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Apple profit rises on strong iPhone sales
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Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen. The latest evidence of Apple's mounting momentum emerged...
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Google News Sci Tech: Users unhappy with social media: report - Christian Science Monitor->

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Christian Science Monitor

Users unhappy with social media: report
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A new report released Tuesday ranked customer satisfaction with social media websites as low when compared to other companies. By Jacob Axelrad, Staff Writer July 22, 2014. close. The Twitter 'mute' button lets users quiet, but not unfollow, an annoying...
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Google News Sci Tech: Every iPhone Has A Security Backdoor. Apple Slammed For Hiding Threat - Forbes->

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Every iPhone Has A Security Backdoor. Apple Slammed For Hiding Threat
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iPhone and iPad users have long been able to laud the superior security of their devices over rivals. But it seems one crucial aspect has been forgotten: what if the hacker is Apple Apple? Responding to an eye opening talk from forensic scientist Jonathan...
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Google News Sci Tech: Apple Posts Second Straight Profit Gain as IPhone Sales Jump - Bloomberg->

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Apple Posts Second Straight Profit Gain as IPhone Sales Jump
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) said quarterly profit rose 12 percent to $7.75 billion, with a jump in iPhone and Mac sales helping to make up for a drop in iPad demand. Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones and 4.4 million Macs in the fiscal third quarter ended June 28, up 13...
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Google News Sci Tech: Apple watch patent reveals device called 'iTime' - Sydney Morning Herald->

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Sydney Morning Herald

Apple watch patent reveals device called 'iTime'
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A US patent has been made public that bolsters rumours that Apple has designs on a smartwatch. "The invention pertains to an electronic wristwatch," said a summary in Apple patent paperwork, filed almost exatly three years ago, on record with the US Patent...
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Google News Sci Tech: Every iPhone Has A Security Backdoor. Apple Slammed For Denying Threat - Forbes->

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TechCrunch

Every iPhone Has A Security Backdoor. Apple Slammed For Denying Threat
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iPhone and iPad users have long been able to laud the superior security of their devices over rivals. But it seems one crucial aspect has been forgotten: what if the hacker is Apple Apple? Responding to an eye opening talk from forensic scientist Jonathan...
Apple Denies Security Researcher's Claims of iOS 'Backdoor'Mashable
Apple-NSA Backdoor Services: iOS 7 Jailbreaker Jonathan Zdziarski Discovers ... Latin Post
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Techdirt: DailyDirt: Correlations With Living Longer->

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Lots of people say they'd like to live longer. So longevity has been studied extensively, and a vast number of correlations have been found. The list literally goes on and on and on. This doesn't mean anyone has discovered the cure for death, and these correlations often have no causation logic behind them whatsoever. Drink a glass of wine every day, eat no meat, restrict your calories drastically, and read some of these other correlations. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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Techdirt: Supreme Court Ruling Over Search Mobile Phones May Really Be The First 'Internet->

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Advocates of digital privacy scored a major victory when the Supreme Court recently ruled that police need a warrant to search cellphones. In Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie, two cases that pivot on the legality of searching personal computing devices, what is becoming a tech-centric high court recognized not only the pervasive role technology is playing in modern society, but also the growing personal data that exists as we digitize larger swaths of our everyday lives.

With this decision, the court confirmed what most of us have known for some time: modern cellphones are more than just a technological convenience or device for making phone calls, they're sophisticated "minicomputers" that hold for many of us "the privacies of life." The risks of harm to arresting officers or destruction of evidence do not exist when digital data is concerned. Rather, the justices said, searching the "vast quantities of personal information" on a smartphone is an invasion of privacy that far exceeds the Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches of a person's physical property upon an arrest. Writing for the court, Chief Justice John Roberts noted, "a cell phone search would typically expose to the government far more than the most exhaustive search of a house: A phone not only contains in digital form many sensitive records previously found in the home; it also contains a broad array of private information never found in a home in any form."

Fittingly, the opinion comes in a year when, according to Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) research, smartphone sales will eclipse 1 billion units for the first time ever. Today, nearly two-thirds of U.S. households own at least one smartphone, and that figure is projected to climb to 71 percent by 2017 as new manufacturers like Amazon and Blackphone enter the market. For many of us, our smartphones have become extensions of ourselves. They hold our favorite songs, house our favorite pictures and are home to the names and addresses of just about everyone we love -- even your background picture has a personal story to tell about you. Roberts was even more direct, noting cellphones are "such a pervasive and insistent part of daily life that the proverbial visitor from Mars might conclude they were an important feature of human anatomy."

