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The Europas — It’s time for different type of tech conference

awards3 (1) Let’s face it. Some tech conferences have lost their way. While TechCrunch Disrupt remains a firmly curated, media-driven, event, with hundreds of journalists attending, a couple of other conferences have really gone for scale. A minimum of 15,000 people, thousands of companies, echoing halls — and a lot of investors (and journalists) turning their badges around so they don’t… Read More

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Mike Butcher

May 20th

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Study finds that police body cameras may increase assaults — if used improperly

taser body axon Putting body cameras on police seems like a net good for everyone involved, but how to deploy them and what the subtler effects will be are questions that would be better answered sooner than later. Otherwise, as a new large-scale study shows, we risk making things worse — body cameras could actually increase incidents of violence. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

May 17th

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NASA makes it rain with $243M in contracts to institutions and small businesses

sbir_selections_apr_27_2016 NASA is spreading the dough around like a pastry chef. Today the agency announced $50 million in grants to nearly 300 different recipients, from small engineering firms to big-time research institutions. And then it truly shelled out, awarding a $193 million contract to Universities Space Research Association in Maryland. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 27th

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NASA makes it rain with $243M in contracts to institutions and small businesses

sbir_selections_apr_27_2016 NASA is spreading the dough around like a pastry chef. Today the agency announced $50 million in grants to nearly 300 different recipients, from small engineering firms to big-time research institutions. And then it truly shelled out, awarding a $193 million contract to Universities Space Research Association in Maryland. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 27th

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Wozniak: Apple should pay 50% tax, the same as I do

In an interview with the BBC on national British radio, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said that he believes Apple should pay 50% tax, along with all other companies. He said he doesn’t like the distinction of different rules between corporations and individuals.

Today, although Apple has never been found to evade tax or conduct illegal practices, it does not pay at top-rate tax, using a variety of financial engineering schemes to redirect profits elsewhere, such as Ireland, with significantly lower tax requirements.

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS, iOS Devices, Mac, Tech Industry Tagged: Apple tax, Encryption, Government, iOS, Wozniak

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Benjamin Mayo

April 22nd

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Apple posts latest Transparency Report, received over 30k law enforcement requests, complied with up to 82%

Apple had published its latest Transparency Report on Government Information Requests, covering the second half of last year. It revealed that it received over 30,000 requests last year, and complied with up to 82% of them. It is not allowed to specify the exact number of National Security Requests, but says they fell into the 1250-1499 band.

Apple breaks down the numbers by country, region and type of request. It says that most fall into what it terms device requests. Apple’s compliance here ranges from 52% in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and India, to 80% in the USA.

The vast majority of the requests we receive from law enforcement relate to information about lost or stolen devices, and we report these as device requests. Device requests may include requests for customer contact information provided to register a device with Apple or the date(s) the device used Apple services. We count devices based on the individual serial or IMEI numbers related to an investigation. We encourage any customer who suspects their device is stolen to contact their local law enforcement agency.

Of perhaps greater interest are account requests, where the government is asking for information ranging from names and addresses to copies of iCloud backups …

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS Devices Tagged: AAPL, Apple, FBI, Government, law enforcement, Transparency Report

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Ben Lovejoy

April 19th

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ISS beams down 4K footage of Earth shot with the RED Epic Dragon

space4k We get to see the Earth in high definition every day, it’s true, but we’re limited to a certain ground-level point of view. Not so much the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. And they’ve just sent down a batch of stunning 4K footage of the Earth taken with their fancy RED Epic Dragon camera. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 18th

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Apple tells NY judge FBI has ‘utterly failed’ to prove it needs help unlocking iPhones

apple-vs-fbi-logo-seal Apple has strong words for the Justice Department. The simple fact that the feds unlocked a phone without any help shows that they didn’t need it in the first place, Apple asserts: “The government has utterly failed to satisfy its burden to demonstrate that Apple’s assistance in this case is necessary.” Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 15th

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NASA selects 13 early-stage, high-concept moonshots for $100K funding each

naic_crop Ah, spring — when a young engineer’s fancy lightly turns to harvesting icy moons for rover fuel. NASA has announced the recipients of its yearly National Innovative Advanced Concepts awards, and they’re just as out there as the planets and other stellar objects they propose to mine, analyze and explore. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 13th

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FBI says method used to unlock iPhone doesn’t work with iPhone 5s or newer

iPhone5c-back-low-angle Slowly but surely, the FBI is releasing information about the method it used to unlock Farook’s iPhone 5c involved in the San Bernardino shooting. Now that the Justice Department has dropped the case, the FBI doesn’t have to disclose the mysterious method it used. Read More

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Romain Dillet

April 7th

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