because we won't have enough evacuation time" The Verge 3:02 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Says the Supreme Court of Facebook Is Coming Soon/The independent content council will make binding, final decisions about what's allowed on Facebook: 'Even if I disagree with its decisions, we won't be able to overturn them,' Zuckerberg said." Vice 2:01 PM
  • "Facebook says AI now identifies 96.8% of prohibited content" VentureBeat 12:57 PM
  • "Facebook Banned Over 2 Million Fake Accounts in Q1 2019" The Mac Observer 12:54 PM
  • "Amazon Is Working on a Device That Can Read Human Emotions" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:07 AM
  • "T-Mobile rebrands its unlimited plans as 'Magenta' and downgrades free Netflix" The Verge 4:29 PM
  • "T-Mobile rebrands One plans to Magenta, offers new discounts to lure switchers" CNET 8:27 AM
  • "Bill to ban the sale of loot boxes to children presses forward with bipartisan support: Sens. Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal are on board" The Verge 8:00 AM
  • "Google Assistant can now tell you when your next NYC subway train will arrive: Coming ahead of Google Pay support on May 31st" The Verge 8:00 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 112 – Behind the Scenes of Federico's iPad Story" MacStories 2:01 PM
  • "Managing iCloud Passwords, Photo Editing – TMO Daily Observations 2019-05-23" The Mac Observer 12:54 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 226: 8-core MacBook Pros, butterfly keyboard changes, new LG UltraFine display" 9to5Mac 9:06 AM
  • "New MacBook Pros, WWDC19 and the Mac, Apple Watch workouts tip, and your hot takes: Macworld Podcast episode 652" Macworld 7:59 AM