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    Surprisingly, your personal data isn't safe with Facebook

    Life, James Hein, Published on 10/10/2018

    » Facebook has been in the news recently having large numbers of public profiles harvested by marketing conglomerates. Estimates from this incident alone range from 50 to 90 million users and there may be a lot more. The "more" part comes from the user search and account recovery features that may have been abused to scrape up to 2 billion or more accounts. In other words, if you are on Facebook and have any kind of public profile someone has more info on you than you might like. The feature has since been turned off but not before a lot of information went to the marketers.

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    Vote on EU online copyright reform splits usual allies

    AFP, Published on 12/09/2018

    » STRASBOURG: The European Parliament votes on Wednesday on a highly complex online copyright law that has split natural political bedfellows and pitted music and news companies against Google and Facebook.

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    Writing and integrating on Macs and iOS

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 20/05/2015

    » With Apple's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) only a couple of weeks away (June 8-12), the rumours have already begun. The top rumour was that Apple would produce a new rose gold colour for the next iPhone. Another rumour reported was how Homekit — Apple's unifying approach to the Internet of Things — is having problems and will be delayed until September.

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    News and commands from the future

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 28/01/2015

    » With the announcement of Apple's Q1 2015 figures released just a few hours ago, I expect there are already several reports online explaining the numbers and telling us why Apple is succeeding. Or failing. It depends on whose words you read. One thing the negatives will suggest is that what goes up, must come down, so in the final analysis Apple will fail. Just not yet.

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    Apple cleared in iPod antitrust suit

    AFP, Published on 17/12/2014

    » A US jury on Tuesday cleared Apple of abusing its dominant market position in an antitrust case over online music for the iPod.

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    Rights groups release anti-surveillance software

    AFP, Published on 20/11/2014

    » LONDON - A coalition of human rights and technology groups including Amnesty International on Thursday launched new software to allow journalists and activists to check if their computers are being spied on.

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    Tech start-ups are the new rock bands: Bono

    AFP, Published on 07/11/2014

    » DUBLIN - U2 frontman Bono described start-ups as the new rock bands and defended streaming service Spotify from recent criticism at an internet event in Ireland on Thursday.

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    Misunderstood and the Mac experience

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 27/08/2014

    » Last week, the Apple video Misunderstood won a Creative Arts Emmy Award. The advertisement features an apparently-dysfunctional teen who is more engaged with the family than first seems when it appeared last year.

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    Wikipedia says EU court ruling is Web 'censorship'

    AFP, Published on 07/08/2014

    » WASHINGTON - The foundation which operates the Wikipedia information website said Wednesday an EU court ruling on the right to be "forgotten" is creating "memory holes" in the Internet.

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    Tesla gives up patents to 'open source movement'

    AFP, Published on 13/06/2014

    » Electric carmaker Tesla announced Thursday it was giving up its patents to "the open source movement," to help spur electric vehicle technology.

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