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Jeff Williams, chief operating officer of Apple, talks about the Apple Watch 4 and its ability to detect irregularities in heartbeat on Sept. 12, 2018 in Cupertino, California. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo

Why health apps are like the Wild West, with Apple just riding into town

As health care grows more digital, an array of health apps promise to track steps, count heartbeats and look at moles. But without more FDA oversight, could we be shooting ourselves in the foot?
Apple’s wealth is built on a vast and hugely profitable supply chain that relies on low-cost production in Asia. Ym Yik/EPA/AAP

Apple, the $1 trillion company searching for its soul

The company's value exceeds the GDP of many countries, but Apple has human rights, ethical and environmental problems to match in its vast supply chain.
CEO Tim Cook built Apple’s vast supply chain, which stretches from China to Europe. Reuters/John Gress

We estimate China only makes $8.46 from an iPhone – and that’s why Trump’s trade war is futile

The president launched a trade war largely on the premise of a massive trade deficit with China. A closer look at the iPhone shows why he's wrong.
After 10 years, could Apple finally be losing their control over the way apps are installed on their platform? Shutterstock

The ethics of Apple’s closed ecosystem app store

A law suit against Apple on antitrust grounds could force the company to open up its App Store. That could mean more exciting apps for consumers, but it could also make the system less secure.
Advertisers may track a customer’s shopping preferences within a shopping centre by using ultrasonic beacons emitted from their mobile phones. Mai Lam/The Conversation NY-BD-CC

How silent signals from your phone could be recording and tracking you

Inaudible sounds are being used to transmit data from our devices. While not new technology, these ultrasonic beacons may be in breach of laws regarding surveillance devices.
Tech companies can use differential privacy to collect and share aggregate data about user habits, while maintaining individual privacy. Tim Snell/Flickr

Explainer: what is differential privacy and how can it protect your data?

How should privacy be protected in a world where data is gathered and shared with increasing speed and ingenuity? Differential privacy, a new model of cyber security, provides a potential solution.

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