Pixel 3/3XL discounted $200 on Google Store
1 week, 2 days ago by john | 6 facts | 0 comments | 0 votes

Steve Wozniak says most people should 'figure out a way to get off Facebook'
1 week, 2 days ago by john | 5 facts | 0 comments | 9 votes

  • Last year he left Facebook over privacy concerns, also adding that he would rather pay for Facebook then have his personal data shared with advertisers. - www.usatoday.com
  • Wozniak says he does not think using Facebook is worth the trade-off when it comes to personal privacy. - www.insider.com
  • Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak advised that most people "find a way to get off Facebook" - www.tmz.com
  • It's not the first time Wozniak, who famously cofounded Apple in a garage with Steve Jobs, has spoken publicly about the topic of social media and privacy. - www.insider.com
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook also recently called online privacy "a crisis" - abcnews.go.com

Over 1,000 apps found to circumvent Android permission system
1 week, 2 days ago by john | 2 facts | 0 comments | 8 votes

  • Researchers from the International Computer Science Institute 1,325 Android apps that were gathering data from devices even after people denied them permission. - www.cnet.com
  • Google said it would be addressing the issues in Android Q. - www.cnet.com

Malformed iMessage bricks iPhones
1 week, 2 days ago by john | 4 facts | 0 comments | 0 votes

  • On a Mac, this causes soagent to crash and respawn, but on an iPhone, this code is in Springboard. - bugs.chromium.org
  • Receiving this message will case Springboard to crash and respawn repeatedly, causing the UI not to be displayed and the phone to stop responding to input. - bugs.chromium.org
  • This condition survives a hard reset, and causes the phone to be unusable as soon as it is unlocked requring a system restore to stop. - bugs.chromium.org
  • A update fix has been issued by Apple - appleinsider.com

Ford and Volkswagen to cooperate in developing self-driving cars
1 week, 2 days ago by john | 2 facts | 0 comments | 4 votes

  • Ford and Volkswagen are expected to sign an agreement as soon as next week to share the cost of developing autonomous vehicles and producing electric cars. - www.nytimes.com
  • Previously BMW and Daimler signed an agreement to jointly develop autonomous driving technology. - www.press.bmwgroup.com

john - 1 week, 2 days ago
> Facebook, Airbnb, and other service-oriented startups fund an app to instantly begin small-claims lawsuits
Honestly, this seems like something for the betterment of society. Small claims court is an excellent tool in the average Joe's legal arsenal that is vastly underutilized.

Canonical GitHub account hacked
1 week, 2 days ago by john | 3 facts | 0 comments | 2 votes

  • The GitHub account of Canonical Ltd., the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, was hacked on Saturday, July 6. - www.zdnet.com
  • According to a mirror of the hacked Canonical GitHub account, the hacker created 11 new GitHub repositories in the official Canonical account. - www.zdnet.com
  • 11 new repos sequentially named CAN_GOT_HAXXD_1, with no existing data being changed or deleted. - www.itnews.com.au

john - 1 week, 2 days ago
I think this is great news for Africa. I wonder if South America already has their own unified trade agreement or if they'll be the last continent to get one.
African leaders launch 55-nation trade zone
1 week, 2 days ago by john | 9 facts | 1 comments | 23 votes

  • While many transactions in Africa occur using U.S. dollars or euros, the AU announced an electronic pan-African payment system - en.wikinews.org
  • Amaka Anku, Africa analyst at Eurasia group, said the deal was a positive step but AfCFTA was still "a long way from taking off." - www.dw.com
  • The trade zone will unite 1.3 billion people and create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc - www.dw.com
  • It took African leaders four years to reach an agreement on the continental free-trade zone - www.dw.com
  • Members have committed to eliminate tariffs on most goods, which will increase trade in the region by 15-25%. - www.nytimes.com
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john - 1 week, 2 days ago
A while back I was looking for a cheap laptop to take while on vacation. Historically, I've purchased a cheap Chromebook for the task, but I think this might also work well.

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