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Thanks for visiting my site, still with stock photos and that new WordPress smell.

I’ve been an editor at Techmeme since 2014 and love it. Building techie stuff has also been a passion of mine. You can check out my projects at www.metafruit.com.  I’m currently working on a fun little utility app for the Mac, and I’ll have more to share on that at a later point.

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About

Thanks for visiting my site, still with stock photos and that new WordPress smell.

I’ve been an editor at Techmeme since 2014 and love it. Building techie stuff has also been a passion of mine. You can check out my projects at www.metafruit.com.  I’m currently working on a fun little utility app for the Mac, and I’ll have more to share on that at a later point.

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Robocalls and spam texts deliver fake news silently, at scale, but won’t stop anytime soon

… unless carriers like AT&T open up to researchers and improve their networks. While the FCC is applying pressure in this regard, any decent solution is likely years away, and may be hamstrung by net neutrality-esque message discrimination concerns. Nonetheless, fake robocalls and texts are a crisis. Borrowing from my last post: Right now, any …

In 2019, Apple needs to change iPhone’s call UI because robocalls are killing us

Right now, any robocall hacker in the world can instantly take over your phone’s screen, knocking you out of your mobile gaming experience, disrupting you as you check out at the store, or breaking your concentration as you try and type out an email. And disrupt they do, at a massive scale. Several billion fake …

Could you disable your admin password? A stressful opsec story from an Apple Store

Tl;dr: Apparently Apple Geniuses ask customers who are dropping off their Mac for repair (where the device can’t be repaired in-store) to turn off their admin password under some circumstances (even when better options exist). 😲 Be ready, because I wasn’t. Millions of people walk through Apple Stores, and I think Geniuses asking people to …

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