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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Checked 8:40 AM; Last Updated 9:35 PM CDT; 02:35 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Retailer-Backed Apple Pay Rival CurrentC Has Been Hacked, Testers' Email Addresses Stolen" TechCrunch 11:35 AM
  • "MCX: Merchants accepting both CurrentC and Apple Pay 'entirely possible' in the future" 9to5Mac 4:14 PM
  • "CurrentC Alerts Users of Unauthorized Access to Email Addresses" MacRumors 11:36 AM
  • "Apple Pay rival led by Walmart has already been hacked" GeekWire 12:18 PM
  • "Apple Pay rival MCX already hacked, but insists it's OK to keep your sensitive data in the cloud" iDownload Blog 11:36 AM
  • "Answers To Your Questions" MCX 9:12 AM
  • "MCX explains why CurrentC retailers can't use Apple Pay" USA Today 8:58 AM
  • "Now We Know The Truth About Why CVS And Rite Aid Blocked Apple Pay" Business Insider 9:50 AM
  • "MCX defends CurrentC against Apple Pay controversy, says sensitive customer data is saved in the cloud" AppleInsider 10:20 AM
  • "MCX says merchant fines are 'simply not true'" The Next Web 4:13 PM
  • "CurrentC group says exclusivity is required, but no fees for leaving" iMore 10:20 AM
  • "MCX says its Apple Pay rival is being bashed because it's 'challenging the status quo'" BGR 4:13 PM
  • "CurrentC Merchants Hit With Large Fines If They Accept Apple Pay" MacTrast 8:40 AM
  • "MCX CEO calls CurrentC exclusivity fines 'untrue,' responds to recent hack" AppleInsider 4:40 PM
  • "Forget about payment apps: the new battle is around payment terminals" VentureBeat 8:55 AM
  • "Apple exec: Don't expect Apple SIM to show up in iPhones" FierceWireless 8:48 AM
  • "Apple: Don't Expect To See Our SIM In iPhones Any Time Soon" Gizmodo 8:20 AM
  • "Constrained supply keeps iPhone 6 Plus resale prices at 124% of retail price" AppleInsider 8:42 AM
  • "Europeans love iPhone 6, 6 Plus not so much" BetaNews 10:23 AM
  • "For Gorilla Glass testers, life is a daily grind (and scratch and drop...): At Corning's Gorilla Glass testing labs, the glassmaker that fronts Apple's iPhone tried to show that rival sapphire crystal isn't all it's cracked up to be." CNET 8:07 AM
  • "How an FCC rule change could deliver the Apple TV you've been dreaming of" Cult of Mac 8:27 AM
  • "FCC Rule Change Could Turn Apple TV into A Cable TV Competitor" The Mac Observer 9:51 AM
  • "FCC proposes rule change to open a la carte internet television streaming" AppleInsider 10:24 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook faults Alabama for lack of gay rights" Telegraph 8:53 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung Electronics Third-Quarter Profit Falls Sharply: Mobile Business Continued to Lose Ground to Low-Cost Smartphone Makers" [Paid Membership Required] 9:33 PM
  • "Samsung Reports Steep Drop in Q3 Results" Re/code 8:49 PM
  • "Movie industry yells 'Cut!' on wearables in theaters: Two U.S. movie industry groups, citing piracy concerns, have adopted a zero-tolerance policy on wearables with cameras" Computerworld New Zealand 6:20 PM
  • "Drupal warns unless you patched within seven hours, you're hacked/Summary: Drupal has issued a highly critical announcement that unless Drupal installs were patched against the latest SQL injection attack within seven hours of its unveiling, that the site should be considered compromised." ZDNet 5:05 PM
  • "FBI demands new powers to hack into computers and carry out surveillance" The Guardian 4:12 PM
  • "New Wireless Plans Raise Questions for Carriers and Phone Makers" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 12:17 PM
  • "Verizon will pay $64 million to settle claims over Family Plan over-billing" Gigaom 9:11 AM
  • "ACM 278: Apple is the New Microsoft and Thinking Differently about iPhone" The Mac Observer 7:35 PM
  • "Ted Landau's Experiences with Yosemite, Apple Pay, and Predictions" MacVoices 2:01 PM
  • "Q&A: Hope and Headaches for Digital Health" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:12 AM