Leaked 809 Million Records

· Andrew Orr · Link

An email marketing company called—which has been taken offline—exposed 809 million records in a database.

In general, the 809 million total records in the trove include standard information like names, email addresses, phone numbers, and physical addresses. But many also include things like gender, date of birth, personal mortgage amount, interest rate, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram accounts associated with email addresses, and characterizations of people’s credit scores (like average, above average, and so on).

As always, use the tool to see if your email was included in a data breach.

GQ's History of Cool Examines White Apple Earbuds

· Andrew Orr · Link

Johnathon Heaf writes how Apple’s white earbuds changed the industry forever. It all started with the iPod.

The “silhouette campaign” ads, which I’m sure many of you remember more than the early hardware, focused on the white earbuds that came with each iPod – a design feature that Ive has since stated was pure serendipity.

When he first saw the ads, Steve Jobs was worried the iPod wasn’t visible enough. Yet they were popular because they were fun and emotive.


Dr. Mac Interviews John Sculley

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

John Sculley interviewed by Bob

Dr. Mac spent some time with former Apple CEO John Sculley talking about old times, Steve Jobs, and if the Reality Distortion Field was real.