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Apple Logs Users’ iMessage Contacts and May Share Them With Police

A document obtained by The Intercept reveals the violation of Apple’s promise to protect its customers’ conversations from anyone but users and their friends.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 READ MORE


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The Ugly Truth Behind Apple’s New iPhone 7

The arrival of the iPhone 7 has brought unwanted attention to the company’s globalization, tax avoidance and exploitation of workers.

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 READ MORE



iCensor: Apple Patents a Remote ‘Kill Switch’ for iPhone Cameras

Revisions in smartphone technology could allow police and government forces to stop citizens from recording abuses of force.

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 READ MORE



Why Aren’t Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton Talking About Encryption?

The controversy over encryption has been one of the biggest public debates of the year so far, yet the Democratic presidential candidates have been largely silent on the subject.

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 READ MORE



FBI Won’t Tell Apple How It Hacked iPhone but Vows to Help Local Police

“Please know that we will continue to do everything we can to help you consistent with our legal and policy constraints.”

Posted on Apr 3, 2016 READ MORE


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Apple Gets Legal and Congressional Boost in Privacy Fight Against U.S. Government

First a New York judge sided with Apple in its battle with the FBI over privacy. Then the technology company helped its case in Congress.

Posted on Mar 1, 2016 READ MORE



Like Your Privacy? Then Get Behind Apple’s Battle to Save It

The FBI is pressuring the tech giant to create a “back door” to gain access to everything on the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino terrorists. Supposedly it would be a one-time-only thing. Don’t believe it.

Posted on Feb 20, 2016 READ MORE


EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Rare Footage of Activist Abbie Hoffman in ‘Here Come the Videofreex’

A Truthdig exclusive from the soon-to-be-released documentary “Here Come the Videofreex” shows Hoffman discussing the trial in which he and seven other activists were accused of conspiracy and inciting riots during the anti-Vietnam and countercultural protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Posted on Feb 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



In Privacy Fight, Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Seen as a Model of Civic Leadership From the Private Sector

Friends and close relations say that Cook—who this week published a letter explaining his decision to resist a federal order to make his customers’ private information vulnerable to theft and surveillance—is exercising his belief that “businesses and their leaders should think of themselves as important members of civic society,” The New York Times reports.

Posted on Feb 19, 2016 READ MORE



Privacy Activists Rally Around Apple in ‘Most Important Tech Case in a Decade’

To defend users’ privacy rights, Apple is refusing to give government encrypted iPhone data in the San Bernardino shooting case.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Apple’s Tim Cook

This week, it’s a no-brainer. Tim Cook is our Truthdigger of the Week for his willingness to take on the “1984”-like security state with a statement of principle on behalf of privacy.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 READ MORE



How Did Apple End Up in the Government’s Encryption Crosshairs?

The tech giant has positioned itself as a champion of privacy by engaging in a potentially momentous conflict with the federal government over encryption.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 READ MORE



Apple Will Fight Order to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook says his company will oppose a federal order to help the FBI hack into an encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino, Calif., shooters because compliance could undermine encryption for millions of other users.

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 READ MORE



Enough of This Nonsense About Steve Jobs Being an Artist

The triumph of Steve Jobs, Apple and tech in general was ushering in a new language of business. The iPhone is not a hand-held computer; it is an “extension of oneself.” And Jobs and his disciples are not merely businessmen and technicians but also “poets and artists.”

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 READ MORE



Ad-Blocking Software Is No. 1 Paid Mobile App in U.S.

Less than a day after the launch of Apple’s new operating system, software that allows mobile users to block advertisements shot to the top of apps charts worldwide.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 READ MORE


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China Partners With Gay Hookup App to Spread AIDS Awareness

China decriminalized gay sex only in 1997, and stigmas remain, but a doubling of HIV infections among young urbanites has made for some unlikely bedfellows.

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 READ MORE


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Posted on Sep 11, 2014 ENLARGE



Apple’s Big Reveal: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Go Large, the Apple Watch Arrives

As expected, Apple on Tuesday unveiled its new iPhone models, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and they represent an upgrade in more ways than one.

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 READ MORE



LG

The Best Phone Money Can Buy—For Now

The iPhone, by all accounts, will rule the fall. But the summer belongs to LG.

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 READ MORE


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Posted on Jul 12, 2014 ENLARGE



Old Phones Offer Lifeline to Africa’s Forests

Recycled smartphones are being used in a high-tech approach to combating the illegal logging and poaching that are devastating trees and wildlife in endangered forests.

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 READ MORE



Google

Is Your Car Compatible With Your Television?

We’re about to have a major setback. Machines that were never before concerned with software will speak to each other, and, unfortunately, they won’t have access to a translator.

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 READ MORE



OnePlus

The Best Feature of This Phone Is Its Price

Samsung and HTC just announced their new flagship phones, and Apple is expected to drop the iPhone 6 sometime soon. Chinese upstart OnePlus is hoping to give all those devices a run for their money—literally.

