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Apple's Butterfly Keyboard Fiasco Leads to a $50M Settlement

Apple’s Butterfly Keyboard Fiasco Leads to a $50M Settlement

Apple has settled a class action over the controversial butterfly keyboards found in some MacBook models, agreeing to shell out $50 million to customers affected by the unreliable typing surface. The suit claimed that Apple knew about potential problems with its keyboards but sold devices that utilize them anyway. The settlement has not yet been …

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Apple's Lockdown Mode Aims to Counter Spyware Threats

Apple’s Lockdown Mode Aims to Counter Spyware Threats

The surveillance-for-hire Industry has emerged in recent years as a very real threat to activists, dissidents, journalists, and human rights defenders around the world, as vendors offer increasingly invasive and effective spyware to governments. The most sophisticated of these tools, like NSO Group’s notorious Pegasus spyware, target victims’ smartphones using rare and sophisticated exploits to …

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Apple's Software Strategy Is More Important Than Ever

Apple’s Software Strategy Is More Important Than Ever

Software developer conferences, a long-held tradition for the big tech companies, have evolved in recent years. When the pandemic halted in-person gatherings, developer conferences went fully online, relying on livestreams and virtual spaces instead of convention center ballrooms. Their keynote addresses—once a main stage event for tech gods like Steve Jobs—are often pre-recorded. In addition …

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