Google pays Apple $18B+ a year to keep its search in iPhone

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"We believe there is a possibility that federal courts rule against Google and force it to terminate its search deal with Apple," said Bernstein in the report sent to The Register. "We estimate that the ISA is worth $18B-20B in annual payments from Google to Apple, accounting for 14-16 percent of Apple's annual operating profits."

https://www.theregister.com/2023/10/10/google_pays_apple_18_20_claims_bernstein/?td=rt-3a

WordPress plugin flaw puts ‘millions of websites’ at risk

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WordPress users with the Advanced Custom Fields plugin on their website should upgrade after the discovery of a vulnerability in the code that could open up sites and their visitors to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. Essentially, it allows someone to run JavaScript within another person's view of a page, allowing the attacker to do things like steal information from the page, perform actions as the user, and so on. That's a big problem if the visitor is a logged-in administrative user, as their account could be hijacked to take over the website.

https://www.theregister.com/2023/05/08/wordpress_plugin_vulnerability/?td=rt-3a

No more free API access, says Twitter: You pay for that data

Twitter is eliminating access to its API, but the once-free comms integration will still be available to those who want it – for a price.

“Starting February 9, we will no longer support free access to the Twitter API, both v2 and v1.1. A paid basic tier will be available instead,” Twitter’s developer account said this morning.

https://www.theregister.com/2023/02/02/twitter_eliminating_all_free_api/