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Apple facing trillion dollar lawsuit for reducing processing speed of aging iPhones
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US woman is suing Apple for nearly one trillion dollars after the company acknowledged it had deliberately slowed down iPhones as they get older. The US tech giant now faces nine suits over the issue. Violetta Mailyan is reportedly seeking compensation, d ...[Read more]
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Apple sued for deliberately slowing down older iPhones
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A lawsuit has been filed in California against US technology giant Apple after the company admitted to slowing down older iPhone models to keep them running longer. According to the plaintiffs, Los Angeles residents Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas, Ap ...[Read more]
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Sharing the Wealth: Bitcoin Mogul Moves to Donate $86 Million to Charities
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"Bitcoin has changed my life, and I have far more money than I can ever spend. My aims, goals, and motivations in life have nothing to do with having XX million or being the mega rich. So I'm doing something else: donating the majority of my bitcoins to c ...[Read more]
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Crypto-crackdown: EU agrees on new rules to curb bitcoin anonymity
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The EU is targeting bitcoin anonymity, saying the measure is needed to tackle tax evasion and other crimes. Anonymity of the cryptocurrency holders is a built-in feature that the EU hopes to undermine. The new rules concerning cryptocurrency passed on Fri ...[Read more]
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‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia
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The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race for human attention has created a world of perpetual dist ...[Read more]
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German government wants backdoor access to every digital device
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The RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND) reported that Thomas de Maizière had written up a draft proposal for the interior minister conference, taking place next week in Leipzig, which he has called “the legal duty for third parties to allow for secret ...[Read more]
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All aboard China’s newest high-speed rail service
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A new 658km high-speed rail service will be up and running in western China on Wednesday, linking Xian, home of China’s famed terracotta warriors, to Chengdu in the heart of giant panda country. With a top speed up to 250km/h, the new line took five yea ...[Read more]
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Amazon launches a cloud service for US intelligence agencies
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Amazon Web Services on Monday introduced cloud service for the CIA and other members of the U.S. intelligence community. The launch of the so-called AWS Secret Region comes six years after AWS introduced GovCloud, its first data-center region for public-s ...[Read more]
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In Silicon Valley, the homeless illustrate a growing divide
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - In the same affluent, suburban city where Google built its headquarters, Tes Saldana lives in a crowded but tidy camper she parks on the street. She concedes it's "not a very nice living situation," but it also is not unusual. ...[Read more]
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Heathrow Airport Top Secret Data Reportedly Found on USB Stick Left in Street
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Earlier in the day, the Sunday Mirror newspaper reported that an unemployed man had found a USB stick containing sensitive information about the type of IDs needed to access restricted areas at the airport, the location of CCTV cameras, a patrol timetable ...[Read more]
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Who Takes the Rap for Robots? Robot Developer Probes Tech’s Moral Side
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"From a moral point of view, how will machines make decisions, when they have this ability? Who will be responsible for errors in decision-making by machines that have learned independently?" are some of the pertinent questions, Zabala said. ...[Read more]
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