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  1. Mark Zuckerberg is fighting to save Facebook; announces major change to News Feed

    On Thursday, Facebook announced a major change to News Feed, its central feature…

  2. Facebook developing ‘Portal’ gadget which will let it put microphones and cameras in people’s homes

    The oppressive rulers of Oceania used devices called telescreens to closely monitor and repress citizens…

  3. FBI forensic expert blasts Apple ‘jerks’ for encrypting iPhones

    Ever since Apple made encryption default on the iPhone, the FBI has been waging a war against encryption…

  4. Yet another macOS High Sierra bug: Unlock App Store system preferences with any password; another one Apple should have caught

    Less than two months ago, Apple users discovered a bug in macOS that allowed anyone…

  5. Man charged over ‘FruitFly’ Creepsterware; spied on users via infected Windows PCs’ and Macs’ cameras and microphones

    At the time, it was unclear just what the spy tool was for, though it appeared to be used for…

  6. FBI Director Wray calls inability to access electronic devices an ‘urgent public safety issue’

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is increasingly unable to access data from some electronic devices…

  7. Apple is leading the charge to offline artificial intelligence

    When it comes to the companies that are leading the charge into artificial intelligence…

  8. Eric Schmidt to step down as the executive chairman of Alphabet Inc.

    Eric Schmidt will be stepping down as the executive chairman of Alphabet’s board of directors…

  9. Facebook is giving the US government more and more data

    Every year, Facebook gets tens of thousands of requests for data from governments worldwide…

  10. At Tim Cook’s Apple, Steve Jobs is long gone, and so is the ‘it just works’ ethos

    Isn’t a caretaker CEO’s No.1 priority, you know, to take care?

  11. macOS quality as measured by Apple’s update release rate

    There’s a lot of chatter out there that High Sierra is potentially the worst macOS release ever…

  12. Apple’s HomeKit security screwup spotlights the risk of smart homes

    The latest iOS 11.2 update held a zero-day vulnerability attackers could exploit to control smart home devices, including connected locks…

  13. Zero-day iOS HomeKit flaw allowed remote access to IoT devices including door locks, garage door openers; fix rolling out

    A HomeKit vulnerability in the current version of iOS 11.2 has been demonstrated…

  14. Apple to users: Here’s why our data gathering doesn’t invade your privacy

    Apple is using differential privacy to protect users, even when collecting very sensitive data such as keystrokes and the sites users visit…

  15. Why are there so many macOS and iOS bugs?

    If you’ve been paying attention to the Apple-sphere recently, you might have noticed…

  16. Updating to latest macOS 10.13.1 disables Apple’s ‘root’ bug patch; you’ll need to reinstall Apple’s root security fix

    It appears Apple’s quick fix for the recently discovered root user bug can be disabled…

  17. Privacy worry? Apple is sharing your face data with third-party app developers

    Apple just started sharing your face with lots of apps…

  18. Apple’s macOS High Sierra bug fix arrives with a new bug – here’s the fix

    After fixing that embarrassing macOS High Sierra bug that let anyone create a root account on a Mac without a root password…

  19. Google could be forced to pay over five million iPhone users £2.7 billion for selling their data without their consent

    Google could be forced to pay over five million iPhone users £2.7 billion in compensation…

  20. The U.S. Supreme Court must understand that cellphones aren’t voluntary

    You may not realize it, but the cell phone in your pocket creates a time-stamped map of everywhere you go…

  21. Apple on Mac flaw: ‘We apologize to all Mac users. Our customers deserve better. We are auditing our development processes.’

    Apple Inc said on Wednesday it would review its software development processes…

  22. Tim Cook’s sloppy, unfocused Apple rushes to fix a major Mac security bug

    Apple’s quality of business execution is slipping; their quality control is not all it should be…

  23. What to do about Apple’s shameful Mac security flaw in macOS High Sierra

    Someone at Apple seriously dropped the ball and put an unforgivable security flaw inside macOS High Sierra…

  24. U.S. Supreme court cellphone warrant case puts free speech – not just privacy – at risk

    On Wednesday, the supreme court will consider whether the government must obtain a warrant…

  25. Google collects Android settlers’ locations even when location services are ‘disabled’

    Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off location services?

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