A Voracious Vineyard-Killer, Apple's Siri Snoopers, and More News


A 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 sweat-sesh. 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 writers says it needs to make that consent opt-in.

A voracious, unstoppable bug is killing off vineyards

The Spotted Lanternfly loves apples, nectarines, almonds, and cherry trees, but it prefers grapes above all else. This has been devastating for the Pennsylvania wine industry, where some growers have reported a 90 percent grape loss. In the US, the bug is considered one of the most destructive invasive species in 150 years.

Fast Figure: The Longest-Lived Cancer Is 6,000 Years Old

A sexually transmitted dog parasite that dates back several millennia still thrives today, and is the only remnant of a now-extinct Siberian dog race.

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, hold a great charge, and our reviewer gave them an 8/10.

News You Can Use

Here’s an iPhone app that protects your privacy—for real this time.

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