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Essential Apple Podcast 89: That's Kiwi, Not Kiwi…

Recorded 26th May 2018

This week GDPR happened... some US news sites decided they couldn't be bothered figuring out what it meant and have basically just blocked off access from the EU (except that isn't how GDPR works) while Microsoft and Apple have decided they will make GDPR compliance a global thing; because that is the right thing to do (and actually also it is the easiest solution).
News is surprisingly abundant as we run up to WWDC and there aren't even any rumours/leaks of note regarding that! To cast a jaundiced eye over it all I am joined by Alister Jenks, from quite literally the other side of the world to me – Wellington, New Zealand.
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On this week’s show:

ALLISTER JENKS

APPLE

  • Apple is offering a free month of iCloud storage instead of just giving everybody a useable amount – The Verge
  • Apple sent hundreds of engineers to Display Week to try and find the next notch - BGR
  • Apple’s autonomous vehicle project may be closer to fruition than it appears - MacDailyNews

TECHNOLOGY

  • Here’s Amazon’s explanation for the Alexa eavesdropping scandal – Recode

SECURITY

  • What Yahoo's NSA Surveillance Means for Email Privacy - ProtonMail Blog
  • With even porn sites offering VPN, the three reasons Apple should do the same – 9to5 Mac

IN THE NEWS

  • GDPR...
    • GDPR leads some US news sites to block access in Europe – CNet
    • Apple’s example shows how Europe’s new privacy law will benefit people worldwide – 9to5 Mac
    • Microsoft says it's extending GDPR rights to consumers worldwide – CNet

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