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Trump reportedly told Tim Cook iPhones would be spared tariffs

Cell phones weren’t on the list of Chinese goods facing 25 percent US tariffs. President Donald Trump assured Apple CEO Tim Cook that the US government wouldn’t levy tariffs on iPhones, which are assembled in China, the New York Times reported Monday. Cook visited the White House last month to warn Trump that his trade policies with China could have an adverse  Continue Reading…

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No one’s ready for GDPR

‘Very few companies are going to be 100 percent compliant on May 25th’ The General Data Protection Regulation will go into effect on May 25th, and no one is ready — not the companies and not even the regulators. After four years of deliberation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was officially adopted by the  Continue Reading…

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What do we even mean when we say ‘Android’?

One word, a multiplicity of meanings The thing that’s given me greatest amusement at this year’s Google I/O has been the number of iPhone users raising an eyebrow at Google’s new focus on digital well-being and openly declaring that Android has leapfrogged iOS. As an avid Android acolyte, my reflexive response has been to say that Android has  Continue Reading…

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Justin Trudeau announces new Amazon Vancouver headquarters to bring 3,000 jobs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that Amazon is expanding its Vancouver tech hub with a new headquarters. This is expected to bring an additional 3,000 high tech jobs to the city in fields including e-commerce technology, cloud computing, and machine learning. This is in addition to Amazon’s current Vancouver offices – including its 156,000 square-foot location in  Continue Reading…

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Facebook plans to let everyone unsend messages, will stop Zuckerberg until then

Facebook retracted his chats, and is now trying to normalize the behavior TechCrunch reported last night that Facebook retracted Facebook messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg and other executives from their recipients’ inboxes. That’s an ability normal Facebook  users don’t have. But now Facebook tells me it plans to make an “unsend” feature available to all users in several months,  Continue Reading…

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Facebook has been collecting call history and SMS data from Android devices

iOS devices appear to be unaffected Facebook has been collecting call records and SMS data from Android devices for years. Several Twitter users have reported finding months or years of call history data in their downloadable Facebook data file. A number of Facebook users have been spooked by the recent Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, prompting them  Continue Reading…

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