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Facebook beats out Apple with exclusive AR glasses display buy

03/30/2020, 11:03 am

Facebook has forged a big deal with an AR display manufacturer to build a future augmented reality glasses platform with Plessey, a company that was once a rumored target of an Apple buyout.

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Zoom iOS update removes 'feature' that sent user data to Facebook

03/27/2020, 09:03 pm

Video conferencing service Zoom on Friday issued an update for its iOS app, removing an SDK that sent users' data to Facebook without their express consent.

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US officials, tech companies in talks to use location data to fight COVID-19

03/17/2020, 03:03 pm

U.S. officials are currently in active talks with Google, Facebook, and other tech companies about the possibility of leveraging Americans' smartphone location data to help fight the coronavirus, a new report indicates.

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IRS suing Facebook for $9B in unpaid taxes

02/19/2020, 11:02 am

The Internal Revenue Service has gone to court to sue Facebook, claiming the social media giant owes in excess of $9 billion in taxes by selling its intellectual property to a subsidiary in Ireland -- a transaction the IRS believes Facebook severely undervalued.

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Apple, Google, Facebook lobby EU over AI regulation plans

02/17/2020, 01:02 pm

Senior Artificial Intelligence executives from technology firms, including Apple, are in Brussels to make their case as the European Union aims to set regulations on artificial intelligence that could drastically affect machine learning globally.

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WhatsApp client flaw allows hackers to read files stored on any device

02/05/2020, 12:02 pm

A critical security issue has been uncovered in WhatsApp, one that could allow a hacker to read files stored on a user's device if the Facebook-owned messaging app isn't updated with the latest patch.

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May 2019 in review: New MacBook Pro, new iPod touch, and controversy from Adobe

12/28/2019, 08:12 am

Apple released new MacBook Pro models, and a new iPod touch, which you'd forgotten about. And, Adobe managed to revive all the criticisms of its subscription Creative Cloud.

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February 2019 in review: Security problems, iPhone sales woes, and Apple controversies

12/26/2019, 03:12 pm

It was in February 2019 that we learned Apple's plans for the year included at least 11 devices -- and it felt like it was this month that the company was embroiled in that many controversies.

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Apple, Amazon, Google under pressure by new contract disclosure law in Japan

12/17/2019, 06:12 am

Japan's government is introducing a new contract disclosure requirement for firms like Apple, Google and Amazon, with the law intended to prevent any large firm from abusing its market power.

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Senators threaten Apple, Facebook with mandated encryption backdoors

12/10/2019, 03:12 pm

Tech companies including Apple and Facebook should provide encrypted user data to members of law enforcement, U.S. Senators said on Tuesday, with the added threat of imposing regulatory measures over the technology if they fail to do so.

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MacBook Pro 16-inch & Apple Card gender bias on the AppleInsider Podcast

11/15/2019, 08:11 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the new 16-inch MacBook Pro reveal, Phil Schiller's remarks about Chromebooks and the new MacBook Pro keyboard, the rumored iPad Pro and "iPhone SE2," and Facebook using your camera unintentionally.

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Facebook Pay launched to challenge Apple Pay for mobile payment supremacy

11/12/2019, 02:11 pm

Social media giant Facebook is rolling out a payment method like Apple Pay to allow users to buy products or services, donate to charity, and send money to each other.

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Facebook app accesses iPhone camera without user's knowledge

11/12/2019, 07:11 am

Facebook is misusing the camera on the iPhone, with the app turning it on while users view their feed for reasons unknown.

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US House to deliver final report on big tech antitrust probe in 'first part' of 2020

10/18/2019, 04:10 pm

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee expects to deliver a final report on an investigation into potential antitrust breaches by big technology companies, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, in the first part of 2020.

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Some Apple, FaceBook, Amazon, Google documents for US antitrust probe submitted

10/16/2019, 06:10 am

The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has confirmed that Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have all started sending data for examination -- but not everything that has been requested yet.

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Apple, Facebook reportedly vie for choice NYC office space

10/15/2019, 07:10 pm

Apple and Facebook are reportedly fighting for a chance to lease four floors of an iconic Manhattan post office that is currently undergoing renovations for office use.

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Apple's U1 chip, 2020 iPhone, iOS 13.1, plus Izotope's John Wyner on the AppleInsider Podcast

09/27/2019, 08:09 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the release of iOS 13, 13.1, and how Amazon and Apple are both working on hyper-local protocols for home automation. Plus Victor interviews John Wyner of Izotope about audio production.

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Facebook to face DOJ antitrust investigation, report says

09/25/2019, 09:09 pm

Less than a month after a group of state attorneys general opened an investigation into Facebook over potential antitrust violations, a report on Wednesday claims the U.S. Department of Justice will soon begin its own inquiry into the social network's business practices.

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Facebook warns users of iOS 13 location tracking permissions

09/10/2019, 12:09 am

Facebook on Monday outlined detailed how its app and corresponding service will be impacted by location tracking permissions, restrictions and accompanying tools built into iOS 13, saying that users might see unfamiliar warning notifications should they upgrade to Apple's next-generation operating system.

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NY Attorney General & 7 other states target Facebook in antitrust probe

09/06/2019, 10:09 am

A joint investigation has been launched against Facebook by the New York State Attorney General, probing the social network for potential antitrust violations, just two days after reports a similar action is being prepared against Google.

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