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Passwords, Privacy and Protection: Can Apple Meet FBI's Demand Without Creating a 'Backdoor'?

The Conversation US | Posted 02.25.2016 | Technology
The Conversation US

The San Bernardino terrorist suspect Syed Rizwan Farook used an iPhone 5c, which is now in the possession of the FBI. The iPhone is locked. The FBI wants Apple to help unlock it, presumably so they can glean additional evidence. Apple has declined.

Lucky for Us Apple Chair Treasures Privacy

Eddie Borges | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Eddie Borges

The Feds saying they want Apple to create new software to unlock an iPhone "just this once" is almost as good as, "you can't get pregnant from just doing it once," "it'll cure your acne," and "I'll be gentle."

If Protecting Privacy Isn't A Priority, 'We Risk Our Way Of Life'

Fusion | Kashmir Hill | Posted 02.17.2015 | World

On Friday, the White House convened a “cyber summit” at Stanford’s campus in Palo Alto so that business and government leaders could get togethe...

Tim Cook: A Leadership Lesson in Legacy

Edgar Papke | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
Edgar Papke

In broadly opening up about his sexual orientation last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook is providing us with a brilliant reminder of the power of authenticity and its role in the creation of a leader's legacy.

An Open Letter to the Supreme Court of India

Nish Gera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nish Gera

When, in a decade or two from now, people look back at which side of history you stood on, and for how long, will you have a good enough answer?

The Anti-Gay Reason Russia Is Dismantling Its Steve Jobs Memorial

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Katya Golubkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - A memorial to Apple Inc founder Steve Jobs has been dismantled in the Russian city of St Petersbur...

Allies in Business Play Important Roles Furthering LGBT Equality

Laura Clise | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura Clise

I have seen a shift in the dialogue regarding LGBT equality, with leaders increasingly examining the business implications of how companies align internal diversity policies with external marketing and public policy advocacy.

Why Tim Cook's Coming Out Is Being Met With Less Enthusiasm In His Home State

Reuters | By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - Apple chief Tim Cook's announcement on Thursday that he is gay and wants to help ...

Why Tim Cook's Coming Out Matters

Chris Wood | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Wood

For a company like Apple to stand at the forefront of diversity and equality issues as well as embracing a prominent gay CEO sends a message to businesses that to succeed, you need to embrace diversity and equality. Tim Cook has instantly made himself a role model for countless gay youth who can now point to a successful openly gay businessman and say, "I can do it too."

Tim Cook Just Changed America In A Way Steve Jobs Never Could

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business

Maybe someday we'll complain about Corporate America's shortage of LGBT executives, just as we complain now about the number of women and minorities a...

Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud To Be Gay'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay in a powerful essay for Bloomberg Businessweek. In the essay, published Thursday, Cook said that he has never de...

How Tim Cook Passed the Test With Flying Colors

Mary Buffett | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

After last week's product launches of the iPhone 6 family, the introduction of the Apple Watch, and the roll out of Apple Pay, it's safe to say that Tim Cook may even surpass the height that Steve Jobs brought back to Apple when he returned from his exile in the wilderness.

Is Buying American-made Important?

Brian Moody | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

It turns out that phrase isn't as simple as it sounds. I think what's most important is that the car you're considering is actually built in the U.S., even if the automaker is based elsewhere. Here's why.

Apple To Strengthen iCloud Security In Wake Of Hacking Scandal

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.04.2014 | Technology

Apple is planning to increase security of its iCloud service by adding alerts, company CEO Tim Cook told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday. Cook...

Things Get Super-Awkward When CNBC Discusses Whether Tim Cook Is Gay

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business

America's most testosterone-fueled news channel just had itself a little chat about gay CEOs. It went about as smoothly as you might expect. New Yo...

There's Hating iOS 7, And Then There's Suing Apple For It

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology

One man has officially raised the bar for how much someone can hate iOS 7. Mark Menacher from Poway, Calif. has filed a complaint against Apple CEO...

Is Apple's iOS7 the Harbinger of Stumbles to Come?

Brian Ross | Posted 11.24.2013 | Technology
Brian Ross

What is missing in iOS7 is that humanity. That understanding of programming to an audience, not to the sense of style of an engineer or a designer.

Tim Cook's Puzzling Quote Decoded

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.19.2013 | Technology

Apple will never make a cheap iPhone, chief executive Tim Cook said in an interview just before his company unveiled a new lower-cost iPhone. "We...

Breaking News: Apple Shares Still Down 5 Percent

Mary Buffett | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Mary Buffett

The question remains -- and this is something that I've discussed before -- can Tim Cook help champion transformative products at Apple, or is he merely the executor of Steve Jobs' corporate last will and testament?

What Tim Cook Gets Wrong About Google Glass

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Technology

It looks like Tim Cook hasn't been keeping up on the latest hipster fashion trends. In an interview at the D11 conference hosted by AllThingsD on T...

Tim Cook: Apple Has More 'Game Changers'

Reuters | Alexei Oreskovic | Posted 07.29.2013 | Technology

* Cook says wearable computers an area ripe for exploration * He has "grand vision" for television * Apple not adverse t...

Senators Who Are Investigating Apple Tax Evasion Own Stock In Company

The Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal and Reity O'Brien | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

Two senators serving on a subcommittee that Tuesday grilled Apple executives over the company's offshore tax practices are themselves owners of Apple ...

Senate Report Reveals Apple's Unusual Tax Structure

Reuters | Patrick Temple-West | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Using an unusual global tax structure, Apple Inc has held billions of dollars in profits in Irish subsidiaries to pay little o...

Why Apple Investors And Suppliers Are Worried

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Apple Inc marketing chief Phil Schiller let slip during last August's courtroom battle with Samsung that when setting forecasts for new iP...

When Tim Cook Talks, Apple's Stock Drops

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 02.28.2013 | Technology

On Wednesday afternoon, Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed investors and the media at the company's annual shareholders meeting. It was the sixth time in th...