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Russia-linked Facebook ads sought to exploit US social divisions

There’s been a lot of fuss over a Russian group buying Facebook ads in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, to the point where it’s handing the ads to Congress as it investigates the scope of Russia’s influence campaign. But what’s in those…

WhatsApp blocked in China, though past bans proved temporary

 WhatsApp has been widely blocked in mainland China by the country’s government, with text messaging as well as photo and video sharing not currently functional. However, WhatsApp had previously been blocked in the country and seen those blocks lifted within a few days, so it’s unclear how long the chat app may remain inaccessible. The New York Times reported today that WhatsApp… Read More

Facebook plans to spend as much as Apple, up to $1 billion, on original shows in 2018

Facebook Inc. is loosening its purse strings in its drive to become a major hub for video…

Apple CEO Tim Cook signs letter encouraging President Trump to preserve the DACA ‘Dreeamers’ program

In a move organized by FWD.us, the immigration reform group led by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg…

Young people are leaving Facebook

This marks the first time eMarketer has ever predicted a decline in Facebook usage for any age group…

Apple has the best business model for generating obscene amounts of cash

Apple is in a financial league of its own…

Ubiquiti unveils FrontRow, a new camera technology for easily capturing and sharing of life’s experiences

FrontRow’s 55-gram form-factor was specifically designed to wear conveniently…

Apple R&D spends almost $3 billion on self-driving and augmented reality

The most talked about, at least by Apple executives, is augmented reality…

Apple’s R&D spending hasn’t been this high since three years before iPhone launched

Apple Inc.’s new 10th Anniversary iPhone is still sight unseen, yet a glance…

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos deposes Microsoft’s Bill Gates as world’s richest person

A surge in Amazon.com Inc. shares Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer’s earnings report…

Mac malware undetected for years allows webcam photos, key-logging, and more

A mysterious piece of malware that gives attackers surreptitious control over webcams, keyboards, and other sensitive resources…

iCloud changes put Apple on collision course with overreaching governments

Apple has consistently argued against laws that would require tech companies to build so-called ‘back doors’ into their software…

Apple flies in top executives to lobby Australia’s Turnbull government on encryption laws

Apple’s top privacy executives have flown out to Australia twice in the past month…

Apple meeting with Australian government to discuss proposed encryption ‘back doors’

Attorney-General George Brandis will meet with global tech-giant Apple this week…

As Apple preps VR support in macOS High Sierra, Facebook slashes Oculus Rift price

Facebook has launched a six-week summer sale on the Oculus Rift…

Apple in talks to form partnership with Boeing to provide broadband access via constellation of 3,000 satellites

Apple has sold more than a billion iPhones globally…

‘Thank God for Apple’ and other tech stocks – they’re propping up the market

Many S&P industries are performing poorly, but outsized gains in tech stocks are making the market…

If you haven’t already, it’s time to remove Facebook from your life

Delete your Facebook account. No, but really…

President Trump fires FBI Director James Comey who called for iPhone backdoor

President Trump has fired the director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey…

TIME’s 20 Most Influential People in Tech: Apple CEO Tim Cook No. 4

The latest technological breakthroughs can sometimes seem to emerge from…

After U.S. gov’t refuses to declassify sum paid for FBI’s San Bernardino iPhone hack, Senator Dianne Feinstein inadvertently reveals it

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the FBI, said publicly this week that the government paid $900,000 to break into the locked iPhone…

At the start of the Trump era, Apple spent more on lobbying than ever, but outspent 2.5 times by Google

Since the election of President Donald Trump, Apple’s been been cultivating some good old fashioned Washington influence….

Woz: In 2075, we’ll have a ‘bigger’ Apple, Google, Facebook — and we’ll be living in deserts

When Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs in 1976…

The new age of Ayn Rand: How she won over President Trump and Silicon Valley

As they plough through their GCSE revision, UK students planning to take politics A-level…

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