Hashtag Trending – Kanye West-Elon Musk bromance; Shazam! Apple slapped by regulators; dead guy can’t unlock his iPhone

Kanye West and Elon Musk just can’t get enough of each other on Twitter. Apple is running into trouble with European regulators. And police in Florida attempt a unique, if somewhat grotesque, way to unlock an iPhone.


Hashtag Trending on Amazon Alexa Subscribe to Hashtag Trending on Google Play Subscribe to Hashtag Trending on Apple iTunes

Trending on Twitter is the bro-mance between Elon Musk and Kanye West. Yup. West has been attracting attention lately for an increased volume of tweets. The content of which has some people calling him a genius, and others just calling him crazy. But who says he can’t be both? On Monday, West tweeted “I really love my Tesla. I’m in the future. Thank you Elon.” He also called it the “funnest” car he’s ever driven and “good for the environment.” The praise elicited some retweets from Musk himself.

Trending on Google, Apple’s acquisition of Shazam is facing some new scrutiny from regulators. European Union antitrust regulators are worried the deal could given Apple’s iPhone an unfair advantage in the market. If you’ve somehow never heard of Shazam, it’s that app that helps you identify a song that’s playing just by “listening” to it for a few seconds. Since it’s been available for use with all digital music services so far, regulators are worried that Apple could use that data to see who is using competing services and target them with ads and offers. A decision on the matter is expected Sept. 4.

Police went to a funeral home to unlock a dead man’s phone with his finger. from technology

And speaking about unfair uses of an iPhone, there’s a popular story on Reddit about police going to a funeral home just so they could use a dead man’s finger to unlock his iPhone. Thirty-year-old Linus Phillip was shot dead by police last month in Largo, Florida. As part of the investigation into the matter, two detectives attempted to use the man’s body to unlock his iPhone. But apparently, it didn’t work. Good thing he didn’t have Face ID set up. Obviously the deceased man’s fiancee was horrified by the incident. Legal experts say the police were on the right side of the law. But probably not on the right side of decency.

Would you recommend this article?


Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.

Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada
Brian Jackson
Brian Jacksonhttp://www.itbusiness.ca
Editorial director of IT World Canada. Covering technology as it applies to business users. Multiple COPA award winner and now judge. Paddles a canoe as much as possible.

Follow this Cyber Security Today

More Cyber Security Today