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Vice: iPhone Bugs Are Too Valuable to Report to Apple

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Interesting article on the cost of bugs to an organization. I've seen companies offer up to 1 million loyalty points for reporting a major defect. Someone who finds a bug in iOS or MacOS can get from $25,000 to $200,000 for reporting the bugs but aren't doing so since they think they can profit from it in other ways... hopefully not the black market but given the prevalence of high profile security breaches that's likely a primary avenue.



https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/gybppx/iphone-bugs-are-too-valuable-to-report-to-apple

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Cloudbleed... the latest security disaster. Happy Friday!

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Wow... A single character logic error (The error involved a “==” in the code where there should have been a “>=”) resulted in one of the biggest security disasters that leaked full https requests, client IP addresses, full responses, cookies, passwords, keys, data, everything for 3500 domains.



https://gizmodo.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-cloudbleed-the-lates-1792710616
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Solar jobs growing 17 times faster than US economy (CNN)

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If Tesla's new solar tiles are as cost effective as Elon Musk says, I wonder how much that will accelerate this. Turning everyone's home into a mini power plant, reselling that to neighbors and using iOT and automation technologies should make for some exciting disruption in the energy space.

Image result for solar power

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/24/news/economy/solar-jobs-us-coal/index.html
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A new phone from the father of Android

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New phone from the engineer that created & sold the Android OS to Google in 2005 for 50M. Safe to say it's probably valued at a little more than that now (biggest acquisition bang for the buck ever?). Interestingly enough he was an engineer at an Apple spin-off before he created it (let the conspiracy theories from iPhone fans begin :)).

Read more here on Wired








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Senate Votes to Let ISPs Sell Your Data Without Consent

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Important ruling that everyone should be aware of this. Get a personal VPN subscription. It's cheap and will help you protect your privacy.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/senate-votes-let-isps-sell-your-data-without-consent-n737921
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Visual Studio 2017 Launches

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Microsoft just released Visual Studio 2017. I like that they made it more modular and let you decide what components to install which will make for a lower memory footprint and faster development. Older versions could gobble up tons of ram especially if you had add-ons like Resharper installed.

The three people in the world still using VS to build apps using Visual Basic will be happy to know it's still supported!


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Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass

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Tesla's battery storage is ready to power the grid and I can't even get 4 full hrs out of my phone battery.

BTW Tesla would make a very interesting presidential (or at least Secretary of Energy) candidate.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-30/tesla-s-battery-revolution-just-reached-critical-mass

Southern California Edison/Tesla battery-storage power plant
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