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GulchCast: 2019.02.13 – Spying Apps, Facebook Growth, Bezos, The World Record Egg & More

GulchCast returns with the news in tech & economics and we’re leading with more app store trouble for Apple, this time with well-known apps spying on users without disclosing it. We’ll talk Facebook’s record growth, Jeff Bezos’ feud with the Enquirer, plus this week’s Good News In Tech and much, much more!

App Spying Woes

Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking • social.techcrunch.com

Apple tells app developers to disclose or remove screen recording code • social.techcrunch.com

Google Play caught hosting an app that steals users’ cryptocurrency • arstechnica.com

Facebook Growth

Facebook’s first 15 years were defined by user growth • www.recode.net

Facebook Beefs Up Its Blockchain Efforts With Startup Hires – CoinDesk • www.coindesk.com

Spotify Crackdown

Spotify will now suspend or terminate accounts it finds are using ad blockers • social.techcrunch.com

Bezos/Enquirer Feud

No thank you, Mr. Pecker • www.medium.com

Good News In Tech

Meet the Creator of the Egg That Broke Instagram • www.nytimes.com

Egypt’s greatest diva: the team behind perfecting the hologram for Umm Kulthum • www.thenational.ae

Dream of the ’90s Is Alive on the ‘Captain Marvel’ Website • www.hollywoodreporter.com

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