An invasive bug is destroying vineyards at an alarming rate, Apple contractors are listening to your Siri conversations, and we’ve got the earbuds for your next workout. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.
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“Opt out” is useless. Let people opt in
Just like Google and Amazon before, Apple has been caught having contractors listen to your Siri conversations without telling anyone about it. Apple’s eventually going to give people control over whether that happens to their data, but our writer says it needs to make that consent opt-in.
A voracious, unstoppable bug is killing off vineyards
The spotted lanternfly loves apples, nectarines, almonds, cherries—and above all, grapes. This has been devastating for the Pennsylvania wine industry, where yields have fallen by as much as 90 percent. The bug is one of the most destructive invasive species to hit the US in 150 years.
Fast Figure: The Longest-Lived Cancer Is 6,000 Years Old
A contagious, sexually transmitted dog cancer is the only remnant of a now-extinct Siberian dog race. It dates back several millennia and still thrives today.
WIRED Recommends: Jaybird Vista Earbuds
If you’re looking for something to pump tunes into your head while you’re getting your sweat on, look no further than these Jaybird earbuds. They’re light, comfortable, and hold a great charge. Our reviewer gave them an 8/10.
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Here’s an iPhone app that protects your privacy—for real this time.
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