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Apple’s Touch ID privacy flaw just got worse

When Apple launched its Touch ID fingerprint sensor, it had a troublesome flaw. Now that the company is allowing the sensor to be used by outside developers, that problem has potentially metastasized. Touch ID will recognize up to five fingerprints. Those Read More →

Yelp pays $450,000 fine to settle FTC child privacy violation

Yelp has agreed to pay a $450,000 fine to settle Federal Trade Commission charges, according to the federal agency. Yelp's fine is the latest in the FTC's crackdown on children's privacy violations in mobile apps. The agency Read More →

Quoted: Peter Thiel talks Twitter and pot-smoking

"It's a horribly mismanaged company — probably a lot of pot-smoking going on there. But it's such a solid franchise it may even work with all that." — Peter Thiel, after being asked whether he's bullish on Twitter. (But Read More →

Apple set to release iOS 8

Updated iPhone and iPad owners, get ready for some new goodies -- and maybe a few bugs. Apple on Wednesday is releasing iOS 8, the latest version of its operating system for handheld devices. The new software looks Read More →

Jesse Jackson calls on Apple to diversify speakers at events

Apple rolled out a diverse lineup of new products and services at its marquee event last week. But the people doing the unveiling fit a familiar description: white and male. Amid nagging complaints about the live-streaming of the event and the free U2 Read More →

Quoted: Tim Cook on privacy and how Apple’s business is ‘very different’

"Our business is not based on having information about you. You're not our product. Our product are (iPhones), and this watch, and Macs, and so forth. And so we run a very different company. I think everyone has to ask, Read More →
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