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The Washington Post has given Apple a black eye today, showing its messaging on iPhone privacy looks more like marketing than reality.
Here’s how the WashPo piece starts:
Apple says, “What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone.” Our privacy experiment showed 5,400 hidden app trackers guzzled our data — in a single week.
It’s enough to make me think this piece may force changes at Apple.
What’s going on:
Why it matters:
No quick fix:
What you can do:
🍎 There’s a new iPod Touch - it’s the same iPod Touch, but with better internals starting at $199 (Android Authority). It still has a headphone jack.
💻 Intel is working on a gaming laptop prototype with two screens, after Asus announced its dual-screen laptop at Computex. The Intel prototype is weird, but has some interesting ideas (The Verge).
🔋 Samsung’s two new chips promise to deliver fast and secure 100W USB-C charging (AA).
⛸ Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 hands-on: Now with Ice Lake! (AA).
🕔 MediaTek’s Helio M70 5G chip targets affordable flagships - competition in 5G means cheaper 5G phones, in theory (AA).
📶 Also, T-Mobile is quietly testing its 5G network in New York City (AA).
📡 Also also, with Huawei on the defensive, Ericsson and Nokia stand to see massive gains in 4G LTE and 5G equipment (WSJ).
🏢 Google’s shadow work force: 120k+ temps outnumber 100k+ full-time employees (NY Times).
🚇 NYC subway riders will be able to swipe in with Apple Pay starting Friday (TechCrunch).
💰 Mackenzie Bezos announces she’ll give away at least half of her new fortune (Giving Pledge). Former husband Jeff Bezos hasn’t signed the pledge.
⚾ Pokémon is getting a new cloud service and a game where you play by sleeping (The Verge)
🌪 500+ tornado reports in the U.S. in May, after a few quiet years (AP).
🚗 Two self-driving startups team up to build a different kind of Lidar (Ars Technica).
👨🚀 How are clothes washed aboard the ISS? (r/askscience)
WIRED wins Wednesday Weirdness with the following feature: “On pooping in the dark—no lights, no phones, no distractions”
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Have a ...productive Wednesday!
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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