Unriddled: Apple’s Latest MacBook, Another Facebook Data Loophole, and More Tech News You Need

Unriddled: Apple’s Latest MacBook, Another Facebook Data Loophole, and More Tech News You Need

As we find ourselves halfway through July and grasping tightly to the weeks of summer that remain, we know you don't have a ton of time to devour news. It's our Wednesday tech news roundup, and we're breaking it down. Unriddled: The Tech News You Need 1. Apple Releases a New Macbook Pro Apple announced last week the latest release in its MacBook Pro lineup, calling it "the most advanced Mac notebook ever." Among its news features, the company says, are faster computing, an improved Retina display, and the ability to prompt Apple's voice assistant with verbal "Hey Siri" commands -- and, according to some early users, a quieter keyboard. But there may be more beneath that (hushed) surface, with rumors floating that the subdued typing volume is actually a way of masking the manufacturer's known keyboard reliability issues. Dieter Bohn of The Verge shares more first impressions. Facebook Privacy Loophole Discovered in "Closed" Groups CNBC reported last week that Facebook has closed a loophole that allowed the identities of members of closed, private groups on the platform to be scraped with the use of a Chrome browser plug-in. Partnering with background check provider Checkr and safety data company Appriss, this move is the latest of Uber's efforts, largely under CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, to improve the company's reputation, especially when it comes to rider safety. Until next week, feel free to weigh in on Twitter to ask us your tech news questions, or to let us know what kind of events and topics you'd like us to cover.

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Welcome one, welcome all to another Wednesday: the day that marks the halfway point — almost — to the weekend.

As we find ourselves halfway through July and grasping tightly to the weeks of summer that remain, we know you don’t have a ton of time to devour news. So, in keeping with tradition — we’ll keep this week’s “Unriddled” quick.

It’s our Wednesday tech news roundup, and we’re breaking it down.

Unriddled: The Tech News You Need

1. Apple Releases a New Macbook Pro

Apple announced last week the latest release in its MacBook Pro lineup, calling it “the most advanced Mac notebook ever.” Among its news features, the company says, are faster computing, an improved Retina display, and the ability to prompt Apple’s voice assistant with verbal “Hey Siri” commands — and, according to some early users, a quieter keyboard. But there may be more beneath that (hushed) surface, with rumors floating that the subdued typing volume is actually a way of masking the manufacturer’s known keyboard reliability issues. Dieter Bohn of The Verge shares more first impressions. Read full story >>

2. Facebook Privacy Loophole Discovered in “Closed” Groups

CNBC reported last week that Facebook has closed a loophole that allowed the identities of members of closed, private groups on the platform to be scraped with the use of a Chrome browser plug-in. The issue was discovered when the moderator of a closed group came upon the Grouply.io browser extension, which allows third parties…

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