Tech program taps into autistic talent

For most Americans, turning 21 means achieving all the rights and privileges of adulthood. But for young people with special needs, the countdown to 21 is a daunting one.

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Rights Advocates Blast EU and Tech Firms' Hate Speech Code


Digital rights and free speech advocates are up in arms over Tuesday’s announcement of an agreement between the European Commission and four leading U.S. social media firms — Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft — on a Code of Conduct designed to crack down on hate speech. The companies have agreed to adopt a system that allows users to flag illegal hate speech and incitement to violence. They also agreed to review flagged posts within 24 hours and to take appropriate action, such as removing them or blocking access.

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Apple says Mississippi 'religious freedom' bill 'empowers discrimination'

Article Image An avid promoter of civil rights, Apple on Thursday voiced concern over Mississippi’s “religious freedom” house bill that was signed into law this week by Governor Phil Bryant, a piece of legislation opponents say is a tool for discrimination against LGBT individuals.

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Twitter wins rights to stream NFL's slate of Thursday Night Football games

Article Image In a major push into the content business, Twitter has won the rights to the National Football League’s Thursday Night Football, and will stream 10 games online for free starting next season.

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Feds Crack iPhone, Warn Apple to Keep One Eye Open


After a bitter legal battle over encryption and privacy rights, the Department of Justice on Monday announced it would back out of its case against Apple because the FBI was able to crack the code of the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters. The department had asked a federal magistrate judge in California to force Apple to help the FBI crack open the encrypted smartphone by writing new code that would allow it to gather additional evidence in the December terrorist attack that left 14 dead and dozens wounded.

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T-Mobile targets rival US carriers with 'Wireless Customer Bill of Rights'

Article Image T-Mobile on Monday announced a new marketing tactic, the “Wireless Customer Bill of Rights,” which it plans to wield against its main rivals in the U.S. carrier market.

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Apple to argue First Amendment rights in FBI decryption battle

Article Image As expected, Apple intends to argue its First Amendment rights as part of a multi-pronged legal strategy designed to flout a court order compelling the company unlock an iPhone linked to last year’s San Bernardino shootings.

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Rallies supporting Apple's stance on privacy see lukewarm response

Article Image Internet rights advocacy group Fight for the Future staged a series of rallies in support of Apple’s encryption fight on Tuesday, though the nationwide gatherings managed only to attract small groups of stalwart activists.

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Protestors gather at San Francisco Apple Store to support fight against government backdoors

Article Image Internet rights advocacy group Fight for the Future held a rally outside a flagship San Francisco Apple Store on Wednesday in a show of support as Apple resists government pressure to implement software backdoors.

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Lawmakers, advocacy groups, Snowden take sides in polarizing Apple encryption debate

Article Image U.S. legislators, public rights groups and security experts are planting their collective flags in a debate that could have serious ramifications for the future of consumer encryption sparked by a recent court order forcing Apple to aid in the decryption of an iPhone linked to the San Bernardino terrorist attack,

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Indonesia warns messaging apps to drop same-sex emoticons

Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to protect gay and lesbian rights, a day after his government told instant messaging apps to remove stickers featuring same-sex couples in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country.

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Apple again rumored to bid on NFL streaming partnership

Article Image Apple, Google, Amazon and Verizon might soon be locked in a bidding war for rights to stream NFL’s “Thursday Night Football,” as a report on Thursday says each company is seeking favor as the league’s Internet content partner.

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Apple wins DRM patent lawsuit leveled by ContentGuard

Article Image Apple came out unscathed from a legal battle involving digital rights management IP owned by ContentGuard, a subsidiary of non-practicing entity Pendrell Corp. that sued the iPhone maker for infringing on five patents.

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Apple throws support behind Houston equal rights initiative

Article Image Apple on Friday issued a statement in support of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, also known as Proposition 1 or HERO, a ballot item that seeks to end multiple forms of discrimination in the Texas city.

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Apple patents multi-use magnetic iPad stand, embedded environmental sensor tech

Article Image Apple on Tuesday was granted patent rights to an all-purpose docking solution for iPad and embedded sensor technology that could one day lead to an iPhone capable of informing its user of changes in temperature and humidity.

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Apple's Tim Cook accepts Visibility Award at Human Rights Campaign dinner

Article Image In accepting his Visibility Award at a Human Rights Campaign dinner on Saturday night, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about his coming out as gay and argued that there are still obstacles to LGBT acceptance even if much progress has been made.

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Tim Cook to receive Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award for LGBT efforts

Article Image The Human Rights Campaign announced Thursday that it will present Apple CEO Tim Cook with the Visibility Award at its 19th annual National Dinner next month, an event honoring high-profile public figures who fight for LGBT equality.

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Apple will now pay rights holders during Apple Music trial period, Eddy Cue says

Following widespread outcry over its policy of not compensating rights holders for streams during Apple Music’s three-month free trial, Apple software and services chief Eddy Cue said late Sunday that the company has reversed course and will indeed pay royalties while users evaluate the service.



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Apple nets perfect score in privacy group's consumer data protection assessment

Digital rights advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Wednesday gave Apple a perfect rating in its annual “Who has your back?” report, which rates tech companies on their efforts to secure consumer data against government snooping.



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Apple wants subscription TV service to include live local broadcasts, content rights remain roadblock

The main hold-up in Apple launching a subscription TV service is content rights, with a new report on Friday saying the company could again face delays as it seeks to include live, local network television stations.



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