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Facebook embroiled in yet another privacy scandal, this time involving your phone number

03/04/2019, 08:03 am

Facebook has come under fire yet again for another privacy issue, with the social network not providing its users with any way to opt out of having their phone number, submitted to enable two-factor authentication to secure the account, used by others to look up their profile.

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Laurene Powell Jobs ready to invest more in journalism, says democracy at risk

03/01/2019, 11:03 pm

Laurene Powell Jobs, billionaire philanthropist and wife of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, on Friday said she is willing to sink more money into journalistic endeavors in an effort to protect democracy.

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'Celebgate' iCloud hack perpetrator sentenced to 34 months in prison

03/01/2019, 01:03 pm

A hacker who pleaded guilty for his part in the 'Celebgate' hack, involving phishing for credentials and attempting to access more than 200 iCloud, Yahoo, and Facebook accounts controlled by celebrities and other users, has been sentenced to almost three years in prison.

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Hulu & YouTube rise to 3 million live TV viewers as Apple nears video streaming debut

03/01/2019, 11:03 am

Hulu is closing in on 2 million live TV subscribers, while YouTube TV has topped 1 million, illustrating the odds Apple may face in launching its own streaming video service later in 2019.

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Rumor: Apple to launch 'AirPods 2' on March 29, discontinue original AirPods model

03/01/2019, 03:03 am

An unsubstantiated rumor claims Apple's original AirPods wireless earbuds will reach end of life status in late March, with a successor model slated to hit store shelves immediately thereafter.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation 'Fix it Already' program demands fixes to security & privacy problems

02/28/2019, 01:02 pm

The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Thursday launched "Fix It Already," a campaign directed at nine tech companies including Apple, pressuring them to solve privacy and security issues with their platforms.

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An Apple smart glove could make typing on an iPad screen easier and more comfortable

02/28/2019, 11:02 am

Typing on an iPad, iPhone, or other low-travel surface like a MacBook Pro keyboard could be made easier and more comfortable, with Apple suggesting that smart gloves could squeeze the finger slightly to change the sensation.

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Apple announces new Girls Who Code partnership to mark International Women's Day

02/28/2019, 10:02 am

Apple is planning a marketing push in recognition of International Women's Day on March 8, including a new partnership with Girls Who Code.

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Foldable iPhone heating system could prevent damage in cold weather

02/28/2019, 09:02 am

Cold weather will make OLED screens brittle, and will pose a problem for bendable phones. Apple is working on a series of sensors and micro-heaters to keep a foldable iPhone warm, to prevent damage.

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Apple policies against data collection an advantage in digital health market, Cook says

02/27/2019, 05:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday again denounced the practice of collecting user data for monetary gain, saying that the tech giant's policies against such initiatives give it an edge in the burgeoning digital health industry.

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Apple's intensifying privacy & encryption stance worsening FBI struggles with lawbreakers 'going dark'

02/27/2019, 09:02 am

Because of Apple's and other companies' stances on end-to-end encryption, the U.S. government's trouble in intercepting online communications is only accelerating, according to an executive assistant director with the FBI.

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Hulu's new price plans make on demand binging cheaper, Live TV more costly

02/26/2019, 11:02 pm

As promised, Hulu on Tuesday rolled out a new price structure that makes streaming on demand content less expensive, but ups prices for viewers looking for live over-the-top broadcasts.

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USB 3.0 & USB 3.1 merger into USB 3.2 branding by overseers further confusing USB-C

02/26/2019, 01:02 pm

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has muddied the waters surrounding how different USB standards are named, with USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 set to become different generations of USB 3.2, while USB 3.2 itself will become the more confusingly named "USB 3.2 Gen 2x2."

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FTC opens task force to keep tabs on competition in US tech market

02/26/2019, 01:02 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday announced the formation of a task force to track competition in U.S. technology markets, potentially putting tougher scrutiny on the practices of companies like Apple, FaceBook, Google, and Microsoft.

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Appeals court upholds AT&T's $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner

02/26/2019, 11:02 am

A D.C. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a lower-court ruling in favor of AT&T's takeover of Time Warner, a 2016 deal valued at $85.4 billion.

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Apple's future AR smart glasses could help you find things in your house

02/26/2019, 08:02 am

Apple is working on an AR mapping app for an iPhone or smart glasses, with identification of not just distant locations, but also on a smaller scale, like a car dashboard or items in your house.

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Huawei's debuts $2,600 foldable Mate X, hits new smartphone price record

02/25/2019, 07:02 am

Huawei has become the latest mainstream smartphone producer to reveal a folding smartphone, but the $2,600 Mate X takes a different approach from Samsung's recently-launched Galaxy Fold by putting the screen on the outside of the bend, rather than inside.

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Tim Cook meditates on Apple Park on what would've been Steve Jobs' 64 birthday

02/24/2019, 03:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook reflected on the significance of Apple Park on Sunday as he marked what would've been co-founder Steve Jobs' 64th birthday.

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Apple VP of Health says FDA was 'very critical' in Apple Watch clearance, relationship with agency is 'good'

02/22/2019, 06:02 pm

In an interview published Friday, Apple VP of Health Dr. Sumbul Desai discussed the company's newfound interest in health and medicine, suggesting products like Apple Watch Series 4 and the Health app are stepping stones to more advanced devices and services.

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iPhone, Android apps share sensitive health, financial data with Facebook without user's knowledge

02/22/2019, 12:02 pm

Facebook has been accused of taking advantage of its position to violate the privacy of its users, with an investigation claiming apps that deal with sensitive data, including financial and health-related information, is sharing some of that data with the social network.

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