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Net neutrality policy still up in the air under Trump

During his campaign, U.S. President Donald Trump called the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules a “top-down power grab,” leading many observers to expect a quick repeal. Trump’s presidency is still in its infancy and it’s unclear what his administration will do about the hot-button issue. It’s difficult to determine what direction the unpredictable Trump […]

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Samsung’s Tizen 4.0 OS is in development and due out in September

A new version of Samsung’s Tizen OS, version 4.0, is now under development for mobile devices, wearables and smart gadgets and is due for release in September. Tizen is mainly used in Samsung products. The release date of Tizen 4.0 is listed on the OS’s developer website, which also states that the first beta of […]

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Tim Cook: Apple may take legal action over immigration restrictions

After sending an email to employees expressing Apple’s opposition to the Trump administration’s new immigration restrictions, Apple CEO Tim Cook is now making a forceful stand. “More than any country in the world, this country is strong because of our immigrant background and our capacity and ability as people to welcome people from all kinds […]

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AMD sets Ryzen CPUs up for a strong start in looming chip brawl with Intel

As a pesky underdog, AMD challenged Intel in chip innovation until the mid-2000s. AMD churned out innovations like dual-core and 64-bit chips, which kept Intel on its toes. But some disastrous technological and management decisions cost AMD dearly, and over time, buyers began to consider its processors inferior to Intel’s chips. Intel ran away with PC […]

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WhatsApp reduces spam, despite end-to-end encryption

Can a spam filter work even without reading the content of your messages? WhatsApp thinks so. Since last April, the messenger app has been successfully fighting spam abuse, even as it’s been using end-to-end encryption. That encryption means that no one — not even WhatsApp — can read the content of your messages, except for […]