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Apple Executives Warned the Company About Being Dependent On China: Report

People inside Apple raised concerns about the company’s dependency on China well before the coronavirus outbreak, but higher-ups pushed back against such warnings, saying a clean break from Beijing is impossible. Operation executives argued in 2015 that the company should switch some forms of production to Vietnam, The Walls Street Journal noted in a report Tuesday. Such a move would ...

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Apple Responds To Barr’s Criticisms, ‘Rejects’ Suggestion That It’s Not Helping DOJ With Gunman’s iPhones

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Apple is rejecting Attorney General William Barr’s assertion that the company has been unwilling to provide much assistance to the Justice Department’s effort to collect data from the Pensacola gunman’s iPhones. “We reject the characterization that Apple has not provided substantive assistance in the Pensacola investigation,” Apple noted in a lengthy statement Monday night to the Daily Caller News Foundation. ...

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Apple Refusing to Provide DOJ Encrypted Information from Pensacola Gunman’s iPhone

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Apple is refusing to provide Attorney General William Barr access to the two phones a gunman used before killing three sailors in Florida. Apple gave investigators materials from Second Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani’s iCloud account. Alshamrani is a Saudi who killed three sailors during a Dec. 6 shooting in Pensacola, FL. The tech company is refusing to assist the Justice ...

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Apple Has ‘Deep Concerns’ That Two Ex-Employees Accused Of Stealing Tech Plan To Flee

Apple is worried that two of the company’s ex-employees who were born in China and are accused of stealing trade secrets from the company could flee to their native countries before the trial. Prosecutors for Apple argued at a court hearing Monday that Xiaolang Zhang and Jizhong Chen are flight risks and should be monitored, Reuters reported. Zhang worked on ...

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New York Regulators Investigate Apple Card Over Sexism Complaints

New York regulators are investigating Goldman Sachs’ Apple Card after a prominent software developer said the card is a “f*cking sexing program” in a Nov. 7 tweet thread. David Heinemeier Hansson spoke out against the card and its algorithm on Twitter, saying, “The [Apple Card] is such a f*cking sexist program. My wife and I filed joint tax returns, live ...

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Apple Pledges $2.5 Billion To Help Combat California’s Housing Crisis

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Apple announced a $2.5 billion plan to help combat the housing crisis in California, according to a Monday press release from the tech giant. The Silicon Valley staple is one of many, including Facebook and Google, taking steps to address the state’s housing shortage that came in part after the tech giants invaded the area, bringing thousands of jobs and ...

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Apple Boosts Production In Texas After Trump Exempts Company From Some Import Tariffs

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Apple will begin producing the new wave of Mac desktop computers in Texas days after the Trump administration exempted the tech company from being subject to brutal tariffs. Most of Apple’s products are assembled in China and are facing tariff threats. The company received exceptions Friday that enable it to import parts without paying import tariffs. The new Mac Pro models include ...

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Apple’s Labor Practices To Build New iPhones Violated Even Chinese Standards

Apple and its manufacturing partner, Foxconn, violated Chinese labor rules by hiring temporary workers to produce its latest iPhone model, a Chinese Labor Watch (CLW) report revealed Monday. The report found that Apple’s Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, China — the largest iPhone factory in the world — violated China’s rule that bars temporary workers from exceeding 10% of a factory’s ...

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Want To Skip The Genius Bar? Apple Plans To Offer Independent Repair Shops iPhone Parts

Apple said it plans to provide supply parts to independent repair shops in an effort to ease pressure on its stores to fix millions of out-of-warranty iPhones in a Thursday statement. The tech giant announced the plan after nearly a decade of officially allowing only its Genius Bar experts to repair products as part of its Apple Authorized Service Providers ...

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Apple Apologizes For Listening To Users’ Conversations With Siri

Apple apologized Wednesday for listening to recordings of people talking to Siri, the company’s digital voice assistant. The tech giant’s grading program allowed under .2% of audio Siri requests and their transcripts “to measure how well Siri was responding and to improve its reliability,” according to Apple. “We realize we haven’t been fully living up to our high ideals, and ...

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‘Tech Witch Hunt’: Here’s How 20 Or More States Plan To Take On Big Tech

More than 20 states could take on bipartisan efforts to initiate an antitrust investigation into big tech companies. The investigation would focus on companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook to determine whether they pose a threat to the U.S. economy if they grow into monopolies. NetChoice Vice President Carl Szabo called the potential probe a “tech witch hunt,” and ...

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What Could Go Wrong? Trump Admin Considering Using Amazon Echo, Apple Watch to Determine If Citizens Should Own Guns

The Trump administration is considering a proposal that would use Google, Amazon and Apple to collect data on users who exhibit characteristics of mental illness that could lead to violent behavior, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The proposal is part of an initiative to create Health Advanced Research Projects Agency or HARPA, which would be located inside the Health and ...

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Trump Says Apple’s Tim Cook Makes A ‘Compelling’ Case Against Tariffs On Tech Products

President Donald Trump said Sunday that Apple CEO Tim Cook told him that paying economic tariffs would make it difficult for his company to compete with the likes of Samsung. He made a “very compelling argument” argument, the president said, referring to comments Cook made during a meeting with Trump. The Trump administration delayed for 3 months tariffs on China ...

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