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WikiLeaks reveals CIA trove alleging wide-scale hacking

BY JACK GILLUM AND RAPHAEL SATTER – ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks published thousands of documents Tuesday described as secret files about CIA hacking tools the government employs to break into users’ computers, mobile phones and even smart TVs from companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung. The documents describe clandestine methods for bypassing or defeating encryption, antivirus tools and other protective security features intended to keep the private information of citizens and corporations safe from prying eyes. U.S. government employees, including President Donald Trump, use many of the same products and internet services purportedly compromised by the...

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Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets instead

BY ANICK JESDANUN – AP TECHNOLOGY WRITER NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung’s product showcase Sunday is notable for what’s missing: a new flagship phone. Instead, Samsung is spotlighting new Android and Windows tablets after delaying the Galaxy S8 smartphone – an indirect casualty of the unprecedented September recall of the fire-prone Note 7 phone . The new tablets will carry the Galaxy brand and come with many of the Note 7’s features, including the S Pen stylus and screens with rich colors. Consumers will have to wait at least a few weeks longer for details on Samsung’s next major...

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New Apple headquarters to have theater named for Steve Jobs

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple has announced that its new headquarters will open for employees in the spring and will include a theater named for its late co-founder, Steve Jobs. Apple says in a news release on its website that the process of moving its 12,000 employees from its old digs in Cupertino, California, to the new Apple Park nearby will begin in April and will take more than six months to complete. The 175-acre campus includes a 2.8 million-square-foot main building in the shape of a giant ring. Apple says the building will run entirely on renewable energy....

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New prescription: Doctor offices that look like Apple stores

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess. Now he believes he has a remedy. It’s called Forward, a health-management service that charges a $149 per month – roughly $1,800 a year – to tend to all of its patients’ primary-care needs. And not just with attentive doctoring, either; Forward plans to deploy body scanners, sensors, giant touch-screen monitors, infrared devices and other high-tech gizmos that could make a doctor’s...

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Apple proved a phone can change the world in just 10 years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Few people realized it at the time, but the world shifted fundamentally a decade ago when Steve Jobs pulled the first iPhone from Apple’s bag of technological tricks. "Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything," Jobs declared as he paced across a San Francisco stage. It obviously wasn’t an empty boast. We all know now that Jobs’ "magical product" has reshaped culture, shaken up industries, put computers in billions of pockets and made it possible to do just about anything with a few taps on a screen. Besides its...

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Apple Products Robbers Identified

Los Fresnos (KFXV) — Police have identified two people they say are responsible stealing more than 5,000 dollars worth of apple products. The couple are identified as Espiridion Yarrito and Sheila Fernandez. According to authorities they stole I-pads and I-phones taken from several Walmart’s in Cameron County on November 21st. They are also wanted for thefts in the neighboring cities of Brownsville and Port Isabel. If you have any information on where authorities can find them, call Los Fresnos Police Department at (956) 233-4473. The information could earn you a cash reward. Recommended: No...

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Couple Steals Thousands of Dollars Worth of Apple Products

Brownsville (KFXV) — A couple steals more than $6,000 dollars worth of Apple products and police are looking for them. They are considered suspects in theft cases where I-pads and I-phones were taken from several Walmart’s in Cameron County. If you have any information, call the Brownsville Crime Stoppers at (956) 546-TIPS(8477). the information could earn you a cash reward. Recommended: No...

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How secure are “biometric” signatures

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It sounds like a great idea: Forget passwords, and instead lock your phone or computer with your fingerprint. It’s a convenient form of security – though it’s also perhaps not as safe as you’d think. In their rush to do away with problematic passwords, Apple, Microsoft and other tech companies are nudging consumers to use their own fingerprints, faces and eyes as digital keys. Smartphones and other devices increasingly feature scanners that can verify your identity via these “biometric” signatures in order to unlock a gadget, sign into web accounts and authorize electronic payments. But...

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Google hits Pixel resellers with ‘digital death sentence’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some of Google’s unwitting users are learning a harsh lesson: If you violate the company’s policies, it can abruptly cut you off from your Gmail account, online photos and other vital digital services. Several people who recently bought Google’s new Pixel phone on behalf of a New Hampshire dealer are now suffering that punishment after the company detected their online purchases and judged they violated its terms of service. Those rules, outlined in a document that few people read closely , forbid the purchase of the Pixel for "commercial" resale. "There isn’t an hour that...

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Samsung buys auto-systems maker Harman for $8 Billion

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Monday it has agreed to acquire auto-systems maker Harman for $8 billion as the South Korean giant eyes the growing market for connected cars. Samsung will pay $112.00 per share in cash for the Stamford, Connecticut-based company, making the acquisition Samsung’s biggest ever. Overseas acquisitions are high on Samsung’s agenda. Last month, the company bought artificial intelligence firm Viv Labs, founded by creators of Apple’s Siri. It also recently bought a cloud service company, a mobile payments firm and a connected home startup. Harman provides connected cars and audio systems with...

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