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  • Apple's Tim Cook demands Chinese spy chip story to be retracted by Bloomberg

    10/19/2018 8:30:42 PM PDT · by cba123 · 42 replies
    MSN News ^ | 8 hrs ago | Christopher Carbone
    Apple CEO Tim Cook has upped the ante in its denial of an investigative report claiming a Chinese spy chip was embedded into the tech giant's servers, telling BuzzFeed News that Bloomberg must retract the story--"This did not happen. There's no truth to this." "I was involved in our response to this story from the beginning," Cook said according to Buzzfeed. "I personally talked to the Bloomberg reporters along with Bruce Sewell who was then our general counsel. We were very clear with them that this did not happen, and answered all their questions. ... Each time they brought this...
  • You ARE Alive in Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/15/2018 11:55:55 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You ARE Alive in Me Your situation is about to change for the better. These days are for you, For as I stand with you and beside you it is with my momentum your life is carved. Therefore your now is My Destiny "Yeah " Prophecy coming alive to accomplish The Fathers will in "Real" time. Do you understand?! I Am your Spear head and the Living breathing Force of The ( (( Active Kingdom of Zion )) ) Budding, blossoming and bearing Live fruit before the world's very eyes and existence, for you are riding in My Chariot of...
  • Smartwatch documented murder of missing journalist

    10/14/2018 12:24:49 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 133 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/10/18
    The Turkish newspaper Sabah has revealed that the journalist Jamal Khasshogi, who was murdered in Istanbul, had entered the Saudi consulate with an Apple iWatch smartwatch that documented his interrogation and murder. According to the report, Khasshogi first approached the consul's room and was then dragged by two senior intelligence officers to a second room where he was interrogated and tortured until he was murdered. On the recordings are shouts of Khasshogi and the security men. He was then dragged into a third room at the consulate, where his body was dismembered. According to the report, the Saudis realized that...
  • Missing Saudi journalist 'recorded his own death on his Apple Watch [snip]

    10/13/2018 8:32:36 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 39 replies
    dailymail ^ | Oct. 13, 2018 | PHOEBE SOUTHWORTH
    Full Title: Missing Saudi journalist 'recorded his own death on his Apple Watch with moments of his interrogation, torture and killing sent to his phone and the iCloud' Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have recorded his own death on his Apple Watch, it has been claimed. He turned on the recording function on the device before walking into the Saudi Arabia embassy in Istanbul on October 2, according to Turkish newspaper Sabah. Then his 'interrogation, torture and killing were audio recorded and sent to both his phone and to iCloud', the newspaper report. His assailants tried to hack into...
  • China’s Insane Super Hack Infiltrated Apple, Amazon

    10/11/2018 10:31:31 AM PDT · by fishtank · 54 replies
    China Uncensored ^ | 10-8-2018 | China Uncensored
    China engineers an ingenious hack of two of America's biggest tech companies.
  • Billionaire Minecraft creator Markus Persson says the Left has "literally been taken over by evil."

    10/10/2018 6:39:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 8:13 AM - 4 Oct 2018 | Notch (aka Markus Persson)
  • Break up Amazon before it does any more damage to America

    10/10/2018 9:54:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    NY POST ^ | 10/9/18 | Maureen Callahan
    ....Author, entrepreneur and NYU business professor Scott Galloway has emerged as one of Amazon’s fiercest critics. At last month’s Recode Code Commerce, Galloway gave a 45-minute talk on the future of retail that savaged Amazon and warned of the threats the company poses not just economically but philosophically and morally. “I believe our society is effectively going through this very uncomfortable transition that is bad for our youth, bad for America and bad for the planet where we no longer worship at the altar of character and kindness,” he said. “We worship at the altar of innovators and billionaires.” In...
  • Industry Reactions to Chinese Spy Chips: Feedback Friday

    10/05/2018 10:48:15 AM PDT · by bitt · 8 replies
    security week ^ | 10/5/2018 | Eduard Kovacs
    Bloomberg reported this week that the Chinese government planted tiny chips in Super Micro servers to spy on Amazon, Apple and tens of other important organizations in the United States. The spy chips allegedly made it into devices made by California-based Super Micro after Chinese agents masquerading as government or Super Micro employees pressured or bribed managers at the Chinese factories where the motherboards are built. Once the chips were planted, they would reportedly allow attackers to remotely access the compromised devices. According to Bloomberg, the operation was conducted by the Chinese military and it targeted over 30 organizations, including...
  • Apple official statement: What Bloomberg Businessweek got wrong about Apple

    10/05/2018 5:57:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | October 5, 2018 | Apple
    Apple today released the following statement, verbatim: The October 8, 2018 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek incorrectly reports that Apple found “malicious chips” in servers on its network in 2015. As Apple has repeatedly explained to Bloomberg reporters and editors over the past 12 months, there is no truth to these claims.Apple provided Bloomberg Businessweek with the following statement before their story was published:Over the course of the past year, Bloomberg has contacted us multiple times with claims, sometimes vague and sometimes elaborate, of an alleged security incident at Apple. Each time, we have conducted rigorous internal investigations based on their...
  • Chinese spy chips are found in hardware used by Apple, Amazon, Bloomberg says; Apple, AWS say no way

