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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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Apple 'committed to Ireland' regardless of EU ruling on Irish tax deals, VP says

03/15/2016, 05:03 pm

Apple is "committed to Ireland," whatever might happen in an European Commission investigation into Irish tax deals, the company's VP of European operations said to a European Parliament panel on Tuesday.

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Foxconn asks banks for compromises to make Sharp takeover deal work

03/15/2016, 02:03 pm

Apple's biggest manufacturing partner, Foxconn, is angling for compromises from two key lenders before it goes ahead with its planned takeover of Sharp, a report said on Tuesday.

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Justice Department asserts it could demand source code, signing key from Apple

03/15/2016, 10:03 am

In the confrontation over the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, the U.S. Justice Department believes it could potentially demand that Apple hand over iOS source code and a signing key, according to a court filing.

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Microsoft announces Xbox Live cross-network support, could portend Xbox One-Apple device multiplayer

03/14/2016, 11:03 pm

Microsoft on Monday revealed a major shift in its console gaming strategy with the announcement of cross-network Xbox Live gameplay, and with seemingly open support for all comers, the feature could make its way to titles distributed through Apple's iOS, Mac and tvOS App Stores.

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Beats 1 radio DJ Zane Lowe discusses Apple, personal history in new interview

03/14/2016, 09:03 pm

Zane Lowe, the high-profile DJ tapped to head up Apple's breakthrough Beats 1 radio station, in a recent interview discussed how his work at MTV and the BBC influenced Apple Music's streaming division.

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Take a stand against the Obama/FBI anti-encryption charm offensive

03/14/2016, 06:03 pm

It has been frustrating to watch as the horrific San Bernardino terrorist killing spree has been used as a cover by the FBI to achieve the anti-encryption goals they've been working towards for years. Much of that frustration stems from the fact that the American media has so poorly reported the facts in this case.

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Apple, Google & others to face European Parliament hearing on tax deals

03/14/2016, 03:03 pm

Apple, Google, IKEA, and McDonald's will together face a European Parliament hearing on Wednesday, called amid European Commission investigations into whether such multinationals were given preferential tax deals by some nations.

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What to expect from Apple's 'let us loop you in' event today

03/14/2016, 02:03 pm

Today, Apple will hold a media presentation at its corporate headquarters to unveil its latest new products. Spoiler alert: You can expect a new 4-inch iPhone and 9.7-inch iPad.

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Philips reveals new Hue smartbulb with shades of white, plus iOS app 'routines'

03/14/2016, 12:03 pm

Philips on Monday announced a new version of its HomeKit-compatible Hue smartbulb -- offering multiple shades of white light -- along with a future iOS app update, which will enable "routines" for the company's lighting.

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Video: John Oliver's 'Last Week Tonight' sides with Apple in encryption debate

03/14/2016, 10:03 am

On the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver summarized the ongoing battle between Apple and the FBI over encryption, ultimately backing Apple's position on the matter.

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Obama's 'tone deaf' comments on encryption draw criticism at SXSW

03/14/2016, 09:03 am

President Barack Obama's recent comments on encryption and national security have drawn criticism from the highly connected audience of the South by Southwest festival, including one particularly prominent voice --Congressman Darrell Issa.

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How to watch March Madness on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV

03/13/2016, 01:03 pm

With league tournaments winding down, it's time to start filling out your brackets for March Madness. AppleInsider shows you how to watch Cinderellas bust them no matter where you are -- even when you should probably be working.

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This week on AI: March special event, Supreme Court rejects e-books appeal, ransomware strikes Mac, encryption debate & more

03/12/2016, 05:03 am

This week got off to an inauspicious start with the discovery of a Mac ransomware threat, followed by a Supreme Court snubbing of Apple's appeal of its $450 million e-books antitrust case. But the biggest news was Apple's confirmation of a special event on March 21, expected to feature a next-gen 4-inch iPhone model, revamped 9.7-inch iPad and more.

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President Obama urges prudence from both sides of encryption debate, warns against 'absolutist' position

03/11/2016, 06:03 pm

Speaking on the encryption debate at SXSW Interactive in Austin on Friday, President Barack Obama carefully navigated the waters between government overreach and civil liberties, saying that while both sides need to make concessions, encryption advocates should avoid taking an absolutist stance on the issue.

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AppleInsider podcast talks Apple v. the FBI, steps to encrypt your iPhone & files

03/11/2016, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Shane and Victor look at the latest new developments in the FBI's conflict with Apple, and its impact within US politics. They also touch on the history of encryption and steps you can take to encrypt your own iPhone and files.

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US Attorney General Loretta Lynch talks iPhone encryption case with Stephen Colbert

03/11/2016, 05:03 am

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch toed the line in an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday, and reiterated that the government is merely requesting Apple for help in unlocking a single iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino terror attack, not a backdoor into iOS.

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Apple counsel Bruce Sewell calls DOJ filing 'cheap shot' that seeks to 'vilify'

03/10/2016, 07:03 pm

Apple's lead attorney Bruce Sewell on Thursday delivered some harsh words regarding a DOJ court filing in response to the company's refusal to cooperate in an FBI investigation, saying the government letter "reads like an indictment."

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Government says Apple arguments in encryption case a 'diversion,' presents point-by-point rebuttal

03/10/2016, 05:03 pm

As the Apple vs. FBI encryption debate heats up in California, the U.S. government on Thursday fired back at Apple's oppositions to a court order compelling its assistance in an FBI investigation, and in a new motion discounted a number of arguments related to supposed backdoors, "master keys," the All Writs Act and more.

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'Let us loop you in' live: Apple's March 21 event will be streamed online

03/10/2016, 02:03 pm

Apple's March 21 keynote will be streamed live on Apple TV, Mac, iPhone, iPad and more, giving consumers around the world the opportunity to be among the first to see its latest products.

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