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  • “Google tax” plan moves ahead in Mountain View after city panel actions

    05/24/2018 10:11:35 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 21 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 5/23/18 | By GEORGE AVALOS
    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Plans for a “Google headcount tax” moved ahead Wednesday in Mountain View after a municipal panel recommended that the full city council approve the proposal. A three-member subcommittee of the Mountain View City Council endorsed the concept on Wednesday of a tax on the number of workers a company employs within the city limits, although government officials refer to it formally as a “restructuring” of the business license tax. The Mountain View City Council is scheduled to meet June 5 to make a final decision on whether it will order the city staff to prepare a ballot...
  • Dear iPhone—It Was Just Physical, and Now It’s Over

    05/16/2018 4:44:46 PM PDT · by ptsal · 10 replies
    Nautilus ^ | 11-May-2018 | Katie Reid
    s a kid, I’d sometimes try to imagine what life would be like without a particular sense or part of my body, like with questions from the Would You Rather? game. Would you rather be deaf or blind? Would you rather have no legs or no arms? I’d try to erase the sound of my mom’s piano playing, the sight of the ground growing smaller as I soared on the tree swing in my backyard, or the feeling of playing basketball so hard my lungs might explode, but I just couldn’t. How could life go on without these sensations that...
  • APPLE SUED—YOUR COMBUSTIBLE PHONE—Took Down an Airplane!!!

    05/14/2018 5:22:56 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 43 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/11/2018 5:44 PM PDT
    The crash of EgyptAir flight 804 into the Mediterranean Sea that killed 66 people was caused by a hot Apple product ... according to a new suit. The families of several of the victims of the May 19, 2016 crash claim the tragedy was due to the co-pilot's iPhone 6S or iPad mini overheating in the cockpit and catching fire. According to the docs ... an investigation revealed the device ignited and led to a bigger fire in the cockpit, which ultimately took the plane down. It should be noted, however -- some industry experts have questioned this phone theory...
  • Selling Disks With Free Microsoft Software Lands E-Waste Recycler Stiff Prison Term

    04/26/2018 6:29:18 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    Hot Hardware ^ | 26 April 2018 | Shane McGlaun
    ...Lundgren will serve a 15-month prison sentence and will be forced to pay a $50,000 fine. Lundgren had taken to downloading free software that Microsoft offers to Windows users commonly called restore disks... Many states are actively pushing for legislation that guarantees consumers the right to repair their own gadgets, California has legislation in process to force device makers to provide users and third parties with items needed to repair devices...
  • Scott Galloway Says Amazon, Apple, Facebook, And Google should be broken up

    04/23/2018 3:11:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | December 1, 2017 | Scott Galloway
    At Business Insider's IGNITION conference, Scott Galloway gave a blistering presentation on why "The Big Four" — Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google — should be broken up. Galloway is a professor of marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business and the author of "The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google."
  • iPhone X Made 5x the Profit of 600 Android OEMs Combined

    04/18/2018 11:54:17 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 51 replies
    iDropNews ^ | April 17, 2018 | By Mike Peterson
    image Tom's Guide Apple remained the most profitable smartphone brand through the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a new market research report. The Cupertino tech giant managed to capture 86 percent of the total smartphone market profits Q4 2017, even though the premium handset segment didn’t grow as expected, according to a new report by Counterpoint Research (via CNBC). Additionally, the iPhone X accounted for 21 percent of total revenue and 35 percent total of the profits made by the entire industry in the fourth quarter — allowing Apple to grow about 1 percent, year-over-year. That’s despite the fact...
  • Apple has an iPhone design problem it’s getting harder to solve

