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November 16, 2020, 6:40 AM

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Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
A large number of mostly late 2013 and mid 2014 MacBook Pro users are reporting that upgrading to macOS Big Sur is bricking their computers  —  A large number of late 2013 and mid 2014 13-inch MacBook Pro owners are reporting that the macOS Big Sur update is bricking their machines.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
It's hard to believe Craig Federighi's claim that Apple wasn't “remotely considering” touch for Macs, given Big Sur's large controls and iOS apps coming to Macs  —  Reviews of new Apple Silicon Macs are not out yet.  They're likely to be good.  But one small disappointment lingers …
Wall Street Journal:
A look at Parler, which is backed by Rebekah Mercer, has doubled its user base to 10M in a week, but unlike Facebook and Twitter, leaves moderation to users  —  The libertarian-minded platform aims to challenge tech giants through a focus on free speech; surge in users since the election
Phil Vachon / Security Embedded:
A deep dive into OCSP responder Apple uses to verify integrity of Mac apps, which is a critical part of macOS security, but could benefit from more transparency  —  On November 12, 2020 Apple released macOS Big Sur.  In the hours after the release went live, somewhere in Apple's infrastructure …
Max Weinbach / Android Police:
Frank McShan / MacRumors:
Results uploaded to Geekbench show that Apple Silicon M1 scores higher than every previous Mac in the single core benchmark, even when the M1 is emulating x86  —  The first native benchmarks of Apple's M1 chip appeared on the Geekbench site last week showing impressive native performance.
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Researchers: flaws in Bumble exposed info of ~95M Bumble users, including Facebook data of some, and it took over 200 days after being notified to fix the bug  —  Bumble prides itself on being one of the more ethically-minded dating apps.  But is it doing enough to protect the private data of its 95 million users?
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
OpenVault study: 8.8% of US broadband subscribers used at least 1TB/month in Q3, up from 4.2% in Q3'19, and about 1% used at least 2TB/month, up from 0.36% YoY  —  Usage increase “confirms the value” of data caps for ISP revenue, vendor says.  —  The number of broadband “power users” …

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