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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...

Maryland Apple workers face hurdles after vote to unionize

Jun. 19, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The historic vote by employees of a Maryland Apple store to unionize — a first for the technology giant — is a significant step in a lengthy process that labor experts say is heavily stacked against workers in favor of their employers. Apple store employees...

Apple workers vote to unionize at Maryland store

Jun. 18, 2022 23:59 PM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Apple store employees in a Baltimore suburb voted to unionize by a nearly 2-to-1 margin Saturday, a union said, joining a growing push across U.S. retail, service and tech industries to organize for greater workplace protections. The Apple retail workers in...

EU beefs up disinformation code amid Russia fake news fears

Jun. 16, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union is beefing up its code of practice on disinformation by enlisting more tech companies beyond Google, Twitter and Facebook parent Meta and adding measures to prevent online purveyors of fake news from profiting. The EU's executive Commission...

Apple offers glimpse at upcoming changes to iPhone software

Jun. 06, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

Apple on Monday provided a peek at upcoming tweaks to the software that powers more than 1 billion iPhones and rolled out two laptops that will be the first available with the next generation of a company-designed microprocessor. As usual, Apple spent most of the opening day of its...

Social media hammered by mounting questions over advertising

May. 24, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

Social media has had a rough 2022 with lingering questions about advertising spending, political ads and a $44 billion takeover of Twitter that may or may not be happening, depending on which Elon Musk tweet you read. Then late Monday Snap, which runs the Snapchat app that features...

Google adopts an Apple-like approach for its Pixel products

May. 11, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google on Wednesday took a big step toward pushing its Pixel product line-up down a road already paved by Apple and its array of trendsetting devices. The latest additions to its six-year-old Pixel brand will include Google’s first smartwatch that draws upon...

European Union moves forward in antitrust case against Apple

May. 02, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union stepped up its antitrust case against Apple on Monday, accusing the company of abusing its dominant position by limiting access to technologies allowing contactless payment. The 27-nation bloc's executive arm, the European Commission, has been...

Apple delivers strong quarter, but warns of trouble ahead

Apr. 28, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple on Thursday reported strong quarterly results despite supply shortages, but warned that its growth slowdown is likely to deepen. The company said it's still struggling to get enough chips to meet demand and contending with COVID-related shutdowns at factories in...

Shares of Facebook parent Meta soar despite growth slowdown

Apr. 27, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

Facebook parent Meta's first quarter profit and its count of daily users jumped past Wall Street's expectations despite the company's slowest revenue growth since going public a decade ago. Shares were up sharply in after-hours trading. Meta cut a sharp contrast with Google parent...