We’ve all seen the vapor trails left behind by jets as they streak across the sky, but are these clouds good or bad?
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This week on Connected:
Myke went to Rome, Apple bought a company and Google announced a bunch of new hardware.
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Going to space is hard, but it’s even harder when the program is struggling like this.
Josh Constine at TechCrunch:
A security bug allowed third-party developers to access Google+ user profile data since 2015 until Google discovered and patched it in March, but decided not to inform the world. When a user gave permission to an app to access their public profile data, the bug also let those developers pull their and their friends’ non-public profile fields. Indeed, 496,951 users’ full names, email addresses, birth dates, gender, profile photos, places lived, occupation and relationship status were potentially exposed, though Google says it has no evidence the data was misused by the 438 apps that could have had access.
Google should have disclosed this when the bug was patched in March, the company didn’t do that, because it didn’t want to draw comparisons to Facebook, according to an internal memo, shared by The Wall Street Journal:
The document shows Google officials knew that disclosure could have serious ramifications. Revealing the incident would likely result “in us coming into the spotlight alongside or even instead of Facebook despite having stayed under the radar throughout the Cambridge Analytica scandal,” the memo said. It “almost guarantees Sundar will testify before Congress.”
I bet that last line is true here before long.
The title is almost as long as the document itself:
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This week, on Relay FM’s best space podcast:
Jason and Stephen discuss the latest Commercial Crew dates, and emerging issues with the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as exomoons and Jason’s view of the latest SpaceX launch.
Next time, we’ll be detailing Apollo 7 to honor its upcoming 50th anniversary. Don’t miss it.
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Jacob Kastrenakes at The Verge:
As Facebook works to contain the fallout from its biggest-ever data breach, the company is introducing a product that will bring a camera and microphone into your living room. Facebook Portal, and the larger Portal Plus, are smart displays that are laser-focused on video chatting.
The first hardware products marketed under the Facebook brand, the Portals can be used to call other Portal users, or anyone who has Facebook or Facebook Messenger. The Portals can play music through Spotify and Pandora, or stream video from Facebook Watch, but these are intentionally limited devices. For better and for worse, you can’t even browse Facebook.
Nope, nope, nope.
This story keeps getting weirder and weirder.
Daniel is a world-class macOS software engineer, and I’m looking forward to learning more about Mojave’s new Dark Mode and how it works in this series.