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Apple's New iPhone 11 Design Will Make You Intensely Sick, Literally

The iPhone 21 is going to be a full-blown health hazard at this rate.

The iPhone team over at Apple have always been all about making their devices look slick AF. Well something must’ve been in their pumpkin spice lattes when they were coming up with the design for the 2019 range of phones because it seems like they were designed solely to trigger people’s trypophobia.

For those who don’t know what trypophobia is, it’s the visceral aversion to clusters or irregular patterns of little holes or bumps. If you’re not sure if this affects you, just look at some lotus seedheads and you’ll know.

JUST A WARNING FOR THOSE WITH TRYPOPHOBIA, THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE MAY BE TRIGGERING!

Anyway, here’s the lowdown.

Apple has unveiled the iPhone 11, iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max and while the new devices boast some impressive specs (and hefty price tags), all eyes are on the Pro and Pro Max’s cameras.

All three of them.

We get that cameras are the new battle frontier for smartphones and Apple’s new iPhones will be nothing less than a photographer’s wet dream.

But did they have to have three cameras positioned like that? Couldn’t they have just made it into one big camera or something and spare all those who suffer from trypophobia the anguish of looking at it?

Unsurprisingly, the new iPhone started triggering people’s trypophobia and causing people at the Apple event to have a rougher time than expected.

The next 12 months is going to be a rough time for some Apple users. Not only will they have to make sure their phone is face up at all times, they’re going to be extra careful in public because of all the iPhone 11 users who are out and about taking photos.

If this is the new design path Apple is taking with its devices, the iPhone 21 is going to be a full blown health hazard at this rate.

The App You're Using For Uni Meetups Might Be Costing You Your Privacy

But hey, some personal info is a pretty small price to pay to keep things organised!

Running an Aussie uni club or society can be a logistical nightmare and that’s where apps like Get come in handy for keeping track of members and their deets. Now that’s a lot of personal info stored in one place and it would be awful if it were hacked or if a vulnerability was discovered.

Well that’s exactly what happened.

A Reddit user posted on the UNSW subreddit and revealed that they were able to get unauthorised access to the personal info – name, email, DOBs, Facebook IDs and phone numbers – of Get’s users using the app’s search function API.

Worryingly, the user said they were access the data without using any tokens (used to provide legitimate access to the app) meaning anyone could get their hands on the data.

All in all, an estimated 50,000 Aussie uni students may have had their data exposed due to this vulnerability, which represents about one-third of the platform’s 159k user base. Yikes.

The Guardian reports that the Reddit user tried to reach out to Get “around six times” over the weekend they discovered the app’s security flaw but were met with a “non-response.”

While Get hasn’t reached out to the Reddit user, it has posted an update on its website stating that changes were made to prevent unauthorised access to the service and it is investigating the reported security flaws. Get has also said it’s been in contact with any affected Aussie uni clubs and societies that may have been impacted by the vulnerability.

This security flaw isn’t the first time Get has found itself in hot water due to issues related to data breaches and the like.

Back in 2018 – when Get was originally known as Qnect – members of Aussie uni societies and clubs using the service were reportedly threatened with the release of their personal info by a hacking group unless the company paid them a ransom in Bitcoin.

Get states that its platform is safe to use after addressing the discovered vulnerability. Having said that, best start proofing your personal info just to be doubly sure or you might find yourself at the pointy end of an extortion attempt from some dudes who have a hankering for Bitcoin.

Tool Frontman Maynard James Keenan's Defence Of Justin Bieber Is Weirdly Nice

Well this was unexpected.

We’ve seen some weird stuff in 2019 but ranking among the most bizarre of happenings this year is the “feud” between Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan and Justin Bieber.

It all began when Biebs shared some Tool lyrics to his Instagram story and revealed himself to be a big fan of the band’s music. After this little tidbit reached Maynard James Keenan’s ears, the Tool frontman responded with a spirit crushing tweet:

Not enough ice in the world could help a burn of that magnitude but Justin’s wife, Hailey Bieber, gave it a good crack anyway by clapping back at the Tool frontman on Twitter and slamming him for shading her husband who just wanted to express his admiration for the band.

In response, James Keenan only tweeted out the video to a Tool oldie, ‘Hush’, which we’re sure he did to remind fans about how good the tune is. Really.

It’s been a while since the “feud” took place and James Keenan has now shed some light on what went down and what he actually meant when he tweeted #bummer to ol’ Biebs.

Speaking to Zane Rowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1, the Tool frontman says the “#bummer” was directed at “the crap that surrounds [Justin Bieber]” than at the singer himself. He also cleared the air by saying Justin’s “probably a good kid.”

That’s… weirdly nice?

Elaborating what he meant, James Keenan says Biebs “was never armed with the tools to handle [the spotlight]” and called the singer’s entourage surrounding him “monsters.”

“So when I make a statement like #bummer, it has nothing to do with him. It has to do with, I know that the ocean of s**t that’s going to follow because he couldn’t just be a quiet Tool fan, he had to say it out loud, and now I know the flood’s coming from the people that don’t get it, and the people that think they do, and they’re going to argue with each other.

“And it’s going to be stupid. And it doesn’t matter. And this poor kid’s caught right in the crosshairs, as he was, as he is.”

Well there you go. There wasn’t any feud after all, just something blown out of proportion because we all like the drama I suppose.

Be honest, you all frothed on it.

James Keenan also nailed the part about Biebs not being “armed with the tools,” so much so that you wonder if he saw the singer’s soul-searching (and problematic) Instagram post about his struggles and decided to share some nice words out of sympathy or something.

Anyway, it’s time to put whatever “feud” we thought existed between Justin Bieber and Maynard James Keenan to bed because it’s all bullcrap.

Hopefully ol’ Biebs can now enjoy Tool’s new album without thinking they hate him. But maybe keep the fanboying and sharing of song lyrics to Instagram on the down-low this time alright?

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