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Friday, February 26, 2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook put himself and his company front and center in a national debate on digital privacy, when he decided Apple would
not comply with a federal court order to help unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. The Department of Justice has ...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
The CEO's absolute stand on privacy in the face of a court order may be the defining moment of his leadership at Apple. Is his move motivated by principle, the bottom line or a combination of the two?
Monday, February 22, 2016
In an open letter regarding the standoff with Apple, FBI Director James Comey said the tension between privacy and security should not be resolved by "corporations that sell stuff for a living."
Friday, February 19, 2016
The All Writs Act of 1789 was cited by a federal magistrate in ordering Apple to unlock an iPhone.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Apple's clash with the federal government over unlocking the phone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters has exposed how inadequate much of U.S. law is in the face of fast-evolving technologies.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Apple says it will oppose a federal court order to assist the Justice Department in unlocking an iPhone used by one of two attackers who killed 14 office workers in San Bernardino, Calif.
Monday, February 08, 2016
Many Twitter users responded angrily after a published report said the company is planning to change how tweets are displayed. The BuzzFeed article said Twitter will switch this week ...
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Yahoo, the Internet pioneer, continues to lose money. Tuesday in its fourth-quarter report, the company said it had a loss of $4.4 billion.
It's also laying off about 15 percent of its workforce and closing offices in five locations. Yahoo says it will explore "strategic alternatives" for its struggling Internet ...
Monday, February 01, 2016
Novica, a website that bills itself as the Etsy of the developing world, features more than 18,000 artisans from remote areas to whom the company has paid out more than $66.5 million.
Monday, January 25, 2016
There's been a shakeup in the executive ranks at Twitter. CEO Jack Dorsey is overhauling key parts of the company as he seeks to address financial problems that have left investors in a sour mood.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
It fits in your hand, can connect to Wi-Fi and has Bluetooth. The $9 CHIP promises to be a teaching tool that's also fun to play with. It's just one of several low-cost computers hitting the market.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
David Bowie's death
has a lot of communities mourning. Though his greatest success was in music, he was admired as a trailblazer in fashion, film, gender politics and, as it turns out, technology. Here are just a few of his early forays into digital media.
In 1996, he ...
Saturday, January 09, 2016
When I met up with Palmer Luckey this week at CES, the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, the founder of virtual reality company
Oculus VR had some explaining to do. Oculus had just announced the price of its highly anticipated consumer model of the virtual ...
Thursday, January 07, 2016
Robots may be in our future, but the future isn't quite here.
Friday, January 01, 2016
The new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, aims to close the wage gap between men and women by requiring employers to pay both genders the same when they do "substantially similar" work.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Three different companies are bringing VR headsets to market in 2016, and some content companies have made major investments in the technology.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
The lawsuit alleges that the streaming music service fails to properly compensate artists for the right to reproduce or distribute recordings. It's the latest in the ongoing debate over streaming.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Last year, our tech reporters looked ahead to developments dealing with anticipatory computing, data breaches and Apple. Now as 2015 ends, they consider what has changed.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
The Internet is making it easier for older women, who didn't grow up with the Web, to get outside their social circles for romance, but it can make them more vulnerable to deception.
Friday, November 20, 2015
The mobile payment startup Square has grown rapidly and went public this week. But it is dogged by complaints from small businesses that use it.