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It's Apple Day; Don't Break Up Big Tech; Hacking a Model 3


March 25 · Issue #163 · View online
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It’s Apple Day; Don’t Break Up Big Tech; Hacking a Model 3

Showtime. Apple’s big streaming content, “It’s Showtime Event” kicks off today at 1 PM ET. In what may be Apple’s glitziest product roll-out event ever, Apple will wade deep into Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video waters. We should learn how they plan to package and bundle their original Apple Studios content services and how much they’ll charge. Will Apple’s movies and TV shows live in the Apple TV app, or is Apple about to unveil a new streaming app and, perhaps, hardware? Will Apple allow R-rated content on its platform? Cook and company should also offer up new details about the magazine and newspaper subscription service based on its Texture acquisition. To get the full play-by-play, follow me on Twitter where I promise to live-tweet the whole Hollywood-infused thing.
As Apple Readies Big TV Launch, Hollywood Powerbrokers Are Going In "Blind" | Hollywood Reporter
A better way. Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren’s suggestion that major tech companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple should be broken up has garnered a considerable amount of support, but I’d say we haven’t thought all this through.
The Case Against Breaking Up Big Tech – OneZero
Flight Upgrade. Boeing’s 737 Max, which suffered two catastrophic crashes in just six months, is one step closer to flying again. The aerospace company is close to releasing a crucial upgrade that, among other things, will ensure that the systems automatic maneuvering relies on more sensor input and will not automatically overrule pilots. If and when Boeing does release the software, the 737 Max is likely to spend more time on the ground as the FAA and other countries conduct their own safety tests.
FAA 'tentatively' approves software fix for 737 Max jets
Crack this. The best way to protect your vulnerable systems is to ask someone to hack them. That’s what Tesla did with its Model 3. The hackers succeeded, exposing a vulnerability that Tesla can now fix. How did they repay the hackers? With a Model 3, of course,
Hackers crack Tesla Model 3 in competition, Tesla gives them the car - Electrek
Facing more trouble. What did Facebook know about what Cambridge Analytica was doing with our data and when did they know it? New emails suggest some at Facebook knew earlier than when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said they did in testimony before Congress. This could be another big mess for Facebook.
Facebook staff suspected Cambridge Analytica was harvesting data months before public reports, court filing says - ABC News
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