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November 16, 2020, 9:15 AM

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Gary Ng / iPhone in Canada Blog:
Apple responds to privacy concerns over checking macOS apps' Developer ID certs over OCSP, ceases logging IP addresses, will launch encrypted protocol in 2021  —  Following privacy concerns from Mac users after Apple's Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) server went down …
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 …
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 …
Financial Times:
Max Schrems' campaign group noyb files complaints with German and Spanish regulators, claiming Apple breaks EU law by letting advertisers track users via IDFA  —  Austrian activist files complaints with German and Spanish data protection authorities  —  Apple is breaking EU law …
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.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Google updates COVID-19 forecasting models with 28 day projections, up from 14, and expands the service to Japan, after initially launching only in the US  —  In August, in partnership with the Harvard Global Health Institute, Google launched a set of models — the COVID-19 Public Forecasts …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
London-based Harbr raises $38.5M Series A to help businesses exchange and share big data sets securely  —  Organizations today are sitting on mountains of data that they amass and use in their own businesses, but many are also looking to share those troves with other parties to expand their business …
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Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Q&A with Lisa Pearce, VP of Intel's Architecture, Graphics and Software Group, on its oneAPI strategy, the new Iris Xe MAX discrete GPU, cloud gaming, more  —  Bringing a new range of hardware to market is not an easy task, even for Intel.  The company has an install base of its ‘Gen’ graphics …

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