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Apple said to drop Imagination's IP in favor of own graphics chips

Apple will soon stop using intellectual property from Imagination Technologies Group for graphics processing units for its iPhone and other devices, as it is working on a separate, independent graphics design for its products, the chip technology company said Monday.

Written by John Ribeiro03 April 17 21:06

WikiLeaks’ Assange gets relief from left victory in Ecuador

The win in Ecuador’s presidential elections of leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno will likely have provided relief to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, who had been threatened with eviction from the country’s embassy in London by the opposition candidate.

Written by John Ribeiro03 April 17 18:49

Before suing Uber, Waymo initiated action against former engineer

Uber is asking a federal court that most of the claims of a lawsuit filed by rival self-driving car developer Waymo should be settled through arbitration, a process that is usually cheaper and faster than a federal lawsuit.

Written by John Ribeiro30 March 17 18:04

UK official wants police access to WhatsApp messages

A senior U.K. official is asking that law enforcement should be given access to encrypted messages on WhatsApp and similar services, a demand that is likely to fuel an ongoing debate over whether companies should create backdoors into their encryption technologies for investigators.

Written by John Ribeiro27 March 17 15:02

Airbnb adopts new brand name Aibiying in China

Airbnb will rebrand its short-term home rental service in China as “Aibiying” and triple the size of its workforce in the country as it tries to woo a large but complex market for foreign tech companies.

Written by John Ribeiro22 March 17 18:17

US bans electronics larger than smartphones in cabins on certain flights

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has ordered that passengers on flights departing for the U.S from 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa will have to carry personal electronics larger than a smartphone as checked baggage, citing increased terror threats.

Written by John Ribeiro21 March 17 22:53

Waymo worried that Uber may peek at secret court documents

Alphabet's autonomous car unit Waymo is concerned about giving Uber Technologies’ internal counsel extensive access to documents it filed under seal in connection with its lawsuit alleging theft of trade secrets and patent infringement by the ride-hailing company.

Written by John Ribeiro17 March 17 18:28

US FCC to probe AT&T 911 call outage

AT&T’s mobile subscribers in some U.S. states were not able to make 911 emergency calls late Wednesday, leading to complaints from law enforcement agencies in various parts of the country.

Written by John Ribeiro09 March 17 18:45

US senator probes into CloudPets smart toy hack

A U.S. senator is probing reports of a breach of data from smart toys from Spiral Toys, writing to the company’s CEO a letter with ten questions about the issue, including about the company’s security practices.

Written by John Ribeiro08 March 17 19:07