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Tim Cook reportedly signed five-year $275bn deal with Chinese officials

The Information reports Apple CEO’s agreement will placate threats that would have hobbled its devices and services in the countryTim Cook, the chief executive of Apple, signed an agreement with Chinese officials, estimated to be worth about $275bn, to placate threats that would have hobbled its devices and services in the country, The Information reported on Tuesday.Apple did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. Continue reading...
Tags: Apple, Technology, China, Information, US news, Tim Cook, Reuters

Tim Cook reportedly signs five-year $275bn deal with Chinese officials

The Information reports Apple CEO’s agreement will placate threats that would have hobbled its devices and services in the countryTim Cook, the chief executive of Apple, signed an agreement with Chinese officials, estimated to be worth about $275bn, to placate threats that would have hobbled its devices and services in the country, The Information reported on Tuesday.Apple did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. Continue reading...
Tags: Apple, Technology, China, Information, US news, Tim Cook, Reuters

These are the 10 most popular stocks on Reddit's WallStreetBets forum

Photo illustration by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Reddit's WallStreetBets forum entered the mainstream during the January GameStop craze. Driving stocks like GameStop and AMC Entertainment, retail investors congregating on the subreddit are a force in the stock market.These are the 10 most popular stocks WallStreetBets is talking about right now.Following which stocks Reddit's WallStreetBets crowd is talking about this year has paid off, as several have gone through epic r...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Markets, Getty Images, Reddit, Nvidia, Amd, Alibaba Group, Stock Market, Traders, Gamestop, Reuters, Intel Corporation, Chandler Arizona, Spencer Platt Getty Images, VCG

France To Mimic Musk With Own SpaceX-Style Launcher, Minister Says

European space company ArianeGroup will develop a reusable mini-launcher to compete with the likes of Elon Musk's SpaceX, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday. Reuters reports: The launcher "must be able to be operational in 2026," Le Maire said during a trip to the ArianeGroup site at Vernon in Normandy, where the engines of Ariane rockets are tested. "For the first time Europe...will have access to a reusable launcher. In other words, we will have our SpaceX, we will have our ...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, France, Tech, Normandy, Falcon, Reuters, Vernon, Bruno Le Maire, Le Maire, ArianeGroup

'Deep Fake' Technology Used to Perfectly Re-Create a Radio Announcer's Voice

For 32 years a human named Andy Chanley has been a radio announcer (now working afternoon's at Southern California's 88.5 KCSN), Reuters reports. But now.... "I may be a robot, but I still love to rock," says the robot DJ named ANDY, derived from Artificial Neural Disk-JockeY, in Chanley's voice, during a demonstration for Reuters where the voice was hard to distinguish from a human disc jockey. Our phones, speakers and rice cookers have been talking to us for years, but their voices have bee...
Tags: Tech, Seattle, Southern California, Andy, Reuters, Ramirez, Andy Chanley, Chanley, WellSaid Labs, WellSaid, KCSN Reuters

The Case for a Four-Day Work Week

Recently a New York Times headlined asked "Is the four-day work week finally within our grasp?" Kickstarter, Shake Shack and Unilever's New Zealand unit are among those that have experimented with the four-day workweek, or have announced plans to. And after an experiment in Iceland supported the idea that the system improves worker well-being without reducing overall output, a majority of the country's workers have now moved to shorter workweeks, or will gain the right to... Roughly 1% of Icelan...
Tags: Japan, Microsoft, California, Tech, Unilever, Britain, New York Times, New Zealand, William Gibson, Iceland, Atom Bank, Reuters, Newsweek, Menlo Park California, Mark Takano, Alex Soojung Kim Pang

Israel Halts Disputed Omicron Tracing Through Phone Surveillance

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Israel said on Thursday it was halting the use of mobile phone tracing to curb the spread of the new coronavirus variant Omicron, a practice that had been challenged by privacy watchdogs. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's government authorized the surveillance technology, which matches virus carriers' locations against other mobile phones nearby to determine their contacts, to be used for Omicron cases on Nov. 27. That authorization will not be re...
Tags: Israel, Tech, Naftali Bennett, Reuters, Bennett, Shin Bet, Health Ministry, Israel s Supreme Court

