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Get these refurbished Apple iPads, MacBooks, and iMacs now at up to 68% off

From tablets and laptops to desktop computers, you can always feel confident you're getting a quality piece of tech if there's an Apple name on it. Unfortunately, that level of security comes with a price tag as the Cupertino titan invariably creates top-notch products and charges a premium price for that level of performance. —
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SOSV, the global venture firm, just closed a $100 million fund to back its maturing startups

Sean O’Sullivan, the founder of the global venture outfit SOSV, has slowly but steadily built up a sizable operation over the years. SOSV started off as a family office, investing the capital of O’Sullivan after he cofounded two companies, including MapInfo, an outfit that went public in 1994 before Pitney Bowes it years later, in 2007. The seed-stage investing outfit went on to raise three more funds, including a $277 million early-stage fund that it closed in 2019 and is actively investing fro...
Tags: Tech, Alibaba, Formlabs, Sullivan, Pitney Bowes, O'Sullivan, SOSV, MapInfo, Sean O'Sullivan, Apple Microsoft Facebook Google, NetCentric


Florida's Fired Covid-19 Data Manager 'Permanently Suspended' From Twitter

Florida's fired Department of Health data manager Rebekah Jones has been "permanently suspended" from Twitter, "for violations of the Twitter Rules on spam and platform manipulation," a Twitter spokesperson tells Slashdot. Florida's Sun-Sentinel reports: Jones, a former Department of Health data manager fired for alleged insubordination, emerged as a political lightning rod as COVID-19 cases spiked in Florida last year. Supporters see her as a whistleblower speaking truth to power and exposing...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, Instagram, Washington Post, Tech, Jones, Forbes, Department Of Health, Slashdot, Florida Department of Health, DeSantis, COVID, Rebekah Jones, Slashdot Florida s Sun Sentinel


Google Announces Bold New Changes To Chrome OS Release Cycle

In a blog post this morning, Google announced plans to increase its update cadence for Chromebooks. Like Chrome, its operating system will now also follow a four-week Stable channel before moving to the next major milestone release. Android Police reports: Google will deliver fresh features more rapidly to Chromebooks starting with Chrome OS 96 -- all while keeping it stable, secure, and speedy. To adapt to the rigorous update release schedule, Google will skip Chrome OS 95, which will help it b...
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What Trump's DOJ wanted from Apple in leak probe

The Department of Justice sent a broad request in February 2018 to Apple as part of its investigation that collected data on members of Congress, staffers and their families. The department demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses from Apple, the company said Friday evening.
Tags: Apple, News, Congress, Stories, Department Of Justice, Doj, Trump


Apple Reaffirms Privacy Stance Amid Trump Probe Revelations

Apple is seeking to protect its image as a guardian of personal privacy, maintaining it was blindsided and handcuffed by a Trump administration probe that resulted in the company handing over phone data from two Democratic congressmen.
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Dow Jones Futures: Apple Stock Vs. Microsoft Vs. Google; How To Be A Big Stock Market Winner

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US lawmakers introduce bills targeting Big Tech

The bills target Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google and some of the anti-trust actions they stand accused of.
Tags: Google, News, US, Amazon Apple Facebook


House Lawmakers Say They Want to Break Up With Big Tech

A bipartisan coalition in the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced new antitrust legislation aimed at prying open Big Tech’s death grip on our lives. If the lawmakers get their way, it could mean that some of America’s largest tech companies will actually be broken up. Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Publishing, Science, Monopoly, America, House, Retailers, Wall Street Journal, Trump, U S House of Representatives, Legislatures, US House of Representatives, David Cicilline, David N Cicilline, Big Tech


Phishing Sites Reached All-Time High In January 2021

The number of active phishing sites hit a record number earlier this year in January, according to an industry report published this week by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). The Record reports: A total of 245,771 phishing sites were detected in January. The number represents the unique base URLs of phishing sites found and reported by APWG members. The APWG is an industry coalition made up of more than 2,200 organizations from the cyber-security industry, government, law enforcement, and ...
Tags: Tech, Icann, McAfee, Microsoft Facebook, APWG, Anti Phishing Working Group, Comcast Digicert Cloudflare Cisco Salesforce RSA


Daily Crunch: Toptal sues rival Andela for allegedly making ‘a perfect clone’ of its freelancer marketplace

