Apple wants to sell 4K movies for $20 on iTunes, but Hollywood is pushing back

With its next major media event reportedly set for September 12th, Apple is working hard to make sure everything comes together in time.

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Mystery code appeared in pirated Mayweather vs McGregor streams, report says

A mysterious code reportedly appeared in some pirated streams of Saturday’s much-hyped fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, sparking suspicions that someone was trying to find out who was watching the illegal streams.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/28/mystery-code-appeared-in-pirated-mayweather-vs-mcgregor-streams-report-says.html

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Facebook shut down conservative-leaning employee chat room, report says

Facebook reportedly shut down an online group created as an outlet for employees to speak anonymously last year after discussion about the 2016 election turned heated and alarmed company management, according to Business Insider.

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Secret Service will test surveillance drone during Trump's golf club visit

The Secret Service will reportedly test the drone during President Donald Trump’s visit to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey this month.

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FTC to Take a Gander at Amazon's Discount Pricing Practices


The FTC reportedly is looking into Amazon’s discount pricing practices in response to a complaint filed by Consumer Watchdog over the company’s pending $14 billion purchase of the Whole Foods grocery chain. “Asking informal questions about issues potentially related to a corporate acquisition is a natural part of the FTC review process,” observed Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. That said, it might be worth considering whether Consumer Watchdog’s allegations might be a shield for politically motivated actions by the FTC, he added.

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Uber driver caught by passenger allegedly receiving sex act from lady friend

Uber has reportedly suspended a driver after a customer claimed the man was engaged in sex acts with a woman during the “dangerous and inappropriate” trip.

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Samsung making smart speaker despite Bixby troubles

Samsung is reportedly working on a Bixby-powered speaker that will compete with the likes of the already available Amazon Echo and Google Home as well as the forthcoming Apple HomePod .

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Rumored Apple Plans Hint at Smart Speaker Battle Ahead


Apple reportedly has begun production of a high-end speaker with Siri-based digital assistant technology to compete directly with Amazon’s Alexa-based Echo speakers and the Google Assistant-powered Home speaker. Production is in the early stages, but the device could be unveiled as early as next week at WWDC, Apple’s annual developer conference. That would position the company to begin shipping in time for the winter holiday season. Inventec, which manufactures Apple AirPods, reportedly has landed the deal to build the intelligent speakers.

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British Hospitals, FedEx Among Thousands Hit by Ransomware


Authorities are investigating a massive ransomware attack that reportedly hit more than 45,000 computers in 74 countries worldwide, including the UK’s NHS England national health service, international delivery service FedEx, and Spanish telecom firm Telefonica. Security experts have linked the exploit to an earlier leak by the Shadow Brokers, who allegedly accessed a trove of hacking tools from the NSA. Based on early information, a number of organizations reported that they were affected by a ransomware attack linked to the Wanna Decryptor.

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Here's how to protect your phone from hackers

Kelly Rohrbach is the latest celebrity caught up in a hacking scandal, her private photos reportedly released on the heels of her upcoming film, “Baywatch.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/10/heres-how-to-protect-your-phone-from-hackers.html

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Google Mulls Ways to Banish Bad Ads


Google reportedly has been working on a plan to install an ad blocker onto its Chrome browser for both desktop and mobile versions. It also has been considering a collaboration with Microsoft, Facebook and other firms to develop a set of standards that would determine which types of advertising to block from websites. That effort presumably would aim at enhancing the consumer experience in a way that would not jeopardize ads from legitimate firms. Internet companies have struggled to find ways to eradicate abusive advertising in recent years.

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The Pentagon doesn't want its employees watching March Madness

The Pentagon has reportedly sent an email to its employees to be careful about how much streaming of the NCAA March Madness they do. Its network may not be able to handle the traffic.

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WhatsApp Field-Trials Business Chat


WhatsApp reportedly has been conducting tests of a business chat system with a number of companies that are part of the Y Combinator startup incubator. The application programming interface, or API, gives companies a direct line of communication with WhatsApp users. WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum last year said the company would seek to monetize the free chat service by providing businesses with direct access to consumers. He ruled out ads. The approach WhatsApp is taking could have stumbling blocks built in.

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Tech workers complain about cost of living increases in San Francisco

A tech worker in Silicon Valley said his six-figure salary is reportedly not enough to support a family in the California region.

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Scientific breakthrough lost? Unique metallic hydrogen sample disappears

Scientists reportedly say that the world’s only sample of metallic hydrogen, which was touted as potentially revolutionizing technology, has disappeared.

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It looks like there's a brand new iPhone 7 color coming to Apple's lineup next month

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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg donates $1 million to Planned Parenthood, report says

Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, has reportedly made a sizable donation to the organization.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/01/facebooks-sheryl-sandberg-donates-1-million-to-planned-parenthood-report-says.html

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