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News items you should check out: August 19

Since I can’t cover everything, I’ll often direct your attention to articles from various other sources worth your time.

° From AppleInsider: Apple has reportedly exported a list of censored words and terms meant for engraving requests in mainland China to regions like Hong Kong and Taiwan, according to a new investigation.

° From The Verge: Apple’s attempt at podcast subscriptions is off to a messy start.

° From 9to5Mac: BMW is working on launching an all-new Apple Watch app to view vehicle information, lock/unlock doors, control climate, view cameras, and more. Ahead of the release, BMW is asking Apple Watch users for feedback like what features they want to see and which ones are most important.

° From Nikkei Asia: Recent outbreaks of COVID-19 are disrupting Apple’s supplier plans as the company shifts production of AirPods and other products from China to Vietnam.

° From ITHome: LG Display plans to double its production capacity for OLED displays specifically for Apple.

° From The MacObserver: Apple’s NeuralHash algorithm it will use to detect child sexual abuse material (CSAM) has been extracted from a device and rebuilt using Python.

° From Motherboard: For more than a year, an active member of a community that traded in illicitly obtained internal Apple documents and devices was also acting as an informant for the company. 

° From CNBC: Major companies, including Apple, are on board with requiring carbon disclosures from companies. The company’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, and former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Lisa Jackson backing a comprehensive carbon disclosure requirement in April.

° From MacVoices Live!: The MacVoices Live! panel of Jim Rea, Andrew Orr, Guy Serle, and Brittany Smith wrap up their discussion of Apple’s efforts to fight CSAM (child sexual abuse materials), the implications those efforts could have for other categories of information, and the alternatives you can use if they you uncomfortable. They and host Chuck Joiner also briefly comment on how we all contribute to the state of surveillance with our web cams. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.