Apple sues Israeli spyware maker NSO over its Pegasus spyware
The suit comes after the July publication of The Pegasus Project by The Washington Post and 16 other news organizations that detailed the use of Pegasus in dozens of attacks against journalists, human rights workers and political activists in countries across the world.washingtonpost.com
Apple sues company known for hacking iPhones on behalf of governments
Earlier this year, Amnesty International said it discovered recent-model iPhones belonging to journalists and human rights lawyers that had been infected with NSO Group malware. Apple is seeking a permanent injunction to ban NSO Group from using Apple software, services, or devices. "Though misused to deliver FORCEDENTRY, Apple servers were not hacked or compromised in the attacks." Meta and Facebook subsidiary WhatsApp is also separately suing NSO Group. NSO Group was not immediately available for comment.cnbc.com
Why Consumers Are Fighting Tech for ‘Right to Repair’
Some of us are old enough to remember the days when you could easily swap out a dud battery in your flip phone. Nowadays, repairing virtually any electronic device -- from a smartphone to a gaming console, microwave oven or fan -- can cost more than buying a new one. Manufacturers make it hard for technicians to get inside their products, source parts, or update software. So devices are just thrown away, generating potentially hazardous waste and forcing consumers to buy new items whose productiwashingtonpost.com
Epic CEO: Apple won't let Fortnite back until case ends
Tim Sweeney, CEO of Fortnite maker Epic, said Wednesday it's been told by Apple that the game will be “blacklisted from the Apple ecosystem" until the companies' legal case is resolved and all appeals are exhausted, which could take as long as five years.
Apple, Google raise new concerns by yanking Russian app
Apple’s and Google’s cooperation with the Russian government’s efforts to suppress an app opposed to the ruling regime is escalating concerns about whether Big Tech’s pursuit of ever-higher profits has trampled their commitment to protecting civil rights.
Dozens of states target Google's app store in antitrust suit
Dozens of states are taking aim at Google in an escalating legal offensive on Big Tech. A lawsuit filed late Wednesday targets Google's Play store, where consumers download apps designed for the Android software that powers most of the world’s smartphones.
Trump DOJ seized data from House Democrats in leaks probe
The Justice Department under former President Donald Trump seized data from the accounts of at least two members of the House Intelligence Committee in 2018 as part of an aggressive crackdown on leaks related to the Russia investigation and other national security matters.