Aug 23rd 2020
This Week in Tech 785
Vote Before the Asteroid Hits
Apple vs WordPress and Epic, Trump vs TikTok, Secret Spy iPod
- Apple vs WordPress
- Apple vs Epic
- 2020 is the end of the techlash
- Zuckerberg is the unelected king of the world
- Trump tries to ban TikTok
- Facebook funnels people toward misinformation
- Microsoft Duo review: this is the foldable to get
- The Democratic National Convention is the best Zoom meeting ever
- How do you hold your phone? What kind of earbuds do you use?
- Phishing is so 2019. Vishing is the new threat hotness.
- Microsoft lets two 0-day exploits stay active for two years
- The secret government iPod that may have been a Geiger counter or a spy device
- Adobe update deletes all your photos
- Viacom wants to sell CNET at a 1.5 billion dollar loss
- California's AB5 law against freelancers is a bad solution to a big problem.
- The best ways to find out about air quality online
- Vote early! An asteroid is coming to kill all the politicians the day before the election.
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- Apple tells Epic ‘we won’t make an exception’ for Fortnite - The Verge
- Apple's Epic retaliation: Unreal Engine on iOS and Mac in jeopardy | VentureBeat
- In a legal filing, Apple accuses Epic Games of anticompetitive behavior
- WordPress claims Apple cut off updates to its completely free app because it wants 30 percent - The Verge
- Apple apologizes to WordPress, won’t force the free app to add purchases after all
- Facebook funnelling readers towards Covid misinformation - study | Technology | The Guardian
- Sources: Facebook is exploring steps like a "kill switch" to shut off political ads after the election, if Trump attempts to dis
- Sources: Facebook is exploring steps like a "kill switch" to shut off political ads after the election
- An Unelected Monarch Is Shaping Our Public Life. His Name Is Mark Zuckerberg.
- QAnon looms behind nationwide rallies and viral #SavetheChildren hashtags
- Opinion | A TikTok Ban Is Overdue - The New York Times
- Trump Backs Oracle In TikTok Bid
- TikTok to sue trump admin
- A deep dive into Tencent, its history, core businesses, investment portfolio
- FBI, CISA Echo Warnings on ‘Vishing’ Threat — Krebs on Security
- Microsoft Put Off Fixing Zero Day for 2 Years — Krebs on Security
- Lightroom App Update Wipes Users' Photos and Presets, Adobe Says they are 'Not Recoverable'
- US government built secret iPod with Apple’s help, former engineer says
- The Case of the Top Secret iPod
- ViacomCBS In Talks To Sell Tech Website CNET – Deadline
- How to determine air quality in your neighborhood
- Has The Pandemic Shown That The Techlash Was Nonsense?
- The DNC Is the Best Zoom Meeting of 2020—So Far
- Oh, great: NASA says an asteroid is headed our way right before Election Day