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No Backdoor on Human Rights: Why Encryption Cannot Be Compromised

</header> <strong>In April 2019, the UK issued an <a href=”https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/online-harms-white-paper”>Online Harms White Paper</a> to announce its campaign to rein in “harmful speech” on social media sites such as Facebook and TikTok. The public consultation period has ended and a full consultation response is expected in Spring 2020. (<a href=”https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/online-harms-white-paper/public-feedback/online-harms-white-paper-initial-consultation-response”>Initial Consultation Response here</a>.) Legislation to criminalize …

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Apple is considering letting users change default email, browser, music apps in iOS

Enlarge / The iPhone 11. Samuel Axon Apple is seriously considering the possibility of allowing users to change the default apps for Web browsing, mail, or music on their iPhones. The company might also allow users to listen to Spotify or other music streaming services besides Apple Music via Siri on the iPhone or on …

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Transit directions are rolling out to Apple Maps users in Europe

Sponsored Links Apple took its time getting transit directions onto its maps, and even once it did Apple Maps users in countries outside the US were left wanting. Now, it seems it’s finally rolling out transit directions coverage across Europe. According to MacRumors, travelers in cities across France, Germany, Spain and potentially other countries are …

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Watch the first trailer for Spielberg’s Apple TV+ series ‘Amazing Stories’

Sponsored Links Apple Apple has shared the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Amazing Stories revival. The series will hit the tech giant’s TV+ streaming service on March 6th, with five different stories to watch. Amazing Stories first aired on NBC in 1985. After just two seasons, it has taken a long and seemingly difficult …

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Rumor suggests Apple’s 5G iPhone could rely on a custom antenna

Sponsored Links SIPA USA/PA Images For years, leaks and rumors have targeted 2020 for the arrival of Apple’s first iPhone with 5G capabilities. Now we’re in the year, and carriers are starting to roll out networks with the high-bandwidth connections. Samsung already revealed that its Galaxy S20 series will offer 5G support across the line, …

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Since the iOS Files app is finally useful, Gmail will add attachments from it

Enlarge / Google’s branding for Gmail. Google Apple only recently fully integrated its Files file-and-folder-management app with the rest of its own apps and services on iPhones, but Google has already taken that step with its popular Gmail iOS app. Google announced in a post on its G Suite updates blog today that users will be …

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Apple will give the option to buy iOS and Mac apps as a bundle

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget The latest beta of Apple’s Xcode development tool adds a small but nifty feature that will make it easier in some situations to buy apps you want to use across iOS and macOS. Developers who decide to take advantage of the feature will be able to bundle together different versions of …

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US Politicians Want to Ban End-to-End Encryption on Messaging Services like Telegram and Whatsapp

</header> <strong>Under the guise of fighting against online child pornography, American politicians are trying to effectively ban end-to-end encryption on all communication technology platforms for everyone. Newly proposed legislation could force companies like Apple, Google and Facebook to create back doors on their services to make sure law enforcement can easily monitor everything they want …

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Apple, Amazon were rare bright spots in a shrinking tablet market

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget The tablet market was fairly bleak in 2019, it seems. IDC analysts have estimated that tablet shipments dropped 1.5 percent in 2019 compared to a year earlier, with some brands taking a significant hit. The lone bright spots were Apple and Amazon, whose market shares jumped to 34.6 percent and 9 …

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Apple is officially done rebuilding its maps in the US

To say Apple Maps stumbled out of the gate is putting it mildly; it quickly became an internet punchline when it launched in 2012, and left the company with the unenviable job of fixing it. Since then, Apple has been rebuilding the most fundamental part of the experience — the base maps themselves — and …

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