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  • Revisiting Big Tech's Patent Troll Boogeyman

    08/09/2020 9:04:33 PM PDT · by Pelham · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 9, 2020 | David Kline
    Late last month the CEOs of four of the most powerful tech companies in the world — Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Alphabet, which owns Google — testified before the House Judiciary Committee, which has spent a year investigating their companies’ alleged anti-competitive and monopolistic practices. That’s quite a fall for Big Tech, which just a decade ago was viewed by Congress as an unalloyed social good. With every aspect of Big Tech’s behavior now under review, perhaps it’s also a good time to revisit its “patent troll” narrative. This is the notion, unlikely on the face of it, that somehow...
  • 30-year-old file format behind MacOS hack

    08/07/2020 7:06:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | August 6, 2020 | by Peter Grad
    A security expert revealed this week that an exploit commonly used against Windows users who own Microsoft Office can sneak into MacOS systems as well. A former NSA security specialist who addressed the Black Hat security conference this week summarized his research into the new use for a very old exploit. Patrick Wardle explained that the exploit capitalizes on the use of macros in Microsoft Office. Hackers have long used the approach to trick users into granting permission to activate the macros, which in turn surreptitiously launch malicious code. But Wardle noted that attacks against Mac systems using such macros...
  • MacDailyNews presents live notes from Apple’s Q320 conference call

    07/30/2020 3:02:13 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | July 30, 2020
    MacDailyNews presents live notes from Apple’s Q320 Conference Call with analysts starting at 5pm ET/2pm PT today, July 30, 2020. Apple's Q220 conference call. Image: Apple logoApple will provide live audio streaming of its Q120 Results Conference Call using Apple’s industry-leading QuickTime multimedia software. This stream is best experienced on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using Safari on iOS 10 or later; a Mac using Safari on macOS Sierra 10.12 or later; or a PC using Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge. Streaming to Apple TV via AirPlay requires an Apple TV (2nd generation or later) with the latest Apple...
  • Apple to split stock following blockbuster earnings

    07/30/2020 5:04:46 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 40 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 7/30/2020 | Fox Business Staff
    Apple delivered another blockbuster quarterly earnings report Thursday and with the Apple stock price approaching $400 a share the company announced that it would have a stock split this year. The company behind the iPhone had Wall Street estimates for revenue at $52.2 billion, but the company flew by those numbers hitting $59.7 billion. That is an increase of 11 percent compared to the quarter a year ago. A four-for-one stock split will be offered “to make the stock more accessible to a broader base of investors,” according to the earnings release. At the close of the market on August...
  • India plans to add 35,000 troops along China border as tensions simmer

    07/30/2020 10:58:18 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 2 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | July 30 | Updated on July 30, 2020 | Bloomberg
    India is preparing to position an additional 35,000 troops along its disputed Himalayan border with China as the possibility of an early resolution to the deadly tensions between the two neighbours fades. The move would change the status quo along the contested 3,488 km Line of Actual Control and stretch the nations already tight military budget, senior Indian officials said, asking not to be identified citing rules on speaking to the media. Twenty Indian soldiers and unknown number of Chinese troops were killed in an ugly skirmish on June 15 and since then, both sides have rushed thousands of soldiers,...
  • 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
  • CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos & Sundar Pichai testify before House Judiciary Cmte (live thread, 12p ET)

    07/29/2020 9:10:14 AM PDT · by maggief · 84 replies
    C-CPAN3 via YouTube ^ | July 29, 2020
    House Judiciary hearing on Antitrust Law. Testimony from CEOs: Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) Tim Cook (Apple) Jeff Bezos (Amazon) Sundar Pichai (Google) LIVE at noon ET on C-SPAN3, C-SPAN Radio & online here:
  • 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
  • Apple Enthusiast Help Needed

    07/17/2020 12:09:08 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 40 replies
    Pontiac | 7/17/20 | Pontiac
    My nephew died last weekend without leaving his wife the password to his Apple MacBook Pro. Is there any possible way for her to hack the password or bypass it. She believes that he has his original compositions and artwork stored on it that he has never shown to anyone. I did not give her any hope but if there is a possibility I would appreciate any help.
  • These 10 essential browser tweaks fix the web’s biggest annoyances

    07/17/2020 6:43:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies ^ | 07-16-20 | By JR Raphael
    This rusty ol’ internet of ours sure has a lot to offer, but man, oh man, can it be annoying to use. From ad-infested websites to autoplaying videos and an endless array of pop-up provocations, it’s a wonder anyone makes it through the day without going completely berserk. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. With a little fine-tuning and some carefully considered additions, surfing the web can actually become—dare I say it—almost pleasant. All it takes is about 10 minutes of your time, and your desktop browser will be loaded up, tricked out, and ready to give you...
  • Hackers Convinced Twitter Employee to Help Them Hijack Accounts

