Apple Tightens Its Rules Around Its New Anti-Tracking Tech

Apple Tightens Its Rules Around Its New Anti-Tracking Tech

Apple’s offering a bit more clarity surrounding the anti-tracking tech that’s going to debut this autumn. On Wednesday, a company spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that Apple’s so-called App Tracking Transparency (ATT) protocol will crack down on all identifiers an app might use to track you — not just identifiers that…

I Assure You, Budweiser, We Have Been Drinking

I Assure You, Budweiser, We Have Been Drinking

“Remember this?” Budweiser asks, in a new commercial promoting covid-19 vaccines. What follows are a series of snapshots of the before times, when we swigged at the barbecue, sloshed around at the bar, flung beer all over each other at the frat. Jimmy Durante croons, with nostalgic record cracking, the…

Australian Politicians Keep Falling For Telegram Scams

Australian Politicians Keep Falling For Telegram Scams

Australia’s top diplomats are acting on the assumption that their phones have been hacked after the identities of multiple Australian politicians have been used as part of sophisticated phishing attacks on Telegram. Two weeks ago, Australian Finance Minister Simon Birmingham referred a Telegram account to the police after contacts of…

How One Knife-Maker Uses Tech to Reimagine His Craft

How One Knife-Maker Uses Tech to Reimagine His Craft

Joe Caswell’s knife-making process starts with popsicle sticks, and his latest knife, called the Provoke, looks like something out of a Klingon fever dream. He based the design on an Indonesian karambit, a work knife curved like a talon. His idea? To allow users to flip the utility knife open…

Home Ownership vs Hummer Ownership: A Closer Look At GMC’s Interior Design

Home Ownership vs Hummer Ownership: A Closer Look At GMC’s Interior Design

GM unveiled its $US100,000 ($130,630) Hummer EV SUV over Easter weekend — a little early, if you ask me. The 830-horsepower SUV won’t be available until 2023, while the truck is set for sale later this year. Weirdly enough, the cheapest versions of both are not available until 2024. Reservations…