iPhones XS Camera Makes Your Skin Look Noticeably Smoother – This Week in Tech – 09/30/2018

iPhones XS Camera Makes Your Skin Look Noticeably Smoother

Recent owners of Apple’s brand-new iPhone XS and XS Max are claiming that selfies taken with the new iPhones are making their skin look noticeably smoother than previous iPhones…


Facebook Caught Automatically Blocking AP and Guardian Stories About Their Massive Data Breach

This morning, news broke that a massive data breach has exposed the personal information of 50 million Facebook users to hackers. A company blog reports that nearly 90 million users were forced to log out out of their accounts as a security precaution and provided little detail on what personal information attackers were able to access…


PlayStation Backs Down in Fortnite Cross-Play Row

Many games already let those using a PC, Nintendo Switch or Xbox One play together online, but Sony had refused to take part…


You Gave Facebook Your Number For Security. They Used It For Ads

Add “a phone number I never gave Facebook for targeted advertising” to the list of deceptive and invasive ways Facebook makes money off your personal information. Contrary to user expectations and Facebook representatives’ own previous statements, the company has been using contact information that users explicitly provided for security purposes—or that users never provided at all—for targeted advertising…


This 17-Year-Old Has Become Michigan’s Leading Right to Repair Advocate

When Surya Raghavendran dropped his iPhone, he learned to repair it himself. Now he wants to protect that right for everyone in his home state of Michigan…


Hacker Says He’ll Livestream Deletion of Zuckerberg’s Facebook Page

A white-hat hacker briefly promised to livestream his bid to hack into Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook account on Sunday, September 30th). “Broadcasting the deletion of Facebook founder Zuck’s account,” Chang Chi-yuan told his 26,000-plus followers on the social network, adding: “Scheduled to go live.” By Friday afternoon, the stream had been cancelled…


Satellite Company Partners With Bezos’ AWS to Bring Internet Connectivity to the ‘Whole Planet’

Iridium Communications announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services this week, to develop a satellite-based network called CloudConnect for Internet of Things (IoT) applications…

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