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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, January 17, 2020


  • "'Break up big tech's monopoly': Smaller rivals join growing chorus ahead of Congress hearing" ["'After thoughtful consideration and months of bringing our concerns to Apple through regular ... channels, Tile has made the decision to continue raising concerns over Apple's anti-competitive practices,' Tile general counsel Kirsten Daru told Reuters in an interview. The startup will be one of four companies testifying at the latest hearing of the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee in Colorado on Friday, urging Congress to look at how these companies use their considerable clout in the online market to hurt rivals."]  Reuters 7:35 AM
  • "PopSockets Asks Congress to Rein in Big Tech: At a congressional hearing Friday, smaller companies including PopSockets, Tile, Sonos, and Basecamp criticized Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon for having power over them." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:56 PM
  • "Apple's Latest Deal Shows How AI Is Moving Right Onto Devices: The iPhone maker's purchase of startup is the latest move toward a trend of computing on the 'edge,' rather than in the cloud."  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Acquiring minds want to know: A peek inside Apple's most recent corporate acquisitions" Macworld 7:39 AM
  • "How the purchase opens Apple's AI future: Think machine imaging, smart home devices and IoT industry implementations" Computerworld 8:24 AM
  • "Does the F.B.I. Need Apple to Hack Into iPhones? There are tools to crack into the phones at the center of a new dispute over encryption. But the F.BI. says it still needs Apple's aide." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:21 AM
  • "Bill Barr wants Apple to break their encryption, even if it risks every American being hacked: Law enforcement thinks tech companies should build 'backdoors' into every person's phone and communications apps, and then hope no hacker ever finds them." NBC News 1:46 PM
  • "Two iPhones or the privacy of billions: Why Apple vs. the FBI matters" euronews 6:04 PM