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  • Why You Should Stop Using Other People’s iPhone Cables (Wow)

    09/22/2020 4:37:11 PM PDT · by cba123 · 66 replies
    Forbes ^ | A few days ago | Zak Doffman
    If, like many others, you think nothing of borrowing a friend or colleague’s charging cable, or plugging into a spare one in the office, or even asking for one from a hotel reception desk, then here’s something that might give you pause. How do you fancy an iPhone charging cable that looks like an Apple original and acts like one as well, but which will tap into a connected device and steal all its secrets, and which has its own radio transmitter to send all that stolen data over the air to a waiting attacker.
  • What TikTok's approved big deal means for cloud, e-commerce: TikTok Global created with Oracle, Walmart owning 20%

    09/20/2020 11:12:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 09/20/2020 | By Larry Dignan
    TikTok's US footprint is saved in a deal that includes Oracle and Walmart owning 20% of a newly formed TikTok Global and an IPO within 12 months. Oracle said it will be TikTok's cloud provider in a deal that gives it a 12.5% stake in the social media network and a key reference customer. Walmart will own a 7.5% stake and explore the intersection of TikTok and e-commerce. In a statement, Oracle said "the technical decision" by TikTok was based on the Zoom reference account. However, TikTok, owned by ByteDance, was facing a Sunday shutdown order over security concerns by...
  • Brain-scanning backpack brings neuroscience into the real world

    09/18/2020 8:23:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies ^ | Sep. 18, 2020 , 2:40 PM | Rebekah Tuchscherer
    Call it neuroscience on the go. Scientists have developed a backpack that tracks and stimulates brain activity as people go about their daily lives. The advance could allow researchers to get a sense of how the brain works outside of a laboratory—and how to monitor diseases such as Parkinson’s and post-traumatic stress disorder in real-world settings. The technology is “an inspiring demonstration of what’s possible” with portable neuroscience equipment, says Timothy Spellman, a neurobiologist at Weill Cornell Medicine who was not involved with the work. The backpack and its vast suite of tools, he says, could broaden the landscape for...
  • Mueller Team Had Lisa Page’s Phone It Claimed Was Lost, Email Shows

    09/15/2020 5:22:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | September 15, 2020 | IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
    An official who worked on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation wrote in a recently released email that he or she was in possession of an iPhone belonging to Lisa Page three days after the former FBI lawyer’s last day on the job and at a time when the device was thought to have been lost. The special counsel’s office (SCO) and the Justice Department previously claimed to have no documents to show who handled Page’s iPhone after she turned it in on July 14, 2017, or who improperly wiped it two weeks later, before it could be checked for...
  • Chinese Social Networking Company TikTok reaches deal to sell U.S. operations to Oracle, rejects Microsoft's plan

    09/13/2020 7:54:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/13/2020 | By Jo Ling Kent and Ahiza García-Hodges
    TikTok has reached an agreement to partner with software giant Oracle, a landmark deal that could redefine how the U.S. and China square off over the reach of their homegrown technology companies. The deal, which was confirmed Sunday by a source with direct knowledge, comes after the Trump administration pressured TikTok to sell its U.S. business over concerns about the threat to national security. The administration alleged that the company's ties to China through its parent company, ByteDance, meant it would have to hand over data about Americans if asked by China's government. TikTok has denied that it would hand...
  • Laurene Powell Jobs’s Ties to China May Be Behind Insidious Trump Hit Piece In The Atlantic

    09/06/2020 11:04:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/07/2020 | Brock Simmons
    As the hit piece by far left “magazine”, The Atlantic, regarding comments Trump never actually said about the military, continues to make the rounds, it’s since been revealed that Laurene Powell Jobs, heir to Steve Jobs’s fortune, is a majority owner in The Atlantic and also a huge donor to democrat candidates, including Biden.But that only explains part of the possible reason for the fake news article.The widowed Jobs also retains huge amounts of stock in Apple and Disney, both of which are dependent on national policies that appease China. Trump’s tough-on-China policies are cutting into the elitist billionaries’...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: This Is the No. 1 Reason We Make iPhones in China (It's Not What You Think). China is much more than a source of low-cost, low-skilled labor.

