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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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Apple listens to Siri, Apple's $53.8B quarter & more on the AppleInsider Podcast

08/02/2019, 08:08 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Brian Roemmele joins us to talk about Apple listening to some Siri recordings and why they don't need to. William is back to talk Apple Earnings reports and why selling fewer iPhones doesn't spell doom.

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Editorial: As Apple plays the telephone game, analysts hear something else entirely

08/01/2019, 10:08 am

When Apple entered the smartphone market in 2007, it didn't do so to lose money making most of the world's smartphones as a public service. All these years later, a shocking number of analysts and reporters still seem to be confused about this.

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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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Google details five patched iMessage security bugs, one remains unpatched

07/30/2019, 09:07 am

Researchers from Google's 'Project Zero' have disclosed five of six security bugs within iOS that could have allowed an attacker to affect a target user's device via iMessage, issues that Apple has patched in its recent iOS 12.4 update.

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Huawei-Google smart speaker project shut down by US restrictions

07/29/2019, 02:07 pm

Huawei was working with Google to take on Apple's HomePod and Amazon's Echo smart speaker range with a jointly-produced device, a report claims, but the close collaboration came to an abrupt end in May, just before restrictions were placed on Huawei by President Donald Trump and the U.S. government.

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Google's Pixel 4 phone implementing system similar to Apple's Face ID

07/29/2019, 01:07 pm

Google on Monday previewed a pair of features coming to its Pixel 4 smartphone, including "Face Unlock," apparently directly competing with the Face ID technology on Apple's X-series iPhones.

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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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Google settles three lawsuits over age discrimination, minors & illegal Wi-Fi hotspot data

07/21/2019, 01:07 pm

Clearing some of its legal plate, Google this week reached settlements for three different lawsuits, most notably a 2010 class action over illegal Wi-Fi data scooped up by Street View vehicles.

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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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Google Assistant voice recordings reviewed by humans include private conversations

07/11/2019, 12:07 pm

Some voice snippets uploaded by Google Assistant are being reviewed by human contractors, as with Amazon Alexa, and can potentially include sensitive conversations, reports say.

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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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Chrome OS gaining support for iPhone tethering via USB soon

07/08/2019, 01:07 pm

Chromebook owners will reportedly soon be able to get 4G data via a USB-connected iPhone, saving power versus tethering over Wi-Fi.

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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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HP, Microsoft, Google follow Apple in planning China production cuts

07/03/2019, 07:07 am

After reports that Apple is investigating a production shift out of China, other firms including Sony, Dell and Nintendo are also planning to move manufacturing of devices such as consoles and smart speakers away from the country because of U.S. tariffs.

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Microsoft should have been Apple's challenger in mobile, says Bill Gates

06/24/2019, 09:06 am

It should have been Microsoft posing the main competition to Apple in mobile platforms, not Google, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates commented in a recent interview.

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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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iPad wins again, Google cancels upcoming tablet products

06/20/2019, 03:06 pm

Google is officially abandoning its tablet efforts, including two unannounced devices, a spokesperson revealed on Thursday.

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Used Google Nest cameras connected to the Wink hub are spying on users [u]

06/20/2019, 07:06 am

Second-hand Google Nest Cam Indoor models can send images of your home to the Wink hub of the camera's previous owner, but Google has announced a fix.

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