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THE COMUNICANO for Friday June 28th 2019

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Sir Jony Ive leaves Apple to start new design shop and why it matters....What happened at Amazon's MA
 
June 28 · Issue #578 · View online
Andy Abramson
Sir Jony Ive leaves Apple to start new design shop and why it matters….What happened at Amazon’s MARS event….How your visual identity is being used…how Amazon plays in facial recognition….Why some cities are banning facial recognition and why some police departments are stopping too…Your heartbeat may be your identity….How Spotify tracks your music….Undressing technology goes behind the curtain….Uber and Lyft may have tricked drivers…Google makes maps better for public transit….SuperHuman email comes to life….What’s up with Microsoft’s Cortana and the reshaping of Evernote…those stories and more are all here today, in the FRIDAY edition of THE COMUNICANO!!!

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I welcomed our new robot overlords at Amazon’s first AI conference I welcomed our new robot overlords at Amazon’s first AI conference
Identity Watch
Soon Your Phone Will Be Your Driver’s License, MetroCard and More Soon Your Phone Will Be Your Driver’s License, MetroCard and More
Amazon's Facial Analysis Program Is Building A Dystopic Future For Trans And Nonbinary People Amazon's Facial Analysis Program Is Building A Dystopic Future For Trans And Nonbinary People
Opinion | A Major Police Body Cam Company Just Banned Facial Recognition Opinion | A Major Police Body Cam Company Just Banned Facial Recognition
A Second U.S. City Has Banned Facial Recognition A Second U.S. City Has Banned Facial Recognition
The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat
Trump officials weigh encryption crackdown Trump officials weigh encryption crackdown
Creator of DeepNude, App That Undresses Photos of Women, Takes It Offline Creator of DeepNude, App That Undresses Photos of Women, Takes It Offline
This Horrifying App Undresses a Photo of Any Woman With a Single Click This Horrifying App Undresses a Photo of Any Woman With a Single Click
Spotify Watch
When You Listen, They Watch: Pre-Saving Albums Can Allow Labels to Track Users on Spotify When You Listen, They Watch: Pre-Saving Albums Can Allow Labels to Track Users on Spotify
Uber Watch
Some Uber and Lyft drivers say they were misled into petitioning against their own worker rights Some Uber and Lyft drivers say they were misled into petitioning against their own worker rights
Google Watch
Grab a seat and be on time with new transit updates on Google Maps Grab a seat and be on time with new transit updates on Google Maps
Alphabet's cybersecurity company Chronicle is merging into Google's cloud business Alphabet's cybersecurity company Chronicle is merging into Google's cloud business
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Jony Ive, iPhone designer, announces Apple departure Jony Ive, iPhone designer, announces Apple departure
Jony Ive, Designer Who Made Apple Look Like Apple, Is Leaving to Start a Firm Jony Ive, Designer Who Made Apple Look Like Apple, Is Leaving to Start a Firm
Apple Design Chief Jony Ive Steps Down: How It Happened Apple Design Chief Jony Ive Steps Down: How It Happened
Daring Fireball: Jony Ive Is Leaving Apple Daring Fireball: Jony Ive Is Leaving Apple
Apple continues expanding into health care by selling a consumer-focused diabetes monitor in stores Apple continues expanding into health care by selling a consumer-focused diabetes monitor in stores
Email Watch
Would You Pay $30 a Month to Check Your Email? Would You Pay $30 a Month to Check Your Email?
Superhuman – Andreessen Horowitz Superhuman – Andreessen Horowitz
RideShare Watch
Volkswagen launches WeShare all-electric car sharing service Volkswagen launches WeShare all-electric car sharing service
Evernote Watch
A Unicorn Lost in the Valley, Evernote Blows Up the ‘Fail Fast’ Gospel A Unicorn Lost in the Valley, Evernote Blows Up the ‘Fail Fast’ Gospel
Assistant Watch
Microsoft continues distancing Cortana from Windows Microsoft continues distancing Cortana from Windows
Chat Watch
Oppo reveals MeshTalk: Chat to friends without a network, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth Oppo reveals MeshTalk: Chat to friends without a network, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth
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