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for June 11, 2021. As a small note I am off next week, so my dear friend and TechCrunch lifer Henry Pickavet will be taking over. He’s more fun and a better writer than I am, so consider him a temporary upgrade. See you in a week or so! — Alex p.s. Cheap tickets to TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing & Fundraising are nearly gone. Flagg...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, London, Tech, Eu, Atlantic, Volkswagen, Alan, Alex, Temasek, Didi, Newsletters, Andela, Dan Preston, Ulrich Kranz


Apple says it didn't share pictures or emails from lawmakers' phones with Trump DOJ under subpoenas seeking to unmask leakers

President Donald Trump meets with members of his American Technology Council, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, on June 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Apple revealed new details about the Trump DOJ's subpoena targeting House Intel Committee lawmakers. It told TechCrunch the subpoena included a gag order and "no information" on the DOJ's inquiry. Apple said it gave "account subscriber information" and no content, "such as emails or pictures." See more stories ...
Tags: Apple, Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Russia, Trends, House, New York Times, Tim Cook, The Times, Department Of Justice, Biden, Times, House Intelligence Committee


How to watch E3 2021: The biggest gaming event of the year starts this Saturday and continues through June 15

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Christian Petersen/Getty E3 2021, gaming's largest annual event, starts June 12 and runs through June 15. Industry leaders like Nintendo, Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Capcom will deliver world premiere trailers. All of E3's keynote presentations will stream live and gamers can participate in the event for free. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky E3, the video game industry's largest annual confe...
Tags: Reviews, Verizon, Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Xbox, Nba, Nintendo, Pokemon, XCOM, Ubisoft, Grand Theft Auto, Zelda


A zero-day Google Chrome security flaw requires you to update now

Browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Brave, and Vivaldi that rely on Chromium will need to be updated immediately to stop hackers.
Tags: Chrome, Google, News, Trends, Computing, Browser, Security Flaw, Vivaldi, Chromium, Security Vulnerability, Google Chrome Microsoft, Internet Browser


Apple says it didn't know Trump's DOJ was asking for Democrats' data when it complied with subpoena

Apple on Friday said it didn't know former President Donald Trump's Department of Justice was subpoenaed data on Democrats when it...
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Apple Admits It Ranked Its Files App Ahead of Competitor Dropbox

During the Epic v. Apple trial, an email chain surfaced that reveals Apple seemingly admitted "it manually boosted the ranking of its own Files app ahead of the competition for 11 entire months," reports The Verge. This comes after two monstrous reports by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times showed Apple's App Store clearly and consistently ranking its own apps ahead of competitors. Apple claimed it had done nothing wrong. The Verge reports: "We are removing the manual boost and the s...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Epic, New York Times, App Store, Wall Street Journal, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Naskar, Matt Fischer, Debankur Naskar


Justice Department requested data on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses from Apple

The Department of Justice sent a broad request in February 2018 to Apple as part of its investigation that collected data on members of Congress, staffers and their families. The department demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses from Apple, the company said Friday evening.
Tags: Apple, Congress, Cnn, Department Of Justice, Justice Department


Third Member of US FDA Advisory Panel Resigns Over Alzheimer's Drug Approval

A third member of a panel of outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has resigned in protest over the agency's decision to approve Biogen's Alzheimer's disease treatment despite the committee's recommendation against doing so. Reuters reports: Aaron Kesselheim, a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School who had served on the FDA's advisory committee for nervous system drugs since 2015, told Reuters on Thursday he was stepping down from the panel. "My rationale was that t...
Tags: US, Tech, Fda, Reuters, U S Food and Drug Administration, Harvard Medical School, Washington University, Biogen, Aaron Kesselheim, Kesselheim, FDA Advisory Panel, David Knopman, Joel Perlmutter, Aduhelm Mayo Clinic


Electronic Arts Hackers Say Slack Was Their Secret Weapon: Report

After reports broke yesterday about a whopping 780GB of data being swiped from the gaming giant Electronic Arts (EA), we already know how the heist was pulled off, at least according to the hackers’ telling. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Computing, Hackers, Science and Technology, Slack, Electron, Electronic Arts, Project Management Software, Electronic Arts EA, Groupware, Collaborative Software, Task Management Software, Technology Internet, Hacker Culture, Hackers Heroes Of The Computer Revolution


Apple's First AR Headset To Launch In Q2 of 2022 (slashdot)

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to debut its first augmented reality headset in the second quarter of 2022. MacRumors reports: The research report focuses on prospects for key Apple supplier Genius Electronic Optical, and notes that the company will benefit from a number of upcoming VR and AR products from the likes of Facebook, Sony, and Apple: "We predict that Apple will launch AR HMD [head-mounted display] devices in 2Q22. The device will provide a video see-through AR ex...
Tags: Apple, News, Kuo, Facebook Sony, BeauHD, Ming Chi Kuo Apple, Genius Electronic Optical


