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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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Apple's ARKit release left Google flat-footed

02/14/2020, 01:02 pm

While Apple and Facebook push forward with augmented reality and virtual reality hardware, Google, burned by Google Glass and a late start to a smartphone AR framework, lags behind.

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Coronavirus to hit Android's hopes for 5G, folding screens the hardest

02/13/2020, 09:02 am

As Apple deals with interruption of the COVID-19 epidemic in China, its Android competitors face all the same issues; except that they make far less money and operate on much thinner margins across fragile shipment volumes.

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FTC demanding info from Apple & other big tech companies about past acquisitions

02/11/2020, 01:02 pm

The Federal Trade Commission announced that it is launching a probe into past acquisitions made by Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Amazon, Google, and Facebook, going back to 2010.

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Google reabsorbing Jigsaw spin-off as it continues to undo Alphabet

02/11/2020, 06:02 am

Search giant Google is continuing to absorb what it once split from itself to form Alphabet, and has taken back a branch designed to combat online misinformation called Jigsaw.

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More email apps caught 'processing' and selling user data [u]

02/10/2020, 12:02 pm

Apps such as Edison Mail are gathering data under the guise of providing personalized features, but then turn around and sell this information to big business.

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Google Maps turns 15, rolls out new app features

02/06/2020, 08:02 am

Google Maps turns 15 today, and in honor of the service's birthday, Google is revamping its Google Maps app for both iOS and Android.

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Google Photos has shared some users' private videos with strangers

02/04/2020, 07:02 am

Google has sent notices to some of its Google Photos users, telling them that that some of the videos stored in the service may have been exported to random users' archives.

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Google developing all-in-one messaging app for businesses

01/28/2020, 07:01 pm

Google has seeded select employees with an unreleased app that combines the functionality of Gmail, Hangouts Meet, Hangouts Chat and other services in what appears to be a play at competitors like Slack.

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Avast antivirus harvested user data, then sold to Google, Microsoft

01/27/2020, 10:01 am

The Mac and Windows version of Avast antivirus has been used to harvest user data, an investigation claims, with some sensitive info sold to third parties, including Google, Microsoft, and Intuit.

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Apple's Intelligent Tracking Protection can be exploited to track Safari users, says Google

01/22/2020, 02:01 pm

Apple's enhanced privacy tools in Safari to prevent tracking can be used to continue tracking users, Google researchers intend to reveal in a paper, with a total of five different attack vectors identified in Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention system.

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Google parent company Alphabet hits $1 trillion market cap

01/16/2020, 06:01 pm

Alphabet, parent company of Google, Verily, Waymo and other firms, became the fourth U.S. company to reach a $1 trillion market capitalization on Thursday, just over a month after former Google CEO Sundar Pichai took the reins.

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Google snubs Apple TV users with Nest login migrations

01/16/2020, 01:01 pm

Google's push to migrate Nest users over to using Google accounts has continued to leave users of the Apple ecosystem out in the cold, with the search company failing to support the Apple TV version of the Nest app properly by failing to allow migrated customers to log in on Apple's streaming set-top box.

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Google now lets iPhones act as FIDO hardware keys for better security

01/15/2020, 08:01 am

Following an update to Google's iOS Smart Lock app, iPhones can now be used as a Fast Identity Online (FIDO) security key. This replaces the physical hardware keys previously required -- and brings the iPhone into line with Android phones.

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Sonos is suing Google for patent infringement, and wants to sue Amazon too

01/07/2020, 01:01 pm

The speaker company Sonos says that Google "blatantly" used technology information disclosed in confidence -- and that if only it could afford to, it would simultaneously sue Amazon for the same reasons.

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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 takes 66% of smartphone profits, HomeKit, Mac Pro, Apple AR & more on the AppleInsider Podcast

12/20/2019, 09:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about how Apple is making so much more money from phones than even its closest rival Samsung. Plus the rumored Apple AR glasses, Mac Pro availability, and what on earth is Apple doing making HomeKit accessory development code open source.

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Apple part of 'Project Connected Home over IP' group to simplify home automation connectivity

12/18/2019, 08:12 am

Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance are forming a new working group that plans to develop a new smart home networking standard.

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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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Apple among companies sued over 'brutal' child labor

12/15/2019, 06:12 pm

A class suit representing multiple plaintiffs from the Democratic Republic of Congo has been filed against Apple, Google, Tesla and others. It claims tech companies have knowingly exploited underage labor in local mining for cobalt, used in lithium-ion batteries.

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