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Amazon, Super Micro Join Apple in Demanding Retraction of Bloomberg Story on Hacked Server Boards Amazon, Super Micro Join Apple in Demanding Retraction of Bloomberg Story on Hacked Server Boards

A report earlier this month from Bloomberg Businessweek alleging 17 unnamed sources had confirmed Chinese spies infiltrated the supply chain of microchip manufacturer Super Micro, installing tiny espionage chips that allowed them to wiretap systems belonging to almost 30 U.S. companies, has earned denials from …

Apple Finally Announces Day It Will Probably Announce Some New iPads Apple Finally Announces Day It Will Probably Announce Some New iPads

When Apple launched its new iPhones back in September, the company did a good job of fleshing out its handset lineup with the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. But still, it felt like new iPhones and Apple Watches were only part of the equation.

Apple Finally Lets You Download All Your Data Apple Finally Lets You Download All Your Data

When the European Union’s GDPR privacy protections went into effect in May, the pressure to give Americans the same tools to view their data was high. On Wednesday, Apple fulfilled its promise to offer a data download service for its users the U.S., and now you can find out what Apple’s got on you with a few simple…

Turkish Paper Claims Evidence of Jamal Khashoggi's Murder Was Transmitted by His Apple Watch Turkish Paper Claims Evidence of Jamal Khashoggi's Murder Was Transmitted by His Apple Watch

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist-in-exile, frequent critic of the ruling House of Saud, and Washington Post columnist, went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Since then, Turkish government officials largely speaking under the cover of anonymity have insisted that Saudi security…

Apple Again Denies Chinese Spy Chip Story, This Time to Congress Apple Again Denies Chinese Spy Chip Story, This Time to Congress

Last week, a report from Bloomberg made some wildly egregious allegations about Apple and Amazon, claiming they were among a number of victims of a Chinese surveillance operation. Both tech companies quickly and fiercely refuted the claims in the report, and now yet another strongly-worded denial is available to read…

Homeland Security Denies Report Chinese Spies Put Tiny Microchips on Apple, Amazon Servers Homeland Security Denies Report Chinese Spies Put Tiny Microchips on Apple, Amazon Servers

The Department of Homeland Security released a statement this weekend supporting Apple and Amazon’s denial of an explosive Bloomberg Businessweek report claiming that a Chinese military unit inserted microchips into Super Micro Computer Inc (Supermicro) server motherboards in widespread use at U.S. companies, saying…

Apple and Amazon Call Bullshit on Chinese Spy Microchip Report [Update] Apple and Amazon Call Bullshit on Chinese Spy Microchip Report [Update]

Hours after Bloomberg Businessweek claimed Apple and Amazon were two among many victims of an extreme Chinese espionage operation, the two companies have fired back with lengthy statements repeatedly denying Bloomberg’s report and calling the reporting itself into question

Apple, Amazon Deny China Installed Tiny Spy Microchips on Their Servers, but We're Still Freaked Out Apple, Amazon Deny China Installed Tiny Spy Microchips on Their Servers, but We're Still Freaked Out

In what could be the most important national security story of the decade, a new report alleges that China has been installing tiny microchips, roughly the size of a grain of rice, on the motherboards of countless servers imported into the U.S.

The Logitech Crayon Is a Great iPad Stylus for Kids. Artists? Not So Much The Logitech Crayon Is a Great iPad Stylus for Kids. Artists? Not So Much

There was a small splash of enthusiasm when Logitech recently announced that the $70 Crayon, a more affordable “digital pencil” originally only for education customers, would be available to all iPad users. Calling it a “pencil” is problematic, though. It can’t do all the same things as a $100 Apple Pencil. And…

Tim Cook on Why Apple Banned Alex Jones: He Sucks Tim Cook on Why Apple Banned Alex Jones: He Sucks

Tim Cook has a pretty simple explanation for why Apple removed most of the podcasts and an app from Infowars founder and hatemonger Alex Jones from its directories, setting in motion a chain of events that ended in the conspiracy theorist being fully or partially banned from virtually every major web platform:…

