VPN Downloads Surge in Response to Hong Kong Security Law

Hong Kong saw a spike in downloads of software designed to mask internet usage Thursday after Beijing signaled plans to usher in a new national security law that could tighten its grip on the city. Virtual Private Networks, the tools that help people bypass web restrictions and disguise their digital footprints, represented seven of the … Read more VPN Downloads Surge in Response to Hong Kong Security Law

FBI Says Pensacola Naval Base Gunman ‘Connected and Associated’ With al-Qaeda Operatives

The FBI was able to get into encrypted iPhones belonging to the shooter in December’s attack at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, and discovered he had contact with a suspected al-Qaeda operative, Attorney General William Barr said Monday. “The FBI finally succeeded” and found that the phones “definitively established” the shooter’s “substantial ties” … Read more FBI Says Pensacola Naval Base Gunman ‘Connected and Associated’ With al-Qaeda Operatives

FBI Seizes Sen. Richard Burr’s Phone in Investigation Over Stock Sales: Report

FBI agents seized the mobile phone of Senator Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, as part of an investigation into stock sales, according to a published report. Burr, a North Carolina Republican, and three other senators sold holdings after receiving closed-door briefings on Capitol Hill early this year about the emerging threat … Read more FBI Seizes Sen. Richard Burr’s Phone in Investigation Over Stock Sales: Report

U.K. Testing Coronavirus Tracing App on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight was chosen to test out U.K.’s National Health Service application aimed at tracking and tracing the spread of coronavirus. Watch the video to see a resident test the app on its first day in action. The app, rolled out for trial on the Isle of Wight Thursday, is central to the … Read more U.K. Testing Coronavirus Tracing App on the Isle of Wight

Biden Launches Formal Search for Presidential Running Mate

Joe Biden has tapped four allies to lead a committee to advise him on his vice-presidential selection, a process that will be especially closely watched given his age and speculation that he might not seek a second term if elected. The co-chairs of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s panel are former Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd, … Read more Biden Launches Formal Search for Presidential Running Mate

Apple CEO Says Company Saw Pickup in April After ‘Very Depressed’ Period

Apr.30 — Apple Inc. reported quarterly revenue that grew 1%, but it didn’t provide a forecast for the first time in more than a decade. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook says Apple experienced a “very depressed” period in late March and early April, but then saw a pickup. He spoke to Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on the phone. She … Read more Apple CEO Says Company Saw Pickup in April After ‘Very Depressed’ Period

Apple and Google Are Working Together to Track Covid-19 Cases via Your Smartphone

Apple Inc. and Google unveiled a rare partnership to add technology to their smartphone platforms that will alert users if they have come into contact with a person with Covid-19. People must opt in to the system, but it has the potential to monitor about a third of the world’s population. The technology, known as … Read more Apple and Google Are Working Together to Track Covid-19 Cases via Your Smartphone

2020 a ‘Wild-Card Year’ for Tesla, Analyst Munster Says

Apr.30 — Gene Munster, founder and managing partner of venture capital firm Loup Ventures, discuss Tesla Inc.’s outlook. Tesla shares surged after the carmaker reported its first-ever quarterly profit to begin a year, but it burned through cash again and backed away from guidance for how the rest of the year will shake out. Munster also talks … Read more 2020 a ‘Wild-Card Year’ for Tesla, Analyst Munster Says

Apple to Sell Computers With Its Own Chip Inside

Bloomberg told how Apple Inc is planning to start shipping Macs with their own main processor chips, starting next year – 2021. Apr.23 — Apple Inc. is planning to start selling Mac computers with its own main processors by next year. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports on “Bloomberg Technology.” Bloomberg Technology YouTube Channel This move is likely … Read more Apple to Sell Computers With Its Own Chip Inside

Apple, Google Bring Covid-19 Contact-Tracing to 3 Billion People

Apple Inc. and Google unveiled a rare partnership to add technology to their smartphone platforms that will alert users if they have come into contact with a person with Covid-19. People must opt in to the system, but it has the potential to monitor about a third of the world’s population. #Coronavirus #COVID19 #CoronavirusUpdates The … Read more Apple, Google Bring Covid-19 Contact-Tracing to 3 Billion People

How Is The Coronavirus Outbreak Affecting Tech Companies?

Mar.24 — Krish Sankar, managing director and senior research analyst at Cowen Inc., discusses how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting U.S. technology companies. Apple Inc. told staff that some of its retail stores may reopen in April on a staggered basis and has extended remote work abilities for many employees through at least April 5. Sankar … Read more How Is The Coronavirus Outbreak Affecting Tech Companies?