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3. Even the best Apple engineers can accidentally screw up SSL
In a day and age where everyone is paranoid about U.S. and U.K. government surveillance, Apple began to feel the heat when it slipped through an iPhone and iPad update to fix a flaw that allowed man-in-the-middle attacks, even through SSL encrypted pages. Apple was also slow to fix the flaw on the Mac, which was left vulnerable for four more days.
The culprit? A duplication of a "goto fail;" line, that negated other code. Some suggested it was implanted in there. Those who weren't wearing tinfoil hats on their heads realized it was more likely human error from code merging.
4. Netflix actually pays Comcast for better streaming
Net neutrality in the U.S. is dead — at least for now. Popular television streaming service Netflix agreed earlier this week to pay Comcast to ensure its video content streams quickly, even though Netflix will not receive any preferential treatment. It comes at a time where heavy bandwidth companies, such as TV streaming services, are fighting for fairness over the Internet pipes.
5. iTunes, Spotify, YouTube aren't financially great for musicians
YouTube may be the place where up-and-coming stars reach out for fame, but along with iTunes and Spotify, it may not be worth the labor of love put into it — at least on a financial level.
According to The Guardian, in the past year, about 8 percent of musician Zoe Keating's income came from streaming services. In spite of the near half-million streams from Spotify, she earned just $1,764. And 1.9 million views on YouTube? Expect a paltry $1,248. The full spreadsheet can be found from her Twitter page.