Essential Apple Podcast 89: That’s Kiwi, not Kiwi…

Recorded 26th May 2018

This week GDPR happened… some US news sites decided they couldn’t be bothered figuring out what it meant and have basically just blocked off access from the EU (except that isn’t how GDPR works) while Microsoft and Apple have decided they will make GDPR compliance a global thing; because that is the right thing to do (and actually also it is the easiest solution).
News is surprisingly abundant as we run up to WWDC and there aren’t even any rumours/leaks of note regarding that!
To cast a jaundiced eye over it all I am joined by Alister Jenks, from quite literally the other side of the world to me – Wellington, New Zealand.
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On this week’s show:

ALLISTER JENKS

APPLE

  • Apple is offering a free month of iCloud storage instead of just giving everybody a useable amount – The Verge
  • Apple sent hundreds of engineers to Display Week to try and find the next notch – BGR
  • Apple’s autonomous vehicle project may be closer to fruition than it appears – MacDailyNews

TECHNOLOGY

  • Here’s Amazon’s explanation for the Alexa eavesdropping scandal – Recode

SECURITY

  • What Yahoo’s NSA Surveillance Means for Email Privacy – ProtonMail Blog
  • With even porn sites offering VPN, the three reasons Apple should do the same – 9to5 Mac

IN THE NEWS

  • GDPR…
    • GDPR leads some US news sites to block access in Europe – CNet
    • Apple’s example shows how Europe’s new privacy law will benefit people worldwide – 9to5 Mac
    • Microsoft says it’s extending GDPR rights to consumers worldwide – CNet

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Author

  • Co-host of the Essential Apple Podcast alongside Mark Chappell who lives in the far West of Wales, while I make my abode deep in the East of Suffolk. Father, Husband, Mac Lover, DTP & Prepress Professional, Geek, Cook, Drinker of Wines, Beers & Spirits. I am British, and now the "wrong" side of 50 years old, I am married and have 3 children. I started working in a design studio in the early 80's back in the days of Cow Gum, Rotring Pens and Scalpels. I moved on to using Macs in about 1989 (way back when 40MB Hard Drives were BIG and 8MB RAM was a top end spec, System 6.0.3 was the cutting edge and the IIcx I worked on set me back about £5000... eek!). Since then I have worked on pretty much every generation of Macintosh and every Mac OS Apple have released. I have done design and pre-press work with a wide variety of "DTP" applications old, new, well known and obscure. I have a fascination with finding cheaper alternatives to the "big guns" so DTP can be accessible to everybody! For the last 15+ years I have worked in a small print works close to my home doing design and pre-press work.

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