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Hacker who targeted celebrity Apple and Google accounts sentenced six months in prison

07/23/2016, 02:07 am

An Oregon man who earlier this year pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple and Google email accounts, including a number owned by unnamed celebrities, was sentenced to six months in prison this week.

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Spark developer says some users locked out of Apple IDs, blames own servers

07/15/2016, 09:07 am

A number of users of the popular email app Spark reported being locked out of their Apple IDs overnight, something developer Readdle later linked to server upgrades it was making.

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Privacy Shield gives US firms new pact for accessing European data

07/12/2016, 04:07 pm

On Tuesday a new pact, Privacy Shield, went into effect between the U.S. and the European Union, giving American companies a simpler alternative to dealing with the E.U.'s normal data protection rules when shuttling data across the Atlantic.

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Second hacker pleads guilty to role in celebrity iCloud, Gmail phishing scheme

07/04/2016, 06:07 pm

A Chicago man implicated in a phishing scheme targeting more than 300 iCloud and Google Gmail users, including the personal accounts of numerous Hollywood celebrities, faces up to five years in federal prison after signing a plea deal last week.

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Apple's iTunes, App Store, iBooks Store suffer unscheduled downtime [ux2]

06/24/2016, 06:06 pm

Customers looking to purchase apps, music or e-books through found themselves out of luck on Friday as a handful of Apple's internet services were hit by an hours-long outage, the third such downtime to hit Apple's services this month.

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Some low hanging fruit for Apple to pick at WWDC 2016

06/12/2016, 09:06 pm

On Monday, Apple will finally reveal an assortment of new technologies and initiatives it's been working on over the past year. Here's a look at some of the ideas Apple likely--or hopefully--has on its agenda.

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Anticipating WWDC 2016: What's in store for iCloud and CloudKit

06/03/2016, 01:06 pm

Apple is often thought of as a hardware company, but an increasingly important segment of its business now relates to online services. Here's a look at what we're likely to see about the future of iCloud and CloudKit from Apple at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.

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Apple internet services suffer wide outage, iCloud, App Stores, Apple TV, iTunes, others down [ux2]

06/02/2016, 04:06 pm

Apple's internet services experienced trouble for the second time in as many days on Thursday as customers reported outages affecting the iOS and Mac App Stores, iCloud, iTunes and Apple TV.

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Apple & opponents square off over proposed Irish datacenter's distance from nuclear sites

06/01/2016, 11:06 am

Apple is once again finding itself on the defensive about its proposed Irish datacenter, with some critics charging that the company picked an arbitrary safety distance from nuclear facilities.

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Energy consumption concerns loom over Apple's proposed Irish data center

05/25/2016, 06:05 pm

In a hearing in Galway, Ireland on Tuesday, Apple fielded concerns from locals regarding a planned data center that is shaping up to be the country's largest consumer of electricity, with some estimates placing usage rates surpassing Dublin's entire daily supply.

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Apple's iCloud Mail & Notes services hit by sudden outage [u]

05/13/2016, 10:05 am

Two iCloud services, Mail and Notes, suffered server-side problems on Friday morning, leaving some people unable to send or receive email, or create and sync any notes online. [Updated]

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iCloud team reportedly plagued by infighting as Apple struggles to build new cloud infrastructure

04/21/2016, 10:04 am

Apple is working on a new internal structure for its cloud services, but the teams under the umbrella of iCloud have been involved in a political power struggle that has hampered development, according to a new report.

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China's Inspur rumored to be joining Apple server supply chain

04/11/2016, 09:04 am

A Chinese server vendor, Inspur, has allegedly joined Apple's datacenter supply chain, as the iPhone maker continues to work toward bringing more of its cloud services in-house.

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Apple moves to bring iCloud infrastructure in-house predicated by backdoor fears - report

03/23/2016, 12:03 pm

Apple's multi-year effort to develop its own servers and networking hardware has reportedly been driven in large part by security concerns, as the company worries that supply chain tampering may lead to deeply embedded vulnerabilities which are difficult to find and remediate.

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Apple plans self-sufficient cloud infrastructure with 'Project McQueen'

03/17/2016, 07:03 pm

A day after reports linked Apple to a massive cloud services deal with Google Cloud Platform, sources have come forward with information of a comprehensive in-house data center initiative dubbed "Project McQueen."

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Apple rumored to lean on Google Cloud Platform for certain iCloud services [u]

03/16/2016, 05:03 pm

Apple could soon ditch Amazon Web Services in favor of Google Cloud Platform to serve a portion of iCloud's data needs, a shift that would be a major notch in Google's belt as the company builds out its cloud product.

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Apple again rumored to goose iCloud security amid iPhone encryption flap

03/15/2016, 10:03 pm

In a move sure to complicate the ongoing Apple vs. FBI court case, Apple is reportedly developing stronger iCloud encryption methods that would prevent even it from accessing and extracting user data protected by a passcode.

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Man pleads guilty in celebrity iCloud hacking case, admits to phishing scheme

03/15/2016, 05:03 pm

A Pennsylvania man on Tuesday was charged in the hacking of iCloud and Google cloud storage accounts belonging to more than 100 individuals -- notably dozens of celebrities -- and stealing personal, sometimes compromising pictures and video.

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How to securely back up your iPhone or iPad with encryption via iTunes

03/09/2016, 10:03 am

In light of Apple's encryption fight, it's been noted the company can decrypt some data from an iCloud backup. Knowing this, security-conscious users may opt instead for locally-stored encrypted backups of their iPhone and iPad -- a simple process through iTunes on both Mac and PC.

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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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