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Warren Buffett’s company buys 9.8 million Apple shares

Investors might question Warren Buffett’s long-standing aversion to tech stocks after his Berkshire Hathaway bought 9.8 million shares of Apple.


Why Apple is investing $1 billion in Didi, China’s version of Uber

BEIJING – With sales of iPhones slowing in mainland China and Apple running into trouble with regulators there, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company may see its $1 billion investment in ride-hailing …


The Motley Fool: Teva delivers generic profits

The Motley Fool Take If you’re looking for a growing stock that offers dividend income, take a closer look at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE: TEVA). Teva is a hybrid drug …


Apple loses Chinese lawsuit over iPhone name

Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on wallets and handbags.


Carl Icahn dumps all of his Apple stock

Billionaire business magnate Carl Icahn, whose investment decisions can influence the stock market, said Thursday that he dumped what was left of his nearly 1 percent stake in Apple Inc. …


FBI says it won’t disclose how it accessed locked iPhone

The FBI said Wednesday that it will not publicly disclose the method that allowed it to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, saying it …


FBI still studying iPhone vulnerability, agency boss says

FBI Director James Comey says the FBI is still studying the software vulnerability that allowed the agency, with third party help, to access a locked iPhone used by one of …


FBI agrees to unlock iPhone of Arkansas teens in murder case

The FBI has agreed to help an Arkansas prosecutor unlock an iPhone and iPod belonging to two teenagers accused of killing a couple.


FBI iPhone solution may not necessarily crack other cases

SAN FRANCISCO – The FBI’s discovery of a way to hack into the phone of one of the San Bernardino killers may not be the master key that allows prosecutors …


Justice Department cracks iPhone; withdraws legal action

WASHINGTON – The FBI says it successfully used a mysterious technique without Apple’s help to break into an iPhone linked to the gunman in a California mass shooting. The surprise …


AP Tech Review: Beyond size, what you get and give up with iPhone SE

NEW YORK (AP) – Unless you take a lot of selfies or need a bigger phone, Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone SE is a good choice at a good price. You …


Law enforcement investigators seek out private DNA databases

Investigators are broadening their DNA searches beyond government databases and demanding genetic information from companies that do ancestry research for their customers.


Harrop: Tech and terrorism: Figure it out

All that goodwill Apple has amassed for its wonderful products could start draining away as Americans wonder what side it’s on.


Apple asks judge to delay iPhone data case, citing FBI quest

Apple wants a judge to delay government demands for data from a locked iPhone in a Brooklyn drug case while the FBI sees if it can get contents from a …


The consumer tablet is dying; long live the business tablet

Tablets may never again be the consumer sensation they once were, but they are finding new life among professionals. Unlike early models, newer tablets are meant to be used with …


Apple’s new iDevices say: Small is beautiful, too

CUPERTINO, Calif. – As it struggles to match the success of its big-screen iPhones, Apple is now contending that small can be beautiful, too. The giant tech company showed off …


An iPhone-hacking tool likely wouldn’t stay secret for long

Suppose Apple loses its court fight with the FBI and has to produce a software tool that would help agents hack into an iPhone – specifically, a device used by …


Apple planning product launch on March 21

Apple will hold its spring product launch on March 21, one day before it squares off with federal prosecutors over the government’s demand for help unlocking an encrypted iPhone.


Google provides 1st peek at next Android operating system

Google is previewing the next version of its Android operating system two months ahead of schedule in an effort to get the upgraded software on more mobile devices.


French lawmakers vote bill to make tech firms unlock data

France’s lower house of Parliament has approved a measure aiming to give prison sentences to technology company executives who refuse to give data to investigators in terrorism-related cases.


FBI, Apple clash before Congress as encryption fight simmers

The U.S. government calls it a “vicious guard dog” that hurts national security. Apple says it’s critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers.


Judge scolds U.S. in its fight with Apple over iPhone data

A New York judge is scolding the government for efforts to shame Apple for refusing to surrender information from customers’ iPhones.


$1M Turing Award winners advocate for encryption

This year’s $1 million A.M. Turing Award goes to a pair of cryptographers whose ideas helped make Internet commerce possible, and who now argue that giving governments a “back door” …


Consumer Confidential: Is the Apple iPhone really any different from other consumer products?

Why such a fuss over Apple? There are many other examples of government officials telling businesses to fiddle with their products in the name of safeguarding the public – baby …


Apple’s Tim Cook to shareholders: Taking on FBI is right thing to do

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook defended his hard-line stance against the FBI and a court order over consumer privacy as “the right things to do” during …


Apple asks judge to vacate order on locked iPhone

Apple Inc. on Thursday asked a federal magistrate to reverse her order that the company help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone, accusing the federal government of seeking “dangerous …


Apple encryption ‘hardest question I’ve seen’ in government, FBI boss says

The policy issues raised in the Justice Department’s dispute with Apple Inc. over a locked iPhone represent the “hardest question I’ve seen in government and it’s going to require negotiation …


Bill Gates supports government efforts in Apple case

Bill Gates is supportive of investigators’ efforts to force Apple to help them crack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, saying a balance needs to …


Apple to tell judge in California case: Congress must decide

Apple Inc. will tell a federal judge this week in legal papers that its fight with the FBI over iPhone encryption should be kicked to Congress, rather than decided by …


Apple: Feds want to circumvent security on other phones, too

Apple says it’s challenging government efforts to overcome encryption on at least 14 devices nationwide in addition to the phone of a San Bernardino, California, shooter.