    09/05/2020 7:22:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 165 replies
    Take a look at the back of the box from which you unpacked your iPhone and you'll see this: "Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China." Reading this tagline might trigger a vision in your mind of Jonathan Ive, Apple's legendary chief design officer, dropping the drawings and technical specs for the next-generation iPhone into a (highly secure) shared folder that its low-cost suppliers in China can access as they manufacture and assemble the product by the millions. But as Apple CEO Tim Cook recently pointed out, this picture wouldn't tell the entire story of how an iPhone...
  • iPhone Maker Foxconn Says China's 'Days as the World's Factory Are Done'

    08/12/2020 7:59:37 PM PDT · by texas booster · 15 replies
    MacRumors ^ | Aug 12 2020 | Joe Rossignol
    China will no longer be the world's manufacturing epicenter going forward, according to Apple's largest supply chain partner Foxconn, which has been gradually expanding its operations in other countries amid the U.S.-China trade war. "No matter if it's India, Southeast Asia or the Americas, there will be a manufacturing ecosystem in each," said Foxconn chairman Young Liu, according to Bloomberg. Liu boldly proclaimed that while China will continue to be a key location for Foxconn's factories, the country's "days as the world's factory are done." The report claims that Foxconn's manufacturing capacity outside China is now 30 percent of its...
  • Apple’s New Era Has Begun

    08/12/2020 8:04:56 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 85 replies ^ | Aug 10, 2020, 09:17am EDT | Dan Runkevicius
    Rumor has it that Apple (APPL) AAPL -3% will release its cheapest ever top-tier phone this fall. Influential tech magazine Tom’s Guide recently posted a leak claiming iPhone 12 will retail starting at $549. That’s almost half of what Apple charged for iPhone X a few years ago. This raises the question: Why is the most premium tech product maker all of a sudden selling itself short? I’ll show in a moment, Apple’s business is entering a new era where iPhone profits won’t matter anymore. Low price tags might seem like a desperate move to fend off competition. But like...
  • States investigating older iPhones slowing down, shutting off

    07/29/2020 2:37:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 29 2020 | Kaelan Deese
    Arizona is leading a multi-U.S. state investigation into whether Apple is violating trade practice laws by deliberating slowing older iPhones, Reuters reported Wednesday. The Tech Transparency Project, a watchdog group, released documents last week showing the Texas attorney general might sue the Cupertino, Calif.-based company for violations from a multi-state probe, but did not specify charges, Axios reported. The probe has been ongoing since at least October 2018 with investigators requesting information from Apple about "unexpected shutdowns" of older phones along with the company's throttling of iPhones through power management software, the documents obtained via public records showed. SNIP
  • [Vanity] Anyone ever have their iPhone “disabled” for a period of time without explanation?

    07/27/2020 7:40:18 PM PDT · by fwdude · 70 replies
    Self | 07/27/2020 | fwdude
    I just experienced a total phone lock, with the screen simply stating: “iPhone has been disabled. Try again in ___ minutes.” First it was one minute. A second try suggested 5 minutes. I finally got it back. That the....?!!! What’s peculiar is that emergency calls were still activated and allowed, but no other function. This does not seem to be an outage from the carrier, because the phone’s home screen would still work. My next question is whether an old android phone can be made to stand in as a phone in a pinch, using some third party app as...
  • Apple starts making first flagship iPhone in India

    07/25/2020 3:32:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    the verge ^ | 07/25/2020 | Kim Lyons
    India was the second-biggest smartphone market in the world in 2019, ahead of the US and second only to China. According to TechCrunch, Apple plans to scale up production in India, which would in turn reduce how much it depends on China, where most of its iPhones are currently made. And while Apple tops the premium smartphone market in India, it has only about a 1 percent share of the total smartphone market there. The iPhone’s price puts it out of reach for many consumers in India. By selling locally-made devices in India, Apple would be able to avoid a...
  • Look what your iPhone does when you type blm -> ✊🏿

    07/23/2020 6:06:55 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 37 replies
    Vanity | July 23, 2020 | Self
    Apple is now fully woke. /sarc
  • Twitter alternative Parler soars as conservatives flock to new social network; Surpasses both Twitter and Reddit to become the top-rated news-related iPhone app

