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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The potential breaking up of major technology companies like Apple should be examined, presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders has suggested, seemingly joining calls to curtail the influence of firms that are accused of being monopolistic in nature.
This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William is back, rejecting Victor's reality and replacing it with his own more British one, via ARKit 3. He also talks about how there is nothing wrong with the Mac Pro yet some people think there is, and there is room for another new Mac.
Facebook's Research app, which was banned by Apple in January for violating App Store Review Guidelines, managed to collect personal and potentially sensitive information from some 187,000 users since 2016, according to a report on Wednesday.
Seriously, Bloomberg used to be a respected publication. However, its latest opinion column on technology has taken the recent WhatsApp security flaw to mean that all security, specifically end-to-end encryption is a "smokescreen" by technology companies.
Facebook's negotiations with the Federal Trade Commission to end an investigation into the social network's alleged privacy violations may involve a 20-year period of government oversight, with a deal between the two potentially a month away from completion.
Facebook is willing to face increased government oversight of its activities relating to data collection to end the privacy-related federal probe sooner, a report into negotiations between the social network and the Federal Trade Commission alleges, along with paying a billion-dollar fine.