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States pushing forward on antitrust investigation of Apple, Google, Facebook, others

08/20/2019, 06:08 am

Following a July planning meeting with U.S. Attorney General William Barr, individual states appear poised to launch their own antitrust investigations of big tech sooner rather than later.

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Apple Card, 'iPhone 11' leaks, & Facebook listening to you on the AppleInsider Podcast

08/16/2019, 08:08 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about the Apple Card, whether you should trust the latest iPhone leaks, and about how Facebook has been listening to your voice chats on Messenger.

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Facebook paid contractors to transcribe Messenger app audio

08/13/2019, 06:08 pm

Not one to be left out of a potential privacy scandal, a report on Tuesday reveals Facebook hired outside contractors to listen to and transcribe recorded Messenger voice chats, though the company said it recently put a halt to the program.

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Facebook dangles big money to lure news outlets into new service

08/08/2019, 08:08 pm

Social media giant Facebook is reportedly offering major publications millions of dollars to secure content for a news section it aims to debut later this year, a move that could put pressure on subscription services like Apple News+.

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Changes in iOS 13 may force major redesign of VoIP apps

08/06/2019, 03:08 pm

Major messaging app services that offer calls, such as Facebook's Messenger and WhatsApp, will have to make major changes to their code base to work properly in iOS 13, a report claims, due to fears from Apple that existing methods used by the apps could be used for data collection purposes.

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Senate bill would raise big tech antitrust penalty to 15% of revenue

08/02/2019, 01:08 pm

U.S. Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal introduced a new bill on Friday, the "Monopolization Deterrence Act," which if passed could impose stiffer penalties on companies like Apple and Facebook if they're caught in anticompetitive practices.

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Facebook's TV streaming & video call set-top codenamed 'Catalina,' launching this fall

07/31/2019, 11:07 am

Facebook is reportedly talking to Disney, Netflix, and others about putting their streaming services on a new Apple TV-like set-top that would also offer video calls.

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Apple joins Data Transfer Project with other cloud service giants

07/30/2019, 01:07 pm

Apple has become the latest partner of the Data Transfer Project, a scheme that involves Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and other contributors to create an open-source way for users to shift their data between different cloud services.

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Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro & the ARM Mac on the AppleInsider Podcast

07/26/2019, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors, just how effective Facebook's $5 billion fine from the FTC will be, and the pending antitrust investigation into big tech companies.

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Facebook fined $5B by FTC over Cambridge Analytica scandal charges

07/24/2019, 09:07 am

The Federal Trade Commission confirmed on Wednesday it has agreed to a settlement by Facebook for violating consumer privacy in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, with the social network paying a $5 billion penalty and agreeing to new restrictions.

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Apple, other tech firms petition FCC for short-range 6GHz Wi-Fi tethering

07/23/2019, 09:07 pm

Apple is among several major U.S. tech firms petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to approve a limited form of 6-gigahertz Wi-Fi, spectrum also in demand with the cellular and utility industries.

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DOJ announces massive antitrust review examining Apple, Google & others

07/23/2019, 05:07 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced a long-anticipated antitrust review of major tech corporations, including the likes of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

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Israeli spyware claims to beat Apple's iCloud security

07/19/2019, 07:07 am

NSO Group, which previously hacked WhatsApp, is advertising that it is able to gather all of an individual's cloud-hosted data from Apple, Google, Microsoft and more, using its Pegasus malware.

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Facebook reportedly fined $5B over Cambridge Analytica fiasco

07/12/2019, 04:07 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reportedly approved a $5 billion settlement with Facebook to resolve the latter's privacy violations in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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Apple and other tech giants to testify to House antitrust panel next week

07/09/2019, 04:07 pm

Representatives for Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google have been asked to testify in front of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel on July 16, addressing worries of diminishing competition amidst the mega corporations.

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Facebook plans to launch new experimental apps under NPE Team name

07/09/2019, 02:07 pm

Facebook on Tuesday launched a new brand of apps for consumers under the New Product Experimentation Team name, or NPE Team for short. The spinoff will develop for iOS, Android, and the Web.

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Google, Facebook under investigation in UK for abusing market power

07/03/2019, 09:07 pm

Silicon Valley monoliths Google and Facebook are once again facing government scrutiny over potential abuses of market power, with the UK's Competition and Markets Authority taking aim at the companies in a wide-reaching probe into online advertising platforms.

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Compared: Facebook Libra and Calibra vs Apple Pay

06/30/2019, 01:06 pm

Last week, Facebook announced Calibra, a subsidiary of the social network that will introduce a digital wallet for Libra, a new blockchain currency for use by anyone who can use Messenger and WhatsApp, even those without access to fundamental financial services. AppleInsider compares what Facebook's offering will provide with Apple Pay and its plethora of payment options.

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Facebook VP Nick Clegg attacks Apple over privacy criticism

06/24/2019, 02:06 pm

Facebook vice president of global affairs has attacked Apple in the ongoing feud between the two tech titans over user data privacy, accusing the iPhone maker of being elitist while defending the social networking site's advertising-based model as a way to make it available to everyone.

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Apple publicly acknowledges contributors to iCloud

06/21/2019, 10:06 am

Apple has published an extensive list of third-party software that it's been using in the making and running of its iCloud service, including contributions from Google and Facebook.

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