Pegasus Spyware Reportedly Hacked iPhones of U.S. State Department and Diplomats

Apple reportedly notified several U.S. Embassy and State Department employees that their iPhones may have been targeted by an unknown assailant using state-sponsored spyware created by the controversial Israeli company NSO Group, according to multiple reports from Reuters and The Washington Post. At least 11 U.S. Embassy officials stationed in Uganda or focusing on issues pertaining to the [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Apple, Washington Post, Tech, Uganda, Reuters, U S State Department, U S Embassy, NSO Group, Ravie Lakshmanan, U S Embassy and State Department

State Department phones were hacked with software from Israel-based company: report

An Israeli woman uses her iPhone in front of the building housing the Israeli NSO group, on August 28, 2016, in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv.Jack Guez/Getty Images At least nine State Dept. officials had their phones hacked with software from the NSO Group, Reuters reported. NSO Group, an Israel-based company, was recently blacklisted by the Biden administration.  An NSO spokesperson disputed the allegations, stating that the company would cooperate "with any relevant government authority." The iP...
Tags: Apple, Politics, News, Washington Post, Israel, US, International, Trends, Uganda, Pegasus, National Security Council, State Department, Biden, Reuters, State Dept, Herzliya

NSO Group spyware used to hack at least nine US officials’ phones – report

Revelation comes just weeks after the Biden administration placed NSO on a US blacklistThe iPhones of at least nine US state department officials were recently hacked by a government using NSO Group spyware, according to a new report that raised serious questions about the use of Israeli surveillance tools against US government officials around the world.The claim, which was reported by Reuters, comes just weeks after the Biden administration placed NSO on a US blacklist and said the surveillanc...
Tags: Technology, US, World news, US news, Surveillance, Hacking, US national security, Data and computer security, Biden, Reuters, NSO, NSO Group, Biden Administration

Apple Reportedly Notified Some U.S. State Department Employees They May Have Been Targeted by NSO Group Spyware

Apple has notified at least nine U.S. Department of State employees that they may have been targeted by state-sponsored spyware created by Israeli company NSO Group, according to a Reuters report citing four people familiar with the matter. A spokesperson for NSO Group told Reuters that it will investigate and take legal action against customers using its tools illegally if necessary."If our investigation shall show these actions indeed happened with NSO's tools, such customer will be termina...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, Pegasus, Reuters, State, U S Department of State, U S State Department, Craig Federighi, NSO, Android Apple, Jordan Golson, NSO Group

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi to delist from NYSE and move to Hong Hong Stock Exchange

President of Didi Chuxing Jean LiuKim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters Didi's American Depository Shares will convert into tradeable shares in Hong Kong. Didi went ahead with a US listing in June, despite a data-security review by China regulator. Earlier this year, China ordered app stores to remove Didi apps after finding the company collected data illegally. Didi, the largest ride-hailing provider in China, said it will delist from the New York Stock Exchange and move its shares to the Hong Kong Sto...
Tags: Transportation, Hong Kong, New York, China, US, Trends, Tech, New York Stock Exchange, Cac, Nyse, Reuters, Bloomberg News, Cyberspace Administration of China, Didi, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Didi Chuxing

New York Anime Convention Possibly Infected With Omicron

Long-time Slashdot reader Aighearach shares a report from Reuters: President Joe Biden on Thursday laid out his strategy to fight the coronavirus as the highly contagious Omicron spread across the globe with winter coming and hours after the first known U.S. case of community transmission of the variant was reported. [...] In California and Colorado, the patients had recently returned from trips to southern Africa and had not gotten booster doses. The case in Minnesota is the first known communi...
Tags: Minnesota, Colorado, California, New York City, Africa, Tech, Joe Biden, Brooklyn, United States, Queens, Bill De Blasio, Cnbc, Reuters, Slashdot, Suffolk County, Kathy Hochul

Apple falls from record highs as the tech heavyweight reportedly sees slower demand for iPhone 13

iPhone 13Apple Apple stock fell Thursday after Bloomberg reported the company is seeing weaker demand for its iPhone 13 lineup.  The report said Apple has told suppliers about the slowdown taking place for the hard-to-find smartphone.  Apple previously said sales have been hurt by the ongoing global chip shortage.  Apple stock fell Thursday after a Bloomberg report said the company is telling suppliers it's seeing a slowdown in demand for the iPhone 13 despite the year-end holiday shoppin...
Tags: Apple, China, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Cupertino, Reuters, Wedbush, Carla Mozee, Tech Stocks, Apple Suppliers, Dan Ives, Apple Stock Price, AAPL stock, MI Exclusive

