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  • Facebook's attempted 'revenge porn' solution: Trust us with your nude pics

    What could possibly go wrong?
    2004 Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard
    Zuck: Just ask
    Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS
    [Redacted Friend's Name]: What? How'd you manage that one?
    Zuck: People just submitted it.
    Zuck: I don't know why.
    Zuck: They "trust me"
    Zuck: Dumb fucks
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  • Apple sacks iPhone X engineer after daughter posts hands-on video to YouTube

    Most people support Apple's decision, but they don't stand a chance when this engineer realizes he has to take it to court (because he may not work again, at least at the same level). The reason is that double-edged sword that Apple uniquely wields in controlling the technology, not to mention that facility. A reasonable person might ask how much it would have really cost Apple to ensure that phones could not film without first obtaining a code number or other authorization and what precautions were taken to assist employees with authorized visitors in complying with the security policies. The answer to these questions probably mean this girl will have her education paid for while she stars in her own cable show.
    Engineer for sure broke a contract he signed. Good luck to him, maybe he'll be hired by another tech company.
    I know someone who works at Apple. None of the proprietary information is ever part of our discussions. Never.
  • Apple offers Walmart "everyday low cost" in IT savings. IBM estimates a deployment of 100,...

    A little surprised they took this long to come around to the right conclusion since they are so concerned about the bottom dollar.
    Maybe because it's not an easy calculation and many IT groups have been on the take from MS for years (first it was "you'll never get fired for choosing IBM" next it was "managers choose Microsoft"). MS products require more headcount and you can always say they have no real competitors.
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  • Google testing multi-account access for Gmail in iOS

    I put up with GMail app because that way I can avoid all the spam alerts and still search through everything (inbox view is nice too). I'm not sure I'd use it for all my other interfaces. For those who want MS Exchange support, be careful what you ask for - do you really want to send your workplace's mail to Google for "analysis"?
  • Quick charging the iPhone 8 and iPhone X requires at least $70 in accessory purchases

    This is a ridiculous article - THere's so many cheap and good (e.g. Anker / Aukey) 3rd party chargers that support QC that it takes willful ignorance to say that it takes $80 to support QC. You can get QC with a $10 charger that most likely you already own but never leveraged.