High sierra tracking protection, 30 games, Feds ‘n’ tax, Beats Radio interview, data glitch stocks

macOS High Sierra’s new Safari takes steps to reduce persistent user tracking, but is it enough? In macOS High Sierra, third parties will have a more difficult time sharing any tracking information via Safari. It’s all part of Apple’s approach to privacy, and it’s not just lip service. While such policies certainly helps the company from a marketing standpoint, they’re also routinely turned into product features.

The 30 best Mac games of 2017 — Thirty already? Finally, Macs are getting established as gaming machines, and this is great news because this drives tech like sports does in the analogue world. Another great post from Ric Molina, although some of the games aren’t available yet but imminent.

Feds said to have filed appeal opposing Apple’s retroactive $14.8 billion Irish tax bill — In a first formal step opposing the blockbuster tax ruling by the European Union, the US government has reportedly filed with the European Union General Court to oppose the $14.8 billion mandate by the European Commission.

Beats 1 DJs talk success, struggles on the service’s second anniversary — Apple’s Beats 1 Radio turns two years old in July, and to mark the anniversary DJs Zane Lowe [a Kiwi], Ebro Darden and Julie Adenuga reflect on the service’s beginnings, high points and difficulties in a new interview.

Data glitch sets tech company stock prices At US$123.47 — For one moment on Monday evening, the prices of several stocks on Nasdaq, including those of Amazon, Apple, eBay, Google, and Microsoft, were all priced exactly the same US$123.47. In a statement obtained by the Financial Times, Nasdaq said the culprit was “improper use of test data” that was picked up by third party financial data providers. The exchange said it was “working with third party vendors to resolve this matter.” The issue was replicated across major financial websites, including Bloomberg, Google Finance, and Yahoo Finance, and it’s not known when it all started.




2 thoughts on “High sierra tracking protection, 30 games, Feds ‘n’ tax, Beats Radio interview, data glitch stocks”

  1. Hi Mark,

    Just want to thank you for these updates. I have been receiving them for a couple of years now and find them very helpful.

    Keep it up.



    Christopher E Russell LLB, MBA, Dip.CM. State-owned Enterprise & Governance Expert Private Sector Development Initiative Asian Development Bank


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