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Apple to deprecate QuickTime for Windows after discovery of two flaws

04/14/2016, 06:04 pm

Software security firm Trend Micro on Thursday announced the discovery of two new flaws in QuickTime for Windows, adding that Apple has plans to deprecate support for the software.

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Apple to again square off against FBI in Congress over encryption

04/14/2016, 06:04 pm

Apple's top lawyer is scheduled to appear before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee next week, presumably to offer testimony on the pitfalls of granting law enforcement privileged access to encrypted devices.

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Apple Car: It's about the experience

04/14/2016, 06:04 pm

As part of its highly speculative look at "Apple Car," Motor Trend invited AppleInsider to take part in a roundtable discussion to critique a collaborative concept design worked up in partnership with the ArtCenter College of Design.

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Microsoft sues DOJ for right to tell customers about data searches

04/14/2016, 05:04 pm

On Thursday Microsoft opened a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, arguing that the government can't prevent it from telling customers when federal agencies have searched through their data -- or at least, not as frequently.

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UK soccer star Raheem Sterling close to signing six-figure Apple endorsement deal

04/14/2016, 03:04 pm

A winger with U.K. soccer club Manchester City, Raheem Sterling, is nearing a lucrative deal to endorse Apple devices, a report said on Thursday.

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Apple adds muscle in Washington with hire of White House insider

04/14/2016, 11:04 am

Apple has put a new face on its efforts to lobby the federal government, bringing in Cynthia Hogan -- a Washington cognoscente with close ties to the White House -- to lead its office in the District.

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White House warns Congress that anti-net neutrality bill could be vetoed

04/14/2016, 09:04 am

If Congress sends HR 2666 -- a bill that might seriously weaken the FCC's net neutrality rules -- to the president for his signature, it would almost certainly be returned with a veto stamp, the White House said this week.

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Apple unlikely to learn details of San Bernardino iPhone exploit

04/14/2016, 12:04 am

Apple, in an effort to protect customers against a heretofore unknown iPhone vulnerability, has sought information regarding a working encryption exploit used by the Justice Department in its investigation into the San Bernardino terror attacks. A new report, however, suggests the passcode bypass technique will likely remain secret.

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FBI has yet to find actionable intel from breached San Bernardino iPhone, report says

04/13/2016, 11:04 pm

A report Wednesday claims FBI agents have not yet discovered useful information from an iPhone 5c linked to last year's San Bernardino terror attack, a device that just last month was at the center of a high-profile court battle involving Apple.

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Senate draft bill requires companies extract, decrypt data for law enforcement

04/13/2016, 06:04 pm

Two high-ranking U.S. senators on Wednesday released to the public a proposed bill that would grant courts the authority to order tech companies dealing in hardware, software or services help law enforcement agencies gain access to encrypted communications.

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House Judiciary Committee votes unanimously to back law demanding warrants for old emails

04/13/2016, 12:04 pm

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted 28 to 0 to approve the Email Privacy Act, a long-delayed bill that would make it tougher for law enforcement agencies to ask tech companies for older communications data.

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Sling TV launches beta 'multi-stream' plan with simultaneous streaming on three devices

04/13/2016, 12:04 pm

Sling TV on Wednesday launched a beta "multi-stream" plan, allowing subscribers to stream channels on up to three devices simultaneously, instead of the normal single-device scheme.

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Apple loses influential industrial designer Danny Coster to GoPro

04/13/2016, 11:04 am

Industrial designer Danny Coster -- one of the Apple design team's longest serving members -- has left the company and will join action camera maker GoPro as Vice President of Design.

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USB-C devices can now have safety, authenticity verified with new certification program

04/13/2016, 10:04 am

It will soon be much easier for consumers and businesses to determine whether a USB-C device is genuine and can be trusted, thanks to the newly introduced USB Type-C Authentication specification.

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FBI reportedly paid 'gray-hat' hackers, not Cellebrite, for zero day exploit in San Bernardino iPhone case

04/12/2016, 10:04 pm

In the latest development of what appears to be a never-ending guessing game, a report on Tuesday claims FBI officials purchased a zero day exploit from a group of professional security researchers as part of its successful effort in breaking into an iPhone 5c linked to last year's San Bernardino terror attack.

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Logitech expands audio portfolio with $50M Jaybird acquisition

04/12/2016, 09:04 pm

Accessories manufacturer Logitech on Tuesday announced an agreement to purchase Utah-based earbud maker Jaybird, known for its "active" style wireless headphone designs, in a deal worth some $50 million in cash.

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FBI Director Comey calls 'emotion' surrounding Apple case unproductive, says encryption needs legislative resolution

04/12/2016, 08:04 pm

Two weeks after the Federal Bureau of Investigation withdrew its legal action against Apple, agency director James Comey on Tuesday said the difficulty of squaring national security policies with consumer privacy rights was the most onerous of his government career.

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Apple Watch takes 71 percent share of teen market, iPhone remains strong, study says

04/12/2016, 05:04 pm

Apple's mobile product lines continue to perform well with the all important U.S. teen demographic, as a new spring 2016 survey put Apple Watch far ahead in the nascent smartwatch game, while iPhone exhibited expectedly consistent growth.

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Facebook debuts Messenger bots, Live API & more at F8 Developer Conference

04/12/2016, 04:04 pm

Facebook opened the F8 Developer Conference on Tuesday by announcing a number of developments, including Messenger bots and a Live API that will bring video streaming to a wider range of devices.

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Apple's AirPlay comes to Android in new flagship HTC 10

04/12/2016, 12:04 pm

HTC on Tuesday unveiled the HTC 10, its latest flagship smartphone, with an unusual feature in the form of native support for Apple's AirPlay wireless streaming protocol.

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