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Facebook, Twitter voice support for Apple's stance on encryption [u]

02/18/2016, 09:02 pm

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey tweeted "we stand with Tim Cook and Apple," while Facebook expressed it would "fight aggressively" against any government actions to "weaken the security" of consumer products.

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Apple poaches Telus executive to manage Canadian sales operations

02/18/2016, 08:02 pm

Apple added new blood to its Canadian management team in February with the hire of Brent Johnston, a longtime Telus executive who handled the regional telco's consumer segment.

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Senate committee chair mulls bill to punish companies that refuse decryption requests

02/18/2016, 08:02 pm

Amid a raging digital security debate sparked by Apple's fight to protect encryption FBI, the Senate Intelligence Committee is said to be working on legislation that would criminalize companies unwilling to comply with court-ordered decryption requests.

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John McAfee offers to decrypt iPhone used by San Bernardino terrorists, criticizes FBI

02/18/2016, 04:02 pm

Calling it a "black day and the beginning of the end of the U.S. as a world power," software developer John McAfee criticized the FBI on Thursday for attempting to force Apple to build a backdoor to access data from a terrorist's iPhone, saying that he will decrypt the handset himself for free.

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Protestors gather at San Francisco Apple Store to support fight against government backdoors

02/18/2016, 12:02 am

Internet rights advocacy group Fight for the Future held a rally outside a flagship San Francisco Apple Store on Wednesday in a show of support as Apple resists government pressure to implement software backdoors.

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Lawmakers, advocacy groups, Snowden take sides in polarizing Apple encryption debate

02/17/2016, 05:02 pm

U.S. legislators, public rights groups and security experts are planting their collective flags in a debate that could have serious ramifications for the future of consumer encryption sparked by a recent court order forcing Apple to aid in the decryption of an iPhone linked to the San Bernardino terrorist attack,

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Tim Cook & Jony Ive talk fashion, future of Apple in Vogue interview

02/17/2016, 04:02 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and lead designer Jony Ive took fashion magazine Vogue on a tour of their upcoming "spaceship" Campus 2, and explained how the Apple Watch is the realization of a long-term goal for the company.

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Under pressure from Apple Music, Spotify tries to buy new subscribers' love with free Chromecast

02/17/2016, 11:02 am

In the face of intense competition from Apple Music and free alternatives like YouTube, streaming provider Spotify is working to entice consumers to sign up for its premium service by offering Google's Chromecast gratis to new subscribers.

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Court upholds $450M settlement in Apple's e-books case, but Supreme Court appeal still awaits

02/17/2016, 10:02 am

Apple's $450 million settlement in its iBooks antitrust complaint was upheld by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, but the payout remains dependent on a pending appeal to the Supreme Court.

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Carl Icahn, David Einhorn cut Apple positions amid hedge fund titration

02/16/2016, 07:02 pm

A series of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings reveal activist investor Carl Icahn and David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital both shed Apple stock in the fourth quarter of 2015 after bullish prospects

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Google addresses EdTech data collection concerns but leaves questions unanswered

02/16/2016, 06:02 pm

After requesting details on Google's data collection policies in relation to its education technology program, Sen. Al Franken on Tuesday published the company's official point-by-point response, saying the letter was thorough but ultimately incomplete.

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Apple suppliers had 'very good' January following tough December, analyst says

02/16/2016, 04:02 pm

Taiwanese Apple suppliers experienced a "very good" January, financially, despite Apple "putting on the breaks extra hard" the previous month, Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White said on Tuesday.

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Apple says new India tech center focused on Maps development, local market initiatives

02/16/2016, 11:02 am

Apple has confirmed recent reports that it plans to open an expansive new development office in India, revealing that the facility will serve its Maps team as well as "ambitious efforts locally."

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Employees pan Tony Fadell-led Nest as poorly managed, fear-driven machine

02/16/2016, 10:02 am

Once the darling of Silicon Valley, connected device company Nest -- with former Apple exec Tony Fadell at the helm -- is being described by some workers as a place where a toxic corporate culture has taken hold.

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Apple plans new flagship store in central Stockholm -- report

02/15/2016, 05:02 pm

Scandinavian consumers could soon have a landmark Apple Store to call their own, as the company is reportedly preparing to begin construction on a new flagship location in the Swedish capital city of Stockholm.

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Review body requests more info before approving Apple's Irish data center

02/15/2016, 02:02 pm

A planning organization backed by the Irish government -- An Bord Pleanála -- is reportedly asking Apple to provide more information about a number of issues before it approves the construction of a data center near the small town of Athenry.

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Apple Store at Grand Central closed until further notice due to power outage

02/15/2016, 01:02 pm

A power outage at New York City's Grand Central Terminal has reportedly forced one of Apple's most heavily trafficked retail stores to be closed until further notice.

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Review: Atlas Wristband is an ambitious but flawed strength training tracker

02/13/2016, 12:02 pm

The Atlas Wristband is a noble first effort at something no other fitness tracker does, but there are too many rough edges to recommend it to anyone but a small subset of fitness enthusiasts.

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This week on AI: Apple Car secrets, iPhone & iPad launch dates, a Dr. Dre TV show & more

02/13/2016, 04:02 am

This week more evidence of Apple's car project was uncovered, while rumors hinted at an Apple Music TV show starring Dr. Dre, as well as a launch date for a new 4-inch iPhone and third-generation iPad Air. Separately, Apple seeded several new betas and was hit with two lawsuits.

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Bug in Adobe Creative Cloud updater erases root level Mac data

02/12/2016, 09:02 pm

Adobe has pulled its most recent Creative Cloud update after the version was found to contain an errant script that automatically deletes locally stored Mac user data without warning.

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