The court's opinion reveals an unwillingness, in this realm at least, to simply extend pre-digital precedents to new technologies -- especially when those extensions encroach on the fundamentals of our founders' views on liberty. The ruling follows the unanimous 2012 opinion in United States v. Jones that law enforcement's use of GPS-enabled devices to track suspects' vehicles is considered a search. In that case, the concurring opinion by Justice Sonia Sotomayor held that police needed a warrant in order to attach a GPS device to monitor movements by a suspect's car. The Court recognizes that the many capabilities of today's technological innovations continue to unfold. More, the technologically-infused life is still in its infancy. Smartphones that double as GPS devices are just the beginning. Soon, wearable technologies like activity trackers and health monitors could provide the government with our most personal data.

Traditionally, the court has held that people have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding information they show to third parties, so no warrant is required to obtain that information. But today's technology is eroding pragmatic limits on law enforcement's ability to track and trace us. Legal scholars believe that case planted a seed that could transform Fourth Amendment rights in light of modern technology.

In his opinion concurring with the court's decision on cellphone searches, Justice Samuel Alito noted the court is not in a position to evaluate the implications on privacy posed by searching cellphones, considering the amount of information about the lives of Americans that can be gleaned by the government and private entities, and the fact that many Americans are choosing to make so much information available to the public. He suggests that lawmakers are "in a better position to assess and respond to the changes that have already occurred and those that almost certainly will take place in the future" with legislation to govern the scope and limits of privacy rules involving modern technology. Regulators must take note of the vast ways in which technology will touch our lives in the future.

As technology enables the digitization of more elements of our lives, private information is becoming one of the key components in the market for developing devices that increase connectivity. The court's opinion is perhaps the strongest legal defense of privacy in a world dominated by technology. And it comes at just the right time, because it's not just our phones that are getting smart.

Soon, just about everything we touch will capture data about us. Our cars. Our watches. Our clothing. The fundamental privacies at stake in this ruling transcend far beyond phones. The Supreme Court needed to write its decision with the bigger picture in mind, and it did.

Ultimately, this ruling can arguably apply to the millions -- and eventually billions -- of physical objects that are being connected at an increasing clip to the Internet of Things. And whether the justices realized it or not, this court has now provided important privacy protections that will foster the continued, rapid technological growth our innovation economy demands.

Shawn DuBravac is the chief economist of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies. Follow Shawn on Twitter @Twoopinions.

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Google News Sci Tech: Microsoft Posts Solid Quarter as Layoffs Loom - PC Magazine->

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Microsoft Posts Solid Quarter as Layoffs Loom
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Despite solid year-over-year growth, Redmond plans to cut 14 percent of its workforce in the next 12 months. 0shares. New Microsoft Logo VIEW ALL PHOTOS IN GALLERY. Microsoft's cloud business is booming and Redmond completed its acquisition of...
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Google News Sci Tech: Apple Looks to IBM Deal to Boost iPad Sales - PC Magazine->

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Apple Looks to IBM Deal to Boost iPad Sales
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The recently announced deal with IBM will be a "catalyst for future iPad growth, Tim Cook said today. 0shares. 100 Best iPad Apps VIEW ALL PHOTOS IN GALLERY. Apple's iPad had another weak quarter, though CEO Tim Cook believes Cupertino's new...
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Google News Sci Tech: Obama meets Apollo 11 crew to mark moon landing's 45th anniversary - Los Angeles->

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Obama meets Apollo 11 crew to mark moon landing's 45th anniversary
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Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, poses for fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong, who shot this photo on July 20, 1969. Armstrong and the Apollo 11 lunar module are reflected in Aldrin's visor. Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, the...
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Google News Sci Tech: Chrysler announces recall of up to 800000 Jeep SUVs - Los Angeles Times->

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Chrysler announces recall of up to 800000 Jeep SUVs
Los Angeles Times
Chrysler Group will recall up to 800,000 Jeep SUVs, including the 2005 Grand Cherokee seen here, for potentially defective ignition switches. Chrysler Group will recall up to 800,000 Jeep SUVs, including the 2005 Grand Cherokee seen here, for potentially...
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