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Facebook to develop digital healthcare apps and services

Reuters has reported this morning that Facebook are planning to step into the healthcare world with a range of health tracking applications and platforms, following Apple and Google’s lead. Sources close to the company revealed that meetings with medical experts and entrepreneurs had been held at Facebook to discuss the launch of a new department which… Read More

U.S. Attorney General echoes FBI’s objection to increased mobile security

Departing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has reinforced the emerging objections of law enforcement departments to the new trend for client-side encryption in consumer devices. Speaking before the Global Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Online, Holder said: “It is fully possible to permit law enforcement to do its job while still adequately protecting personal privacy.”… Read More

Brussels to fine Apple billions for illegal tax arrangements

The European Commission is expected to accuse Apple of taking illicit state aid in Ireland, according to initial findings of an EU probe into multinational tax deals. Further details from the investigation will be published tomorrow, after which a month-long consultation period will ensue before a final decision is made. According to the Financial Times [Subscription… Read More

FBI expresses concern about Apple’s lack of access to customer data in iOs8

We wrote only last week about how the growing policy of ‘provider ignorance’ is likely to cause increasing friction between law enforcement agencies and consumers. The practice of organisations storing encrypted customer data without having any ability to decrypt it is an obvious mani puliti response to increasing customer concern about the availability to authorities… Read More

Apple unveils iPhone 6, 6 Plus and the Apple Watch

Apple announced its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, as well as its long-awaited Apple Watch, at a keynote event in California on Tuesday. Chief executive Tim Cook and senior vice president Phil Schiller presented the new products at the Flint Centre of Performing Arts in Cupertino, where Steve Jobs launched the very… Read More

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