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Apple Issues Court Order to Vacate, Citing 1st & 5th Amendments

Apple Issues Court Order to Vacate, Citing 1st & 5th Amendments
Apple fought back against the FBI again yesterday, filing a court order to vacate, and citing the 1st and 5th Amendments to defend its refusal to build a back door to the iPhone.
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What’s Really at Stake in the Apple Encryption Debate

What’s Really at Stake in the Apple Encryption Debate
by Julia Angwin
The FBI’s much-discussed request to Apple can seem innocuous: Help us extract six weeks of encrypted data from the locked iPhone of Syed Farook, an employee of San Bernardino health department who spearheaded an attack that killed 14 people. Most people believe Apple should comply.
But the FBI is d
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Judge Rejects Wide-Reaching Tech Industry Wage Suppression Settlement ‘Cause It’s Not Big Enough

Judge Rejects Wide-Reaching Tech Industry Wage Suppression Settlement ‘Cause It’s Not Big Enough
The Silicon Valley wage theft anti-trust lawsuit known as “Techtopus” will not be allowed to end with a whimper (or that sound the fax machine used to make). The judge overseeing the trial has struck down a $324 million settlement on the grounds that…wait for it…it’s not enough. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koch states that, given the nature of the case and the likely millions of workers it effects, the case cannot end with a settlement lower than what should be expected if it were to go to trial.
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Getting High on Their Own Supply: Apple, Samsung Can't Put Down Their Phones, Even in Court

Getting High on Their Own Supply: Apple, Samsung Can't Put Down Their Phones, Even in Court
These people really love what they do – both plaintiffs and defendants in the Apple/Samsung patent fight are having a hard time putting their phones down. And the judge is getting increasingly frustrated.
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Apple CFO Steps Down Day After Joining Goldman Sachs Board

Apple CFO Steps Down Day After Joining Goldman Sachs Board
Apple's longtime Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer will retire in September and he'll be replaced by the company's corporate controller. The announcement Tuesday comes one day after Goldman Sachs named Oppenheimer as one of its 13 board members.
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Apple Forced to Pay Back Kids' In-App Buying Sprees

Apple Forced to Pay Back Kids' In-App Buying Sprees
Following thousands of complaints, Apple has agreed to pay back at least $32.5 million for spending sprees children went on while playing their favorite games on Apple's various mobile devices. In-app purchases were not adequately marked as real-life, and too easy for the kids to click and buy, say the parents lodging the complaints.
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Global Enemy #1: Tax Shelters

Global Enemy #1: Tax Shelters
As bankrupted governments are starved of revenue, global corporations and its upper echelon evade taxes at an unprecedented rate. In the UK, protesters shut down HSBC banks and set up food banks. It was a poignant representative image of after effects that come from harsh austerity measures that only benefit the 1%. Now, the G20 is agreeing to get serious about tax avoidance — but will it actually matter?
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Apple a Day: Los Angeles Schools Order 31,000 iPads

Apple a Day: Los Angeles Schools Order 31,000 iPads
Los Angeles' school system, the second largest in the United States, is ordering iPads for all its students, handing Apple a major success in its quest to make the tablet computer a replacement for textbooks.
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Peter Svensson
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How Tech Companies Are Cheating America's Young Adults

How Tech Companies Are Cheating America's Young Adults
Young people in America, and their parents and grandparents, are all contributors to the greatest revolution in technology in the history of the world. Yet as we heap praise and money on tech leader Apple, and generate billions in advertising revenue for Google and Facebook, we're not getting back as much as we're giving.
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Apple Shows Anti-Gay App the Door

Apple Shows Anti-Gay App the Door
The Apple App Store removed an app that promised users “freedom from homosexuality,” according to ABC News. The app is still available in Google’s Play Store for Android phones and tablets.
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