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Apple rebukes Australia’s “dangerously ambiguous” anti-encryption bill

Apple rebukes Australia’s “dangerously ambiguous” anti-encryption bill

Apple has strongly criticized Australia’s anti-encryption bill, calling it “dangerously ambiguous” and “alarming to every Australian.” The Australian government’s draft law — known as the Access and Assistance Bill — would compel tech companies operating in the country, like Apple, to provide “assistance” to law enforcement and intelligence agencies in accessing electronic data. The government claims that encrypted communications are “increasingly being used by terrorist groups and organized criminals to avoid detection and disruption,” without citing evidence.
New Apple patent suggests iPhones could warn against spam calls one day

New Apple patent suggests iPhones could warn against spam calls one day

A new Apple patent could finally give iPhone owners some relief from spam calls by automatically recognizing a fake call and warning users accordingly, via AppleInsider. As the patent claims describe, Apple’s system would try to analyze the technical data of incoming calls to determine whether or not they’re legitimate calls or masked, forwarded internet calls that are hiding behind a spoofed caller ID. Once a call has been identified, the system would then display a warning to the user that the incoming call might not be legitimate.
In letter to Congress, Apple sends strongest denial over ‘spy chip’ story

In letter to Congress, Apple sends strongest denial over ‘spy chip’ story

“Apple has never found malicious chips, ‘hardware manipulations’ or vulnerabilities purposely planted in any server,” he said. “We never alerted the FBI to any security concerns like those described in the article, nor has the FBI ever contacted us about such an investigation.”
U.S. government sides with Apple and Amazon, effectively denying Bloomberg ‘spy chip’ report

U.S. government sides with Apple and Amazon, effectively denying Bloomberg ‘spy chip’ report

Homeland Security has said it has “no reason to doubt” statements by Apple, Amazon and Supermicro denying allegations made in a Bloomberg report published earlier this week. It’s the first statement so far from the U.S. government on the report, casting doubt on the findings. Homeland Security’s statement echos near-identical comments from the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Center.
The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources. The security of the global technology supply chain had been compromised, even if consumers and most companies didn’t know it yet. “Having a well-done, nation-state-level hardware implant surface would be like witnessing a unicorn jumping over a rainbow”
Apple CEO Tim Cook talks privacy, China and Alex Jones with HBO's VICE News Tonight

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks privacy, China and Alex Jones with HBO's VICE News Tonight

In a one-on-one interview with HBO's VICE News Tonight, Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed a series of hard-hitting questions from correspondent Elle Reeves concerning data privacy, Apple's dealings in China, the Alex Jones controversy and more.
Make sure your iPhone XS or XS Max is awake when you plug it in

Make sure your iPhone XS or XS Max is awake when you plug it in

YouTuber Unbox Therapy was alerted to this problem and performed a test where he plugged in a bunch of iPhone XS and XS Max devices to test whether they charge while asleep, and found that several XS and XS Max phones didn't start charging until after he woke up the phone. Not only that, one iPhone XS Max was stuck in sleep mode while plugged in and he couldn't take the phone out of its frozen state until he unplugged it.
Some iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max handsets appear to have charging issues

Some iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max handsets appear to have charging issues

Owners of some of Apple’s new iPhones appear to be experiencing difficulties charging their device via the cable. The issue seems to affect the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, two of the tech company’s newest phones that started shipping just over a week ago.
The lines to buy a new iPhone on launch day are shorter than they were last year

The lines to buy a new iPhone on launch day are shorter than they were last year

For the past decade, Apple fans around the world have lined up for new iPhones on the first day they went on sale. The images are famous— people with tents and chairs and food, biding their time until they can buy the latest Apple gadgets. Some people even dressed up as the iPhone.


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