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Several Bricks Removed from Apple’s Garden Wall

Apple has dug in its heels against the clamor for changes to its App Store rules, but a couple of recent settlements show that the company is susceptible to pressure.

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FTC Votes Unanimously in Favor of Right to Repair

Responding to President Biden’s executive order, the Federal Trade Commission has voted 5-0 to go after companies that make repair difficult.

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House Judiciary Subcommittee: Apple, Other Tech Giants Wield “Monopoly Power”

A US House of Representatives subcommittee investigating the tech industry has released a report calling Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google monopolies, with company breakups as a possible solution.

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FBI Cracks Pensacola Shooter’s iPhone, Still Mad at Apple

The FBI has cracked the iPhone at the center of the Pensacola naval base shooting case, but the agency still slammed Apple’s stance on encryption. This time, Apple didn’t pull any punches in its rebuttal.

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Apple, Google, and Mozilla Team Up to Block Kazakhstani Surveillance

The major browser makers—Apple, Google, and Mozilla—have all taken measures to block an attempt by the Kazakhstani government to spy on its citizens.

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New US Streaming Law Aids Musicians’ Rights and Payments

The Music Modernization Act just signed into US law brings consistency to the rights of musicians and songwriters. More musicians will be paid, especially those who recorded songs decades ago or longer.