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FACT CHECK: No, This Headline About Apple Scanning Phones For ‘Extremist Content And Firearms’...

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows a news headline that reads, “Apple plans to scan US iPhones for extremist content and firearms.” Verdict: False The image has been digitally altered. Apple recently said it plans to scan U.S. iPhones to detect known images of child sexual abuse. Fact Check: The image of what looks…

Bipartisan Bill Targets Apple, Google For App Store Tactics

Senators from both parties introduced a bill Wednesday targeting alleged anticompetitive conduct among Apple and Google app stores. The Open App Markets Act, introduced Wednesday by Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn along with Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Amy Klobuchar, would prevent app stores such as Google Play and Apple’s App Store from requiring developers to use…

Pelosi’s Husband Bought Amazon Call Options Weeks Before Pentagon Announced Contract Likely Benefitting Company

Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), bought Amazon call options just six weeks before the Pentagon announced it was canceling a multi-billion dollar contract with Microsoft and starting a new one that opened a door for Amazon’s participation. The Biden Pentagon on Tuesday abruptly announced it was canceling its multi-billion JEDI cloud…

Quentin Tarantino: ‘I Would Far Rather People Watch Movies for Free on YouTube than...

Last week, film director Quentin Tarantino said he would prefer people watch movies on YouTube than pay for streaming services such as Amazon or Apple. “As far I’m concerned, YouTube is one of the best training platforms out there to watch movies and I would far rather people watch movies for free on YouTube than…

Kevin McCarthy Releases House GOP ‘Framework’ for Fighting Big Tech Censorship

House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on Sunday night released a “framework” he argued to House Republicans would help rein in Big Tech companies from engaging in censorship and silencing of conservatives. In a letter sent to House Republicans on Sunday night, McCarthy announced the framework as an apparent counterweight to a series of antitrust bills…

EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Ken Buck Demands Clarification From Apple CEO Over Alleged Forced Labor Ties...

Republican Colorado Rep. Ken Buck sent a letter Tuesday to Apple CEO Tim Cook detailing the company’s human rights record and incidents over the last year and calling for clarification on allegations linking Apple to forced labor in China. Buck asked Cook in the letter first obtained by the Daily Caller about his July 29,…

Apple, Google ‘Kill’ Advertising Cookies In Major Privacy Overhaul

Google and Apple are each making major changes to the way advertisers can track and target consumers, which will effectively kill the decades-old 'cookies' used to tailor ads based on websites you've visited.Apple's plan, unveiled Monday, has made privacy advocates happy but has ad-tech firms, mobile app developers and rivals (primarily Facebook, which could lose…

Apple, Retail Groups Continue Lobbying Congress On Chinese Slave Labor Bill

Lobbying disclosure forms filed with Congress this week show that Apple and several retail trade groups continue lobbying on a bill that would crack down on forced labor in China. Apple paid two firms to lobby policymakers on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.  The Washington Post has previously reported that one of Apple’s lobbyists…

Are Russia and China jostling for the top, or defending themselves? [Video]

Gary Franchi of The Next News Network summarized this situation in this way: “The world witnesses a weakened United States, with a leader that can barely hold his own thoughts at the podium.” This might look like the leaders of Russia and China see the US as weak, and that it is time for each of…

Apple CEO Tim Cook Wants 90%+ Of Voters To Vote On Their Phones

While the state of Georgia is looking to make voting more secure, Apple CEO Tim Cook believes Americans should be able to vote directly from their smartphones. Georgia Senate Bill 202, signed on March 31st, 2021 by Gov. Brian Kemp requires voters to show a valid state ID at the polls. If voting absentee, the…
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