The latest Q3 2019 earnings results are in from Apple, and—depending on who you talk to—they’re either surprisingly stellar or dreadfully terrible. Welcome to the world of news media spin. Also, a new ruling from the EU makes website operators responsible for what Facebook does with user data, a U.S. Senate bill called the SMART Act would ban dark UX patterns from popular social apps, and so much more.
Links & Show Notes
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- EU Court of Justice ruling may spell the death of social like and share buttons (ZDNet)
- New bill would ban autoplay videos and endless scrolling (The Verge)
- The SMART Act (PDF)
- Apple third-quarter 2019 results and charts! (Six Colors)
- DUMB: “Apple Reports Declining Profits and Stagnant Growth, Again” (The New York Times)
- Apple joins Google, Facebook, and Twitter in data-sharing project (The Verge)
- Exclusive: Adobe’s new transparent display (Axios)
- Hopper, P.I. (YouTube)