FTC Confirms Probe Into Equifax Data Breach

In a rare move, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday confirmed that it has opened an investigation into the data breach at Equifax that compromised the sensitive personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers. The FTC announcement came less than a week after Equifax revealed that an unknown party had gained access to names, addresses, Social Security Numbers and other data belonging to nearly half the U.S. population. An unknown number of Canadian and UK consumers were directly impacted by the breach as well.

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New SF Store Showcases Apple's Trademark Creativity

Apple last week opened a San Francisco flagship store in the city’s tony Union Square shopping district. The store has a 42-foot-tall sliding glass door and a 50-foot tall green wall and is powered by 100 percent renewable energy, the company said. “We have a deep commitment to the cities we work in and are aware of the importance that architecture plays in the community,” said Jonathan Ive, Apple’s chief design officer. “It all starts with the storefront … where the building blends the inside and the outside.”

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Microsoft sues DOJ for right to tell customers about data searches

Article Image On Thursday Microsoft opened a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, arguing that the government can’t prevent it from telling customers when federal agencies have searched through their data — or at least, not as frequently.

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Facebook debuts Messenger bots, Live API & more at F8 Developer Conference

Article Image Facebook opened the F8 Developer Conference on Tuesday by announcing a number of developments, including Messenger bots and a Live API that will bring video streaming to a wider range of devices.

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'Next-generation' Apple Store in Memphis features custom 37-foot display

Article Image Apple this past weekend opened the doors to one of the first “next-generation” Apple Stores to land stateside, and AppleInsider has exclusive photos of the logo-less facade, custom wooden wall installations and massive 37-foot TV display that ties everything together.

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WhatsApp Case May Be New Encryption Battleground

A new front may have opened up between the Department of Justice and Silicon Valley in the ongoing legal battle over government access to encrypted data, this time involving WhatsApp, the electronic messaging and voice system owned by Facebook. DoJ officials reportedly have been debating how to proceed in a criminal case in which a court-ordered wiretap has been hindered by WhatsApp encryption. The case comes at a tense time, as the ongoing legal battle between the DoJ and Apple has roiled the technology industry.

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Prague's unofficial 'Apple Museum' boasts rare items among 472 exhibits

Article Image Prague’s newly opened “Apple Museum” claims to be the largest private exhibition of its kind, featuring rare items like the Macintosh TV, Steve Jobs business cards from NeXT and Pixar, and an Apple Lisa.

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Third floor opens at IFC Mall Apple Store in Hong Kong

Article Image Apple has opened its anticipated third floor at the IFC Mall Apple Store in Hong Kong, providing even more space at one of the company’s flagship locations.

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Here's what Apple's new secret iPhone lab might be working on

After a Bloomberg report from a few days ago said that Apple opened up a secret iPhone lab in Taiwan where it might be developing next-generation display technologies for future generation of iPhones, new reports from Asia offer some details on what the iPhone maker might be working on.

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Sprint starts sales of LTE iPad Pro with contract & installment options

Article Image Sprint on Monday opened up its own orders for the iPad Pro, offering shoppers alternatives for buying the tablet including contract and installment plans.

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First look: Logitech Create is first third-party Smart Connector keyboard for iPad Pro

Article Image Just hours after Apple opened the iPad Pro preorder floodgates, Logitech unveiled its first accessories for the jumbo-sized tablet, including the Create Backlit Keyboard Case, a folio-style protector with full-size keyboard, Smart Connector support and more. AppleInsider goes hands-on.

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Apple opens Vietnamese subsidiary, enabling direct local sales for first time

Article Image Apple has quietly opened up its first subsidiary in Vietnam, a move which should allow direct sales to a burgeoning market, a report said on Thursday.

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Apple opens cryptographic libraries to developers in bid to encourage more security

Article Image Apple has opened its Security Framework and Common Crypto libraries to developers, hoping to foster tighter levels of security in third-party apps.

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Microsoft Opens Tony Fifth Avenue Store

Microsoft on Monday opened its flagship store in Manhattan. With an area of more than 22,000 square feet, it’s the company’s largest store and its 113th brick-and-mortar retail establishment. It’s also the first Microsoft store that’s two stories high. The company gutted a 1930s building that was previously a Fendi store and replaced the street-facing facade with giant glass panes. The building has a 40- by 20-foot exterior culture wall that will display noncommercial artistic images.

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Pebble Time Round smartwatch moves to circular, thin design with two-day battery life

Article Image Pebble on Wednesday opened up preorders for the Pebble Time Round, a new smartwatch model that not only changes to a circular face but shrinks the size of the Time to make it extremely thin and light.

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Apple's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus now available for preorder

As promised, Apple and its partner wireless carriers opened iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus preorders a minute after midnight on Saturday through their respective online storefronts, though Apple.com saw initial troubles.

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Apple's iPad is key to visitor experience at new One World Trade Center Observatory

The newly opened One World Trade Center Observatory in New York City relies heavily on the iPad for its visitor experience, with Apple’s tablet serving as both a virtual tour guide and a payment terminal.

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Amazon Echo now available for all US customers to purchase, ships July 14

Amazon on Tuesday officially opened up orders to the general public for its Echo accessory, a Siri-like, always-on virtual assistant that exists in a standalone tubular standalone speaker.

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