More than 1,500 complaints of unwanted sexual approaches, many targeting children, have been made against popular social networking apps in Apple's App Store, in contrast to what Apple prominently markets as a "safe and trusted place," according to a Washington Post investigation. The complaints about popular social media platforms that connect strangers in video conversations, known as "random chat apps," serve as digital cries for help. "A man who is sick in the head and disgusting decided to show some things that shouldn't have been shown," read one review of the app Monkey in September. Another one from last month warned, "This is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Predators are all over this site." Using a machine learning algorithm to identify App Store reviews containing reports of unwanted sexual content, racism and bullying, The Post sifted through more than 130,000 reviews of six random chat apps, all but one of which were ranked in the top 100 for social networking by Apple … [Read more...] about Apple says its App Store is ‘a safe and trusted place.’ We found 1,500 reports of unwanted sexual behavior on six apps, some targeting minors.
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Photo: Apple Photo: Apple Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Apple Apple Delays ‘The Banker’ Release Amid Review of Family Accusations 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Apple is delaying the theatrical release of “The Banker,” originally set for Dec. 6 with assistance from Bleecker Street, insiders familiar with the company said. It’s being delayed as the filmmakers review accusations of historical inaccuracy and sexual abuse at the hands of co-producer Bernard Garrett Jr. The film was also set to premiere on Apple TV Plus in January, which is also being postponed due to the theatrical release’s delay. “The Banker” is the story of Garrett Jr.’s father, portrayed by Anthony Mackie in the film. Apple … [Read more...] about Apple Delays ‘The Banker’ Release Amid Review of Family Accusations
The designation of #TooMuchTV isn’t just a cutesy label for the current era. There is actually too much TV. It’s no longer, “Who has the time?” but, “There is literally not enough time to watch it all.” This fall will see an explosion of streaming services in addition to the usual mass of new programming, with Disney and Apple set for big launches. It’s a lot! So what to watch? We’ve combed through most of the new series that have been announced, watched what we could, read the tea leaves on others, and, for the rest, relied on our gut, good casting, and batshit press releases. A lot of these shows we’ve seen and can confirm are great. Some are here because they have great buzz. Some are on this list because of what they signify at the crossroads of the streaming apocalypse for the future of the industry. Others we expect you’ll be talking about for, let’s say, different reasons. Here, presented in order of … [Read more...] about The 20 Most Exciting New TV Shows You Need to See
Apple CEO Timothy Cook delivers opening remarks while testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee's Investigations Subcommittee about the company's offshore profit shifting and tax avoidance in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. A Congressional report released yesterday said that Apple, America's most profitable technology company, used a complex system of international subsidiaries and tax avoidance efforts to shift at least $74 billion out of the reach of the Internal Revenue Service between 2009 and 2012. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX *** less Apple CEO Timothy Cook delivers opening remarks while testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee's Investigations Subcommittee about the company's offshore profit shifting ... more Photo: Chip Somodevilla, Staff … [Read more...] about Apple, capitalizing on new tax law, plans to bring billions in cash back to U.S.
BRUSSELS — Apple CEO Tim Cook has endorsed tough privacy laws for both Europe and the U.S., and renewed the technology giant’s commitment to protecting personal data, which he warns is being “weaponized” against users. Speaking at an international conference on data privacy, Cook applauded European Union authorities for bringing in a strict new data privacy law in May and said the iPhone maker supports a U.S. federal privacy law. Cook’s speech, along with video comments by top bosses from Google and Facebook in the European Union’s home base in Brussels, underscores how the U.S. tech giants are jostling to curry favor in the region as regulators tighten their scrutiny. Data protection has become a major political issue worldwide, and European regulators have led the charge in setting new rules for big internet companies. The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation requires companies to change the way they do business in the region, and a … [Read more...] about Apple CEO warns of data being used as a weapon