Let’s Talk Apple — Ep. 81 (May 2020)

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The show starts with a few followup stories (including the virus-shaped elephant in every room these days), one notable number, a few quick legal stories, a few Apple staffing changes and acquisitions, and a quick overview of news related to Apple’s original content. The four main stories are the launch of Apple & Google’s Exposure Notification API, the George Floyd protests affect on Apple, the US government’s latest attack on Apple over encryption, and the Unc0ver Jailbreak. The show ends with a quick rundown of some smaller Apple-related stories that made the news in May.

You’ll find detailed show notes below the fold, and if you enjoy this free show, please consider clicking on the donate button at the top of the left side bar – the show is free for you to listen to, but not for Bart to Produce!

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Notable Numbers

Legal Latest

Apple HR & Acquisition News

Apple Original Content Update

Main Stories

  1. Apple & Google’s Exposure Notification API goes live — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/…
  2. Apple & the George Floyd Protests
  3. 🇺🇸 The US Government have renewed their attacks on Apple
  4. The Unc0ver Jailbreak Allows any currently supported iOS device to be jailbroken. Note that the jailbreak requires a physical USB connection, and does not survive a reboot — arstechnica.com/…
    • Apple have patched the kernel bug that underlies the the jailbreak — tidbits.com/…
    • A good description of the pros-and-cons of jailbreaking your own phone (Editorial by Bart: unless you’re a security researcher, you probably shouldn’t!) — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/…

Quick Stories


Note: When the textual description of a link is part of the link it is the title of the page being linked to, when the text describing a link is not part of the link it is a description written by Bart.

Emoji Meaning
🎧 A link to audio content, probably a podcast.
flag The story is particularly relevant to people living in a specific country, or, the organisation the story is about is affiliated with the government of a specific country.
📊 A link to graphical content, probably a chart, graph, or diagram.
💵 A link to an article behind a pay-wall.
📌 A pinned story, i.e. one to keep an eye on that’s likely to develop into something significant in the future.

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