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Apple makes $1.8 billion in UK, but pays just $8m in tax | Appleinsider

Apple makes $1.8 billion in UK, but pays just $8m in tax | Appleinsider

 By1 day ago  Latest financial filings show Apple made only a small tax payment to the UK, and it expects that to be reduced further following subsequent coronavirus costs. As Apple and other global technology firms face the prospect of — which has said — the latest filings show the company is paying little or no tax in the UK. Its filings to September 2019 show a deferred tax requirement of $8m from annual sales of $1.8 billion, but it may not even pay that much. According to inews, Apple's at the UK's Companies House states that it expects this $8m payment "to be reversed during the next...

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European Union targets tech giants with new tax and content rules | Appleinsider

European Union targets tech giants with new tax and content rules | Appleinsider

 By1 hour ago  The European Union is planning to apply more restrictions on the activities and responsibilities of Apple and other major tech companies, EU digital policy and antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager has revealed, which could impact taxes, privacy, and online content. In its continuing attempts to rein in the power and influence of tech giants including Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon, the European Commission is introducing proposals intended to affect their activities. EU official Vestager hopes to use the proposals to fundamentally change the responsibilities of the...

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LinkedIn blames bug for clipboard snooping discovered by iOS 14 | Appleinsider

LinkedIn blames bug for clipboard snooping discovered by iOS 14 | Appleinsider

 By11 hours ago  LinkedIn claims that clipboard snooping behavior, recently revealed in the firm's iOS app by a new data privacy feature, is caused by a software bug. On Thursday, a portfolio portal developer testing Apple's iOS 14 beta release discovered that the LinkedIn app was copying the contents of their clipboard after every keystroke. When ZDNet reached out to LinkedIn, the company said the issue was in its software. A day later, LinkedIn product engineering head Erran Berger about the issue on Twitter, writing that the company had traced the bug to a "code path that only does an...

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Apple wants your iPhone to replace your passport and driver's license | Appleinsider

Apple wants your iPhone to replace your passport and driver's license | Appleinsider

 By1 day ago  The next step in Apple's goal of making the iPhone the sole thing anyone has to carry, continues with the device being able to securely replace passports, driver's licenses, and other physical forms of identification. Apple most recently announced a plan to rid the world of car keys, but the iPhone has already made us forget what it's like to carry diaries, cameras, pens, and even mirrors. Now the company is focusing on getting rid of passports — plus library cards, ski passes, and ID cards in general. A series of slightly different patent applications, all entitled "Providing...

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Clipboard snooping still rife across many popular iOS apps | Appleinsider

Clipboard snooping still rife across many popular iOS apps | Appleinsider

 By2 days ago  The clipboard-snooping antics of apps isn't limited to just TikTok, as it has been discovered over 50 apps that were found to be accessing data from the clipboard in March were continuing the practice months later. As part of the new features arriving in and iPadOS 14 this fall, Apple included a number of measures designed to help increase the privacy of user data. One of those features will alert users to whenever an app attempts to , in order to educate users of the types of apps that can potentially access their data. The feature prompted reports referencing allegations...

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Apple European executive defends App Store policies amid antitrust scrutiny | Appleinsider

Apple European executive defends App Store policies amid antitrust scrutiny | Appleinsider

 By24 minutes ago  Apple's chief in Europe defended the company's developer policies on Tuesday amid increased antitrust scrutiny in the region and in other parts of the world. As antitrust investigations in and place the company in the spotlight, Apple Director of App Store and Media Services Daniel Matray likened the company's app marketplace to a "quality department store" at a four-day virtual conference held by Forum Europe. Matray stressed that Apple puts a lot of investment and innovation into maintaining the App Store as a platform and into vetting apps to ensure they meet a...

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New macOS attack vector exploits 'security theater,' developer claims | Appleinsider

New macOS attack vector exploits 'security theater,' developer claims | Appleinsider

 By1 hour ago  A developer has discovered an exploit that can bypass the operating system's file privacy and security protections. The exploit, created by developer Jeff Johnson, impacts the "" (TCC) framework that was introduced in macOS Mojave. Johnson also tested the exploit in and the first beta. Essentially, the TCC framework restricts the ability for apps in macOS to access certain protected files or folders. As an example, Johnson that an app may not have access to the ~/Library/Safari folder unless it is explicitly granted. In a blog post disclosing the exploit, Johnson said that...

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New Mac malware uses 'novel' tactic to bypass macOS Catalina security | Appleinsider

New Mac malware uses 'novel' tactic to bypass macOS Catalina security | Appleinsider

 By1 hour ago  Security researchers at antivirus firm Intego have discovered a new Mac malware in the wild that tricks users into bypassing modern macOS app security protections. In , Apple introduced new requirements. The features, baked in Gatekeeper, discourage users from opening unverified apps — requiring malware authors to get more creative with their tactics. As an example, Intego researchers have discovered actively spreading in the wild via poisoned Google search results that tricks users into bypassing those protections themselves. The malware is delivered as a .dmg disk image...

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EU plans digital tax despite US exiting negotiations | Appleinsider

EU plans digital tax despite US exiting negotiations | Appleinsider

 By6 hours ago  Despite the US leaving the negotiations, European Union officials say it will implement its own plans to tax digital services from Apple, Google, and more, unless a global deal is achieved this year. Having the European Union's aim of a global tax on digital services, the US has now withdrawn from negotiations. The EU says that it hopes a global agreement can still be achieved, but if not, it will implement the taxation plans of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) anyway. "I very much regret the US's move to put the brakes on international talks...