    04/17/2018 8:09:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/18/2018 | Tonya Riley
    Apple's big design problem is that it is running out of space on the device's exterior. The headphone jack went, and then the bezel was downsized and the Home button eliminated from the iPhone X. But Apple is running out iPhone options to drop. The new Apple AirPower wireless charger, which is rumored to launch in 2018, could also impact the future of the iPhone's design =============================================================================================================== Apple made waves in 2016 when it decided to get rid of the iPhone's headphone jack, and again in 2017, when it announced the iPhone X would have a virtual home button. Apple...
  • Leaked Apple memo: 12 employees were arrested last year for leaking secrets

    04/13/2018 2:03:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.fastcompany.com ^ | 04/13/2018 | Staff
    Apple has long been obsessed with secrecy, but a new memo seems to take it to the next level. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports on a memo recently sent to all Apple employees stating that 29 Apple people were caught leaking secrets about planned products last year, and 12 of them were arrested. The memo describes in stark terms the implications for employees who leak and get caught: “These people not only lose their jobs, they can face extreme difficulty finding employment elsewhere,” according to the memo, which quotes product marketing executive Greg Joswiak. The memo lays out examples of times...
  • The Student Data-Mining Scandal Under Our Noses

    04/11/2018 8:01:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    While congresscritters expressed outrage at Facebook's intrusive data grabs during Capitol Hill hearings with Mark Zuckerberg this week, not a peep was heard about the Silicon Valley-Beltway theft ring purloining the personal information and browsing habits of millions of American schoolchildren. It doesn't take undercover investigative journalists to unmask the massive privacy invasion enabled by educational technology and federal mandates. The kiddie data heist is happening out in the open -- with Washington politicians and bureaucrats as brazen co-conspirators. Facebook is just one of the tech giants partnering with the U.S. Department of Education and schools nationwide in pursuit of...
  • Apple Must Pay $502.6 Million to VirnetX, Federal Jury Rules (Link Only, Bloomberg)

    04/10/2018 8:09:42 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    Bloomberg | April 10, 2018 | By Susan Decker and Dennis Robertson
    This article is on a jury decision about Apple infringing four patents that the patent office has already ruled are invalid. . . but that are being appealed to the appellate court which allowed this trial to go ahead anyway "because it was so far along." Link Only because of Bloomberg: Read the Article here.
  • Apple Lands Isaac Asimov ‘Foundation’ TV Series From David Goyer & Josh Friedman

    04/10/2018 2:14:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 71 replies
    Deadline | Hollywood ^ | April 10, 2018 | Mike Fleming Jr and Nellie Andreeva
    In a competitive situation, Apple has nabbed a TV series adaptation of Foundation, the seminal Isaac Asimov science fiction novel trilogy. The project, from Skydance Television, has been put in development for straight-to-series consideration... Originally published as a short story series in Astounding Magazine in 1942, Asimov’s Foundation is the complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy, all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire...
  • US Tech Companies May Be Headed For Disaster

    04/09/2018 11:35:52 AM PDT · by davikkm · 25 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    Eighteen years after the collapse of the dot com bubble, US tech companies find themselves in another precarious situation. During the current economic expansion, stocks like Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google (FAANG) have led the soaring Nasdaq stock index. However, valuations have become stretched, and the party may be coming to a dramatic end very soon. The wind has already been taken out of the sails of Facebook. A few weeks ago, #DeleteFacebook went viral after it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica gained access to the information of millions of Facebook users to learn about their identities and influence...
  • Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he's left Facebook over data collection

    04/09/2018 5:22:34 AM PDT · by upchuck · 15 replies
    USA Today | Apr 8, 2018 | Jessica Guynn and Kevin McCoy
    Sorry, link only: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2018/04/08/apple-co-founder-steve-wozniak-says-hes-leaving-facebook/497392002/
  • Apple co-founder protests Facebook by shutting down account

    04/09/2018 5:22:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4-9-2018 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is shutting down his Facebook account as the social media giant struggles to cope with the worst privacy crisis in its history. In an email to USA Today, Wozniak says Facebook makes a lot of advertising money from personal details provided by users. He says the “profits are all based on the user’s info, but the users get none of the profits back.”
  • Mark Zuckerberg Loses Support from Tech Elite: ‘Facebook Is the New Cigarettes’

