July 18th to 31st need to know tech news

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Why am I telling you about the technology news I think you need to know? Because I’m trying to present it in an unbiased way as possible. There are many websites doing something similar but they don’t tend to present unbiased news sites.

Apple vows to be carbon neutral by 2030, supply chain included

Google’s Project Zero team won’t be applying for Apple’s SRD program

Garmin outage caused by confirmed WastedLocker ransomware attack

The CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook face a hostile USA House antitrust subcommittee

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July 11th to 17th need to know tech news

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Linux team approves new terminology, bans terms like ‘blacklist’ and ‘slave’

Google to invest $10 billion in India over the next five to seven years

Apple wins big EU court case over $15 billion in taxes

Twitter lost control of its internal systems to Bitcoin-scamming hackers

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July 4th to 10th need to know tech news

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Why am I telling you about the technology news I think you need to know? Because I’m trying to present it in an unbiased way as possible. There are many websites doing something similar but they don’t tend to present unbiased news sites.

A Google security researcher withdrew from the Black Hat security conference and asked the community to stop using the ‘black hat’ term

Facebook, Twitter, Google pause review of Hong Kong requests for user data

Slack acquires enterprise directory startup Rimeto

Google shuts down cloud project, says no plan to offer cloud services in China

UK and Australia open joint data-privacy investigation into Clearview AI

Interesting tech-related story: The remote British village that built one of the UK’s fastest Internet networks (unbiased)

Interesting non-tech related story: You Can Get Kicked Out of a Jury Pool For Supporting Black Lives Matter (unbiased)

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June 27th to July 3rd need to know tech news

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Why am I telling you about the technology news I think you need to know? Because I’m trying to present it in an unbiased way as possible. There are many websites doing something similar but they don’t tend to present unbiased news sites.

iPhone 12 will likely come without earbuds and power adapter

Reddit bans controversial forum The_Donald as it revises hate speech policies

Google acquires smart glasses company North

Police infiltrate encrypted phones, arrest hundreds in organized crime bust (who used Encrochat)

Away co-CEO steps down as Silicon Valley elite conversation gets leaked

Interesting tech-related story: A group of young techies is behind ‘👁👄👁,’ a mysterious meme that succeeded in getting Tech Twitter to donate to Black Lives Matter charities and clamor for invites to an app that doesn’t exist

Interesting non-tech story: Artlist raises $48M for its royalty-free music, video and sound effect library

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June 20th to 26th need to know tech news

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Why am I telling you about the technology news I think you need to know? Because I’m trying to present it in an unbiased way as possible. There are many websites doing something similar but they don’t tend to present unbiased news sites.

Apple gives thumbs up to Hey email app after update rejection

Apple WWDC 2020 Recap (non-youtube link)

Microsoft is closing its physical retail stores

Interesting non-tech related story: TikTok users, K-Pop fans say they sabotaged Trump rally (left biased)

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June 13th to 19th need to know tech news

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GitHub to replace “master” with alternative term to avoid slavery references

Apps on Apple devices powered $519B in 2019 sales

Dropbox natively integrates HelloSign, adds more consumer, enterprise features

AWS said it mitigated a 2.3 Tbps DDoS attack, the largest ever

Russia unbans Telegram “Telegram has agreed to help Russian law enforcement fight against extremist and terrorist content shared on its platform”

Interesting tech story of the week: Basecamp’s Hey (It launched on the 15th and many people have loved using it, but Apple has not been so nice with their app on the Apple iOS store). Basecamp CEO wrote his take on it over on hey.com.

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June 6th to 12th need to know tech news

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Privacy browser Brave busted for autocompleting URLs to versions it profits from

IBM asks Congress for police reform, leaves facial recognition business

Apple’s virtual WWDC features keynote June 22, 1-on-1 labs and over 100 sessions

Interesting tech story: Meet the people keeping the cloud up and running in the middle of lockdown (unbiased)

Interesting non-tech story: Forrest Fenn’s treasure has been found (if don’t know about this treasure hunt it is worth the read on Wikipedia)

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May 30th to June 5th need to know tech news

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Why am I telling you about the technology news I think you need to know? Because the other ones (like similar posts, or newsletters, or videos) sometimes either cover not enough, too much or not the right news that people need to know.

I will try to do this every week but there may be sometimes it doesn’t happen. I also try to link to as unbiased news sites as possible as to ensure you get unbiased information. I use https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/ to check the bias.

Here is what happened for the week of May 30th to June 5h 2020:

Facebook, Snapchat join chorus of companies condemning George Floyd death, racism

#BlackOutTuesday sweeps social media as U.S. street protests escalate

Apple pushes fix across ALL devices for “unc0ver” jailbreak flaw

AT&T exempts HBO Max from data caps but still limits your Netflix use

Instagram just threw users of its embedding API under the bus

Interesting tech story of the week: After a breach, users rarely change their passwords, study finds (least biased)

Interesting non-tech story of the week: Please Pay for your News

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May 24 to 29th need to know tech news

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Why am I telling you about the technology news I think you need to know? Because the other ones (like similar posts, or newsletters, or videos) sometimes either cover not enough, too much or not the right news that people need to know.

I will try to do this every week but there may be sometimes it doesn’t happen. I also try to link to as unbiased news sites as possible as to ensure you get unbiased information. I use https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/ to check the bias.

Here is what happened for the week of May 24th to 29th 2020:

There is a new jailbreak available for iPhone (iOS 11 or later) released by group Unc0ver.

UK draws up 3-year plan to remove Huawei from 5G networks (link to bypass paywall)

With GDPR’s two-year anniversary today, the Irish Data Protection Commission is under pressure to act, amid doubts about the agency’s enforcement ability

Twitter’s first fact-check on President Trump calls out “false claims”

Trump signs an executive order that targets social media sites and their protections

White House, Trump accounts both get Twitter rulebreaker warning

Writer’s note: I almost never want to put US politics into a post like this, but many of the most popular social networks are based in the US and the policies put on social networks they can affect many people around the world.

HBO Max is live: Here’s everything you need to know (currently only for those in the US (bypass paywall), and some people can get HBO Max for free)
If you are confused on all the different HBO streaming services then HBO has explained in all in a video for you, as well as Consumer Reports has a write-up.

OpenSSH to deprecate SHA-1 logins due to security risk

Interesting tech story of the week: Gatsby, Raises $28 Million (right-centre bias) “Kyle Mathews (CEO and co-founder) would not disclose Gatsby’s revenue figures, and says the firm is focused on growth and is not profitable.”

Interesting non-tech story of the week: How To Hide a COVID-19 Hotspot? Pretend Prisoners Don’t Exist (center bias)

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