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Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple told to turn over internal documents | Technology

The US government’s investigations into big tech widened on Friday as lawmakers announced they were seeking internal documents from Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. Letters went out to the four companies on Friday from the leaders of the House judiciary committee and its subcommittee on antitrust, which has been conducting a sweeping antitrust investigation of […]

iPhone 11: Apple launches new Pro smartphones with better cameras | Technology

Apple has launched its latest iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max featuring new cameras, improved screens, faster processors and longer battery life. Announced at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California on Thursday, the iPhone 11 series of smartphones carries on where the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR left off last year. […]

Apple beats predictions in third quarter with $53.8bn in revenue | Technology

Apple’s earnings in the third quarter of its fiscal year in 2019 beat predictions, the company announced Tuesday, sending shares up 3% in after hours trading. The tech company reported a quarterly revenue of $53.8bn, higher than its previous estimate of $53.39bn. Apple saw its services sales rise, as it continues to reposition itself as […]

Apple contractors ‘regularly hear confidential details’ on Siri recordings | Technology

Apple contractors regularly hear confidential medical information, drug deals, and recordings of couples having sex, as part of their job providing quality control, or “grading”, the company’s Siri voice assistant, the Guardian has learned. Although Apple does not explicitly disclose it in its consumer-facing privacy documentation, a small proportion of Siri recordings are passed on […]

Should tech companies be worried about DoJ’s antitrust review? | Technology

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced a wide-ranging antitrust review of “market-leading online platforms”, suggesting that long-awaited action may finally be taken against some of the world’s largest companies. But the confirmation of the investigation is sparse on detail, revealing only that the review “will consider the widespread concerns that consumers, businesses and […]

Ross Perot obituary | US news

Third party candidates rarely make much impact in US presidential elections – the system is too heavily loaded against them. However, in 1992 a maverick campaign by the billionaire businessman Ross Perot, who has died aged 89, gained 19% of the popular vote, costing President George HW Bush a second term in the White House […]