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No Coincidences: Lawsuit Filed By Laura Loomer Against Big Tech Titans Thrown Out, Loomer...

A lawsuit filed against Google, Twitter, Facebook and Apple by conservative journalist and activist Laura Loomer in conjunction with Freedom Watch, a conservative non-profit, was thrown out of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington today, the same day that President Trump threatened to take action against Twitter for their censorship of conservatives. A three-judge…

Apple iPhone’s 13.5 iOS Update To Use COVID Contact Tracing And Face Mask Facial...

Apple’s most recent update for all iOS 13-compatible devices not only includes contact tracing, but also now comes with “improved” biometrics to identify faces of users even if they’re wearing a face mask. The update is available for the 6S and newer, as well as the 7th generation iPad touch, but will only deploy the…

Apple Closes All Retail Stores – Except in China

Tech giant Apple has reportedly closed all of its stores outside of China just days after announcing the reopening of its Chinese retail stores. In a post to the Apple Newsroom tech giant Apple announced that it would be closing all stores outside of China shortly after reopening all of its stores in the country. In…

Report: Apple, Google Rejecting Coronavirus Apps that Aren’t from Official Sources

Apple and Google are cracking down on mobile apps that purport to provide consumers with information about the coronavirus but aren’t affiliated with official institutions like hospitals or governments, according to a new report. CNBC reported Thursday that four independent developers said Apple has rejected their apps that would have allowed users to view statistics…

 “This Is The Wake Up Call” – Apple Virus Shock To Hit Semiconductor Suppliers 

What a shocker – Apple cut guidance on a market holiday in the US. The company issued a press release on Monday evening, admitting it does "not expect to meet the revenue guidance we provided for the March quarter" due to Covid-19 related issues. Apple shares slid on pre-market Tuesday after the guidance cut, along with many…

NTSB: Apple Engineer Killed in Tesla Crash Previously Complained About Autopilot

An Apple engineer who recently died in a crash of his Tesla Model X when it slammed into a concrete barrier had previously complained about Tesla’s “Autopilot” malfunctioning on that particular stretch of freeway, according to newly released NTSB documents. KQED reports that an Apple engineer was recently killed when his Tesla Model X vehicle…

France Fines Apple $41 Million for Slowing Down Old iPhones

Tech giant Apple has been fined €25 million ($41 million) by the French consumer watchdog for its lack of transparency in deliberately slowing down older iPhones. The Age reports that the French consumer watchdog has fined tech giant Apple €25 million euro ($41 million) for its lack of transparency surrounding the firm’s decision to purposefully slow down…

Apple Warns Coronavirus Could Jeopardize Orders For 45 Million Airpods

Demand for Apple's popular Airpods, both the original version and the slightly more expensive second generation model, have become an unexpected hit for the consumer-tech giant. Apple's latest earnings report helped emphasize this as sales of the wireless headphones were a big component in the revised guidance that helped inspire a rally that drove the…

Schools Are Treating Students for Separation Anxiety from Their Phones

According to a recent report, K-12 schools around the country are having to treat students for separation anxiety after implementing policies that require students to hand over their smartphones. One school’s solution was to buy locking pouches for smartphones, which students were invited to decorate. The Wall Street Journal reports that schools across the United States are…

Report: Apple Abandoned Plans for Encrypted iPhone Backups After FBI Complaints

Apple reportedly abandoned plans to allow iPhone users to encrypt their backups in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that it would impede investigations. The revelation comes as Apple and the federal government are once again butting heads over digital privacy. The DOJ is putting pressure on Apple to provide access to the iPhones…

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