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iFib: Tim Cook Claims Apple Stands Up Against Human Rights Abuses in China

During a recent interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed his company’s continued operation in China while failing to address the countries human rights violations. Cook commented on China’s atrocious treatment of people including slave laborers by saying: “that’s part of both the complexity and part of the beauty of the world is everybody has their own laws and customs.”

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Snapchat Boss Says Apple Privacy Rules Are Hurting Ad Revenue – Stock Craters

The CEO of Snap, the company behind the popular Snapchat social media platform, claims that Apple’s recently introduced App Tracking Transparency system is having a negative effect on his company’s revenue. Apple’s consumer privacy settings are impacting all tech companies reliant on advertising, including the Masters of the Universe at Facebook. The company’s stock is trading down more than 22 percent following the news.

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South Korea Expected to Target Apple over App Store Practices

South Korean regulators are expected to take issue with Apple in the coming weeks following recently passed laws that state smartphone vendors must allow app developers to use third-party payment processors. Google has told the country it intends to comply with the law, but Apple is courting a fight over its stranglehold over developers.

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It’s Good to Be the King: Apple’s App Store Revenue Surges 22% in First Half of Year

A recent report has revealed that Apple’s App Store has seen significant success in recent months with consumers spending $41.5 billion in the first half of 2021 alone, almost double that of the Google Play Store. Apple’s App Store sales are up more than 22 percent even as the iPhone giant faces lawsuits and government regulations over the stranglehold it maintains on iOS app developers.

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Playing Nice: Apple Will Let Developers Tell Customers About Alternative Payment Methods in Major Policy Shift

Apple has reportedly agreed to allow app developers to contact users to inform them about alternative payment options outside of the Apple app store ecosystem, marking a serious departure from the company’s previous policies. Apple takes up to 30 percent of revenues from developers for all purchases made within the app store, and is embroiled in a major lawsuit with Fortnite developer Epic Games over developers’ right to deal with customers directly.

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#AppleToo: Apple Employees Are Turning on Their Own Woke Company

A number of Apple workers have announced a new campaign to improve working conditions at the tech giant, claiming that employees suffer from issues including, racism, sexism, discrimination, and intimidation. The employees are gathering stories about the woke tech giant on social media using the hashtag #AppleToo.

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Freedom of the Press Foundation: Apple’s Device Surveillance Threatens Privacy and Whistleblowers

In a recent article, the Freedom of the Press Foundation joined many other privacy advocates in expressing concerns over Apple’s recently announced plan to scan photos on user devices to detect child abuse imagery. The organization states that false positives will be a common problem with Apple’s scanning of customer devices, a situation that will put press freedom at risk.

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Apple Tries to Calm Blowback Against Intruding on iPhone Users’ Privacy

Recently, Apple announced a new addition to its upcoming iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 firmware for iPhones and iPads. The new feature will allow Apple to scan user photos stored in Apple’s iCloud service and determine if they contain sexually explicit images involving children. Following a blowback against the Masters of the Universe scanning the devices of its customers, the company is now promising it will not abuse the feature or allow governments to dictate what types of data iPhones are scanned for.

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks with attendees during an Apple (JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 10, 2019. - Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 models Tuesday, touting upgraded, ultra-wide cameras as it updated its popular smartphone lineup and cut its entry price to …

Apple to Begin Scanning All iPhones for Images of Child Sexual Abuse

Tech giant Apple recently announced a new feature that will allow it to scan iPhone and iPad photos to detect if they contain sexually explicit imagery involving children, which Apple will report to authorities — however, many privacy experts are worried about the implications of Apple snooping on user content. One expert points out that Apple’s move is well-intentioned, but they should be thinking about one important question: “What will China want them to block?”

Apple CEO Tim Cook takes pride in his company's privacy offerings. (AFP/Getty)

Apple Stands Firm on Workers Returning to Office

Tech giant Apple has been at odds with a large group of employees in recent months after it demanded that they return to the office at least a few days a week, with many employees resisting the return to the workplace.

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