Tech Hangover: YouTube got a book deal
I’m proud for them.
We get it, you have a life. There’s no way you can read all of the day’s news in one single shot, let alone visit every web page, which is why we’re here to help. Well, sort of.
There’s a ton of tech news we weren’t able to cover throughout the day (hey, give us a break, we’re a small independent outfit), so to help you stay up to speed with everything we didn’t get to, we rounded up some of the biggest stories, which should help you keep up to date. Hence the tech hangover.
Here’s some tech news you probably missed out on today (and when we say you, we mean us, but also…you).
A few months ago I finished the book about Uber, written by New York Times journalist Mike Isaac. It was awesome. You should buy it and read it. It’s good. And with all the shit surrounding YouTube, I’m guessing this will kick ass too.
Silicon Valley giants like Facebook, Twitter and Uber have for some time been subjects of books, movies and long exposés—and now it’s YouTube’s turn, with a new book deal for Bloomberg journalist Mark Bergen’s “Like, Comment, Subscribe.” – Axios
Uh yeah, it’s never a good sign when the NSA has to come in and tell you how to code your software. Thanks, NSA?
The National Security Agency alerted Microsoft in recent weeks to a significant issue affecting its Windows 10 operating system, ubiquitous within corporations and among consumers, two senior federal cybersecurity officials told CNBC.
One of the best ways Google’s ad business makes money off you is by tracking your cookies. This will crush the online ad business. What’s the play here?
Google has announced plans to limit the ability of other companies to track people across the internet and collect information about them, a significant change that has widespread ramifications for online privacy as well as the digital economy. –NBC News
Is anyone surprised here?
A new study shows how popular apps, including Grindr, OkCupid, Tinder, and the period-tracking apps Clue and MyDays, share intimate data about consumers with dozens of companies involved in the advertising business. –Consumer Reports
I feel extremely seen right now.
Why do customers buy products seemingly irrelevant to their web and voice assistant searches? That’s a good question — and one a team of Amazon researchers sought to answer in a study scheduled to be presented at the upcoming ACM Web Search and Data Mining conference in February. – VentureBeat
And in just case you missed some of our stuff earlier, here’s what you may have missed:
- Apple is telling AG Barr to kick rocks over its request to unlock the Pensacola shooter’s iPhones
- Instagram is finally looking to add direct messaging for web users
- Samsung has a $499 phone with a removable battery and it’s coming to the US very soon
- Tesla vehicles will soon be able to speak to pedestrians – here’s a preview from Elon Musk
- The most anticipated Android games of 2020
- Gamers spent over $61 billion on mobile games in 2019
- The latest Samsung Galaxy phone has been leaked because of course it has
- Microsoft officially ends support for Windows 7 today, so it might be time to upgrade
- For the second year, PlayStation will not grace the E3 show floor with its presence
- Geo-blocking: What is it, why it exists, and how to circumvent it
- Review: Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro Open Studio headphones
- The best iPhone XR cases
- This insanely useful learn to code bundle is just $29 right now
- Digital Decluttering: Clear your cyber-space as we enter a new decade
- Review: EyeQue VisionCheck – At-home vision testing done right