Explaining the current scandal of Trump's Justice Department

• What Trump's DOJ wanted from Apple in leak probe • Opinion: Barr's despicable conduct is now on full display • Barr's answer draws scrutiny
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Analysis: Explaining the current scandal of Trump's Justice Department

• What Trump's DOJ wanted from Apple in leak probe • Opinion: Barr's despicable conduct is now on full display • Barr's answer draws scrutiny
Tags: Apple, News, Stories, Doj, Trump, Barr, Trump s Justice Department


Break up Google or Amazon? Big Tech in focus as new U.S. antitrust bills introduced

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced four bills on Friday aimed at reining in the power of...
Tags: Google, Amazon, U S House of Representatives


The air taxi market prepares to take flight

Twelve years ago, Joby Aviation consisted of a team of seven engineers working out of founder JoeBen Bevirt’s ranch in the Santa Cruz mountains. Today, the startup has swelled to 800 people and a $6.6 billion valuation, ranking itself as the highest-valued electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) company in the industry. As in any disruptive industry, the forecast may be cloudier than the rosy picture painted by passionate founders and investors. It’s not the only air ta...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Tech, Venture Capital, Archer, Aviation, Air Force, Aerospace, Virgin Atlantic, Santa Cruz, SPAC, U S Securities Exchange Commission, Joby, Hussain, PitchBook


Investor Michael Brown, newly elected to chair the powerful lobbying group NVCA, shares his agenda

Michael Brown, a longtime general partner with Battery Ventures, was just elected to the role of chairman of the National Venture Capital Association three years after joining its board of directors. Earlier this week, we caught up with Brown to ask about his new, year-long role with the 48-year-old trade group — and what issues he sees as top of mind right now for the many American VCs he is now representing. TC: VCs are always concerned about tax treatments, but these are obviously even more t...
Tags: TC, Congress, California, Washington, America, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, Venture Capital, Michael Brown, SEC, Pfizer, Biden, National Venture Capital Association, Battery Ventures, Trump


Michael Brown, the new chair of the powerful lobbying group NVCA, shares its agenda

Michael Brown, a longtime general partner with Battery Ventures, was just elected to the role of chairman of the National Venture Capital Association three years after joining its board of directors. Earlier this week, we caught up with Brown to ask about his new, year-long role with the 48-year-old trade group — and what issues he sees as top of mind right now for the many American VCs he is now representing. TC: VCs are always concerned about tax treatments, but these are obviously even more t...
Tags: TC, Congress, California, Washington, America, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, Venture Capital, Michael Brown, SEC, Pfizer, Biden, National Venture Capital Association, Battery Ventures, Trump


Opinion: Will Trump be held accountable -- this time?

It looks like former President Donald Trump was willing to go even further than we knew in his war against leaks. According to the New York Times, prosecutors in the Justice Department obtained, via subpoena from Apple, information from the accounts of at least two members of the House Intelligence Committee--Representatives Adam Schiff of California and Eric Swalwell of California-- and also looked into the metadata of their aides and family members (including at least one minor).
Tags: Apple, News, California, New York Times, Stories, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell


Chicago PD officer charged in Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol

By Carma Hassan and Brad Parks | CNN A Chicago police officer was arrested at his home Friday morning and is facing five federal misdemeanor charges in connection to the January 6 riot at the US Capitol in Washington. Karol Chwiesiuk is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday. Chwiesiuk made a court appearance Friday morn...
Tags: Google, Senate, US, Sport, Cnn, Fbi, Chicago, Soccer, Dc, Capitol Police, Trump, David Brown, Chicago Police, Brown, Capitol, Chicago Police Department


Global Banking Regulators Call For Toughest Rules For Cryptocurrencies

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Global regulators have said cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin should come with the toughest bank capital rules to avoid putting the wider financial system at risk should their value collapse suddenly. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, which consists of regulators from the world's leading financial centers, is proposing a "new conservative prudential treatment" for crypto-assets that would force banks to put aside enough capital to c...
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Justice Dept. demanded from Apple data on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses related to lawmakers

The Department of Justice sent a broad request in February 2018 to Apple as part of its investigation that collected data on members of Congress, staffers and their families. The department demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses from Apple, the company said Friday evening.
Tags: Apple, News, Congress, Stories, Department Of Justice, Justice Dept



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