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GulchCast: 2019.02.05 – Facebook & Google Draw Apple’s Wrath, Huawei, QuadrigaCX and More

GulchCast returns talking news from the worlds of tech, economics and innovation, and this week we take a look at the unprecedented steps taken by Apple to punish Facebook and Google for their efforts to sidestep the iPhone’s security system for the purpose of data collection and the fallout. We’ll talk about charges leveled against Huawei by the US government including those stemming from a bizarre industrial espionage incident. The founder of QuadrigaCX has died and now no one can access their clients’ cryptocurrency. The controversial social media marketing firm Jerry Media is under fire for IP theft, and we’ll talk all the good news in Tech. And be sure and stay through the end for a very special message about a friend of the program who needs your help!

Facebook & Google vs. Apple

Everything you need to know about Facebook, Google’s app scandal • social.techcrunch.com

Apple, Facebook spat is over, for now—iOS certificate access restored • arstechnica.com

Apple restores Google’s own internal iPhone apps after privacy brouhaha • arstechnica.com

Report: Attorneys General in Six States Are Now Investigating Facebook’s Data Practices • gizmodo.com

Huawei’s US Legal Troubles

2018 Was A ‘Disaster’ For Huawei — But Here’s Why 2019 Will Be Much Worse • www.forbes.com

‘Huawei tried to take a robot’s arm’ • www.bbc.com

QuadrigaCX and the Need for Redundancy in Access

QuadrigaCX Owes Customers $190 Million, Court Filing Shows – CoinDesk • www.coindesk.com

Jerry Media/F***Jerry and the World Record Egg

How an Instagram Star With a Name Like FuckJerry Makes $30,000 Per Sponsored Post • www.adweek.com

8 Takeaways From Hulu’s Surprise-Released Fyre Festival Doc • www.vulture.com

Fuckjerry founder apologizes for stealing jokes and pledges to get creator permission • www.theverge.com

Hulu is the first brand to sponsor the absurd, record-breaking egg account on Instagram • www.theverge.com

The World-Record Instagram Egg Is Going to Make Someone Very Rich • www.theatlantic.com

First Sim-Swapping Hacker Sentenced

Hacker Who Stole $5 Million By SIM Swapping Gets 10 Years in Prison • motherboard.vice.com

Good News In Tech

Austin in January: Cash rich and maturing • social.techcrunch.com

Fortnite Had An In-Game Marshmello Concert, And It Was Actually Pretty Great • kotaku.com

This light-powered 3D printer materializes objects all at once • social.techcrunch.com

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