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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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Bernie Sanders says government should examine Apple, Google, Facebook breakup

06/19/2019, 09:06 am

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.

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Mac Pro, ARKit, Sign on with Apple and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

06/14/2019, 08:06 am

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.

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Facebook's defunct Research app gleaned private data from 187,000 users

06/12/2019, 06:06 pm

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.

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Amazon trumps Apple & Google in latest global 'brand value' report

06/11/2019, 08:06 am

Amazon is now the world leader in terms of brand value, eclipsing both Apple and Google, according to annual Kantar research rankings.

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No, Bloomberg, end-to-end encryption isn't a worthless 'marketing device'

05/15/2019, 12:05 pm

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.

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Facebook staring down possibility of 20 years of FTC oversight to end privacy probe

05/14/2019, 08:05 am

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.

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WhatsApp vulnerability left iOS open to spyware attack

05/13/2019, 10:05 pm

Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Monday disclosed the recent fix of a VoIP-related vulnerability that allowed nefarious parties to remotely install spyware on both iOS and Android handsets.

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Musician Jimmy Destri about iTunes, Spotify, Facebook, and Steve Jobs, on the AppleInsider Podcast

05/10/2019, 09:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William is off, and Jimmy Destri of the band Blondie joins Victor to talk about iTunes, Facebook's responsibility, Apple News, Apple Car, and Steve Jobs stories.

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Facebook offers FTC greater oversight of data collection policies to end federal probe

05/03/2019, 12:05 pm

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.

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Facebook launches redesigned iOS app, promises Messenger for macOS & more

04/30/2019, 02:04 pm

Facebook announced a bevy of changes during its F8 conference keynote on Tuesday, among them a redesigned iOS app and Messenger for macOS.

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Expecting to pay up to $5B for Cambridge Analytica, Facebook sets aside $3B for FTC fines

04/24/2019, 05:04 pm

Facebook is preparing to pay a record-setting fine to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations following the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, as the social network is earmarking $3 billion to go towards its expenses and a potential $5 billion fine, depending on how it negotiates with the regulator.

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Qualcomm and Apple settle, Samsung folds, Facebook failing at security, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

04/19/2019, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor close the books on the Qualcomm suit, Samsung has problems with a folding phone, and Facebook steals contacts from 1.5M people.

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Facebook admits millions of Instagram accounts affected by unencrypted password storage blunder

04/18/2019, 02:04 pm

Facebook has admitted its major security breach from March where the social network stored "hundreds of millions" of plain-text passwords on internal servers was worse than first thought for users of Instagram, advising it may have affected millions of accounts on the image-sharing service and not the "tens of thousands" it initially reported.

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Facebook 'unintentionally' harvested email contacts from 1.5M users

04/17/2019, 11:04 pm

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that it "unintentionally uploaded" the email contacts of some 1.5 million users without their express consent since May 2016, a mistake for which the company is taking steps to correct.

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Facebook confirms plans for voice assistant to match Siri, Alexa & Google Assistant

04/17/2019, 05:04 pm

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that it's working on its own voice assistant, carving out a space among competitors like Apple's Siri and Amazon Alexa.

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Leaked docs show Facebook weaponized user data against competitors, with little regard for privacy

04/16/2019, 01:04 pm

In the past, Facebook executives including CEO Mark Zuckerberg regularly wielded user data as a tool to reward partners and smash rivals, according to some 4,000 pages of leaked emails, messages, and other documents spanning from 2011 to 2015.

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UK proposes creating regulator to fine tech firms slow to take down harmful online content

04/08/2019, 10:04 am

Apple and other tech companies may face fines and have their services blocked if they are not able to handle harmful online contact in an effective manner, the United Kingdom government has suggested, proposing the creation of a regulator that could create new rules social networks and other online entities should follow concerning terrorist messages and abuse images.

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Survey claims 86 percent of US teens plan to choose iPhone as next smartphone

04/08/2019, 08:04 am

A newly-published survey of 8,600 U.S. teens found that a higher number than ever, 86 percent, are hoping to make Apple's iPhone their next smartphone.

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