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Billionaire Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos did something unexpected overnight, taking to Medium to publish an (exquisitely written) open letter, claiming National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc (AMI) is trying to blackmail him.
How? By threatening to leak intimate pictures of the billionaire.
(This is so much more than d-ck pics, too, which is why I’m not messing about with jokes. Read on:)
In response, came the emphatic and very serious clapback from Bezos on his post.
Here’s some of the quotes:
🐤 Samsung Galaxy S10e revealed in Canary Yellow: Packing side fingerprint scanner too? (Android Authority)
🎧 Another Galaxy S10 photo leak shows also shows new Samsung wireless Galaxy Buds (AA).
🧹 Google Fiber exits Louisville, because it couldn’t run fiber in two-inch deep “nano-trenches” (AA). Quite the tale.
⌚ Is Google finally taking wearables seriously? A fresh job ad suggests so (AA).
✖ Following up on yesterday’s news, now Apple has swiftly told app developers to disclose or remove secret screen recordings, or face ‘action’ (TechCrunch).
🍎 Apple has now released a fix for the group FaceTime bug in iOS (MacRumors).
🔇 Spotify bans ad blockers in updated Terms of Service (The Verge). Crackdown starts March 1.
📶 Sprint sues AT&T over its fake 5G branding (Engadget). I wish I could join in a class-action,
💊 New pill can deliver insulin (MIT).
📽 The strange, never-ending saga of MoviePass (The Ringer).
🥗 One for those of you in countries that tip: Always always take a copy of your restaurant receipt (Lifehacker).
Most reads links of the week:
🗝 Direct link to the new Google Chrome Password Check-up plugin: chrome.google.com
❌ 6 ways to delete yourself from the internet (CNET)
🔐 Best password manager apps (Android Authority)
📉 We ranked 50 failed Google products from best to worst (Android Authority).
🍅 “Stop buying canned, chopped tomatoes” (Skillet). (“This could take cooking to new heights,” said my friend, a good cook, but one of the slowest chefs in existence. Not sure this will help)
🤔 What's a trap that almost everyone will fall into at some point in their lives? (r/askreddit).
People are flocking to a Glasgow woman who can taste your name, because she offered to do it for people on Twitter:
The BBC explains why writer Julie McDowall can taste names, and it’s all down to a condition called Synaesthesia (BBC).
The tastes are incredibly specific, and not always enjoyable either, and some are borderline less about taste and more like a short story.
Here are some common names and their tastes:
Brilliant! (Unless you’re a Sarah?)
With that, have a great and tasty weekend.
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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