    04/03/2018 12:25:26 PM PDT · by davikkm · 54 replies
    breitbart ^ | LUCAS NOLAN
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly losing support amongst his peers in Silicon Valley following Facebook’s latest user data scandal. Bloomberg reports that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been left with few defenders in Silicon Valley following his company’s latest user data scandal. Amongst Zuckerberg’s biggest critics in the tech industry is Apple CEO Tim Cook, Tesla’s Elon Musk and Salesforce.com’s Marc Benioff, while many other Silicon Valley firms have fallen silent in the wake of the Facebook user data scandal, a stark contrast to how tech firms usually react when one of their own is attacked. When other major...
  • Can Cellphones Cause Cancer? Experts Surprised By Latest Tests

    04/02/2018 6:35:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ^ | March 29, 2018 at 6:21 pm | Staff
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Can cellphones really cause cancer? It’s been a question that’s dogged researchers for years. However, a group of experts say the results of some tests are pretty surprising. Millions of people constantly call, text, click, take pictures and play on cellphones. Even the top cellular radiation researchers from around the world have a hard time untethering. But, they gathered recently in North Carolina to talk about cellphone concerns and whether they really do increase the chances of developing cancer. The panel voted that the results from years of testing on mice and rats were more significant than...
  • New Apple ID Website To Let Users Download All Their Data, Permanently Delete Accounts

    03/30/2018 5:29:00 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    Redmond Pie ^ | March 30th, 2018 | By Oliver Haslam
    Apple is set to introduce a new website dedicated to the management of Apple IDs and it will allow users to download a copy of all of the data stored by the company, according to a new report by Bloomberg. That data includes a user’s contacts as well as any photos, calendar information and even system or application level preferences. If it’s stored by Apple or one of its apps, the new Apple ID website will let a user download it. Alongside the en-masse data downloading, the new website will also allow users to carry out more mundane tasks such...
  • Apple's Tim Cook Rebukes Zuckerberg Over Facebook's Business Model

    03/28/2018 2:59:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 03/28/18 | Julia Carrie Wong
    CEO criticizes monetization of customers’ personal information Cook says the time for self-regulation is past Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, issued a harsh rebuke of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s business model on Wednesday, saying that detailed profiles of individuals compiled by internet platforms should not exist. Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you Dylan Curran Read more “We could make a ton of money if we monetized our customers, if our customers were our product,” Cook said in an interview with Recode and MSNBC that will air on 6 April. “We’ve elected not...
  • Peter Thiel: Europe is cracking down on Silicon Valley out of 'jealousy'

    03/20/2018 8:58:03 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Mar 2018 | Olivia Solon
    European regulators are clamping down on Silicon Valley companies because they are “jealous” of the success of the technology industry in the US, according to PayPal co-founder and investor Peter Thiel. Speaking about the looming threat of regulation for these companies, Thiel said that the “threat is probably greater in Europe” and there are “good reasons and bad reasons”. “The good reasons are these privacy concerns and the bad reasons are there are no successful tech companies in Europe and they are jealous of the US so they are punishing us,” he said at the Economic Club of New York...
  • France to sue Google and Apple for 'abusive business practices'

    03/14/2018 10:21:48 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    EuroNews ^ | March 14, 2018 | Natalie Huet
    French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire says it's "unacceptable" that Google and Apple unilaterally impose prices and other contractual terms on software developers, and that this is hurting France's startups. Le Maire predicted the tech giants could face sanctions amounting to millions of euros, according to AFP. It’s not the first time the French government clashes with Google. It has repeatedly criticised the company for paying little tax in France by transferring its revenues to a subsidiary in Ireland, where taxes are much lower. Wednesday's move comes amid growing fears of an international trade war pitting the United States against...