Adobe & Apple Altercations, No More Green Texts, & Open-Source Scares

July 12, 2024 by
Adobe & Apple Altercations, No More Green Texts, & Open-Source Scares
Lighthouse IT Solutions, Matthew Almendinger

LITS bits:

This week, Matt & Griff discuss another open-source web library being used to distribute malware after being bought by a Chinese company. 

Also, Adobe was facing some heat after their last Terms of Use update, but they have now promised everyone they are not using user content to train their AI model(s). Of course, that hasn't helped them in the new lawsuit the DOJ and FTC have filed against them for their complicated subscription model and hidden fees, whoops. 

On the other side of the pond, the EU is investigating Apple for violations of the Digital Markets Act. On the bright side, Apple announced support for RCS in iOS 18, greatly improving communication features between iPhone and non-iPhone users. Woo! No more green text vs. blue text! 

But sadly, the Google graveyard gains another stone as the continuous scrolling feature of the search results page is already ending, so you'll have to click to see the next page and deal with the AI search results slowing page performance instead. 

TikTok is focusing on photos with the launch of an image search feature in the TikTok Shop and Whee, their new photo-sharing app. 

Instagram Notes is now a thing for short, temporary news updates. 

And finally, New York has just enacted two new laws to help protect children from the harmful effects of social media.

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