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Justice Department plans to curb Section 230 protections for internet firms | Appleinsider

Justice Department plans to curb Section 230 protections for internet firms | Appleinsider

 By3 hours ago  Social media, internet firms, and forum hosts could lose key immunity protection under new proposed legislation changes suspected to be announced soon by the US Justice Department. Following President Trump's Executive Order long-held legal protections for social media and internet companies, including Apple, the Justice Department is now expected to propose legislature. According to the Wall Street Journal, the department is to announce reforms that would make technology firms more legally responsible for the content that users post on them. As with the Executive Order, the...

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OpenCore Computer attempts sale of Hackintosh systems | Appleinsider

OpenCore Computer attempts sale of Hackintosh systems | Appleinsider

 By2 days ago  OpenCore Computer has launched its first desktop computer billed as a "zero-compromise Hackintosh" preinstalled with macOS Catalina and Windows 10 Pro, a project highly likely to face intense scrutiny from Apple's legal team. The "Velociraptor" is the first of OpenCore Computer's of desktop computers that operate as a Hackintosh. Boasting high levels of performance, the company is pitching the system at people who want the potential speed of a Hackintosh, but without needing to build or set it up for themselves. The initial Velociraptor includes AMD Ryzen 8-core, 12-core, or...

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Apple sued for allowing loot boxes in App Store | Appleinsider

Apple sued for allowing loot boxes in App Store | Appleinsider

 By3 days ago  Apple on Friday was hit with a proposed class action lawsuit targeting loot boxes in games and apps, a mechanism typically characterized by in-app purchases that present buyers with randomized digital rewards. A filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleges Apple is complicit in promoting gambling and addictive behavior by allowing developers to market apps and games with loot boxes on the App Store. "Not unlike Big Tobacco's Joe Camel' advertising campaign, Apple relies on creating addictive behaviors in kids to generate huge profits for...

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Apple sued for allowing loot boxes in App Store | Appleinsider

Apple sued for allowing loot boxes in App Store | Appleinsider

 By3 days ago  Apple on Friday was hit with a proposed class action lawsuit targeting loot boxes in games and apps, a mechanism typically characterized by in-app purchases that present buyers with randomized digital rewards. A filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleges Apple is complicit in promoting gambling and addictive behavior by allowing developers to market apps and games with loot boxes on the App Store. "Not unlike Big Tobacco's Joe Camel' advertising campaign, Apple relies on creating addictive behaviors in kids to generate huge profits for...

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Apple, other tech firms back Harvard in legal battle over race in admissions | Appleinsider

Apple, other tech firms back Harvard in legal battle over race in admissions | Appleinsider

 By11 hours ago  Apple is one of more than a dozen companies backing Harvard University in a fierce legal battle concerning race in college admissions. In 2014, Edward Blum, a staunch opponent of affirmative action, levied a lawsuit against Harvard arguing that the school was breaking the law by engaging in "racial balancing." A court ruled against Blum's original complaint, which alleged that Harvard was favoring African American and Latino applicants, in 2019. Blum, as a result, has filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston. If the complaint is defeated yet again, Blum is...

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Apple Watch Fall Detection credited with saving unresponsive Arizona man | Appleinsider

Apple Watch Fall Detection credited with saving unresponsive Arizona man | Appleinsider

 By8 hours ago  The Apple Watch's Fall Detection feature is being credited as helping save an unresponsive man in Chandler, Arizona. Fall Detection, introduced on the , can detect if a user takes a hard fall and will alert local emergency services if they don't respond within 60 seconds. The potentially life-saving capabilities of that feature were on display on April 23, when police dispatchers in Chandler received a 911 call from an automated voice, according local media outlet KTAR. The auto-generated message indicated that an Apple Watch wearer had fallen and was not responding, and...

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Warrant issued for ex-chief of Samsung for market manipulation and fraud | Appleinsider

Warrant issued for ex-chief of Samsung for market manipulation and fraud | Appleinsider

 By11 hours ago  South Korean authorities have issued another warrant for the arrest of the "Crown Prince of Samsung," Lee Jae-yong, just two years after his bribery charges were pardoned. — often referred to as Jay Y. Lee in English speaking countries — has found himself in hot water once again. The de facto head of has been accused of manipulating markets and accounting fraud. According to prosecuters have been investigating suspicions surrounding the merger of Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries. The arrest warrant was issued on June 4 and serves Lee, as well as two former Samsung...

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How Apple learned automation can't match human skill | Appleinsider

How Apple learned automation can't match human skill | Appleinsider

 By9 hours ago  Apple has spent years and millions of dollars on automating its production lines with technology, and it has always reverted to using skilled human beings instead. The most profitable technology company in the world, and arguably the most technologically advanced firm in history, won't use automation to make its products. Apple has repeatedly tried to build machines to build its machines, but in every case , it has failed — and reverted to using human beings instead of robots. "Robotics and automation is fantastic and amazing when it works," David Bourne told The Information...

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Apple, Google in a 'standoff' with Germany and France over contact tracing privacy

Apple, Google in a 'standoff' with Germany and France over contact tracing privacy

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The A13 chip in Apple's cheapest iPhone SE beats the most expensive Androids

The A13 chip in Apple's cheapest iPhone SE beats the most expensive Androids

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