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Choose the news 11/1/17

So . . . Um . . . Apple Has Secretly Been Cataloging Photos of You Wearing a Bra

Is there any tech company that DOESN’T make you feel totally violated at this point?  Here’s the latest, and it’s wild.

Believe it or not, Apple has secretly been cataloging photos of you wearing a BRA for the past year.

And if you want to see what they’ve got, go to the Photos app on your iPhone . . . hit the little magnifying glass at the top for search . . . and type in “bra” or “brassiere.”  Boom.  You should see any pictures you’ve taken in a bra, tank top, or bikini.

So how is this NOT a huge violation of your privacy?  Here’s what Apple would say.

One:  They’re not JUST cataloging photos of you in a bra.  Their artificial intelligence goes through and catalogs tons of different things, from guacamole to polka dots, to make it easy for you to search for them.  There’s a list of 4,432 different things total.

And two:  Those searches only work locally, on your phone.  It’s not like they’re uploading a bunch of your bra photos anywhere else, or syncing your pictures to a server where the analysis is done.  So technically, it’s private and secure.

But still, it’s weird that they don’t also search photos for men’s underwear, like boxers or briefs.  And as far as we know, there’s no way to turn the auto-cataloging off.

(The Verge / Medium)

Samuel Adams Just Announced a $199 Beer That’s Illegal in 12 States

If you want a beer that’s absurdly expensive AND illegal in most of the south, then oh baby, today’s your day.

Samuel Adams just announced they’re making a special craft beer called Utopias.  It’s 56 PROOF, which makes it just as potent as a lot of hard alcohol.  And a bottle of it will cost you $199.

But the best part?  Because of that high alcohol content, it’s ILLEGAL in 12 states:  Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, and Washington.

It should go on sale in the other 38 states next month, but it’s going to be pretty tough to find . . . they only made 13,000 total bottles, so you may have to call around to find places that are carrying it.


Half of Us Feel Burned Out at Work . . . Here Are the Top Five Reasons Why

  Now that it’s November, the countdown to the end of the year begins . . . and it probably feels like you DESPERATELY need a break.

According to a new survey, HALF of us feel burned out at our jobs right now.  And that’s true across every age bracket.

So what’s making things so rough?  Here are the top five answers . . .

1.  Unclear goals.  42% of people say it’s the top cause of stress at their job.

2.  The commute, 16%.

3.  A bad boss, 16%.

4.  Bad coworkers, 14%.

5.  Long hours, 12%.


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