Big Tech makes a lot of promises about protecting privacy, but the reality is that using the industry’s products is a matter of trust.
Apple will scan all photos uploaded to the cloud for child sexual abuse without actually looking at the photos. Privacy experts are concerned by the lack of public accountability.
Digital assistants have been defaulted to having female voices because of how developers and coders view women’s labour.
The five bills would apply to Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google. If some (or all) of them become law, we can expect some major changes in how they do business.
To weigh the prospects of a transformation, it pays to look at the markets.
AirTags promise to help find your lost wallet or bag. But at worst, they could be used for stalking, and at best they involve signing up to a global tracking network most users aren’t truly aware of.
Podcasting exploded due to the lack of gatekeepers. Now big tech companies are starting to act like traditional media networks, signing popular hosts to exclusive contracts and establishing paywalls.
Apple’s latest iPhone operating system lets you opt out of having your online habits tracked by the apps you use. That’s a big part of Facebook’s business model, but don’t expect a privacy revolution.
Avoid using a hot blow dryer too, as these can wreck the rubber seals and damage the screen.
By adding excessive hurdles to the repair process and restricting access to parts, big device manufacturers leave both the customer and small repair businesses disadvantaged.
It is morally unjustifiable for tech companies to walk away from the pandemic with massive profits while schools are burdened with debt.
Cable providers like Comcast carry Fox News and other channels that feed conspiracy theories and lies into Americans’ homes.
A study published in the journal Nature reveals that global mass of goods produced by humankind now exceeds that of all life on earth. This is a stark warning on our growing domination of the planet.
Bluetooth wireless communication makes it possible to track when people have been exposed to people infected with the coronavirus. The right cryptography scheme keeps alerts about exposures private.
The new magnetic charging technology which is a feature of Apple’s iPhone 12 could wreak havoc with implantable cardiac devices. Here’s what we know.
Apple, Twitter and other tech companies were able to unilaterally shut down much of Trump’s communication infrastructure. That’s a lot of power.
As massive companies buy up their competition with ease, the answer may be to ban them from sectors all together
While relying on internal documents can be controversial, Zuckerberg’s emails are so detailed and specific that they’re impossible to ignore.
Tech giants are not just surviving the pandemic; they’re thriving. In 2021 and in the post-pandemic era, anti-trust regulations in tech must be revamped.
Will Apple’s search engine have the same ill fate as Microsoft’s Bing?