The Inject-Whatever Edition Thursday, August 11, 2022

Let Websites Framebust Out Of Native Apps, by Adrian Holovaty

When a native app embeds a website via a webview, the native app has control over that page. Yes, even if it’s on a domain that the native app doesn’t control (!). This means the native app can inject whatever JavaScript it likes into any website that’s viewed in the webview.

Today I read an astounding exposé by Felix Krause, in which he discovered the Facebook and Instagram iOS apps inject JavaScript into all web pages that are viewed in their webviews. You should read and process this.

iOS Privacy: Instagram And Facebook Can Track Anything You Do On Any Website In Their In-app Browser, by Felix Krause

The iOS Instagram and Facebook app render all third party links and ads within their app using a custom in-app browser. This causes various risks for the user, with the host app being able to track every single interaction with external websites, from all form inputs like passwords and addresses, to every single tap.

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iOS 16 Will Show Live Scores From NBA, MLB, And Premier League Games On iPhone's Lock Screen, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

Live Activities will be available for NBA, MLB, and Premier League games in select countries, according to fine print on the iOS 16 features page.

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Jon Hamm Joins ‘The Morning Show’, by Lesley Goldberg, Hollywood Reporter

Jon Hamm has joined the season three cast of Apple’s The Morning Show. The news comes after the Mad Men alum recently poked fun at the streamer for its roster of A-list stars that included everyone, seemingly, but him. The “Everyone but Jon Hamm” ad earned an Emmy nomination for outstanding commercial.

Apple Ramps Up Its In-House Podcasting Efforts With Studio Deal, by Ashley Carman and Lucas Shaw, Bloomberg

The iPhone maker is looking to add original content to its Podcasts app that it hopes could eventually turn into shows on its Apple TV+ service. The deal — an agreement with Futuro Studios, the maker of the criminal-justice series “Suave” — will fund development and production of podcasts, according to people familiar with the situation. In exchange, Apple will have the first chance to turn any podcast into a film or TV show.


Apple Marks 40 Years In Australia With New Commitments To Drive Opportunity And Protect The Planet, by Apple

To mark Apple’s 40 years in Australia, the company today announced new initiatives that will help protect the environment and create opportunity in communities across the country. Projects include developing new sources of renewable energy, expanding coding education programs, and forging partnerships with Indigenous-led nonprofits advancing equity and opportunity.

“We’re proud to celebrate Apple’s long history in Australia, and to deepen our shared commitment to protecting the planet and creating opportunity in people’s lives,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re fortunate to have so many great partners, colleagues, and customers across this country, and we’ll continue working together to make the world a more equitable and just place for all.”

The Story Of Steve Jobs And Issey Miyake's Friendship (And A Nixed Apple Uniform), by Wynne Davis, NPR

While Issey Miyake's black turtlenecks are well known because of their association with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the impact that the famous Japanese designer had on Apple could have been even larger, with Jobs initially wanting Miyake to create a uniform for all Apple employees.

Miyake died from liver cancer at age 84 on Aug. 5. As the news of his death has spread, many are revisiting the designer's work, including his connection to Jobs.

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Instead of following what Steve Jobs did by buying one hundred turtlenecks that are exactly the same, you can also save time by not having to choose what clothes to wear everyday by just not caring what other people think about your fashion sense. :-)


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