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Feds to Probe Apple Over Updates That Slow Older iPhones

(Bloomberg)Ā  The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether Apple Inc. violated securities laws concerning its disclosures about a software update that slowed older iPhone models, according to people familiar with the matter. The government has requested information from the company, according to the people, who asked not to […]

Business U.S. News

AppleĀ announces plans to repatriate billions in overseas cash, says it will contribute $350 billion to the US economy over the next 5 years

(CNBC)Ā  AppleĀ on Wednesday made a slew of announcements about its investment in and contribution to the U.S. economy in part because of the new tax law. The headline from Apple is that it will make a $350 billion “contribution” to the U.S. economy over the next five years, although it’s unclear exactly how the company […]

Technology

Meltdown and Spectre: Hereā€™s what Intel, Apple, Microsoft, others are doing about it

(ARS Technica)Ā  The Meltdown and Spectre flawsā€”two related vulnerabilities that enable a wide range of information disclosure from every mainstream processor, with particularly severe flaws for Intel and some ARM chipsā€”were originally revealed privately to chip companies, operating system developers, and cloud computing providers. That private disclosure was scheduled to become public some time next […]

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Hackers Say They’ve Already Broken Face ID

(Wired)Ā  When Apple released theĀ iPhone XĀ on November 3, it touched off an immediateĀ race among hackers around the world to be the first to foolĀ the company’s futuristic new form of authentication. A week later, hackers on the actual other side of the world claim to have successfully duplicated someone’s face to unlock his iPhone Xā€”with what […]

Technology

App developer access to iPhone X face data spooks some privacy experts – Yahoo! News

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc won accolades from privacy experts in September for assuring that facial data used to unlock its new iPhone X would be securely stored on the phone itself. But Apple’s privacy promises do not extend to the thousands of app developers who will gain access to facial data in order […]

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Vault 7: CIA Bugs ‘Factory Fresh’ iPhones

(CitizensOutpost) Wikileaks has released another revelationĀ from Vault7, this one dubbed “Dark Matter” which claims that the CIA has been bugging “factory fresh” iPhones since at least 2008: RELEASE: CIA #Vault7 "Dark Matter" https://t.co/pgnfeODXVB pic.twitter.com/vkI16f3vMD — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 23, 2017 A description of the documents reads: Today, March 23rd 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 ā€œDark […]

Science

Scientists have found a way of growing human tissue on apples – BBC News

(BBC News) Scientists at the University of Ottawa have developed a way of growing human cells and tissue on apples. This biohacking discovery opens the door to new possibilities for the future of regenerative medicine. Watch the video here: Source: Scientists have found a way of growing human tissue on apples – BBC News