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  • 21 Mar 2021

Apple to pay $308.5 million for allegedly violating a DRM patent

Apple has been ordered to pay $308.5 million in a lawsuit alleging that the copyright protection in the App Store and Music violates PMC’s patents.

  • 21 Mar 2021

Apple fined $2 million in Brazil for selling iPhone 12 without a charger

Brazil has fined Apple nearly $2 million for selling the iPhone 12 and other models in the country without including a charger.

  • 21 Mar 2021

Monty Python’s John Cleese Sells the Brooklyn Bridge as an NFT

The British comic legend calls the world ‘terminally insane’ for NFTs while announcing the auction of his own NFT art.

  • 21 Mar 2021

Clubhouse is being investigated by a French internet watchdog, following a complaint over data privacy

French privacy regulator CNIL opened an investigation into Clubhouse, the invite-only audio chat app. The watchdog is due to decide if GDPR laws are applicable.

  • 21 Mar 2021

New York lawmaker wants to ban police use of armed robots

Officers’ use of Boston Robotics’ Digidog intensifies concerns about militarization of the police.

  • 21 Mar 2021

Apple CEO Tim Cook is among the high-profile executives that will testify in the upcoming 'Fortnite' court case

Apple’s and Epic Games' chief executives will testify alongside others as part of the video game firm’s ongoing legal battle against big tech companies.

  • 20 Mar 2021

CEO Secrets: 'I employ 1,200 people and have no HR department'

Greg Jackson, founder and CEO of Octopus Energy, explains why he doesn’t believe in having an HR department, for CEO Secrets.

  • 20 Mar 2021

Facebook stock jumped more than 4% after Mark Zuckerberg said Apple's privacy update will help the social media giant

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he thinks that Facebook may be in a ‘stronger position’ as Apple rolls out its iOS 14 update.

  • 20 Mar 2021

Russian pleads guilty to Tesla ransomware plot

He allegedly offered an employee $1m (£721,000) to install ransomware at a Nevada battery plant.

  • 20 Mar 2021

Apple, Amazon, and Google don't pay to integrate Wikipedia articles into their search products. The non-profit now hopes to use contracts with Big Tech to help fund 'knowledge equity' around the world.

Enterprise contracts would transform Wikipedia’s relationship with corporations and level the playing field with tech giants like Apple and Amazon.

  • 20 Mar 2021

TikTok is repeating Facebook’s mistakes in Myanmar

The social media platform is scrambling to take down threatening videos and misinformation posted by the Burmese military, but activists want to know why it wasn’t prepared.

  • 20 Mar 2021

Apple bent its rules for Russia—and other countries will take note

Russian iPhone buyers will soon be prompted to install software developed in that country, setting a precedent that other authoritarian governments may follow.

  • 19 Mar 2021

A SpaceX Engineer's Dark Web Insider Trading Sparks SEC First

“MillionaireMike' allegedly ran a stock tip scam that earned him $27,000 in bitcoin payments.

  • 19 Mar 2021

Researchers Have Figured Out a Way to Stop People From Sharing Misinformation

A new study in Nature suggests that shifting reader attention online can help combat the spread of misinformation, ‘fake news,’ and misleading political stories.

  • 19 Mar 2021

Insider Cannabis: Stocks to bet on for New York legalization

Welcome to Insider Cannabis, where we’re bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar cannabis boom.

  • 19 Mar 2021

Hulu’s WeWork documentary depicts the rise and fall of a cult

Hulu’s WeWork documentary takes a look at the dramatic rise and fall of a company, but it can’t get a handle on the enigma at the heart of its story.

  • 19 Mar 2021

The Justice Department is reportedly investigating whether Visa's debit-card business is anticompetitive

The DOJ is looking into whether the company has kept merchants from routing debit-card transactions over less expensive networks, The Journal said.

  • 19 Mar 2021

Tim Cook pens WSJ op-ed on COVID-19 and the ‘urgency of racial justice’

Apple CEO Tim Cook has written a rare opinion article for the Wall Street Journal in which he focuses on how the pandemic over the last year has “forced each of us to re-examine and to change how we live, work and relate to one another.' The Apple CEO calls for a “durable and hopeful […]

  • 19 Mar 2021

Amazon Keeps Getting Sued for Paying Drivers Less Than Minimum Wage

In February, Seattle-area Amazon drivers received settlement notices that they’d won $8.2 million in a class action settlement pending court approval.

  • 19 Mar 2021

One group of hackers is responsible for zero-day attacks across Windows, iOS and Android

A sophisticated group of hackers is on the prowl looking for zero-day exploits across different OS’s

  • 19 Mar 2021

Facebook is 'exploring' building a version of Instagram for kids

Facebook has made it one of its priorities to build a version of Instagram for users under 13, according to an internal company post obtained by BuzzFeed News.

  • 19 Mar 2021

Apple's AR headset to feature eye tracking and possible iris recognition tech, Kuo says

Apple’s widely rumored augmented reality headset is expected to sport eye tracking hardware as a means of user input, potentially eschewing the need for handheld controllers, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

  • 19 Mar 2021

With misinformation on the march, The Wall Street Journal hopes to improve news literacy

As January’s violent assault on the US Capitol demonstrated, viral rumors and conspiracy theories can have deadly consequences. The Drum discovers how The Wall Street Journal is taking responsibility for its readers’ media literacy.