Some say its political correctness run amuck. Liberals in Silicon Valley have begun attacking founder of the Oculus Rift, Palmer Luckey for being associated with a conservative organization.
A teenage coder has figured out a way for users to download tracks from subscription based music site Tidal. Tidal, founded by Jay Z, competes with Spotify and Pandora as a music streaming service.
Because it is subscription based, money is made by paying on one of two tiers, Tidal Premium (lower quality audio) and Tidal Hifi (higher quality audio). Being able to download the exclusive tracks and sharing it for free would undercut this business model.
Apple is refusing to pay the European Union 13 billion euro in back taxes according to Business Insider. That amounts to roughly one month of profit for the company which has headquarters in Ireland.
Margrethe Vestager, an antitrust “enforcer”, has pointed to a deal made between Irish government and Apple 25 years ago that unjustly enriches the Cupertino Company. In exchange for low taxes, the maker of the iPhone and iPad, provided jobs to the locals.
But according to Ms Vestager, that tax rate is a scam:
Courtesy of CNET.COM, Apple has released an “important security” update that prevents a horrible malware from installing on the iPhone.
The malware is called “Trident” and once installed it can read texts, emails, record your phone calls, track the phone and collect passwords.
According to analysts, the hackers who created this threat is taking advantage of existing vulnerabilities in the iOS operating system. NY Times reports investigators have pegged an Israeli company, NSO Group, as responsible for the malicious spyware.
Apple fixed the holes in the system says after it was discovered thanks to security firm Lookout Labs and Citizen Lab and a security update was just announced and released.
The story began to take shape in early August when Ahmed Mansoor a human rights activist began receiving suspicious messages via text. He sent the texts to Citizen Lab who confirmed some one was trying to track him using his iPhone.
Google has announced a news spam blocking technique coming to Nexus and Android One devices that alerts callers if they are receiving or dialing a phone number that belongs to a spammer. According to CNET.COM the update will be rolling out in a couple of days. And this should come as no surprise. The FCC has told telecom companies they must do something about the issue and any fix must be delivered to customers free of charge.