Apple Sales Suffer because People Replace Battery

The Article

Yep, we all feel Apple’s pain.  They lost sales this year because it came out that they were actually slowing down phones causing people to upgrade their devices, but once the world found out, they were forced to offer cheaper battery replacements…and many people found that a better plan than dropping another thousand on a new device.

In addition to this, the Weather Channel phone app is collecting data and being sued, Google is off the hook for collecting facial scans, and Microsoft wants to do away with passwords…yep.  At least most of us are not in Florida with the wild poo-flinging monkeys with killer herpies.  Yep…you heard right.  Here are the news stories for tonight!

Privacy
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-29/google-wins-dismissal-of-suit-over-facial-recognition-software-jq9w1mws
https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/3/18166673/technology-health-care-amazon-apple-uber-alphabet-google-verily
https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/microsoft-wants-to-kill-passwords-starting-with-windows-10/
https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/microsoftsecure/2018/05/01/building-a-world-without-passwords/
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/03/technology/weather-channel-app-lawsuit.html

Business
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/the-lies-comcast-allegedly-told-customers-to-hide-full-cost-of-service/
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/59v8dk/hackers-fake-hand-vein-authentication-biometrics-chaos-communication-congress
https://www.sammobile.com/2018/12/28/exclusive-samsung-mini-galaxy-home-smart-speaker/https://venturebeat.com/2018/12/28/netflix-permanently-pulls-itunes-billing-for-new-users/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/01/big-pharma-ushers-in-new-year-with-price-hikes-on-hundreds-of-drugs/
https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/2/18165866/apple-iphone-sales-cheap-battery-replacement
https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/01/letter-from-tim-cook-to-apple-investors/

Huh?!?
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pepsicos-hello-goodness-snackbot-is-off-to-college-300772246.html
https://casthack.thehackergiraffe.com/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/01/wild-monkeys-with-killer-herpes-are-breeding-like-crazy-in-florida/

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