Month: February 2018

Apple is under fire for moving iCloud data to China

Apple’s latest move in China has privacy advocates and human rights groups worried. The U.S. company is moving iCloud accounts registered in mainland China to state-run Chinese servers on Wednesday along with the digital keys needed to unlock them. “The changes being made to iCloud are the latest indication that […]

Kushner, Russia bombshells rock the White House

Washington (CNN)A volley of stunning revelations over Jared Kushner and the Russia probe are rocking Donald Trump’s inner circle and suggest a pivotal moment is at hand in the West Wing personnel wars that have raged throughout his presidency. First, it emerged Tuesday that chief of staff John Kelly downgraded the top secret security clearance […]

Amazon agrees to buy Ring, maker of video doorbells

SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon is acquiring video doorbell-maker Ring in a move that further solidifies its presence in the home technology and delivery market. The deal comes as Amazon tries to make its Alexa voice assistant a hub for the connected home and reduce one problem with its rapidly expanding delivery operation […]

Happy Meals will soon have Disney toys, starting with ‘Incredibles 2’

McDonald’s Happy Meals will soon come with Disney-themed toys and packaging, the result of a partnership between the fast-food chain and The Walt Disney Company. The cross-promotional campaign starts in June, when Happy Meals will begin to include Incredibles 2 toys. The “promotional alliance” — announced Tuesday — pairs the children’s meal with movies from Walt […]

Apple is opening medical clinics for its employees

Apple is quietly planning “AC Wellness” clinics it describes as “an independent medical practice dedicated to delivering compassionate, effective healthcare to the Apple employee population.” The company has posted jobs, including primary care physician, acute care physician, medical assistant, nurse practitioner and nurse coordinator, among others. It also is seeking […]