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Greek PM 'unaware' of prominent politician's wiretap

Aug. 08, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister said Monday he was unaware that the country’s intelligence service had been bugging an opposition politician's mobile phone for three months, insisting that he wouldn't have allowed it had he known. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who faces...

China blocks some Taiwan imports but avoids chip disruptions

Aug. 03, 2022 07:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China blocked imports of citrus, fish and other foods from Taiwan in retaliation for a visit by a top American lawmaker, Nancy Pelosi, but has avoided disrupting one of the world's most important technology and manufacturing relationships. The two sides, which split...

Israeli policy on ‘kosher cellphones’ outrages Haredi rabbis

Jul. 15, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (RNS) — Shmuli looks outside the windows of his cellular phone store fearfully. He pulls at his long beard and swaying sidelocks. “Please don’t take my picture,” he begs. “Don’t talk loud.” His tone becomes menacing. “Go away. Just leave. Now.” ...

India raids second Chinese mobile company this month

Jul. 13, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian investigators have raided an Indian subsidiary of Chinese smartphone maker Oppo, accusing it of evading customs duties totaling 43.9 billion rupees ($551 million), the government said Wednesday. The Enforcement Directorate, India's financial crime...

Apple to add 'lockdown' safeguard on iPhones, iPads, Macs

Jul. 06, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple said it will roll out a “lockdown" option for iPhones, iPads and Mac computers intended to protect against spyware unleashed by state-sponsored hackers — although enabling that protection will also make these devices less useful. The safeguard...

Grads of first US Apple Developer Academy feted in Detroit

Jun. 30, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The inaugural class of the Detroit Apple Developer Academy, a free program that teaches students the fundamentals of coding, design, marketing and project management, celebrated its unique accomplishment during a ceremony Thursday. The academy in Detroit for people...

AP PHOTOS: The iPhone at 15, through pro photographers' eyes

Jun. 28, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

This week marks 15 years since the iPhone first went on sale and ushered in a new era: the age of the smartphone. It’s hard to imagine today how different mobile access was before that evening of June 29, 2007. The internet in your pocket didn’t look like, well, the internet....

After Roe, Dems seek probe of tech's use of personal data

Jun. 24, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Supreme Court ending the constitutional protections for abortion, four Democratic lawmakers are asking federal regulators to investigate Apple and Google for allegedly deceiving millions of mobile phone users by enabling the collection and sale of their personal data to...

One plug and done: EU to require common way to charge phones

Jun. 07, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Forget rummaging through the junk drawer. Soon, Europeans will only need to reach for one cable to charge their smartphones and other devices. European Union officials said they inked a provisional agreement Tuesday that will require a uniform charging cord in the...

Millennial Money: Curb inflation with 5 credit card perks

Jun. 07, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

As prices on goods and services continue to rise because of inflation, scaling back expenses isn’t the only way to free up cash to cover essentials. Credit cards can feature valuable perks for new applicants, whether your goal is to pay off debt or save on costs. Even if you...