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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Apple, other tech companies decry North Carolina anti-LGBT law

Article Image Big tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google have voiced opposition to the passing of a controversial North Carolina law that dissolves anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community.

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Tim Cook slams UK spy bill that could require breakable encryption

Article Image Apple chief executive Tim Cook on Monday voiced staunch opposition to the UK’s proposed Investigatory Powers Bill, a measure that would force companies to retain customer data and may require them to install backdoors in any encrypted systems.

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TAG Heuer CEO calls Apple Watch biggest threat to traditional timepieces, says likely to wear one

Just months after Jean-Claude Biver voiced harsh criticism over Apple Watch, the TAG Heuer interim CEO and head of timepieces at luxury monolith LVMH is furiously backpedalling, saying on Tuesday that the wearable is ‘an incredible achievement’ and that he plans to wear one.



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Jen Taylor, voice of Microsoft Windows Cortana, prefers to use Apple's iPhone

Actress Jen Taylor, who voiced the the Cortana AI character in Halo games as well as providing the voice of Microsoft’s identically named Siri-like assistant for Windows Mobile, actually uses an iPhone.



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Judge voices concern over settlement in Apple anti-poaching suit, may not approve agreement

During a court hearing on Thursday, a federal judge voiced concern over a proposed settlement reached in a class action lawsuit over alleged anti-poaching agreements involving Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe.



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