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The targeted apps have included the mobile versions of Facebook, Yahoo’s Flickr, LinkedIn and Twitter, according to reports in The New York Times, the Guardian and ProPublica.
The software, developed in 2008, would let the agency locate phones and remotely turn on cameras and mics.
Taiwan's antitrust agency says Apple interfered with iPhone pricing by three carriers.
While the FCC is moving forward with a plan to let airlines allow the use of mobile phones on flights, the Transportation Secretary wonders if in-flight voice calls are "fair to consumers."
You'll still have to call your carrier if you want to free your phone, however.
In a letter to carriers asking why they oppose installation of a "kill switch" on handsets, Eric Schneiderman alluded to possible collusion.
Eight companies, from Apple to Yahoo, want world governments to revisit their surveillance laws.
The states accused Google of placing tracking on computers of Safari users when they visited sites in Google’s DoubleClick ad network in 2011 and 2012.
If mobile operators don't ease up on cellphone locking, the FCC's Tom Wheeler says they're running the risk of being forced to do so.
In an attempt to introduce more transparency to government requests, Apple's published a report on how many times it's been asked to divulge user or device information in the first half of 2013.
Taiwan is demanding Apple revise its mapping software and remove a label that describes the island as a province of China, rather than as a sovereign state.
Like Apple, rival Samsung is apologizing to Chinese consumers after the country's state media criticized the vendor for failing to fix glitches in several of its phones.