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Report: FBI May Not Need Apple to Open Pensacola Terrorist’s IPhones

As the Trump administration tussles with Apple over access to the Pensacola terrorist’s iPhones, a new report states that federal law enforcement officials have plenty of third-party options at their disposal to break into the devices, which would avoid a showdown between Apple and the government.

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China Attacks Ricky Gervais for ‘Sweatshop’ Accusations

China’s state-run Global Times took great exception to Golden Globe Awards host Ricky Gervais’ slam at the Apple corporation for using “sweatshops in China,” publishing an editorial response on Monday that criticized Westerners for “refusing to work hard and pinning their hopes on public welfare.”

In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal Media, LLC, host Ricky Gervais speaks onstage during the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal Media, LLC via Getty Images)

Analyst: Apple Will Introduce Phone with No Charging Port in 2021

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated in a new investor note that Apple plans to introduce four new OLED iPhone models in 2020 and a new iPhone with no lightning port in 2021, which will “provide the completely wireless experience.” The Lightning port, the only port on most newer iPhones, is used for charging or connecting accessories like headphones.

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How to Protect Your iPhone from Facebook Snooping

A recent report claims that a “bug” in Facebook’s iOS app activates iPhone cameras and microphones when users scroll through their newsfeed. Breitbart News has listed the steps to disable Facebook’s access to your camera at the bottom of this article.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends Blacklisting Hong Kong Protest Tracking App

Apple CEO Tim Cook has defended the company’s decision to blacklist an app tracking Hong Kong protest and police activity. One Hong Kong legislative counselor commented, “We Hongkongers will definitely look closely at whether Apple chooses to uphold its commitment to free expression and other basic human rights, or become an accomplice for Chinese censorship and oppression.”

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, in China

China Accuses Apple of ‘Guiding Hong Kong Thugs’

China has criticized tech giant Apple for allowing an app that tracks Hong Kong police and protests on the iPhone app store. The Chinese Communist Party newspaper accused Apple of “guiding Hong Kong thugs” by making the app available. Apple originally pulled the app, but returned it after massive backlash against bowing to the demands of communist China.

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Reversal: Apple to Supply Parts to Independent Repair Shops

Apple will begin supplying parts, tools, and repair guides to independent repair shops, which were previously unable to buy parts due to Apple’s required purchase volumes, which were too high for many businesses to become an authorized service provider. This is a reversal of Apple’s previous fight against consumers’ right to repair for their devices.

Apple escapes China tariff hit for now, but threats loom