Good morning and Happy Friday, Austin! We’ve roamed the Web to bring you the latest tech news:
Inside China’s iPhone City
Thanks to perks, tax breaks and subsidies offered by China to iPhone manufacturer Foxconn, this city is capable of producing 500,000 iPhones a day.
The story notes that American officials have “long decried China’s support of its state-owned companies, calling the subsidies and other aid an unfair competitive advantage.”
FBI: Russian intelligence services hacked the DNC
Russia’s foreign intelligence agency emailed a malicious link to more than 1,000 recipients, including U.S. government targets, with samples of computer code that led to a hacking campaign against the Democratic party, according to a report released Thursday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security.
Reuters reports that while the DHS and the Director of National Intelligence said in October that Russia was behind the attack, but that this is the “first detailed technical analysis” and first official FBI statement on the matter.
Plus: The New York Times has a pretty good story about how Russia recruited elite hackers for a cyberwar.
Distracted driver sues Apple
A California driver is suing Apple over a fatal car crash that involved FaceTime, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
The suite, filed in early December, says the driver was “distracted while using the ‘FaceTime’ application on an iPhone 6 Plusand hit the back of another stationary vehicle while going 65 miles per hour.
The suit suggests that Apple should have implemented technology that prohibits people from using FaceTime while driving.
Twitter asks its users for advice
The Chief Executive of Twitter on Thursday tweeted with users about how they could improve the social media company’s service.
He asked users “What’s the most important thing you want to see Twitter improve or create in 2017?”
The Wall Street Journal reported that he got “thousands” of replies. The most-requested feature, he said, is an edit button to allow people to fix spelling and grammar errors.
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