This Week in Tech – 06/24/2018: Apple Will Automatically Share a User’s Location With Emergency Services When They Call 911

Apple Will Automatically Share a User’s Location With Emergency Services When They Call 911

Apple will automatically share a user’s location with emergency services when they call 911 in the future, the company said Monday…


Amazon Workers Demand Jeff Bezos Cancel Face Recognition Contracts With Law Enforcement

Following employee protests at Google and Microsoft over government contracts, workers at Amazon are circulating an internal letter to CEO Jeff Bezos, asking him to stop selling the company’s Rekognition facial recognition software to law enforcement and to boot the data-mining firm Palantir from its cloud services…


Senate Rejects Trump’s Rescue of Chinese Firm ZTE

The Senate voted Monday to reimpose the U.S. ban on Chinese telecom giant ZTE, in a rebuke to President Donald Trump and his efforts to keep the company in business…


A Mark Cuban-Backed Startup That Says Big Banks Have ‘Turned Their Back on the Middle Class’ Has Landed $13 Million in Funding

A financial technology startup that aims to help users avoid overdraft fees has raised more than $13 million in funding led by a number of investors including famed “Shark Tank” entrepreneur Mark Cuban…


Apple Acknowledges Faulty MacBook and MacBook Pro Keyboards With New Repair Program

Apple has officially acknowledged that there are problems with its “butterfly” mechanism built into the keyboards of the recent MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops. The company is now offering an extended keyboard service program for computers affected by the issue, via iMore…


It Turns out All Kinds of Tech Companies Are Working With ICE

Days after Microsoft came under intense scrutiny for working with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a report from NBC News revealed that a number of major tech firms have been raking in millions of dollars from the government agency that has, under the advisement of the Trump administration, taken to stripping children from their families at the border…


AMD Trolls Intel: Offers 16-Core Chip to Winners of Six-Core 8086K

AMD’s feud with Intel took an interesting turn today as the company announced that it would swap 40 Core i7-8086K’s won from Intel’s sweepstakes with a much beefier Threadripper 1950X CPU…

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