Tag: iPhone

The Fortnite Trial Is Exposing Details About the Biggest iPhone Hack on Record

Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard’s podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet. In 2015, unknown hackers snuck malware onto thousands of apps on the iPhone App Store. At the time, researchers believed the hack had the potential to impact hundreds of millions of people, given that it affected around 4,000 apps, […]

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Apple and Epic Trial Opens With a Tour of the Fortnite ‘Metaverse’

Epic argues that the case is about the broader app economy and that Apple has a monopoly with its App Store for iPhone users. In particular, Epic is fighting a 30 percent commission that Apple takes on purchases made inside iPhone apps like Fortnite. Today in Business Updated  May 3, 2021, 3:53 p.m. ET In […]

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Apple AirTag Review: A Humble Tracker With Next-Generation Tech

On the outside, Apple’s new AirTag looks like a ho-hum product that we have all seen before. It’s a disc-shaped tracking gadget that can be attached to items like house keys to help you find them. But inside, the story gets far more interesting. The AirTag, which Apple introduced last week, is one of the […]

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Apple’s new iPhone privacy changes, explained

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. (Reuters) — Apple on Monday will begin rolling out an update of its iOS operating system with new privacy controls designed to limit digital advertisers from tracking iPhone users. For Apple’s more than 1 billion iPhone users, the change will mean […]

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Update Your iPhone So You Can Tell Apps to Stop Tracking You

Image: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard’s podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet. Starting today, you will be able to tell apps to stop tracking you on your iPhone. Apple started rolling out the latest version of iOS (14.5) on Monday, which could become a watershed moment […]

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To Be Tracked or Not? Apple Is Now Giving Us the Choice.

If we had a choice, would any of us want to be tracked online for the sake of seeing more relevant digital ads? We are about to find out. On Monday, Apple plans to release iOS 14.5, one of its most anticipated software updates for iPhones and iPads in years. It includes a new privacy […]

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Breaking Point: How Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook Became Foes

SAN FRANCISCO — At a confab for tech and media moguls in Sun Valley, Idaho, in July 2019, Timothy D. Cook of Apple and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook sat down to repair their fraying relationship. For years, the chief executives had met annually at the conference, which was held by the investment bank Allen & […]

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How Mark Zuckerberg and Apple’s C.E.O. Became Foes

SAN FRANCISCO — At a confab for tech and media moguls in Sun Valley, Idaho, in July 2019, Timothy D. Cook of Apple and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook sat down to repair their fraying relationship. For years, the chief executives had met annually at the conference, which was held by the investment bank Allen & […]

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Signal CEO Hacks Cellebrite iPhone Hacking Device Used By Cops

Image: JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images) Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard’s podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet. Moxie Marlinspike, the founder of the popular encrypted chat app Signal, claims to have hacked devices made by the phone unlocking company Cellebrite, which has famously worked with cops to circumvent encryption such as […]

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