Reddit Introduces New Real-Time Features To Keep Users Engaged

Social media platform Reddit said on Wednesday it would launch several real-time features, including voting animations and typing indicators, [...] to boost engagement on the platform that has fueled a 'meme-stock' frenzy in the recent past. Reuters reports: While Reddit has been a well-known internet name for years, attracting millions of experts and enthusiasts to its niche discussion groups, it has trailed behind other major social media sites in terms of its development as a business. Reddit...
Tags: Tech, Reddit, Reuters

Israel Authorizes Use of Phone Tracking Tech To Contain Spread of Omicron Covid Variant

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Rights groups petitioned Israel's top court on Monday to repeal new COVID-19 measures that authorize the country's domestic intelligence service to use counter-terrorism phone tracking technology to contain the spread of the Omicron virus variant. Announcing the emergency measures on Saturday, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the phone tracking would be used to locate carriers of the new and potentially more contagious variant in order to curb...
Tags: Supreme Court, Israel, Tech, Naftali Bennett, Reuters, Israel s Supreme Court

Big Tech Firms Should Pay ISPs To Upgrade Networks, Telcos In Europe Claim

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The CEOs of 13 large European telecom companies today called on tech giants -- presumably including Netflix and other big US companies -- to pay for a portion of the Internet service providers' network upgrade costs. In a "joint CEO statement," the European telcos described their proposal as a "renewed effort to rebalance the relationship between global technology giants and the European digital ecosystem." The letter makes an argument simil...
Tags: Facebook, US, Tech, Eu, Netflix, Reuters, Swisscom, Europe Claim

Chinese province targets journalists and students in planned surveillance system

Tender document details plans for system that can compile files using 3,000 facial recognition camerasSecurity officials in one of China’s largest provinces have commissioned a surveillance system they say they want to use to track journalists and international students among other “suspicious people“, documents reviewed by Reuters showed.A 29 July tender document published on the Henan provincial government’s procurement website details plans for a system that can compile individual files on su...
Tags: Technology, China, World news, Surveillance, Asia Pacific, Facial Recognition, Reuters, Henan

Russia Fines Google 3 Million Roubles for Not Deleting Banned Content

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow court fined Alphabet Inc.'s Google 3 million roubles ($400,386) on Monday for not deleting content that it deemed...
Tags: Google, Russia, Moscow, Reuters, Alphabet Inc

SpaceX's Starlink has no licence to operate in India and the public should steer clear until it does, say lawmakers

Starlink has begun taking pre-bookings for the service in India, according to government officials.Joan Cros/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Indian government has said SpaceX's Starlink has no license to operate in the country. Despite this, Starlink is taking pre-bookings for its satellite-internet service, per officials. Elon Musk's company told Reuters that it had no comment on the situation "for now." Indian lawmakers said Elon Musk's Starlink internet service has no licence to ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Internet, India, Trends, Tech, Getty Images, Reuters, StarLink, Tech Insider, Joan Cros NurPhoto, Kate Duffy, Weekend BI UK, Tola Onanuga

One chart shows the dramatic drop-off in ship tracking data from China. This could be a sign of a worsening global supply chain crisis.

The Lianyungang Port in Jiangsu, China.Wang Chun/VCG/Getty Images The number of AIS signals from ships in Chinese waters has plunged 85% in under a month. Shipping companies use the data for a range of purposes, including the planning of shipping routes. The decline in data could worsen the current supply chain crisis. Ships in Chinese waters have vanished from tracking systems the maritime industry uses, a development that could worsen the global supply chain crisis.The Automatic Identificat...
Tags: Transportation, China, Trends, Tech, Data, Shipping, Ships, Containers, Data Privacy, Reuters, AIS, Charlotte Cook, MarineTraffic, Shipping Industry, Insider Asia, Huileng Tan

Apple has stopped sales in Turkey after the lira crashed 15% in a day. The country's currency crisis is so dire that people are buying upmarket electronic imports as investments.

