Apple organized ‘aggressive’ lobbying campaign to counter prohibitive App Store legislation

An investigative report published Tuesday illustrates the full measure of lobbying force Apple assembled in attempts to thwart U.S. legislation that would police App Store policy. According to documents reviewed by the Tech Transparency Project, an offshoot of watchdog group Campaign for Accountability, Apple applied “aggressive” lobbying tactics to sway ...

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After chiding Apple on privacy, Germany says it uses Pegasus spyware

Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) purchased access to NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware in 2019 after internal efforts to create similar iOS and Android surveillance tools failed. The federal government revealed the agreement with NSO in a closed-door session with the German parliament’s Interior Committee on Tuesday, reports Die ...

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Apple’s iPad stock is running low amid rumors of refresh

Stock of Apple’s most affordable iPad model is running low at retail stores and online, suggesting a rumored refresh of the entry-level tablet is near. Apple.com shows severely limited iPad availability, with nearly all configurations suffering significant delays in delivery time. Spot checks conducted by AppleInsider confirm the device ...

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Apple Must Face Siri Voice Assistant Privacy Lawsuit, US Judge Says

A federal judge on Thursday said Apple must face nearly all of a proposed class action lawsuit claiming that its voice-activated Siri assistant violates users’ privacy. US District Judge Jeffrey White said the plaintiffs could try to prove Siri routinely recorded their private conversations because of “accidental activations,” and that Apple disclosed ...

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