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Zuckerberg says fake news on Facebook didn’t tilt the elections

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described as “crazy” the criticism that fake news on its news feed to users had tilted the vote in the U.S. presidential election in favor of Donald Trump.

How the White House's social media accounts will transition to the next president

The White House will give up its social media accounts to the next President in just a few months. Here's how it will happen.

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$85 billion AT&T, Time Warner deal under scrutiny from politicians, consumer groups

The plan by AT&T to acquire Time Warner for US$85.4 billion has come under the microscope of U.S. politicians and public interest groups that are concerned about the antitrust implications of the mega-deal.

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Potential Apple Watch snooping: a not-so-paranoid cyberespionage risk

It may sound paranoid, but the next time you enter into a highly confidential meeting, leave your smart watch behind. It's possible the device could be spying on you.

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Ireland to Europe: No, Apple doesn't owe us

Ireland will join Apple in appealing the European Commission’s finding that Apple owes the country more than US$14 billion in back taxes.

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Apple's Cook calls European tax ruling 'total political crap'

The European Commission's decision to force Apple to pay Ireland billions in back taxes is "total political crap" and a reflection of anti-U.S. sentiment, company CEO Tim Cook said in an interview published Thursday.

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Apple must pay Ireland $14.5 billion in unpaid taxes

Apple's tax benefits in Ireland are illegal, the European Commission has ruled, and the company will have to pay up to $14.5 billion in back taxes, plus interest.

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E-book buyers will soon get settlement payments from Apple price-fixing case

Some buyers of e-books will begin to receive payments Tuesday as part of a settlement in a price-fixing case against Apple.

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Apple may finally get clearance for stores in India

Apple may finally get clearance to set up its stores in India, following the Indian government’s decision Monday to liberalize rules requiring local sourcing of part of the products sold in foreign-owned stores.

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Senate proposal to require encryption workarounds may be dead

A proposal in the U.S. Senate to require smartphone OS developers and other tech vendors to break their own encryption at the request of law enforcement may be dead on arrival.

Only the government knows what this top-secret Shuttle look-a-like is doing

It's been a year since the Air Force launched the secret X-37B. There are many theories about why it's up there, but the government isn't saying much.

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5 things Apple's Tim Cook needs to do on his trip to India

Apple's CEO Tim Cook is on his first visit to India, a market where the company's revenue has grown but its market share is still very small because of price-sensitive consumers. Here are 5 things Cook will be aiming for in India, which it sees as a potentially high growth market.

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Tim Cook’s visit to China may help build bridges with consumers, developers, local companies

Apple, however, faces a number of challenges in China, including regulatory.

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Should you disable Touch ID for your own security?

Judges in the U.S. have ordered people to unlock their fingerprint-locked phones. Coercion by others remains an issue.

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FCC wireless auction hits spectrum target, paving the way for fast, reliable 5G

Television stations have volunteered to sell off 126MHz of 'beach front' wireless spectrum to mobile carriers in an ongoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission auction, potentially bringing higher speeds and more reliable networks to customers.

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Supreme Court approves rule change that expands FBI computer search powers

The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to a rule to give judges the authority to issue warrants to remotely search computers whose locations are concealed using technology.