Apple will now let users see all information it has collected on them

Apple on Wednesday rolled out an online tool to users in the US and several other countries to download, change or delete all the data that the iPhone maker has collected on them. Apple updated its privacy website with the tool, which was unveiled earlier this year for users in the European Union in response to the region’s General Data […]

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Big Facebook investors call for ouster of Zuckerberg as chair

Big public investment funds are throwing their weight behind a push to oust Mark Zuckerberg from the helm of Facebook’s board. Four large institutional investors — including New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, as well as the state treasurers of Pennsylvania, Illinois and Rhode Island — said Wednesday they’re signing onto a shareholder proposal filed in June by Trillium Asset […]

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Facebook sued for inflating video stats for advertisers

Facebook grossly inflated video viewership metrics and then lied to advertisers about it, new court filings against the embattled social media giant allege. The company previously admitted it played fast and loose with such statistics, but a handful of advertisers suing Facebook say the deceit happened on a grand scale. “Facebook’s internal efforts behind the scenes reflect a company mentality […]

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65

The tech world has lost a visionary. Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, died Monday following complications from non-Hodgkins’s lymphoma. He was 65. Earlier this month Allen disclosed on his website that the cancer he successfully battled in 2009 returned. “A lot has happened in medicine since I overcame this disease in 2009. My doctors are optimistic that I will see […]

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Kanye West’s ‘iPlane 1’ is someone else’s old idea

Kanye West’s lunch with President Donald Trump on Thursday was supposed to be focused on criminal justice reform, gun violence and other issues plaguing the rapper’s hometown of Chicago. Instead, West, an outspoken Trump supporter, came armed with a proposal for a hydrogen-powered plane that would replace Air Force One, which West called “the iPlane 1.” “I brought a GIF with […]

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Most Americans can be hunted down with a drop of their DNA

If you’ve ever succumbed to the temptation to have your DNA sequenced by a genealogy company you probably learned some pretty interesting things about your heritage. You might have discovered that parts of you come from places you never expected, or that your recent ancestors are something of an offshoot on your larger family tree. Whatever the reasons for your […]

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Stephen Hawking’s final paper explores disappearing black holes

The final paper that famed physicist Stephen Hawking worked on before he passed away has been published and it deals with a topic bigger than Hawking’s legacy – what happens when objects fall into black holes? The paper entitled “Black Hole Entropy and Soft Hair,” looks into whether black holes keep the information of the things that fall into them. […]

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Apple buys iPhone chip supplier in $600M deal

Apple is buying the power management technology at the heart of its iPhones in a $600 million deal with Dialog Semiconductor that also secures the German-listed company’s role as a supplier to the tech giant. The agreement to acquire patents and people from the Anglo-German chip designer is not only unusual, but also the largest of its kind by Apple, […]

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