    07/10/2020 8:17:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/10/2020 | Calvin Freiburger
    As relations between Twitter and its conservative users continue to deteriorate, a new conservative-friendly alternative is gaining steam with its stated devotion to true freedom of speech. Founded by John Matze and Jared Thomson, Parler bills itself as a “non-biased free speech driven entity that “accepts your right to express your thoughts, opinions and ideals online.” Whereas Twitter and Facebook have steadily adopted and expanded roles as adjudicators of “productive” versus “hateful” or “misleading” speech, Parler says it “aims to empower users to control their social experience. Users can be responsible to engage content as they see fit.” The platform...
  • Hackers Are Trying To Steal Admin Passwords From F5 BIG-IP Devices

    07/08/2020 11:22:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 07//04/20 | Catalin Cimpanu
    Hackers have started launching attacks against F5 BIG-IP networking devices, ZDNet has learned.Attacks have been spotted today by Rich Warren, a security researcher for the NCC Group.In an interview earlier today, Warren told ZDNet the attacks are malicious in nature, and hackers are attempting to steal administrator passwords from the hacked devices.SUMMARY: BIG-IP AND CVE-2020-5902 These attacks are targeting BIG-IP, a multi-purpose networking device manufactured by F5 Networks. BIG-IP devices can be configured to work as traffic shaping systems, load balancers, firewalls, access gateways, rate limiters, or SSL middleware.These devices are some of the most popular networking products in use today, and...

    06/28/2020 9:06:45 PM PDT · by RandFan · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 28 | Ari Levy
    Jim Jordan, Elise Stefanik and Nikki Haley all have something in common, other than a strong affection towards President Trump. The three Republican politicians joined social media app Parler this week, adding their profiles to a site that’s emerged as the new digital stomping ground for anti-Twitter conservatives. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas arrived earlier this month and Rep. Devin Nunes of California started in February, while Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has been a member since 2018, the year the app launched. “It’s about time y’all joined me on @parler_app,” Paul tweeted on Wednesday. “What’s taking the rest of...
  • Apple to deny Parler app store access

    06/25/2019 2:51:53 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 37 replies ^ | 6-25-19 | John Matze
    Apple contacted me over a week ago via telephone saying that we need to ban “offensive” content off Parler or they will take Parler off the App Store. We flat out refused and now we cannot push updates. Obviously by offensive they mean conservative content. Twitter is exempt from this clause as they generate more hatred then any platform in history.
  • Did Amazon install surveillance software on its devices this past week?

    06/18/2020 8:26:40 AM PDT · by RideForever · 28 replies
    6/18/2020 | Rideforever
    I'm concerned about an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet that started showing ads on the 'lock' page without warning about 5 days ago. Amazon will 'unlock' your Amazon device from the obtrusive ads for $15. My investigation determined that Amazon claims that the tablet was sold at a discount in order to add ads, and that's why they are charging $15 to remove the ads. Well, odds are that Amazon turned the ads on last week when my device started showing ads after a software update. What is really unsettling is that this device has no access to the battery...
  • Apple iOS 13.5.1 Release: Should You Upgrade?(real funny!)

    06/06/2020 8:06:25 AM PDT · by devane617 · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/05/2020 | Gordon Kelly
    06/04 Update: a few more bugs are coming in for iOS 13.5.1 as more iPhone owners upgrade. These remain isolated, but include Face ID errors, wallpaper glitches, Bluetooth connectivity issues and a strange keyboard prediction error where typing ""vote", "vote" (with space) or "vote for" which then automatically suggests "trump".
  • Apple Is Reportedly Looking To Move 20% Of Its Production To India From China

    05/11/2020 8:51:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Mashable ^ | 05/11/2020 | Prashan Parikh
    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted supply chains of companies around the world and has made some of them reconsider the chain as this reliance on Chinese manufacturers has revealed vulnerabilities during the current situation. Hence, looking to diversify its production, Apple is reportedly looking to move nearly 1/5th of its production from China to India. A report by ET reveals that Apple executives have been in touch with Indian government officials for the last few months and are now considering the possibility of moving a considerable chunk of their manufacturing operations to India through Apple’s contract manufacturers. "We expect Apple...