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Apple collected user location data without consent, says Korea; company fined

June 13, 2024

Via: 9to5Mac

A South Korean regulator has said that Apple collected user location data without consent, and fined the company 210 million won (around $153k) for a privacy violation. Apple was one of 188 companies found to have violated the Act on […]


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New law may force Apple App Store to open up in UK

May 24, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Once the dust has settled over the next UK election, Apple might be forced to open up its business there in the same way it is being opened up in Europe — thanks to the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers […]


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TikTok seems to be dodging App Store commissions in Epic fashion

May 1, 2024

Via: The Verge

TikTok appears to be probing App Store rules that require it to pay the “Apple tax” on in-app purchases. According to Sendit app co-founder David Tesler, some TikTok users are being directed to purchase TikTok coins — digital tokens used […]


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The App Store was down, along with Apple TV, Apple Podcasts, and Apple Music

April 4, 2024

Via: The Verge

Apple’s online services were hit with an outage that cut many of us off from the App Store, Apple TV, and Apple Music on Wednesday night. The system status page for Apple’s online service noted an outage beginning at 6:31PM […]


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Ikea releases a pair of affordable USB-C chargers

March 21, 2024

Via: The Verge

Ikea is now selling a pair of its own USB-C chargers that start at just $7.99. The 30W Sjöss charger comes with a single USB-C port, and there’s also a 45W model (also called Sjöss) that has two USB-C ports […]


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Widespread outage takes down Facebook, Instagram, and Threads

March 5, 2024

Via: BGR

Users seem to be experiencing an outage with Meta products. At this moment, Facebook, Instagram, and Threads seem to be down for users globally. It doesn’t seem WhatsApp is facing issues. According to DownDetector, several users have reported in the […]


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Google calls Microsoft’s cloud practices in the EU anti-competitive

February 28, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Google Cloud has joined AWS and Europe-based Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE) in protesting Microsoft’s anticompetitive cloud software licensing practices in the EU. “Microsoft’s cloud licensing restrictions restrict choice and create harmful downstream impacts for companies, ranging from […]


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AI chip sales are driving stock markets to new records

February 23, 2024

Via: Computerworld

The Dow Jones Industrial Average shot up more than 450 points on Thursday, rocketing past 39,000 for the first time — with much of that gain attributed to one company’s earnings buoyed by artificial intelligence and cloud tech. Nvidia’s fourth-quarter […]


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EU begins formal investigation of TikTok over potential violations of Digital Services Act

February 20, 2024

Via: Computerworld

The European Commission has opened formal proceedings to assess whether TikTok may have breached the European Union’s Digital Services Act (DSA) in various ways associated with the protection of minors, advertising transparency, data access for researchers, and managing risk for […]


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Microsoft and Google invest in AI in Europe

February 15, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Google parent company Alphabet and Microsoft have both announced huge investments in artificial intelligence in Western Europe this week, likely to get ahead of proposed European Union AI regulations likely to be introduced in April. A new Google AI hub […]


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Microsoft and the Taylor Swift genAI deepfake problem

February 14, 2024

Via: Computerworld

The last few weeks have been a PR bonanza for Taylor Swift in both good ways and bad. On the good side, her boyfriend Travis Kelce was on the winning team at the Super Bowl, and her reactions during the […]


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EU’s AI Act wins fresh backing ahead of April vote

February 14, 2024

Via: Computerworld

European Union (EU) legislation that would set guardrails for the use and development of AI technology appears to be on a clear path toward ratification as two key groups of legislators in the EU Parliament on Tuesday approved a provisional […]


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Intel to make chips in US for Taiwan’s UMC

January 31, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Intel’s recent agreement to make chips for Taiwan’s UMC at its fabs in Arizona marks a strategic alignment with the US CHIPS Act, which seeks to increase chip manufacturing capacity on US soil. It also signals a significant shift in […]


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Teradyne is the latest victim of the US-China chip war

January 30, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Semiconductor testing company Teradyne recently confirmed to Reuters that it had to pull $1 billion of equipment out of China because of supply chain disruptions. Teradyne manufactures automated testing equipment that plays an important role in chip fabs around the […]


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Google settles $1.7 billion lawsuit over AI chips patent infringement

January 25, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Google has settled a $1.7 billion lawsuit over AI chips patent infringement filed by computer scientist Joseph Bates and his company Singular, the company said on Wednesday. The settlement, according to a Reuters report, was reached on the same day […]


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Microsoft Bing, Edge may be exempted from EU’s Digital Market Act: Report

January 24, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft’s search engine Bing and its web browser Edge may be exempted from the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) that will force obligations on large digital platforms, dubbed gatekeepers, from March. The exemption is due to the non-dominant nature of […]


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10 must-have security tips for digital nomads

January 19, 2024

Via: Computerworld

I’ve been a digital nomad since 2006. Since then, I’ve spent more time abroad than in the United States, working all the while, no matter where. And I’ve learned a lot about safety, security and privacy in specific locations on […]


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Google CEO warns of more job cuts as the company preps for ‘ambitious goals’

January 18, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Google Chief Executive Officer, Sundar Pichai, has warned the company’s workforce about upcoming job losses as Google moves investments toward new technologies, such as AI, according to a memo called, “2024 priorities and the year ahead,” CNBC reported. “The reality […]


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Intel wins reprieve in EU antitrust case

January 18, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Intel’s fight against a $1.2 billion (1.06 billion euros) antitrust fine from the European Union (EU) got a boost Thursday when a top court advisor in Europe pointed out errors in the EU regulators’ economic analysis. The dispute started in […]


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Apple v. Epic: The still-unanswered question

January 17, 2024

Via: Computerworld

When it comes to Apple’s commission on App Store sales, the question has always been pretty simple: “How much?” What happened? The US Supreme Court decided not to hear appeals from either Apple or Epic Games following a lengthy and […]