    07/16/2020 8:01:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Vice/Motherboard ^ | 7-15-2020 | Joseph Cox
    A Twitter insider was responsible for a wave of high profile account takeovers on Wednesday, according to leaked screenshots obtained by Motherboard and two sources who took over accounts. On Wednesday, a spike of high profile accounts including those of Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Uber, and Apple tweeted cryptocurrency scams in an apparent hack. "We used a rep that literally done all the work for us," one of the sources told Motherboard. The second source added they paid the Twitter insider. Motherboard granted the sources anonymity to speak candidly about a security incident. A Twitter spokesperson...
  • Apple wins fight over $14.9 billion tax grab in blow to EU

    07/15/2020 10:01:48 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 45 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | July 15, 2020
    Apple won its court fight over a record 13 billion-euro ($14.9 billion) Irish tax grab in a crushing blow to European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s crackdown on preferential fiscal deals for companies. Stephanie Bodoni and Aoife White for Bloomberg: Apple EU tax. Image: Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition While the EU General Court’s ruling can still be appealed, judges delivered a stinging attack on the European Commission for failing to show “to the requisite legal standard” that Ireland’s tax deal broke state-aid law by giving Apple an unfair advantage.. “The commission’s intent seemed to be a political one:...
  • High-profile Twitter accounts getting hacked by Bitcoin scam

    07/15/2020 2:43:05 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 31 replies
    High-profile Twitter accounts continue to be hacked, including Uber and Apple. It's unknown who's responsible.
  • 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...
  • Diversify? Almost half of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway portfolio is now composed of a single stock

    07/08/2020 8:33:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Market Watch via Yahoo Finance ^ | 07/08/2020 | By Shawn Langlois
    Warren Buffett once said that “diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing.” The take-away: Load up on what you know. Even if it’s a tech stock, apparently. A recent peek into Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, BRK.B, $214 billion portfolio underscores that the Oracle of Omaha is following his own advice, considering how much stock Berkshire has accumulated in Apple AAPL. Buffett, thanks to Apple’s stellar run, now owns more than $91 billion’s worth of the iPhone maker, which constitutes 43% of the total Berkshire pie, according to figures cited by the...
  • New Mac Ransomware Found in Pirated Mac Apps

    07/03/2020 11:31:16 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    MacRumors ^ | Tuesday June 30, 2020 11:44 am PDT | by Juli Clover
    There's a new 'EvilQuest' Mac ransomware variant that's spreading through pirated Mac apps, according to a new report shared today by Malwarebytes. The new ransomware was found in pirated download for the Little Snitch app found on a Russian forum. Right from the point of download, it was clear that something was wrong with the illicit version of Little Snitch, as it had a generic installer package. It installed the actual version of Little Snitch, but it also installed an executable file named "Patch" into the /Users/Shared directory and a post-install script for infecting a machine. The installation script moves...
  • Here Come the 4 Horsemen of the Techopolypse

    07/01/2020 6:52:52 PM PDT · by RandFan · 19 replies
    NYT ^ | July 1st | By Kara Swisher
    The chief executives of four of the most powerful tech companies in the world — Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon — have agreed to appear in late July before a congressional committee as part of an investigation focused on antitrust. Representative David Cicilline, a Democrat from Rhode Island who has become one of the biggest critics of Big Tech’s enormous power, told me on Wednesday that Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple will testify in what could be an all-day event.Mr. Cicilline said that the yearlong congressional investigation has...
  • WWDC 2020 News Hub and Live Blog – Follow along with everything Apple announces

    06/22/2020 4:15:10 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 5 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | 6/22/20 | Chance Miller
    WWDC 2020 officially kicks off today as a completely virtual event. This year, Apple is expected to use its Worldwide Developers Conference to introduce iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS 10.16, and much more. Read on as we round up all of the news from WWDC 2020 as it happens! -snip- WWDC 2020 News Hub | Latest news: Apple unveils iOS 14 with new home screen design, widgets, picture in picture, moreApple debuts new Translate app in iOS 14: on-device translation, 11 languages, moreApple announces iPadOS 14: new widgets, redesigned apps, contextual Siri, revamped universal searchApple officially announces virtual CarKey feature...
  • Apple Still Plans To Support Intel Macs For Years To Come

    06/22/2020 1:05:04 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 25 replies
    CNET ^ | 06/22/2020 | Ed Blumenthal
    New Macs with Intel chips are still "in the pipeline" and the company is planning to support Intel-based MacOS computers for "years," despite announcing Arm-based Apple silicon.