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Don’t get the pitchforks yet, Apple devs: macOS third-party application clampdown probably not as bad as rumored

Don’t get the pitchforks yet, Apple devs: macOS third-party application clampdown probably not as bad as rumored

The v10.15 will bring tighter security, the escape hatch should remain open for now Imagine for a moment the possibility that macOS 10.15, due to arrive later this year, will run only apps signed with a valid Apple developer certificate, with no option to white-list unsigned apps via the company’s Gatekeeper security mechanism. That would...

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Meet YouTube-linked games-streaming Stadia, yet another service Google will kill in two years – or will kill Twitch

Meet YouTube-linked games-streaming Stadia, yet another service Google will kill in two years – or will kill Twitch

Chocolate Factory ahas big plans for the eventually operational game star Challenging Amazon and Microsoft for the attention of gamers and for the billing of game industry customers, Google announced a planned game streaming service called Stadia at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. Stadia, which will be integrated with YouTube, is...

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From MySpace to MyFreeDiskSpace: 12 years of music – 50m songs – blackholed amid mystery server move

From MySpace to MyFreeDiskSpace: 12 years of music – 50m songs – blackholed amid mystery server move

Vast storage savings…er, tragic loss attributed to a data migration gone awry MySpace, the Norma Desmond of social networking platforms, appears to have lost all the music uploaded to the site since its founding in 2003 through 2015, a blunder the company reportedly attributes to a failed server migration. The lost files – said to...

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Check your repos… Crypto-coin-stealing code sneaks into fairly popular NPM lib (2m downloads per week)

Node.js package tried to plunder Bitcoin wallets A widely used Node.js code library listed in NPM’s warehouse of repositories was altered to include crypto-coin-stealing malware. The lib in question, event-stream, is downloaded roughly two million times a week by application programmers. This vandalism is a stark reminder of the dangers of relying on deep and...

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Facebook’s CEO on his latest almighty Zuck-up: OK, we did try to smear critics, but I was too out-of-the-loop to know

Mark promises independent oversight and AI as Sheryl leans far, far away Analysis Facebook on Thursday (again) reiterated its commitment to fighting misinformation, following a report that the data gathering biz hired a public relations firm, Definers Public Affairs, to promote content that undermine company critics. After announcing that it has ended its relationship with...