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YouTube should make an “auto-play videos” setting that’s global and persistent, because I keep having to toggle it off

It’s happened countless times. After watching too many YouTube auto-playing videos, I turn off YouTube’s “AUTOPLAY” toggle in the app or the browser. Soon thereafter I’m finding myself (this time in a different browser) having to toggle the setting off again. Millions of people are very likely having the same experience, because it’s how the… Continue reading YouTube should make an “auto-play videos” setting that’s global and persistent, because I keep having to toggle it off

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

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

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