Major Complaints About the iPhone XS Are Stacking Up Major Complaints About the iPhone XS Are Stacking Up

It wouldn’t be an iPhone launch without a small army of hand-wringing Apple fans complaining about their expensive new phones on the internet. This year is no exception, and forums are filling up with reports of issues with the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. None of the problems are particularly catastrophic. At least…

The iPhone XS Is Forever The iPhone XS Is Forever

I’m sick of buying iPhones. For the past decade, I’ve been buying them and loving them and breaking them and losing them and replacing them and, when September comes along, upgrading them. Last year, it cost me over $1,200 to get an iPhone X, and against my better judgment, I’m very seriously considering spending even…

Teen Apple Fanboy Who Made 'Hacky Hack Hack' Folder of Evidence Avoids Jail Teen Apple Fanboy Who Made 'Hacky Hack Hack' Folder of Evidence Avoids Jail

An Australian teenager has pled guilty to hacking Apple’s system multiple times in a span of several months, but will not be going to jail. He said he did it because he’s just a huge Apple fanboy.

Tech Execs Offer Senate Help Writing a Toothless National Privacy Law Tech Execs Offer Senate Help Writing a Toothless National Privacy Law

Executives at six of the nation’s largest internet and technology companies gathered Wednesday on Capitol Hill for a data-privacy hearing called in response to growing concerns over the comparatively inadequate protections offered to consumers under U.S. law.

14 Things You Can Do in macOS 10.14 Mojave That You Couldn't Do Before 14 Things You Can Do in macOS 10.14 Mojave That You Couldn't Do Before

The new and improved macOS 10.14 Mojave is rolling out to compatible Macs everywhere today. Here’s all the cool new stuff you can get busy with once you’ve installed the upgrade on your laptop or desktop.

Apple's Upcoming Streaming Service Is Reportedly So Bland Staff Are Calling It 'Expensive NBC' Apple's Upcoming Streaming Service Is Reportedly So Bland Staff Are Calling It 'Expensive NBC'

Apple’s new streaming service reportedly has a $1 billion budget, but apparently it can’t buy some nerve. The company has long censored its walled-garden offerings on platforms like the App Store, and per a report in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday, Apple is still aiming to keep its content offerings squeaky…

You Have No Excuse for Shitty Passwords Anymore You Have No Excuse for Shitty Passwords Anymore

The password itself is shitty. It’s a fundamentally flawed mechanism for securing our accounts and data that should have died long ago. That means poorly crafted passwords are doubly bad. But with the release of iOS 12 and recent updates to Android, truly terrible passwords—your 123456, facebookpassw0rd, or…

19 Things You Can Do in iOS 12 That You Couldn't Do Before 19 Things You Can Do in iOS 12 That You Couldn't Do Before

Happy iOS 12 day, everybody—after being announced back in June, the final version of Apple’s mobile OS gets pushed out to eager iPhone and iPad users across the world today. You’ll need an iPhone 5C or newer or a 2013 iPad or newer (anything that could run iOS 11, essentially), and when you’ve got the software…

The EU Copyright Directive, Starforce, Ray-Tracing and Apple: Best Gizmodo Posts of the Week The EU Copyright Directive, Starforce, Ray-Tracing and Apple: Best Gizmodo Posts of the Week

The European Union passed its disastrous Copyright Directive this week, including amended versions of its onerous Articles 11 and 13 (the so-called “link tax” and “upload filter,” respectively). There’s still time to make sure it never passes into law by defeating a final ratification vote in January, though given the …

Maybe You Should Just Buy an Old iPhone Maybe You Should Just Buy an Old iPhone

If you missed the memo, Apple showed off new iPhones this week, but it also kept a few older models on sale—all the way back to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which first made their bow back in 2016. But maybe iPhone doesn’t have to be a new new iPhone.

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