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Twitter is trying out ads in the perfect new place: right in the replies - The Verge - theverge.com/2021/10/13/227252

The new ad format is in testing on iOS and Android, and you’ll see ads after the first, third, or eighth reply to a tweet if you’re in the test, according to Bruce Falck, Twitter’s revenue product lead. He shared a GIF of what the new in-conversation ads look like:

Adobe Uses DMCA to Nuke Project That Keeps Flash Alive, Secure & Adware Free * TorrentFreak - torrentfreak.com/adobe-uses-dm

Overall, darktohka is disappointed with Adobe’s takedown notice since all he hoped to achieve with his project was the effective preservation of Flash content to be played in a safe and secure environment. Whether that will be possible moving forward is unclear but in the meantime, the project is still available on Gitlab.

IoT Hacking and Rickrolling My High School District | WhiteHoodHacker - whitehoodhacker.net/posts/2021

On April 30th, 2021, I rickrolled my high school district. Not just my school but the entirety of Township High School District 214. It's the second-largest high school district in Illinois, consisting of 6 different schools with over 11,000 enrolled students.

Cable Types and Differences | Understanding USB Type C: Cable Types, Pitfalls and More. | Adafruit Learning System - learn.adafruit.com/understandi

'Unleashed' Apple Event Focusing on New Macs to Take Place on October 18 - MacRumors - macrumors.com/2021/10/12/apple

When there are a lot of products coming in the fall months, Apple often holds a second October or November event, which is the case in 2021. Rumors have been teasing redesigned 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models for months now, and it's looking like Apple is finally ready to release them.

(20) Elon Musk on Twitter: "FSD Beta 10.2 rolls out Friday midnight to ~1000 owners with perfect 100/100 safety scores. Rollouts will hold for several days after that to see how it goes. If that looks good, beta will gradually begin rolling out to 99 scor - twitter.com/elonmusk/status/14

Firefox Now Sends Your Address Bar Keystrokes to Mozilla - howtogeek.com/760425/firefox-n

You can disable Firefox’s suggested results, if you like. This will stop Mozilla from collecting the data you type in your search bar, and it will also disable the suggested results and ads.

iPhone Macro: A Big Day for Small Things — Lux - lux.camera/iphone-macro-camera

Today, we’re launching Halide 2.5. It’s a big update with one of the coolest features we’ve ever packed into the app. We were close to just calling it Mark III, as with our huge update last year — it’s just that significant.

What makes Halide 2.5’s Macro Mode so special? For one, it brings Macro capabilities to all iPhones. Let’s dig in.

Apple files appeal in Epic Games case that could delay changes - cnbc.com/2021/10/08/apple-file

If Apple wins the stay, which will be decided by a judge in November, the change to Apple’s policies may not take effect until appeals in the case have finished, a process that could take years.

Len Sassaman and Satoshi: a Cypherpunk history | Medium - evanhatch.medium.com/len-sassa

Evan Hatch pens the first credible Satoshi reveal and also a tragic story.
"Len wanted to get his hands dirty. Cypherpunks write Code."

Understanding How Facebook Disappeared from the Internet - blog.cloudflare.com/october-20

Due to Facebook stopping announcing their DNS prefix routes through BGP, our and everyone else's DNS resolvers had no way to connect to their nameservers. Consequently, 1.1.1.1, 8.8.8.8, and other major public DNS resolvers started issuing (and caching) SERVFAIL responses.

Update about the October 4th outage - Facebook Engineering - engineering.fb.com/2021/10/04/

Our engineering teams have learned that configuration changes on the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centers caused issues that interrupted this communication. This disruption to network traffic had a cascading effect on the way our data centers communicate, bringing our services to a halt.

Apple Watch Series 7 Pre-Orders to Start This Friday, Available on October 15 - MacRumors - macrumors.com/2021/10/04/apple

While Apple announced the Series 7 alongside the iPhone 13 last month, the company didn't provide any information on availability besides saying it will be available "later this fall." The new Apple Watch will officially be available for pre-orders at 5 a.m. PDT on Friday, October 8, and will start shipping a week later on Friday, October 15.

Apple will finally let you report App Store scams with Report a Problem button - The Verge - theverge.com/2021/10/4/2270540

One month ago, we laid out a list of eight obvious things Apple could do to prove it puts App Store users ahead of profits. Today I learned the company acted on at least one of these ideas: Apple will now let you directly report a scammy app from its listing in the App Store with a new-and-improved version of its “Report a Problem” button.

Whistle-Blower to Accuse Facebook of Contributing to Jan. 6 Riot, Memo Says - The New York Times - nytimes.com/2021/10/02/technol

“Social media has had a big impact on society in recent years, and Facebook is often a place where much of this debate plays out,” he wrote. “But what evidence there is simply does not support the idea that Facebook, or social media more generally, is the primary cause of polarization.”

Apple TV+ is More Than Just Its Disappointing Subscriptions Numbers | Observer - observer.com/2021/09/state-of-

hus far, Apple TV+’s annual content budget has hovered around $6.5 billion. Paltry compared to Netflix ($17 billion) and lagging behind Amazon Prime Video ($9 billion), both of which outspent Apple in 2021. At this point, TV+ appears to be a loss-leader, an unprofitable division that hopefully drives product sales and diversifies revenue streams.

Recent Siri Changes Remove Call, Email, and Voicemail Features Used by Low Vision and Blind Users - MacRumors - macrumors.com/2021/09/29/siri-

Over the last two weeks, we've received several emails from ‌iPhone‌ users who are missing this key ‌Siri‌ functionality, or their relatives who are attempting to help them navigate the changes. The ‌Siri‌ feature removals have also been documented on the AppleVis forums for blind and low vision users of Apple products.

Russia threatens YouTube ban after RT German channels blocked for covid videos - The Washington Post - washingtonpost.com/world/2021/

It is not the first time Russia has been linked to coronavirus misinformation. Facebook in August said it had removed hundreds of accounts it said were part of a disinformation campaign largely run out of Russia that used social media influencers to peddle fake claims about coronavirus vaccines, including that some shots could turn people into chimpanzees.

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