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 READ MORE



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‘Flappy Bird’ Creator Finally Explains Why He Said ‘No’ to Fame and Fortune

Dong Nguyen’s supremely addictive iPhone game was earning him $50,000 a day, and an equal helping of hate mail.

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 READ MORE



Apple Mobile Devices at Risk of Hacking

A major flaw in Apple software for phones, tablets and music players could allow hackers to intercept email and other exchanges that are meant to be protected, the company announced.

Posted on Feb 23, 2014 READ MORE



Sony

You Probably Won’t Buy Sony’s Amazing Waterproof Phone

For whatever reason, phone shoppers have met genuine innovation with disinterest.

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 READ MORE



Prognosticator: Karl Marx Foresaw 2014

The 19th-century economic theorist “accurately predicted several aspects of contemporary capitalism, from the Great Recession to the iPhone 5S in your pocket,” Sean McElwee writes at Rolling Stone.

Posted on Feb 1, 2014 READ MORE



‘Angry Birds’ Are Helping the NSA Spy on You

Top secret documents reveal American and British intelligence agencies possess the capability to exploit vulnerabilities in “leaky” smartphone apps that transmit users’ private information across the Internet.

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 READ MORE



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Apple $290 Million Richer, Courtesy of Samsung (and a Federal Jury)

Because Apple Inc. could really use another electronics giant’s spare change, Samsung Electronics Co. will be forking over some $290 million to give the tech empire Steve Jobs built a helping hand.

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 READ MORE



Don’t Believe Everything You Read About the Nexus 5

The Nexus 5 is Google’s new flagship phone. Despite being superior in some ways to the iPhone, and costing only half the price, the Nexus has taken a bit of a beating in reviews.

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 READ MORE


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Posted on Nov 12, 2013 ENLARGE



Sony

Why Isn’t Sony’s Waterproof Super-Cameraphone More Amazing?

Apple makes a phone in different colors and the world goes crazy. Sony’s smartphone, meanwhile, lets you take 21 megapixel photos underwater and you probably haven’t heard about it.

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 READ MORE



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Apple Maps: The Easiest Way to Crash Into an Airplane

The iPhone and iPad app has been known to give erroneous directions, but this month it led drivers to near-death situations. On Sept. 6 and 20, Apple maps pointed two cars to cross a runway at Alaska’s Fairbanks International Airport.

Posted on Sep 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Hackers Say They’ve Already Defeated the iPhone’s Fingerprint Scanner

Well that didn’t take long. Hackers from the Chaos Computer Club have posted a video in which one of the new iPhone’s major selling points is rendered moot.

Posted on Sep 22, 2013 READ MORE



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iOS7: The Good, the Bad and the Infantile

On Tuesday, Apple released the biggest update to its mobile operating system since the introduction of third-party apps. Here’s a quick rundown of the changes, for better and worse.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 READ MORE


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Posted on Sep 12, 2013 ENLARGE


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Posted on Sep 11, 2013 ENLARGE



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Apple Announces Two New iPhones

If you want a new iPhone, you have more options than ever, from gold to green, with or without a fingerprint scanner, and from $0 to $400 on contract.

Posted on Sep 10, 2013 READ MORE



Google

Apple, Google Play Coy About Future Devices

The companies behind the biggest mobile operating systems on the planet are teasing their imminent releases without providing much hard information.

Posted on Sep 3, 2013 READ MORE



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‘Smartphone Walking’ Becomes Safety Hazard in Japan

We’ve all witnessed or been party to it—someone walking into a wall or another person because he or she was too distracted by a phone to pay attention to the surroundings. The Japanese have even coined a term for it: Aruki Sumaho.

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 READ MORE


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Posted on Aug 1, 2013 ENLARGE



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Apple Says iMessages Are Safe From Prying Eyes

In a privacy statement released in the wake of the NSA surveillance scandal, Apple says its proprietary messaging and video chat services are “protected by end-to-end encryption so no one but the sender and receiver can see or read them.”

Posted on Jun 17, 2013 READ MORE



Illustration based on images from T-Mobile and Apple.

Review of the iPhone on T-Mobile: No Bullshit

Not so long ago, T-Mobile was suicidal. Now it wants to be the first pro-consumer cellular network.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Facebook Is In Danger of Becoming Friendster

Facebook unveiled yet another ambitious plan this week, but the social network desperately needs a tuneup.

Posted on Apr 5, 2013 READ MORE



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T-Mobile to ‘Stop the Bullshit’

Not minding his corporate manners, the CEO of the nation’s fourth-largest carrier announced that his company plans to take much better care of its customers than any of its rivals.

Posted on Mar 26, 2013 READ MORE


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Posted on Dec 14, 2012 ENLARGE


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Posted on Dec 12, 2012 ENLARGE


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