Software bug temporarily took down Apple’s developer site

Apple’s developer portal briefly went down on Thursday morning, triggering speculations that it might have suffered a hack. Some developers reported that their account showed an address in Russia instead of their correct home address. Apple, however, rejected the cyber attack speculations, stating the problem originated owing to a software bug. According to a MacRumours report on Thursday, several developers reported that all of their developer account addresses have been updated with an address in Russia, perhaps indicating some kind of breach or serious internal error. According to multiple developer…

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How Google Took Over the Classroom

CHICAGO — The sixth graders at Newton Bateman, a public elementary school here with a classic red brick facade, know the Google drill. In a social-science class last year, the students each grabbed a Google-powered laptop. They opened Google Classroom, an app where teachers make assignments. Then they clicked on Google Docs, a writing program, and began composing essays. Looking up from her laptop, Masuma Khan, then 11 years old, said her essay explored how schooling in ancient Athens differed from her own. “Back then, they had wooden tablets and…

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