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Welcome to Sunday's Big Revolution. There's really not a lot of news around this weekend, but there's
 
September 16 · Issue #203 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Sunday’s Big Revolution. There’s really not a lot of news around this weekend, but there’s still plenty for you to read…
Martin

Big things you need to know today
  • A newly discovered trick can cause iOS devices to crash, if the use simply taps a web link. The technique overloads the device with instructions, causing it to shut down and restart. TechCrunch has the details, but it took all my willpower not to tap the demo link in their report from my iPad.
Big weekend reads
Android 9 Pie, thoroughly reviewed Android 9 Pie, thoroughly reviewed
The season is upon us for almost book-length reviews of operating system updates. Here’s a 19,000-word review of the new version of Android. Is it a meaningful upgrade? You’ll be an expert after reading this.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: What is it doing so far?
Two years in, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s philanthropic drive to end all diseases in their child’s lifetime now employs 250 people. This article takes a look at their progress so far.
Fans Are Spoofing Spotify With "Fake Plays," And That's A Problem For Music Charts
Listening figures from streaming services are increasingly important to the music industry, but some superfans organise campaigns to make their favourite artists seem more popular than they are.
Media Manipulation, Strategic Amplification, and Responsible Journalism
A very good explanation of how right-wing extremists manipulate moderates and the media to push their own agenda. “It’s about extremists using conservatives. And it’s about intentionally twisting historical pressure to diversify newsrooms and Silicon Valley to open the Overton Window. Fundamentally, it’s a technique to grab power by gaslighting the public and making reality seem fuzzy.”
The price of relevance is fluency
Tech executive Anil Dash on the shifting power balance between those with the loudest voices and everyone else.
One big tweet
The Google.com domain turned 20 years old yesterday.
Jon Erlichman
On this day in 1997: https://t.co/kplx2YN3gc domain name is registered

Google’s pre-launch logo in 1997: https://t.co/DnxMyVUcsI
1:06 PM - 15 Sep 2018
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