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Former Apple lawyer charged with insider trading

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images US prosecutors have charged a former top Apple lawyer with insider trading.Gene Levoff is accused of using confidential information to trade the firm's securities for personal gain.Mr Levoff, who was responsible for ensuring compliance with Apple's insider trading policies, is accused of breaching those policies on several occasions.Apple fired him last year after being contacted by authorities and conducting an internal investigation. The US Securities
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Apple to investigate Saudi app

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The app makes it easier for men to prevent women from travelling, human rights group claim A Saudi Arabian app that can be used to track women and prevent them from travelling will be investigated by Apple, its chief executive has said.In an interview with NPR, Tim Cook said he wasn't aware of the Absher app but would look into it.The app, which
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Elon Musk named as Twitter boss favourite

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty/Reuters Image caption Mr Musk (left) is Mr Dorsey's favourite, despite some rather controversial tweets Elon Musk has been named as Twitter boss Jack Dorsey's favourite tweeter in an interview about how to tackle abuse.The singling out of the Tesla boss has raised eyebrows because Mr Musk's tweets have often proved controversial.One tweet about taking Tesla private saw him lose his job as chairman, while another has
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Is new game Apex Legends a threat to Fortnite?

[ad_1] Image copyright Electronic Arts Apex Legends - a new Battle Royale game - has had over 2 million concurrent players and over 25 million downloads in its first week.The game, released at the start of February, has a similar narrative to Fortnite.But Apex's new spin has taken the gaming world by storm, leading people to question whether it will be a threat.Apex Legends is available on PlayStation and Xbox
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Overwatch and Call Of Duty maker to cut 800 jobs

[ad_1] Image copyright Activision Blizzard Video games publisher Activision Blizzard has announced it will lay off about 800 people, despite reporting record revenue in 2018.The company made $7.5bn (£5.8bn) last year, up from about $7bn in 2017.Its chief executive, Bobby Kotick, said the results were "the best in our history" but did not "realise our full potential".Titles published by the Activision Blizzard group include Call Of Duty, Overwatch and Candy
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MPs immerse themselves in VR questions

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Virtual reality is being integrated into a range of industries but remains unregulated, MPs heard Experts have called for more regulation of immersive technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).It comes as UK MPs open an inquiry into the effects of such technologies on individuals and society.They will also examine whether social media and gaming are addictive and harmful.In the
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DJI makes drone safety improvements

[ad_1] Image copyright DJI Image caption Geo-fencing provides a virtual perimeter for real-world geographic areas, preventing drones from flying there Drone-maker DJI is improving the technology that prevents them being flown near airports.The changes come after drones disrupted flights from the UK's Gatwick airport in December.A more sophisticated geo-fencing system will create a 3D no-go zone surrounding runway flight paths and other sensitive facilities.This improves on the simple circular structures
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Teen has vaccinations after asking Reddit

[ad_1] Image copyright Ethan Lindenberger Ethan Lindenberger from Ohio asked social media site Reddit if he could have vaccines without parental consent.His mother would not give her permission, he wrote in the post, which had thousands of reactions.He learned he had to wait until he was 18 - which he did, and has now had five vaccinations so far.However, he told the BBC his mother still does not agree with
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Would you swap your smartphone with a brick phone?

[ad_1] A school in north-east London is selling "brick phones" to students to stop them from being distracted by the internet.Michaela Community School, in Wembley, sell the mobiles, which can send and receive texts and calls but cannot access social media, at a discounted rate.Students using the devices have reported better quality of sleep and communication with their families. [ad_2] Source link