Chroma’s top picks from today’s tech news

Tuesday, December 4

Good morning readers! Here are Chroma’s top picks from today’s tech news. Enjoy the read and follow us for more on our LinkedIn page.

  1. Apple removed scam apps that used a devious trick to steal from iPhone users — and it reveals a growing problem with the App Store. Apple hasn’t commented but it removed the scam apps from its App Store over the weekend.
  2. UK cybersecurity ‘in good place’ to fend off threats. Cybersecurity in the UK is ‘in a good place’ according to the deputy director of the National Cyber Security Strategy, Mark Sayers.

  3. Tesla Autopilot will soon recognize police cars, fire trucks and ambulances. The Tesla CEO tweeted over the weekend the company will be adding emergency response vehicles to the neural net in “coming months”.

  4. Former Facebook exec Mary Lou Jepsen said her new company will make telepathy possible. But first, it’s going to upend the medical-imaging industry. The technology could be used to do everything from detecting cancers early to reading people’s minds, she said.
  5. Amazon briefly overtakes Microsoft and Apple to become world’s most valuable company. On Monday Amazon had a market value of about $865 billion.