Apple's New Space Station Ready for Takeoff


Apple on Wednesday announced that its long-awaited new headquarters, anchored by a 2.8 million square foot mothership building, is near completion. Named “Apple Park,” the complex will make its official debut in April. The 175-acre campus, which falls somewhere between the Pentagon and an Olympic village in terms of size, is the fulfillment of the dream of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. It will be the new home for more than 12,000 corporate employees. It will take about six months for staff to relocate to the campus.

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Ears in the sky? NSA, GCHQ, intercepted in-flight phone calls, report says

The National Security Agency and its British counterpart the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have been intercepting in-flight mobile phone calls for more than 10 years, according to a report by French newspaper Le Monde.

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Amazon's new build will resemble the Amazon

Amazon is revamping its Seattle headquarters, adding several new buildings, including a 524-foot-tall tower with a dog park perched on top, per Silicon Beat.

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Conservatives need Facebook

This week I went to a meeting at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California. And then I became a bimbo, a cancer, and a scumbag. Behold Twitter:

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What to expect from Apple's March 21 'let us loop you in' event

Article Image In just one week, Apple will hold a media presentation at its corporate headquarters to unveil its latest new products. Spoiler alert: You can expect a new 4-inch iPhone and 9.7-inch iPad.

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Apple to launch renovated on-campus Company Store on Saturday

Apple will reopen the Company Store at its Cupertino headquarters this Saturday, Sept. 19, after having finished an extensive series of renovations to the space.

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Apple's Campus 2 headquarters to feature visitor center with observation deck, store

Apple has plans to build a dedicated visitor’s center at its upcoming Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., that will offer views of the main “spaceship” building at the heart of the development and retail opportunities, planning documents show.

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Facebook's future is telepathy, Mark Zuckerberg says

Public Q&A sessions at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters have become a regular part of company life since CEO Mark Zuckerberg led the first one in November 2014.

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Documents show NSA, GCHQ launched attacks against anti-virus software makers

The U.S. National Security Agency and its British equivalent, the Government Communications Headquarters, have both been launching attacks against security software in order to track individuals and break into networks, a report said on Monday.



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Apple provides glimpse of manufacturing, customer support operations in Ireland

Apple has given local media a rare look inside its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland, where workers assemble iMacs for the Old Continent and provide sales and support services to customers in Europe.



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Pharrell performs at Apple campus in celebration of Earth Day, dons Apple Watch onstage

Continuing Apple’s Earth Day festivities, the company on Wednesday held a concert at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., where musician — and early Apple Watch recipient — Pharrell performed.



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Microsoft Windows 10 briefing live blog

Windows 10 Event
Today, the Windows team will take the stage at Microsoft’s headquarters, and give us a proper rundown of what Windows 10 is all about. Will we finally see something worth upgrading for? Is DirectX 12 going to matter? I’m not quite convinced yet, but we should hear some firm details about pricing and release dates at the very least. Check back here at 12pm EST (9am PST) for all of the latest details as they become available.

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Photos of Apple Campus 2 construction site show 'underground tunnels,' continued progress

As construction of Apple’s Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino continues, new aerial photos published Thursday show completed perimeter wall structures and below-grade levels ringing the footprint of the main structure.



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U.S. Computer Scientists Reject Mass Surveillance

Sign at the headquarters of the National Security Agency
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Fifty prominent American computer scientists have signed an open letter urging the United States to reject mass surveillance and preserve privacy. At the heart of the letter is a warning against systems that encourage abuse:

Indiscriminate collection, storage, and processing of unprecedented amounts of personal information chill free speech and invite many types of abuse, ranging from mission creep to identity theft. These are not hypothetical problems; they have occurred many times in the past. Inserting backdoors, sabotaging standards, and tapping commercial data-center links provide bad actors, foreign and domestic, opportunities to exploit the resulting vulnerabilities.

In June, Microsoft revealed that they informed the NSA about bugs before sending out a general patch, giving the spies a chance to explore vulnerabilities and backdoors before anyone else. This leaves computers vulnerable for longer, and also hands those vulnerabilities to someone that will exploit them. The letter goes on, clarifying that this isn’t the rejection of spying itself, only spying that makes citizens less safe.

The choice is not whether to allow the NSA to spy. The choice is between a communications infrastructure that is vulnerable to attack at its core and one that, by default, is intrinsically secure for its users. Every country, including our own, must give intelligence and law-enforcement authorities the means to pursue terrorists and criminals, but we can do so without fundamentally undermining the security that enables commerce, entertainment, personal communication, and other aspects of 21st-century life.

In the month since Edward Snowden leaked information about NSA spying projects to the public, the agency has been at the center of two parallel revelations: the incredible reach it has in creepy-but-legal targeted surveillance, and the fantastic breadth it has for mass collection of bulk information. The targeted surveillance, which includes intercepting computers before they’re delivered and installing hardware that then spies on the user, has stronger legal precedence, and fits a regular definition of surveillance that targets only those allowed by a judge, given reasonable suspicion.

Bulk collection, on the other hand, rests on a legal case decided in the late 1970s, which predates almost every modern function of the internet. And unlike targeted surveillance, bulk collection grabs the innocent with the guilty, storing the information indefinitely and threatening the privacy. In collecting so much, and especially so much information just from private citizens, it risks hiding threats in a sea of irrelevant data. Much of this information is already freely collected by private companies like Google or Facebook online, but when the U.S. government obtains that information, it threatens Silicon Valley‘s business in Europe and elsewhere.

The letter’s signatories have joined with many of these tech companies to offer five recommendations for government surveillance reform. Those recommendations are, briefly, that governments create sensible limitations on their authority to collect users’ data; that intelligence agencies work under a clear legal framework subject to strong checks and balances; that governments be transparent about the number and nature of their demands for user information; that transfer of data across borders not be impeded; and that, in order to avoid conflicts, there should be a transparent and robust framework to govern the sharing of information between governments. 

Read the letter in its entirety, and its complete list of signatories, here.

 

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