Bokhari: Democrat Led Antitrust Bills Are a Massive Gamble

The antitrust subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee recently released five highly anticipated bills aimed at curbing the power of the Big Tech companies. The House is currently under the control of the Democrats, but these bills have been pitched as a bipartisan effort, led by subcommittee chairman Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and ranking member Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO).

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 12: Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) asks Deputy Assistant FBI Director Peter Strzok a question on July 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Strzok testified before a joint committee hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees. While involved in the probe into Hillary Clinton's …

Democrat Led Committee Introduces 5 Antitrust Bills Targeting Tech Giants

The House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on antitrust has introduced five new bills aimed to curb anticompetitive practices in the tech industry. Although none of them directly address the tech issue of greatest concern to Republicans, censorship, the bills have been presented as a bipartisan effort to rein in the power of dominant Silicon Valley companies.

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Apple Wants to Join the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Tech giant Apple is reportedly aiming to join the doctor-patient relationship as an interface between users and their physicians, with future updates aiming to provide users with options to send summaries of their health data to their doctor.

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Facebook Will Help Users Bypass Apple’s Cut of App Purchases

In a move that will likely anger Apple, the CEO of the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram has stated that the company wants to promote offline transactions between creators and brands in order to bypass Apple’s 30 percent cut of in-app purchases. This is the latest salvo in an ongoing war between the Masters of the Universe.

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Apple Continues to Change Its Features to Please Communist China

Apple announced the launch of its new iCloud+ services at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) recently. One feature, called “Private Relay,” allows users to mask their browsing activity and identity similar to a virtual private network, but this feature will not be offered in China due to the country’s laws surrounding VPNs.

Apple CEO Tim Cook waves as he arrives for the Economic Summit held for the China Development Forum in Beijing on March 23, 2019. (Photo by Ng Han Guan / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read NG HAN GUAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Parler Returns to Apple App Store

The social media platform Parler returned to Apple’s App Store on Monday, making the app once again available on all iPhones, and has also revealed its new CEO, George Farmer.

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks with attendees during an Apple product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 10, 2019. - Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 models Tuesday, touting upgraded, ultra-wide cameras as it updated its popular smartphone lineup and cut its entry price to $699. (Photo …

NYT: Apple Kowtows to China in the Name of Profit

In a recent article, the New York Times outlines the compromises that tech giant Apple has made in China to gain access to the booming market, including storing data on state-owned servers and censoring apps that the Chinese government takes issues with.

Apple CEO Tim Cook waves as he arrives for the Economic Summit held for the China Development Forum in Beijing on March 23, 2019. (Photo by Ng Han Guan / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read NG HAN GUAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Silicon Valley Vet Fires Back at Woke Apple

Days after his firing by tech giant Apple following an internal employee petition calling for his removal, Antonio García Martínez has released a statement heavily criticizing the company. According to Martínez, “Apple has issued a statement that clearly implies there was some negative behavior by me during my time at Apple. That is defamatory and categorically false.”

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Judge in Apple-Epic Case Hints at App Store Compromise

The judge overseeing the trial between Epic Games and Apple has reportedly hinted at a compromise that could satisfy at least some of the game developer’s concerns with Apple’s monopoly over in-app purchases made with iPhones and other iOS devices.

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GasBuddy Tops Apple App Store Amid Gas Shortages, Suffers Outages

GasBuddy, an app that helps users to find the best availability and prices on fuel, has topped Apple’s App Store this week amidst the gas shortage caused by the recent ransomware cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline. The app has proved so popular that its servers have experienced outages this week.

Cars line up to fill their gas tanks at a COSTCO at Tyvola Road in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 11, 2021. - Fears the shutdown of a major fuel pipeline would cause a gasoline shortage led to some panic buying and prompted US regulators on May 11, 2021 to …

Analytics: 96% of iPhone Users Have Disabled App Tracking After Apple Privacy Update

According to an ongoing analysis of Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency feature, the vast majority of iPhone users are choosing to shut down app tracking cutting off many apps from accessing their personal data. According to user data, only 4 percent of iPhone users in America have enabled app tracking, which Facebook has begged the public to do to keep its platform “free of charge.”

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