Tech Superpowers Walk the Orwellian Tightrope

This week revived an important question in technology: Should powerful U.S. technology companies do more to help protect people from potential government abuse or do more to help government protect its citizens? Technology companies have faced heat both for being too cozy with governments and for stonewalling them. The U.S. government sued Apple Inc. for refusing to write software to unlock an iPhone used by a perpetrator in the 2015 San Bernardino, California, terrorist attack.

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Apple Needs to Figure Out Its Self-Driving Vehicle Strategy

A new report suggests progress remains slow for Apple’s self-driving project, and that big-name automakers are reluctant to partner with it. Would an acquisition make sense? As Apple’s autonomous driving effort continues moving slowly, the company may have to choose between doubling down on its bet or walking away from the table.

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Android phones everywhere are adopting the iPhone X notch, and it shows a true lack of originality among smartphone makers

The new display almost takes up almost the whole front of the phone, but not quite. Apple cut out a little “notch” to house its front-facing camera and other sensors that power Face ID, which replaces Touch ID as the main authentication method in the …

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Hop, skip and a jump: Flight from Worcester allows Big Apple day trip

WORCESTER – The skies over Worcester Regional Airport were still dark May 3 as passengers checked in for JetBlue Airways flight 671, the first of new flights between Worcester and New York City. It was, after all, not yet 6 a.m. And for some of the …

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Shaquille O’Neal, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Launch Alumni & Friends Yearbook

One lucky Boys & Girls Club alum or supporter who signs the yearbook between now and October 5, 2018, will win an in-person celebrity experience with Club alum Shaquille O’Neal, along with a $10,000 donation to a local Boys & Girls Club of their choice.

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Apple is giving $50 refunds if you paid to replace your iPhone battery last year

Apple is refunding $50 to iPhone owners who paid for an out-of-warranty battery replacement for iPhone 6 or newer devices last year. Remember Batterygate ? Many iPhone users rushed to replace their batteries after Apple in mid-December confirmed that software updates to older phones – iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE models at the time – had a feature built-in to avoid unexpected shutdowns, which could slow the phones .

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Apple Avoids Amazon’s Beauty Contest, Searches Secretly for New Campus

But with one of them, you would hardly know it. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook this month met secretly with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper to discuss possibly putting a major new customer-service facility in the Raleigh-Durham area, according to a person familiar with the meeting.

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