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Saturday May 26, 2018. 12:03 AM
In its bi-annual transparency report today, Apple said that it will soon start reporting government requests to take down apps from the App Store. These requests will relate to alleged legal and/or policy provision violations, Apple says. The Verge reports: These numbers...
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Friday May 25, 2018. 08:10 PM
It has been nearly two weeks since researchers unveiled 'EFAIL,' a set of critical software vulnerabilities that allow encrypted email messages to be stolen from within the inbox. The Intercept reports that developers of email clients and encryption plugins are still...
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Citing 'business conflicts,' Apple has blocked Steam's plans to distribute PC-based video games to iPhones. It's 'a sign that Apple is serious about protecting its ability to take a cut of digital purchases made inside games on its mobile devices,' reports Reuters. From the...
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Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for infringing five patents with Android phones it sold in 2010 and 2011, a jury has found in a legal fight that dates back seven years. 'The unanimous decision, in the U.S. District Court in San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, is...
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Thursday May 24, 2018. 08:20 PM
In 2014, multiple users reported that their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets were bending under pressure, such as when they were kept in a pocket. As a byproduct of this issue, the touchscreen's internal hardware was also susceptible to losing its connection to the phone's logic ...
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Apple has reportedly signed a deal with Volkswagen (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source) to turn some of the carmaker's new T6 Transporter vans into Apple's self-driving shuttles for employees. The deal comes after the tech giant failed to partner with...
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Wednesday May 23, 2018. 02:03 AM
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Today, Razer debuted big updates to its Razer Blade laptop, focusing on design and performance to usher the gaming notebook into 2018. While the new Blade still looks unmistakably 'Razer,' its design has changed...
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Tuesday May 22, 2018. 09:00 AM
According to Politico, 'President Donald Trump uses a White House cellphone that isn't equipped with sophisticated security features designed to shield his communications.' The decision is 'a departure from the practice of his predecessors that potentially exposes him to...
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New submitter Daneel Olivaw R. shares a report from Tom's Guide: To measure each phone's toughness, [Tom's Guide] dropped it from both 4 and 6 feet onto wood and concrete. After each test, we recorded the damage to the phone. If a phone was rendered unusable -- the screen...
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Monday May 21, 2018. 06:45 PM
Google is being sued in the high court for as much as $4.3 billion for the alleged 'clandestine tracking and collation' of personal information from 4.4 million iPhone users in the UK. From a report: The collective action is being led by former Which? director Richard Lloyd...
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Saturday May 19, 2018. 05:34 PM
'I asked Apple to give me all the data it's collected on me since I first became a customer in 2010,' writes the security editor for ZDNet, 'with the purchase of my first iPhone.' That was nearly a decade ago. As most tech companies have grown in size, they began collecting...
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Tuesday May 15, 2018. 04:40 PM
Apple chief executive Tim Cook told Bloomberg Television that he has criticized Donald Trump's approach to trade with China in a recent White House meeting, while also urging the president to address the legal status of immigrants known as Dreamers. From the interview: Cook...
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Monday May 14, 2018. 12:35 AM
An anonymous reader shares a report: Probing the bowels of what he believed to be North Korean hacking architecture, American cybersecurity researcher Darien Huss found an outlier: iPhone software. It appeared at first glance to be a fairly mundane program, a mobile device...
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Most people, when they retire, get a gold watch. James Harrison deserves so much more than that. From a report: Harrison, known as the 'Man With the Golden Arm,' has donated blood nearly every week for 60 years. After all those donations, the 81-year-old Australian man...
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Sunday May 13, 2018. 11:00 PM
Catalin Cimpanu, reporting for BleepingComputer: Malware has harvested payment card details from some Chili's restaurants, Brinker International, the company behind the restaurant chain announced on Friday. Brinker says it detected the malware on Friday, May 11, the same day ...
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Tom Usher, reporting for Vice: I arrived at the venue -- a Jurys Inn hotel -- on a wet Saturday morning, to discover that the event was essentially a small carpeted convention room boasting a few cameras, some stalls selling merchandise, and 70 or so attendees watching...
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President Trump said Sunday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping are working to put the troubled Chinese telecom manufacturer ZTE back in business. From a report: 'President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get ...
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An anonymous reader shares a report: New England's groundfish season is in full swing, as hundreds of dayboat fishermen from Rhode Island to Maine take to the water in search of the region's iconic cod and haddock. But this year, several dozen of them are hauling in their...
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An anonymous reader writes: Should the Linux operating system be called 'Linux' or 'GNU/Linux'? These days, asking that question might get as many blank stares returned as asking, 'Is it live or is it Memorex?' Some may remember that the Linux naming convention was a...
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Wikipedia has its own internal 'Supreme Court,' which adjudicates disputes, takes appeals, and even issues injunctions [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled]. The cases it hears are as petty as you'd expect. Fascinating story by WSJ: Wikipedia, the vast online...
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