Apple launches TV, credit card and gaming service
26 March 2019 | 8:56 am
In a bid to offset slowing sales of hardware devices like its blockbuster iPhone, Apple unveiled a series of services in a star-studded event, ranging from original video content to a credit card to a monthly gaming subscription. Conway G.
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In its final edition, the newspaper said it was a "victim of tyranny." The publication's 1 million copies were sold out before noon.
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Fung Wai-kong is the seventh executive at the shuttered pro-democracy newspaper to be arrested under the auspices of a national security law in recent weeks. He was reportedly trying to board a plane to the UK.
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The arrests of top executives, editors and journalists, as well as the freezing of assets, led the pro-democracy tabloid to cease its operations last month.
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"NeuralHash" technology makes it possible to detect child sex abuse images uploaded to the cloud. Privacy advocates fear technology invites political mission creep, especially in authoritarian states.
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The iPhone and iPad manufacturer said its plan to check the photos of US users for evidence of child abuse had been widely "misunderstood". CEO Tim Cook is yet to publicly comment on the privacy row.
16 Aug 2021
Apple has defended a new system that scans users' phones for child sexual abuse material (CSAM).
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The American press breaks down the "sinister brilliance" of an anti-abortion law that's gone into effect in Texas. We also look at coverage of record flooding in New York and how the intensity of storms is increasingly hard to predict because of climate change. Finally, we discover the papers' take on the latest in brain science: how our thoughts could soon be read by machines and how dogs may be smarter than we thought.
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The feature had been intended to scan for images of child sexual abuse. But it quickly drew concern over potential misuse as a "backdoor" for hacking and surveillance.
13 Sep 2021
A US federal court has ordered Apple to accommodate developers when it comes to payments for apps and services. The ruling came in the legal tussle between Apple and Epic Games.
14 Sep 2021
Apple has urged users to update the software on their iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and Macs to plug a security weakness that allowed for spyware infections. The vulnerability was discovered by researchers at the University of Toronto, who said it was the first "zero click" attack, where users don't have to click on a link or a file to be affected. Also today, we look at the French central bank's latest forecast, in which it warns a labour shortage could derail the economic recovery.
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Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn unveils three electric vehicles, boosting its bid to be a major player in the rapidly expanding EV market as it seeks companies to partner with.
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Researchers from the US and France say that having more than 2 kids could have a negative effect on late-life cognition. The researchers analyzed data from the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE).
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In the French region of Burgundy, home to the city of Dijon, it's not just the grapes that are famous. The region's other star fruit is the blackcurrant. A whole market has emerged based on the cultivation of this small berry. Today, the precious black fruit is transformed in many ways. Its best-known use in France is in the production of the famous liqueur known as crème de cassis, but blackcurrant is also used in cooking and even in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. We take a closer look.
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The US Air Force has announced a successful test measured at five times the speed of sound. A B-52 bomber off the coast of California carried out the test.
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Hope is all but lost that eight miners trapped in a flooded mine in Burkina Faso for a month may have survived. Also, suspects are arrested in Mali after authorities say they foiled a coup attempt earlier this month. And advocates calling for tax reform on the continent say that lawmakers should be on the sharp end of pushing for changes that will tackle an unequal system.
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Two new prospective members of the 73-year-old NATO alliance have submitted their applications to join. Their bids, which come in light of Russia's aggression in Ukraine, have already faced resistance from Turkey.
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Brussels has said a British proposal to effectively override parts of a Brexit deal with a new law is "not acceptable." The UK has proposed a new law to drop part of the Brexit agreement on Northern Ireland trade.