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News round-up: Apple TV+ exec exits, Mac malware, more

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, we’ll frequently offer a wrap-up news items you should check out.

According to Variety, Apple creative executive Michelle Mendelovitz is heading to 20th Century Fox Television to become the studio’s senior vice president of drama development. She most recently served as a creative exec developing scripted and documentary series for Apple TV Plus since 2018, overseeing “For All Mankind,” “Servant,” “Visible: Out on Television,” “Severance,” “Defending Jacob,” and “Invasion,” as well as Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry’s mental health documentary.

Business Insider notes that Apple CEO Tim Cook says the Trump administration directly intervened to help the iPhone maker enter the retail market in India.

A former NSA hacker repackages in-the-wild Mac malware for his own use, reports Ars Technica

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has tweeted that he and his wife may have been among the first in the U.S. to have the 2019 Novel Coronavirus after returning from a trip abroad

Glenn Fleishman has a brand new book, “Take Control of Home Security Cameras,” which goes way behind just buying one and connecting it. On the latest episode of MacVoices, he discuss the origin of the book, some of the factors you need to consider when selecting a camera, and what you can do if you’ve already got a camera in your home. He also discusses Apple HomeKit Secure Video and what it means for your privacy, and talks about some of the options he can recommend.

Dennis Sellers
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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.