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Potential privacy lapse found in Americans' 2010 census data

Feb. 16, 2019 7:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from obscured data, but with lots of mistakes, a top agency official disclosed Saturday. The age, gender, location,...

Apple releases update to prevent FaceTime eavesdropping

Feb. 7, 2019 8:30 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has released an iPhone update to fix a software flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using FaceTime. The bug enabled interlopers to turn an iPhone into a live microphone while using Group FaceTime. Callers were able to activate another person's microphone...

Spotify takes a big jump into the podcasting game

Feb. 6, 2019 9:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify is making a bigger bet on podcasts as it looks to bring a Netflix-like model of original programs to the audio world. The music-streaming pioneer gobbled up two podcasting companies, Gimlet and Anchor, on Wednesday. Although streaming is becoming an increasingly popular way to...

Apple's top retail exec to leave amid iPhone sales slowdown

Feb. 5, 2019 7:46 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's top retailing executive is stepping down amid a slowdown in iPhone sales that has raised doubts about the company's future growth prospects. The shake-up announced Tuesday ends Angela Ahrendts' five-year stint overseeing Apple's 506 retail stores and e-commerce operations. She...

14-year-old's FaceTime bug discovery could rattle Apple

Feb. 1, 2019 4:08 PM EST

At the heart of Apple's shocking FaceTime bug, which allowed just about anyone to turn an iPhone into a live microphone, stands a 14-year-old boy who stumbled upon the eavesdropping flaw more than a week before Apple took action. "The thing that surprised me the most was that this glitch happened in the first...

Facebook says Apple is restoring a key developer tool

Jan. 31, 2019 9:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says Apple is restoring its access to a key development tool that the iPhone maker disabled Wednesday. Late Tuesday, TechCrunch reported that Facebook paid teens and other users who agreed to download an app called Facebook Research. That app could extensively track their phone and...

The Latest: Apple axes Google access to key developer tool

Jan. 31, 2019 8:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Apple's denial of an important tool to Facebook (all times local): 8 p.m. Google says Apple has also revoked its access to a key developer tool, preventing its employees from testing new app features on iPhones. Facebook lost access to the same tool Wednesday, but had it...

From corn to Apple: The cases behind the US-China standoff

Jan. 31, 2019 5:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's case against Beijing is blunt: The Chinese have gone on a commercial crime spree, pilfering trade secrets from seed corn to electronic brains behind wind turbines. China has stripped the arm off a T-Mobile robot, the U.S. says, and looted trade secrets about...

From corn to Apple: The cases behind the US-China standoff

Jan. 31, 2019 2:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear the Americans tell it, the Chinese have gone on a commercial crime spree, pilfering trade secrets from seed corn to electronic brains behind wind turbines. China has stripped the arm off a T-Mobile robot, the U.S. says, and looted trade secrets about robotic cars from Apple. The...

Apple busts Facebook for distributing data-sucking app

Jan. 30, 2019 8:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use. In doing so, Apple closed off Facebook's efforts to sidestep Apple's app store and its tighter rules on privacy. The tech blog TechCrunch reported late...