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6. Bulletproof glass doesn't make an iPhone bulletproof
Just because a case is made with bulletproof glass doesn't make it bulletproof, as Ars Technica found this week. In testing the new "Holy Grail" of screen protectors, the publication's Lee Hutchinson set out to bash, smash, drill, and nail his iPhone with the tempered glass protector. It cracked within seconds of testing it out — and they hadn't even broken out the firearm by this point. When he finally took it to the range, "No," he said definitively, the screen cannot protect against a bullet. Well, that's that then.
Image: Ars Technica [video]
7. The U.S., U.K. are now "enemies of the Internet"
It's little surprise that Russia, China, and many Middle Eastern countries, which restrict the free flow of information within its borders are on a list of "enemies of the Internet." But thanks to the Edward Snowden revelations, the U.S. and U.K. are now part of that list.
Reporters Without Borders came down particularly hard on the U.K., saying: "The U.S. edition of The Guardian is still able to publish information from Edward Snowden, while the British edition is not, but the country of the First Amendment has undermined confidence in the Internet and its own standards of security."
Image: Reporters Without Borders
8. Apple's App Store isn't as secure as many first thought
Apple prides itself on a safe and secure app store, where users can download apps that have been security-scrutiny tested by the iPhone and iPad maker — compared to Google Play and Microsoft's Windows Store, which are littered with malware-ridden apps, and fake knock-offs. But this week Apple was under the spotlight for letting one "anonymity" app through the gates of its walled garden that was "full of adware and spyware," according to complaining users. Apple remained mum on the matter and did not respond for comment when pressed on the matter.