Apple, FBI stake out conflicting positions before Congress
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Apple, FBI stake out conflicting positions before Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government calls it a “vicious guard dog” that hurts national security. Apple says it’s critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers. As the debate over built-in iPhone encryption has deadlocked in the courts, law enforcement and the world’s second-largest cellphone maker agreed on one point Tuesday: It’s now … Continue reading

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Apple boss Cook says he’ll resist UK government spy law plan
Europe / Science / Technology

Apple boss Cook says he’ll resist UK government spy law plan

DUBLIN (AP) — Tech giant Apple will resist the British government’s efforts to get access to encrypted data through a new spying law, CEO Tim Cook said Wednesday. Last week, Britain published a draft law that seeks to ensure that telecommunication companies “provide wider assistance to law enforcement and the security and intelligence agencies in … Continue reading

Striving to end a cycle of crisis
Business

Striving to end a cycle of crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to end a cycle of crisis, congressional leaders and the White House united Tuesday behind an ambitious budget and debt deal aimed at restoring a semblance of order to Capitol Hill and ending the threat of government shutdowns and defaults until well after a new president takes office. The outgoing House … Continue reading

Apple makes product upgrades, pushes into streaming music
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Apple makes product upgrades, pushes into streaming music

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple announced a major new foray into streaming music on Monday as it showed off a host of new software features for its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers. The $10-a-month music service is called Apple Music and combines on-demand listening, a 24/7 radio station hosted by live DJs and a forum … Continue reading