Archived Post

Apple Daily Report: Apple spent $310,000 on personal security for CEO Tim Cook last year (and more news)

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out. 

Apple’s most recent proxy statement, filed earlier this month, shows the company spent $310,000 on personal security for CEO Tim Cook in 2018. But that’s a fraction of other tech giants’ expenditures, says Wired.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will introduce a privacy bill today tasking the Federal Trade Commission with recommending, and Congress with finalizing, national rules for companies like Google and Facebook. The bill seems to steer clear of giving the FTC wide new authority, instead only letting the agency write rules itself if Congress fails to do so, according to Axios.

A new survey out this morning from Pew Research found that 74 percent of Facebook users surveyed did not know there was a “your ad preferences page” where they could see which ad categories Facebook had placed them into, based on interests and information they’ve shared with the service. Pew surveyed 963 U.S. adults with Facebook accounts between Sept. 4 and Oct. 1, 2018.

Domino’s Pizza has been told its website and app must be made fully accessible to blind people, after losing a legal case in the US. It follows a complaint from a blind customer who said he first struggled to change toppings and then was unable to complete a pizza’s purchase using the company’s iPhone app, reports the BBC.

Say “goodbye.” The official Westworld mobile game has been removed from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store just one month after its publisher settled a lawsuit over the game being “a blatant rip-off” of Bethesda’s Fallout Shelter, notes The Verge.

According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple plans to “cut back on hiring for some divisions” following its slowdown in iPhone sales.

Dennis Sellers
the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.