An Apple shop in Istanbul, Turkey.Dilara Senkaya/Reuters The Turkish lira has crashed to record lows after President Tayyip Erdogan defended recent sharp rate cuts. The lira has lost 43% of its value this year and more than 22% since the beginning of last week alone. Turks trying to buy iPhones received online error messages from Apple Inc's local website. Turks attempting to buy iPhones and other electronics received online error messages on Wednesday, including from Apple Inc's loca...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Turkey, Istanbul, Apple Inc, Reuters, Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul Turkey, Sami, Ece Toksabay, Sezer, Dilara Senkaya Reuters, Istanbul Apple, Reuters Caner, Ercument Tepe

Plot of land trades hands for record-breaking $2.4M. Oh, and it’s virtual

The 6,000-square-foot tract of digital real estate will someday be home to a fashion outpost and event venue — in virtual reality, at least.
Tags: Technology, Investing, Radio, Websites, Cryptocurrency, Reuters, MANA, Decentraland, Virtual Real Estate

10 things in tech you need to know today

Hello! Quick programming note: There will be no newsletter this Thursday or Friday as we take a break for Thanksgiving. We'll be back in inboxes on Monday. Apologies for the slight delay this morning — we had a technical issue. But now, let's get started.If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. Tim CookApple 1. Apple is suing a company that makes iPhone-hacking software. The tech giant is also notifying a "small n...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, UK, London, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nick Clegg, Peter Thiel

Tesla is pouring in more than $1 billion into its new Gigafactory in Texas, Elon Musk's new home base

Construction site of the Tesla Gigafactory in Austin, Texas.Mike Blake/Reuters Construction for Tesla's new factory in Austin, Texas, began in the summer of last year. Filings with Texas authorities showed the electric vehicle company will spend over $1 billion on the project. The project is expected to create 10,000 jobs. Tesla is pouring in more than $1 billion into its new Gigafactory in Texas that is expected to be completed by the end of this year.Construction filings with the Texas ...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Cars, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Musk, San Francisco Bay Area, Gigafactory

Apple Fined $150M+ By Italian Watchdog for Anti-Competitive Cooperation With Amazon

Apple and Amazon were today fined a total of more than 200 million euros ($225 million) by Italy's antitrust authority for alleged anti-competitive cooperation in the sale of Apple and Beats products, reports Reuters. The fines are the culmination of an investigation that began last year over allegations that the two companies had been blocking the sale of Apple and Beats devices to resellers in order to stifle competition. The Italian watchdog today said contractual provisions of a 2018 agr...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Uncategorized, Eu, European Union, Italy, Antitrust, Reuters, Italy European Union

India Police Charge Amazon Execs In Alleged Marijuana Smuggling Case

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Indian police said on Saturday they had charged senior executives of's local unit under narcotics laws in a case of alleged marijuana smuggling via the online retailer. Police in the central Madhya Pradesh state arrested two men with 20 kg of marijuana on Nov. 14 and found they were using the Amazon India website to order and further smuggle the substance in the guise of stevia leaves, a natural sweetener, to other Indian states. Sta...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Amazon India, Reuters, Madhya Pradesh, Amazon Read, India Police Charge Amazon

US Lawmakers Call for Privacy Legislation After Reuters Report on Amazon Lobbying

Five members of Congress called for federal consumer-privacy legislation after a Reuters report published Friday revealed how Amazon has led an under-the-radar campaign to gut privacy protections in 25 states while amassing a valuable trove of personal data on American consumers. From a report: "Amazon shamefully launched a campaign to squash privacy legislation while its devices listen to and watch our lives," U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat who has been involved in bipa...
Tags: Amazon, Congress, Oregon, US, Tech, Connecticut, Ron Wyden, Reuters, Richard Blumenthal, Amazon Lobbying

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said he would consider leaving the company if he can't quickly fix problems, WSJ reports

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick told senior managers he would consider stepping down if he fails to quickly fix culture problems at the company. Kotick knew for years about claims of sexual misconduct at his company, the WSJ reported last week. This prompted some employees at the company to stage a walkout last Tuesday. The Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard Inc Bobby Kotick has told senior managers at the company that he would consider stepping down...
Tags: Gaming, Lawsuit, Technology, Trends, Blizzard, Wall Street Journal, Journal, WSJ, Video Game, Activision Blizzard, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Reuters, Activision Blizzard Inc, Bobby Kotick, Kotick

Apple shares internal memo claiming employees can speak openly about pay and working conditions

Tim Cook.Apple Apple posted a new memo saying workers have the right to speak out about working conditions and pay. NBC reported that the internal memo was shared with the company's 80,000 US employees. It comes months after Apple workers went public with allegations of harassment and discrimination.  Apple has been plagued with claims of harassment and discrimination since 15 employees launched the Apple Too website in August. The allegations mainly came from the company's retail sta...
Tags: Apple, Harassment, News, Nbc, Nbc News, US, Trends, Tech, Protests, Tim Cook, Discrimination, Equal Pay, Reuters, Apple Apple, Scarlett, NDA

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