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In this photo taken on May 10, 2019, an LGBT student posed with a rainbow flag in Beijing. In China that year, censors shut down some of its social media forums, online news media curbed coverage of gay issues, and online shops removed sales of rainbow-themed products.
Apple Censors Anti-LGBT Apps in the US and Pro-LGBT Apps in China
A new report published jointly by Fight for the Future and GreatFire revealed that 27 apps that exclusively catered to the LGBT community were removed from Apple’s App Store in China. The App Store in...
A report found that at least 82 well-known global brands in the technology, clothing and automotive sectors, have utilized Uyghurs Muslims at their production facilities in China.
Apple’s Suppliers Use Forced Labor Uyghurs While Refusing to Hire Minorities, Report
A report found that at least 82 well-known global brands in the technology, clothing and automotive sectors, have utilized Uyghurs Muslims at their production facilities in China. These minority peoples were restricted in their personal...
Apple Under Fire for Bowing Down to Beijing’s Demands
A New York Times report has Apple under scrutiny for concessions it has made for China, including moving client data to servers in the communist mainland and censoring apps on the Apple App Store.  Apple’s...
A man checks his phone in an Apple retail store in Grand Central Terminal, January 29, 2019 in New York City. Apple is breaching EU antitrust laws by charging an effective 30 percent tax on Apple Music competitor Spotify’s positioning in its walled garden ecosystem App Store, says the European Commission
European Commission Says Apple Breaching Antitrust Laws Over Spotify Treatment
Tech giant Apple is abusing its market dominance with anticompetitive behavior in the music streaming app sector where their Apple Music thrives, according to The European Commission. The decision came after Spotify filed an antitrust...
A vulnerability in Apple’s AirDrop file transfer system may result in contact information such as email addresses and phone numbers being easily attained by hackers, experts warn.
Apple’s AirDrop Vulnerable to Leak Personal Information Easily Attained by Any Nearby Hackers
A vulnerability in Apple’s AirDrop file transfer system may result in contact information such as email addresses and phone numbers being easily attained by hackers, experts warn.  Academics from the Technical University of Darmstadt in...
In Europe and the U.S., Big Tech giants Apple and Google are coming under fire from both the state and app developers due to anti-competitive behaviour.
Spotify and Tinder Owners Say ‘We’re All Afraid’ of Apple and Google at US Congressional Hearing
In Europe and the U.S., Big Tech giants Apple and Google are coming under fire from both the state and app developers due to anti-competitive behavior. At a recent U.S. Congressional hearing on April 21,...
With a growing concern among the U.S. public about how much power Big Tech companies have, some concerned politicians and experts are in the process of trying to rein in the conglomerate.
Biden Administration Poses to Check Big Tech with FTC, NEC Nominations
With growing concern among the U.S. public about how much power Big Tech companies have, some concerned politicians and experts are trying to rein in the conglomerates. President Joe Biden’s administration recently nominated and appointed...
Russia has given Twitter a 30-day ultimatum to remove “banned content” from its platform. Illegal content includes child pornography, that related to suicide and drugs, and information about Kremlin critic Alexis Navalny.
Russia Orders Twitter to Remove Child Pornography and Other ‘Banned’ Content
Russia has given Twitter a 30-day ultimatum to remove “banned content” from its platform. Illegal content includes child pornography that is related to suicide, drugs, and information about Kremlin critic Alexis Navalny. If the social...
Chinese customers look at iphones at the official opening of the new Apple Store in the Sanlitun shopping area on July 17, 2020 in Beijing, China. As Apple rolls out new privacy measures in iOS 14, Chinese state-backed China Advertising Association is working with Tencent and ByteDance to circumvent the measures
China Advertising Association, ByteDance, Tencent Working to Circumvent iOS 14 Privacy Upgrade
Chinese state-run China Advertising Association is developing proprietary technology to circumvent new privacy restrictions implemented by tech giant Apple in the coming iOS 14.5, and China’s ByteDance and Tencent are leading the charge.  Apple announced...
In January, Apple removed social media platform Parler from its App Store after the Capitol breach, claiming that Parler did not do enough to moderate hate speech.
Apple Continues Censoring Free Speech Platform Parler
In January, Apple removed social media platform Parler from its App Store after the Capitol breach, claiming that Parler did not do enough to moderate hate speech. Parler was also booted from Amazon’s AWS cloud...
30,000 Macs Infected with Mysterious Malware
Security researchers from Red Canary and Malwarebytes discovered that 30,000 Apple Macs were infected by a mysterious malware piece cunningly hidden in the systems. The malware ‘Silver Sparrow’ was aimed at delivering an unknown payload....
Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis and several GOP legislative leaders have announced that they will introduce a bill that will punish big tech companies for discriminating against conservatives.
Florida Governor Wants to Punish Big Tech for Censorship
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and several GOP legislative leaders have announced that they will introduce a bill that will punish big tech companies for discriminating against conservatives. The targeted companies include Google, Twitter, Apple, Amazon,...