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Morning Tech Report For December 31, 2016

Apple Juice Big Year Ahead for Apple 2016 was not the best year for Apple. Yes, they made a ridiculous amount of money, but not as much as the previous year. The new MacBooks were widely panned by creatives, Microsoft made a major play in Apple’s area with the Surface Studio, and iCloud remains a confusing, messy service. A lot rides on the 2017 iPhone for Apple to maintain its brand clout. 'Within expectations:' Apple will cut iPhone production to start 2017
Apple will trim production of iPhones by about 10 percent in the January-March quarter, Nikkei reported, citing…www.businessinsider.com
iPhone 8: Everything we currently know about Apple's 10th anniversary flagship
What's next for iPhone? 2017 will be Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone year and the latest intel shows it could be one of…9to5mac.com
Facebook Tries to Adult

Morning Tech Report for December 30, 2016

Hackathon Cold War Heats Up Cold War 2.0 is upon us as the Obama administration fires back against Russian election hacking. The FBI and Homeland Security chime in….too little and too late. FBI and Homeland Security detail Russian hacking campaign in new report
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FBI have released an analysis of the allegedly Russian government…www.theguardian.com
Redmond Awakening Microsoft quietly had a kick-ass year in hardware, especially with the stunning surface studio. This year Microsoft, not Apple, built the hardware we didn't know we wanted
Microsoft's Surface Studio introduction video has blown well past 10 million views on YouTube. That's an impressive…www.yahoo.com

Morning Tech Report For December 29, 2016

Morning Tech Report for December 28, 2016

Murder She Heard Amazon Echo Central in Murder Case Police request voice data from Amazon in a murder case. Although interesting, the data police can obtain is limited. The device cache’s small amounts locally, and data isn’t sent to Amazon without first saying the triggering phrases. Police want an Echo's data to prove a murder case, but how much does it really know?
Police in Bentonville, Arkansas are turning to Amazon to help prosecute a suspected murderer. The case, which was first…www.theverge.com
Seedy Side of Silicon Valley Fascinating must-read from Fortune on the ethical challenges of Silicon Valley. The Ugly Unethical Underside of Silicon Valley
Illustration by Alconic for Fortune Vinod Khosla did not show up at TechCrunch Disrupt to be harangued by some smartass…fortune.com

Morning Tech Report for December 27, 2016

Nothing but the Truth New York Times Profiles Snopes In my ongoing, and perhaps vain, attempt to stay politically neutral with this newsletter, I will state upfront that I understand lots of people love Snopes, and lots and lots of people hate Snopes….however, no matter your view, they play a big role in the life of the Internet. For Fact-Checking Website Snopes, a Bigger Role Brings More Attacks
All untrue, except for the demise of Mr. Thicke, which was easily verifiable. "Rationality seems to have fallen out of…www.nytimes.com
Removing Hate via Algorithm It seems like a no-brainer to downplay Holocaust denier sites. The larger question is where to draw the line, and is adjusting an algorithm just a fancy way of saying censorship. Google's top results for "Did the Holocaust happen" now expunged of denial sites
Several days after Google put a search ranking change into place, the first page of results for "did the holocaust…searchengineland.com