Microsoft Sues DoJ Over Spying Gag Orders


Microsoft on Thursday filed suit against the U.S. Department of Justice challenging the gag orders that accompany requests to access customers’ private emails and other data. The orders prevent the company from notifying affected customers about the government’s demands. The case is the fourth public lawsuit it has filed against the Justice Department in three years, including a lawsuit challenging a search warrant for a customer’s emails in Ireland. The orders violate customers’ privacy rights, the company has maintained.

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Microsoft sues US government, asks court to declare secrecy orders unconstitutional

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Microsoft filed suit today against the Department of Justice over the latter’s use of gag orders and surveillance demands. The company asked the District Court to declare a key piece of surveillance legislation unconstitutional on the grounds that it infringed on the First and Fourth Amendments.

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Rumor: suppliers begin to receive Apple Watch 2 component orders

Article Image Apple has reportedly started signing component orders for the second-generation Apple Watch, a possible sign that version two of the wearable will begin mass production within the next few months.

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Analyst: Nikkei iPhone 6s supplier story says nothing of iPhone demand; site wrong before in 2013

Article Image While reporting that Apple could cut supplier orders for new iPhone 6s models by “30 percent,” Japanese business newspaper Nikkei has characterized the move as “inventory adjustment” while adding that other iPhone models “have continued to sell.”

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Surprise Success: What to Do When Sales Go Through the Roof


Success is a good thing. Sometimes, however, surges in orders and sales cause headaches for e-commerce companies. The key is to expect the unexpected. Planning ahead can help ensure that sales spikes are handled as smoothly as possible. “It’s never too early to start planning for growth,” said Marg Hyland, founder of Pegeen. “Make sure your server can handle 10 times the traffic, that you are in an area where the rents are reasonable. You need to be prepared.”

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China's JCET wins orders for Apple system-in-package modules, may hint at Apple Watch plans

Article Image China’s Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology — better known as JCET — has won orders to assemble system-in-package (SiP) modules for Apple in 2016, sources said on Wednesday.

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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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Rumor claims Apple ordering Synaptics LCD parts amid delays in ditching iPhone's home button

Article Image For its 2016 iPhone models, Apple is reportedly placing LCD driver orders with Synpatics because of delays with in-house work on merging touch and display components.

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Apple begins delivering 4th-gen Apple TV, launches App Store and final tvOS build

Article Image The first online orders of the new Apple TV are beginning to reach customers, just as Apple is officially launching the device’s App Store and seeding the finished version of tvOS.

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Both Samsung and TSMC confirmed as Apple A9 SoC manufacturers, Samsung version 10% smaller

Article Image It appears Apple divvied out orders for its A9 system-on-chip design, deployed in the latest iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets, to both Samsung and TSMC, though Samsung’s version boasts a significantly smaller footprint thanks to advanced fabrication technologies.

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Intel modems may be in up to half of next-gen iPhone shipments, analyst estimates

Chipmaker Intel may have won as much as half of the orders for modems in Apple’s next-generation iPhones shipping this fall, an analyst with Northland Capital Markets claimed on Wednesday.

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Rumor: Supply chain expects Apple to grow Mac production in second half of 2015

Apple’s Mac orders with suppliers have remained constant, and are expected to increase overall during the second half of the year, heading into the lucrative holiday shopping season, according to a new rumor out of Apple’s supply chain.

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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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Early Apple Watch Edition orders begin shipping with custom delivery times

The first Apple Watch Edition orders should arrive as soon as Saturday, although unlike most Watch models, buyers are being given the option of when they’ll have their device delivered, a report noted on Friday.



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Apple confirms some Apple Watch orders shipping out earlier than estimated

Apple on Wednesday confirmed reports that some Apple Watch orders are shipping out earlier than expected, with customers previously scheduled to take receipt of the device as late as May and June now seeing “preparing for shipment” order status.



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Split loyalties: Apple may pull back from Samsung chip deal due to low yields

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A new rumor suggests that Apple has pulled back 30% of its A9 orders from Samsung, opting instead to take the design to TSMC. That’s a huge blow, if true — but the timeline is hard to square with Apple’s traditional launch cycles.

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