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Massive, China-state-funded hack hits companies around the world, report says

Enlarge / Computer chip with Chinese flag, 3d conceptual illustration. Steve McDowell / Agefotostock Researchers have uncovered a massive hacking campaign that’s using sophisticated tools and techniques to compromise the networks of companies around the world The hackers, most likely from a well-known group that’s funded by the Chinese government, are outfitted with both off-the-shelf […]

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COVID-19 contact tracing hits Apple devices with iOS and iPadOS 13.5

Enlarge / The iPhone 11. Samuel Axon Apple released iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 for iPhones, iPods, and iPads today. They went live alongside minor software updates for Apple TV and HomePod devices. The iOS update mainly adds new health-related features—most notably the much-discussed Exposure Notification API that was co-developed with Google to help local, regional, […]

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French antitrust watchdog hits Apple with its biggest fine ever: $1.2 billion

Enlarge / The Apple Park campus stands in this aerial photograph taken above Cupertino in October 2019. Sam Hall/Bloomberg via Getty Images Apple has been fined $ 1.2 billion by a French antitrust watchdog for anticompetitive activities. It is the largest fine ever processed by France’s antitrust regulators, and it follows eight years of preparation […]