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Report: Apple supplier exposed workers to hazards, poor working conditions

Apple CEO Tim Cook visiting supplier Foxconn. (Image: file photo) Catcher Technology, a Taiwan-based factory making casings for Apple’s iPhone and Mac, violated 14 of Apple’s supplier-responsibility standards, according to China Labor Watch and Bloomberg reports on Tuesday. In defending China demands, Apple loses privacy high ground How can Apple argue that the FBI breaking into a single iPhone is… Read more →

Report: Apple supplier exposed workers to hazards, poor working conditions

Apple CEO Tim Cook visiting supplier Foxconn. (Image: file photo) Catcher Technology, a Taiwan-based factory making casings for Apple’s iPhone and Mac, violated 14 of Apple’s supplier-responsibility standards, according to China Labor Watch and Bloomberg reports on Tuesday. In defending China demands, Apple loses privacy high ground How can Apple argue that the FBI breaking into a single iPhone is… Read more →

FCC chairman proposes $500 million in funding for rural broadband

FCC chairman Ajit Pai. (Image: file photo) FCC chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday proposed an order with fellow commissioners to provide $500 million in additional funding for rural broadband deployment. In a statement, Pai said the additional funding would go to cooperatives and small rural carriers to subsidize deployment. The order also adds “strong new” rules to prevent abuse of… Read more →

FCC chairman proposes $500 million in funding for rural broadband

FCC chairman Ajit Pai. (Image: file photo) FCC chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday proposed an order with fellow commissioners to provide $500 million in additional funding for rural broadband deployment. In a statement, Pai said the additional funding would go to cooperatives and small rural carriers to subsidize deployment. The order also adds “strong new” rules to prevent abuse of… Read more →

Amazon won’t say if it hands your Echo data to the government

Amazon has a transparency problem. Three years ago, the retail giant became the last major tech company to reveal how many subpoenas, search warrants, and court orders it received for customer data in a half-year period. While every other tech giant had regularly published its government request figures for years, spurred on by accusations of participation in government surveillance, Amazon… Read more →

Amazon won’t say if it hands your Echo data to the government

Amazon has a transparency problem. Three years ago, the retail giant became the last major tech company to reveal how many subpoenas, search warrants, and court orders it received for customer data in a half-year period. While every other tech giant had regularly published its government request figures for years, spurred on by accusations of participation in government surveillance, Amazon… Read more →

Add wireless charging to your phone for under $15

ZDNet’s Business Bargain Hunter scours the web for great deals on computers, phones, services and much more. Prices and availability are accurate at the time deals are shared. Some products and services may not be available outside the U.S. Follow BBH on Facebook and Twitter, where he’s known as The Cheapskate. Third-party Qi receivers, like this one from Nillkin, are… Read more →

Add wireless charging to your phone for under $15

ZDNet’s Business Bargain Hunter scours the web for great deals on computers, phones, services and much more. Prices and availability are accurate at the time deals are shared. Some products and services may not be available outside the U.S. Follow BBH on Facebook and Twitter, where he’s known as The Cheapskate. Third-party Qi receivers, like this one from Nillkin, are… Read more →

Cryptocurrency comes with one colossal caveat: Remember the tulips

Video: Taxman targeting cryptocurrencies to make trade declarations the norm see also Yes, Blockchain could reverse the course of civilization and upend the world’s most powerful companies Businesses often win by centralizing resources and extracting value, and today’s governments and financial systems empower them to do it. Blockchain changes the equation. Read More The idea of getting rich quick appeals… Read more →

Cryptocurrency comes with one colossal caveat: Remember the tulips

Video: Taxman targeting cryptocurrencies to make trade declarations the norm see also Yes, Blockchain could reverse the course of civilization and upend the world’s most powerful companies Businesses often win by centralizing resources and extracting value, and today’s governments and financial systems empower them to do it. Blockchain changes the equation. Read More The idea of getting rich quick appeals… Read more →

Workday buys SkipFlag to bolster machine learning capabilities

Workday announced Tuesday that it has acquired SkipFlag, makers of a so-called AI knowledge base that builds itself from a company’s internal communications. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. free pdf Special report: The future of Everything as a Service SaaS has set off a revolution in the way companies consume services on-demand. We look at how it’s… Read more →