The Lighthouse IT Podcast - September 4th, 2020
Matt and Griffin discuss self-destructing DVDs, more Apple store drama, another win against ransomware, Walmart joining in on the TikTok deal, and the New Facebook.
Listen here! Go to the 3:00min mark to skip the intro.
Apple "Tax" drama continues - but with an additional contender
In a bid to help small businesses cope with financial loss, Facebook announced a new feature allowing "paid for" events on the platform, making it easy for small businesses to host virtual meetings to stay engaged with customers. To further its value, Facebook stated that it would not be taking a cut of any payment made to those businesses as way to support them during this time.
Apple was not a fan of this tactic and blocked the update unless Facebook removed the written notice - stating it was a violation of the App Store policy under the section marked "irrelevant information." Though it sure does seem relevant to explain why on one platform it would be price gouged.
Speaking of Apple - Remember our Fortnite Drama?
And how about a little vindication against ransomware attackers?
Walmart is teaming up with Microsoft on the TikTok purchase
The "New Facebook" launches for everyone this month
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