    10/04/2018 7:22:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    cnbc ^ | Kate Fazzini
    The chips, which Bloomberg said have been the subject of a top secret U.S. government investigation starting in 2015, were used for gathering intellectual property and trade secrets from American companies and may have been introduced by a Chinese server company called Super Micro that assembled machines used in the centers. Apple, AWS and Super Micro dispute the report. Apple said it did not find the chips as asserted by BusinessWeek — which cited anonymous government and corporate sources. Super Micro reportedly denied that it introduced the chips during the manufacturing. … China has long been suspected — but rarely...
  • Why America Is So Scared of China’s Biggest Tech Company

    10/04/2018 10:53:00 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    Bloomberg | March 22, 2018, 3:00 AM CDT | Max Chafkin and Joshua Brustein
    Bloomberg link only.
  • The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

    10/04/2018 11:21:15 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 73 replies
    Bloomberg | October 4, 2018, 4:00 AM CDT | Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley
    Bloomberg link only.
  • Chinese spy chips are found in hardware used by Apple, Amazon, Bloomberg says; Apple, AWS say no way

    10/04/2018 4:38:15 AM PDT · by cba123 · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1 hour ago | Kate Fazinni
    Data center equipment run by Amazon Web Services and Apple may have been subject to surveillance from the Chinese government via a tiny microchip inserted during the equipment manufacturing process, according to a Bloomberg BusinessWeek report on Thursday. The claims in the report have been strongly disputed by the technology giants. -- Just noticed this, thought I would post this. Not yet clear, whether this report is accurate. I don't trust Bloomberg, but then again I greatly suspect China. So we will see.
  • Apple Employees Shunned Trump’s 2016 Campaign Spectacularly

    10/04/2018 8:16:41 AM PDT · by TexasGunLover · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/03/2018 | Oliver Smith
    In the run-up to the last Presidential Election, nearly $1 billion was raised between the Clinton and Trump campaigns. Apple employees personally donated over $1.8 million to the Clinton campaign, led by CEO Tim Cook who made a $236,100 contribution to the Hillary Victory Fund.
  • Apple CEO: Government needs to step in and regulate privacy

    10/03/2018 7:14:08 PM PDT · by TBP · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Mike Ciandella
    While insisting that he is “not a pro-regulation kind of person,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the free market has failed to provide adequate protections for privacy, and he believes it is time for the government to step in. Here’s what you need to know During an interview on HBO’s “Vice News Tonight,” which aired on Tuesday, Cook said: I’m not a pro-regulation kind of person. I believe in the free market deeply. … But I think you have to recognize when the free market doesn’t produce the result that’s great for society. You have to ask yourself: What...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9: 1TB of smartphone storage now a reality (at a price - $1600)

    10/02/2018 5:01:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    zdnet ^ | 8/09/18 | Adrian Kingsley
    About $1,600. That's how much it will cost you to have a Note 9 with 1TB of storage. Samsung's new Galaxy Note 9 comes in two configurations -- a 128GB model with 6GB of RAM for $999.99, and a 512GB model with 8GB of RAM for... wait for it... $1,249.99. Now that 512GB model already offers twice as much storage capacity as the higher-end iPhone X (and much more RAM, for only $100 extra). But where's the fun in only having half a terabyte of storage? That only allows you to store about 2,300 movies, or some 93,000 photos. We...
  • Dow jumps more than 250 points after the US and Canada secure a deal to replace NAFTA

    10/01/2018 8:34:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 73 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/01/2018 | Fred Imbert
    Stocks rose sharply on Monday as investors cheered news of Canada joining a trade deal with the United States and Mexico. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 264 points as American Express and Boeing outperformed. The S&P 500 gained 0.8 percent, led by 1 percent jumps in materials and industrials. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.7 percent as Amazon and Apple both climbed more than 1 percent. "The biggest risk factor [in the market] is a trade war and we've dialed that down a bit," said Mike Bailey, director of research at FBB Capital Partners. Bailey noted, however, the market may...
  • Report: Google to pay Apple $9 billion to remain default search engine on Safari

    09/28/2018 7:51:11 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Searc Engine Land ^ | September 28, 2018 at 5:45 pm | Greg Sterling
    If it's accurate, Apple is making a boatload of money off of Google. Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs has estimated (via Business Insider, registration req’d) that Google will pay a whopping $9 billion to remain the default search engine for Apple’s Safari browser. The report also estimated that the number could grow by $3 billion to $12 billion over the next year. From $1 billion to $9 billion in four years. In 2014, court documents in Oracle’s copyright suit against Google, asserted that “Apple received $1 billion from its rival in 2014.” Wall Street firms had estimated the number at...
  • Apple Is Now Giving People “Trust Scores” Based on Their Calls and Emails

    09/20/2018 2:07:39 PM PDT · by PFW · 50 replies
    This information will likely not be a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to Big Tech’s increasing propensity to violate the privacy of users and use their data for questionable reasons, but here we are. Two days ago, the tech website Venture Beat noticed an eyebrow-raising bit in the latest update to Apple’s privacy policy: "Apple’s promise of transparency regarding user data means that any new privacy policy update might reveal that it’s doing something new and weird with your data. Alongside yesterday’s releases of iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5, Apple quietly updated some of its...
  • Apple gives you a TRUST rating based on your call/ email (trunc)

    09/20/2018 10:33:05 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 33 replies
    The Sun ^ | Srptember 20, 2019 | Sean Keach
    "To help identify and prevent fraud, information about how you use your device, including the approximate number of phone calls or emails you send and receive, will be used to compute a device trust score when you attempt a purchase," Apple explained."