Apple, Google face scrutiny over collecting abortion data – ET HealthWorld

San Francisco, A group of US senators have urged the tech giants Apple and Google to prohibit the apps in their app stores from collecting data that could be used to identify women seeking abortions, media reports say. The letter, signed by five Democratic and independent senators, comes in the wake of a leaked draft … Read more

WSJ News Exclusive | Apple Looks to Boost Production Outside China

TOKYO— Apple Inc. AAPL 0.17% has told some of its contract manufacturers that it wants to boost production outside China, citing Beijing’s strict anti-Covid policy among other reasons, people involved in the discussions said. India and Vietnam, already sites for a small portion of Apple’s global production, are among the countries getting a closer look … Read more

Apple Says Covid-19 Lockdowns in China Loom Over Sales

Apple Inc. AAPL 4.52% cautioned Thursday that the resurgence of Covid-19 in China threatens to hinder sales by as much as $8 billion in the current quarter—a setback after seeing supply-chain improvements during the first three months of the year. The guidance from the iPhone maker came Thursday shortly after the company posted one of … Read more

Apple’s Tim Cook Warns Proposed Antitrust Laws Will Leave Users With Less Choice for Privacy

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook on Tuesday warned that proposed antitrust legislation would have the unintended consequence of making iPhones less safe, putting users at risk to “data hungry” companies looking to sidestep its privacy features. The iPhone maker faces twin threats to its App Store business from Congress and the European Union, where … Read more

Intel CEO Earned 1,711 Times More Than Average Company Worker in 2021

Intel Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger earned 1,711 times as much as the average worker at the US chipmaker in just 11 months since he joined in February last year, a regulatory filing showed on Wednesday. Compared to Gelsinger, former CEO Bob Swan had earned 217 times more than the average Intel employee in 2020. … Read more

Apple Unveils Low-End iPhone With 5G Service, Adds Baseball Streaming

Apple Inc. AAPL -1.17% is bringing 5G cellular connectivity to cheaper iPhones, a move some on Wall Street say will continue to fuel record sales this year as concerns linger over demand for the more-expensive versions. The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant also announced a deal to broadcast Major League Baseball games on Apple TV+ on … Read more

Ukraine Asks Tim Cook to Cut Apple Supplies, App Store Access to Russia

Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister on Friday urged Apple top boss Tim Cook to cut supply of its products and block access to App Store in Russia. Mykhailo Fedorov, who is also Ukraine’s Minister of Digital Transformation, tweeted a copy of the letter sent to Cook asking the iPhone maker to “stop supplying Apple services and … Read more

Apple Finds Itself Under Scrutiny in Washington’s Big Tech Clampdown

U.S. lawmakers in both parties are expressing concern with how Apple Inc. runs its App Store, leaving the company playing defense against legislation that would loosen its grip on the profitable business. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 20-2 this month to advance legislation that could erode the fees Apple collects on digital app revenues. The … Read more

Tim Cook Earned Over 1,400 Times the Average Apple Worker in 2021

Apple boss Tim Cook’s pay in 2021 was 1,447 times that of the average employee at the tech giant, a filing on Thursday showed, fueled by stock awards that helped him earn a total of nearly $100 million (roughly Rs. 742.31 crore). In 2021, the median pay for employees was $68,254 (roughly Rs. 50.66 lakh), … Read more

Apple’s ad privacy change impact shows the power it wields over other industries

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., speaks during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, U.S., on Monday, June 4, 2018.  David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images The impact of Apple’s privacy change in April is beginning to show up on the balance sheets of other companies, and … Read more