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Amazon Forms Counterfeit Crimes Unit To Tackle Its Fake Products Problem
It isn’t particularly difficult for people to sell products on Amazon. Also, given the sheer number of products being listed, we imagine that it would be rather difficult for Amazon to keep track of everything. While more choices are great for customers, unfortunately, this has also created a product with counterfeit products.

US Senators Propose A Bill To End ‘Warrant-Proof’ Encryption
In the past, companies would have to fight requests from law enforcement agencies whenever they are asked to hand over information about their customers. These days, it has gotten a lot easier in the sense that tech companies are handing the encryption keys over to their customers.

Drone Caught Trying To Smuggle Drugs From Singapore Over To Malaysia
Drones are great for photography and videography, and since they’re relatively inexpensive, they’re easily accessible to many. However, some have also taken the opportunity to use drones for illegal activity, such is the case where over in Singapore, four suspects were arrested after it was discovered they were trying to smuggle drugs from Singapore across the border to Malaysia.

US Customs Seize $4,000 Worth Of Fake AirPods
Fake Apple products aren’t exactly new. Given their high-desirability, it’s not surprising that many counterfeiters are hoping to take advantage of that and profit off unsuspecting customers. Thankfully though, it seems that the US will now have slightly less fake Apple products in the market.

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UK Judge Hands Down Jail Sentence Via Skype On The iPhone
With the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing, it means that social distancing has to be practiced. This also means that certain activities that would involve many people being in the same room are no longer possible, at least for now. This includes judicial hearings and court appearances, but it does not mean that the law is put on hold.

Wild Lawsuit Sees A Man Sue Apple For $1 Trillion
Every now and then, we see people file lawsuits against Apple for all kinds of grievances. However, it seems that the latest lawsuit filed by a man from Missouri could be one of the wildest lawsuits we’ve seen to date, where he is seeking an eye-watering $1 trillion in damages from the Cupertino company.

Rumor Claims iOS 14 Could Introduce Call Recordings
One of the things that Apple loves to sell itself on, would be the company’s commitment to the user’s privacy, which is why we have to question and wonder how accurate a recent rumor is surrounding an alleged upcoming feature of iOS 14. This rumor, coming from IT Home, claims that one of the features of the iOS update is the ability to record phone calls.

Apple Watch ECG Feature Could Be Launching In Brazil And Japan Next
One of the newer features of the Apple Watch is its built-in ECG monitoring tool. However, due to the nature of the tool, it requires it to be approved by medical bodies in the countries they launch in. As a result, the ECG tool while present in the Apple Watch, is not enabled for various countries around the world.

Instagram Will Require You To Get Permission Before Embedding Posts On Your Website
Copyright laws can sometimes be a bit confusing, especially with the digital medium that we work with these days. For some, the idea is that if you’re going to publicly share things on social media like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, technically you should also expect it to be reused or reposted.

Google Hit With $5 Billion Lawsuit Over Tracking Chrome Users In Incognito Mode
Google Chrome has an incognito mode in which it is designed to offer users a greater degree of privacy. However, back in 2018, it was discovered that Google’s incognito mode isn’t as private as one might think and that it actually tracks users to a certain degree by logging their activities. Google later made an update to correct that.

Apple Is Bricking And Tracking iPhones Looted From Its Stores
As many of you are undoubtedly aware by now, there are protests going on in the US. These protests were intended to be peaceful, but unfortunately, there have been some who have taken the opportunity to loot stores, including Apple stores, stealing a bunch of iPhones in the process.

Judge Rules That Looking At A Phone’s Lock Screen Could Require A Search Warrant
Law enforcement agencies are currently pretty miffed at companies like Apple and Google who have made it harder for them to access devices. This is because these companies have basically handed over the encryption keys to the user, meaning that only the user can unlock their devices and there’s really nothing that these companies can do.

A Court In Singapore Just Handed Down A Death Penalty Through Zoom
We’ve seen how video conferencing apps are gaining quite a bit of steam these days due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced many people to work and study from home. Meetings and classes are now being held through platforms such as Zoom, and over in Singapore, it seems that the courts have handed down what appears to be the world’s first death sentence through the app.

Judge Ruling Could See DJI’s Drones Get Kicked Out Of The US Market
In the past, we have seen how companies like Apple have faced patent infringement lawsuits where the request is usually for the company to stop selling their devices and to prevent them from being imported into the country. It looks like DJI is now facing a similar situation of their own.