Google and Apple suspend their programs where humans listen in on what you say to your voice assistant, Google will let Android users in Europe pick a search engine, Verizon tortures the very definition of words, Amazon dash buttons have an official end date, and the Weekend Longreads Suggestions.
Links:Apple suspends Siri response grading in response to privacy concerns (TechCrunch)Google will charge search providers to be the Android default in Europe (The Verge)Amazon is going to kill your Dash button (CNET)Verizon overhauls its ‘unlimited’ offerings with four new plans and $5 price cuts (The Verge)
Weekend Longreads Suggestions:WHEN OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE COMES WITH A FEW CATCHES (Wired)Your Next iPhone Might Be Made in Vietnam. Thank the Trade War. (NYTimes)Late Night Dispatch: Tuca & Bertie versus The Algorithm (Julia Alexander)Where Everyone’s an Influencer (The Atlantic)America’s DIY Phone Farmers (Motherboard)What Happens When the World’s Population Stops Growing? (The Atlantic)
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