Sep 1st 2019
This Week in Tech 734
- Apple Event September 10th: iPhone. Which phone will be better, iPhone 11 or Pixel 4?
- Apple Event September 10th: Apple Watch. What health features should we expect, and how will they save Christina Warren's life this time?
- Jack Hacked! Twitter CEO's Twitter account hacked by white supremacists. (Again.) Can Twitter ever be properly secured? (No.) Will someone hack Trump's account next? (Maybe they already have, we just don't know it.)
- Trump proposes tracking US citizens with Fitbits to prevent mass shootings.
- Reddit detectives figure out which satellite Trump uses to track Iranian space launch facilities after he tweets a picture of one.
- 15% tariffs on Apple Watch, AirPods and HomePod start today! Apple vows to move all production back to America immediately. Just kidding - they're moving to Vietnam. So is Google Pixel. Coming soon: Iraqi-made Microsoft Surface Pro and Afghani HP laptops!
- Project Zero at Google discovered a very interesting iPhone hack that went on for years. China used those hacks to target Uyghur Muslim Chinese citizens.
- Black Hat attendees infected with a real-life virus: Measles!
- Google doubles down on third-party trackers, arguing that eliminating them will break the web. Why this is a big fat lie.
- Microsoft Surface event coming October 2nd. Greg Ferro wants to know why Windows still sucks.
- Apple turns 180 degrees, allows 3rd-party repairs.
- Microsoft gives ExFat to Linux. Can we please have NTFS next?
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- Apple’s next iPhone event will take place on September 10th
- Apple offers customers even more options for safe, reliable repairs - Apple
- 15% Tariff Hitting AirPods, Apple Watch, HomePod and More This Sunday
- Google reportedly moving Pixel production to Vietnam, circumventing US trade war with China
- Microsoft announces Surface event on October 2nd in New York City - The Verge
- Three Takeaways From the Hack of Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Account
- Don't Play in Google's Privacy Sandbox
- Microsoft wants its exFAT file system in the Linux kernel | VentureBeat
- Mysterious iOS Attack Changes Everything We Know About iPhone Hack
- Project Zero: A very deep dive into iOS Exploit chains found in the wild
- Cybersecurity conference attendees possibly exposed to IRL virus
- The Plan to Use Fitbit Data to Stop Mass Shootings Is One of the Scariest Proposals Yet
- Redditor works out which satellite took pics of missile site from the shadows
- President Trump Tweets Sensitive Surveillance Image of Iran
- My browser, the spy: How extensions slurped up browsing histories from 4M users
- More on DataSpii: How extensions hide their data grabs—and how they’re discovered
- Microsoft Edge gets 'Tracking Prevention' feature
- Privacy Fundamentalism – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
- Deconstructing Google’s excuses on tracking protection
- Ignite Talks