June 20, 2020, 1:45 AM

Top News

Jason Fried / HEY:
HEY's Jason Fried responds to Apple, says the dispute is not about the money, but about how Apple forcibly inserts itself between developers and their customers  —  So far, much of the recent discussion around Apple, HEY, In App Purchase (IAP), Subscriptions, the App Store, and the iOS developer community has been about money.
M.G. Siegler / 500ish:
App Store guidelines and policies were created for the world as it was a decade ago, and Apple should rewrite them for a very different world today  —  It's time for Apple to re-write and re-think the App Store rules.  Because it's 2020, not 2010. … Given Apple's recent statements …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple is temporarily closing 11 stores across Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, and South Carolina amid COVID-19 spikes  —  Apple Inc. is temporarily shutting some of its U.S. retail stores again after cases of Covid-19 spiked in some areas across the country, Bloomberg News reports.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Oracle owned BlueKai had an unprotected server leaking identifiable user data and sensitive browsing info, exposing billions of records for anyone to find  —  Billions of records exposed.  —  Have you ever wondered why online ads appear for things that you were just thinking about?
Bobbie Johnson / MIT Technology Review:
The UK government's efforts to build a centralized contract tracing app from scratch were plagued by poor technical execution and chaotic personnel management  —  The failed rollout of Britain's covid-19 app will damage digital contact tracing efforts worldwide—but its troubles were the result of clear, specific errors.
Leo Kelion / BBC:
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Snap apologizes and disables its Juneteenth filter that allowed users to “smile and break the chains”, saying it didn't go through its usual review process  —  It's the latest example of a controversial Snapchat filter  —  Snapchat is apologizing for a controversial Juneteenth filter …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at the internal divisions at Apple over its plans for an AR/VR headset, which may be released in 2022; AR glasses to be released by 2023 at the earliest  —  In late 2018, Apple Inc. was a few years into its plan to build a powerful headset with both virtual- and augmented-reality capabilities when things shifted dramatically.
Sophie Alexander / Bloomberg:
Robinhood says it's changing its options offerings after a young customer committed suicide when his account temporarily showed a negative balance of over $700K  —  Robinhood is changing its options offerings, including increased education, in the wake of a young customer's suicide.
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Google removes 106 malicious Chrome extensions with 32M downloads that collected browsing history and sensitive credentials, after being alerted by researchers  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions …

Sponsor Posts

Google Workspace:
See how it's done with Google Workspace  —  Whether you're a team of 10 or 10,000, Google Workspace has all the tools you need to connect, create and collaborate.
Introducing Email Templates in ZeptoMail!  —  We've now crossed the six-month mark since the launch of ZeptoMail.  And today, we're back to announce our biggest update since the launch.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 43 different tech categories  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, IoT, or e-commerce?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.
Arthur AI:
AI in production?  Monitor it in minutes!  —  Maximize your AI's performance and don't get tripped up by the risks — here are the 3 things you should watch out for immediately!
Modern Finance Podcast:
Gaming NFTs and DeFi vs CeFi with Amy Wu
Kevin Rose covers all things cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs, stock picks, and more.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Tue. 08/03 - The Pixel 6 And The New Tensor SoC
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 1:45 AM ET, June 20, 2020.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Earlier Picks

Financial Times:
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Media Matters for America: