CIA Tools to Spy on Offline Computers with USB Drives Leaked

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A new cache of CIA documents posted on Wikileaks reveals the methods employed by the CIA to hack so-called “air-gapped” machines. As with many exploits, it relies on people being the weak link.

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Americans can't put down their phones, shut off the TV

A new report from market research firm eMarketer reveals that US adults are now spending more than half their day a total of 12 hours and 7 minutes, on average consuming media.

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In Reddit's 2015 transparency report, a conspicuous absence

The website Reddit released its latest transparency report Thursday, and it reveals an uptick in requests for user information from U.S. and foreign authorities. But what’s also notable in this year’s report is the absence of any language regarding national security requests.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/01/in-reddits-2015-transparency-report-conspicuous-absence.html

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Apple Supplier Responsibility 2016 Progress Report reveals 97% work-hour compliance, carbon emissions reductions

Article Image Apple’s annual Supplier Responsibility Report reveals key facts about progress made with the company’s partners in 2015, including an industry leading 97 percent work-hour compliance rate, and a massive reduction in carbon emissions.

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Apple investigating 3D color printer technology

Article Image An Apple patent application published on Thursday reveals research on efficient and cost-effective full color 3D printing which, if marketed by Apple, would take rapid prototyping technology mainstream.

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Apple invents natural tap-based gesture input for nudging onscreen objects, selecting text

A patent granted to Apple on Tuesday reveals a novel mode of mobile device gesture input that turns taps detected on non-touchscreen surfaces, like the side of an iPhone, into granular on-screen controls.

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KGI: iPhone sales forecast at 54M in Q3, Apple Watch demand 'tepid' at 4M shipped units

Before Apple reveals official numbers for its third fiscal quarter of 2015, a report from well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates the company’s iPhone and Mac lineups put in strong performances, tempered somewhat by sluggish iPad and Apple Watch sales. Upcoming hardware like yellow and rose gold Apple Watch Sport models and buffed iMacs could spur sales, however.

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Apple investigating solar-powered wireless mice and trackpads

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveals continued research into alternative energy solutions, specifically as it applies to a lineup of wireless computer peripherals with embedded solar cells.

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Apple seeks over $15M in fees from patent holdings firm for 'frivolous' lawsuit

A federal court motion filed last Friday reveals Apple is looking to garnish more than $15 million in attorneys’ fees and costs from non-practicing patent holdings firm Unwired Planet, which engaged in a series “kitchen-sink” lawsuits targeting iOS device connectivity features.



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Apple CEO Tim Cook donates $6.56M to charity

An SEC filing posted Friday reveals Apple CEO Tim Cook donated 50,000 shares of Apple stock worth more than $6.56 million to an unspecified charity, continuing his philanthropic activity on a scale not seen with previous company executives.



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We're letting babies as young as 6 months use smartphones: study

It’s no surprise that America is letting its young use smartphones and tablets, but a new study reveals just how young is young.

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Apple exploring light field image editing software, patent application shows

A patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveals Apple is continuing to explore light field camera applications, in this case imagining how users would manipulate image data to change focus or depth of field in a photo editing app.



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Samsung dedicates 200 employees to display team focused solely on Apple products

A report on Wednesday reveals Samsung recently formed an internal team to make displays expressly for Apple, highlighting the curious position the Korean tech giant currently finds itself as supplier to one of its most bitter rivals.



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Steve Jobs told Disney's Bob Iger about cancer recurrence 30 minutes before Pixar deal

An upcoming book reveals Steve Jobs informed Disney boss Bob Iger in 2006 that his cancer had returned, a secret Iger kept for three years until the information went public.



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New Facebook Marketing Tool Chews Up Data, Spits It Out


Facebook has launched Topic Data, a new service that reveals to advertisers the subjects users discuss, the brands and products they use, and the activities they follow. Marketers will be able to sift through data compilations of what users say about events, brands, subjects and activities. Facebook’s 1.3 billion users can not choose to be excluded from the mix — but their data will be anonymized and aggregated to protect their identities. Facebook has partnered with DataSift to provide an API for delivery of data analyses.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81834.html?rss=1

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Apple investigating iPhone dock with integrated display, touchpad, sensors, inductive charging, more

A patent application published on Thursday reveals Apple’s interest in a docking solution for iPhone and iPad that supports multiple accessories and incorporates a display, advanced gesture controls, wireless communications and even inductive charging.



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