Policy

Apple closes in on $1 billion deal to buy Intel’s modem business: report

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Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook. (credit: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Apple is in the final stages of negotiations to buy the bulk of Intel’s modem chip business, The Wall Street Journal reports. The Journal says the deal, valued at $1 billion or more, could be

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Google pays $11 million to settle 227 age discrimination claims

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Enlarge / Google’s Mountain View campus in 2019. (credit: Michael Short/Getty Images)

Google will pay $11 million to settle the claims of 227 people who say they were unfairly denied jobs because of their age, according to Friday court filings. The settlement must still be approved by the

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Equifax to pay $575M for data breach, promises to protect data next time

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Enlarge / Now you can get six of these for free every year until 2027. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado | Getty Images)

Equifax, the Federal Trade Commission, and other state and federal regulators have agreed on what Equifax owes in penalties, nearly two years after the company’s massive breach of

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New York passes its Green New Deal, announces massive offshore wind push

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Enlarge / Sights like this may become common on Long Island. (credit: University of Rhode Island)

Yesterday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that’s been described as the state’s Green New Deal. Unlike the one that’s been floated in Congress, this one isn’t a grab-bag collection

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How private is your browser’s Private mode? Research into porn suggests “not very”

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Thought using Incognito mode might keep such searching private? Facebook, Google, and even Oracle have more of your Web usage in their sights than you might think.

A forthcoming research paper [PDF] from researchers at Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Pennsylvania brings up the possibility that Google

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