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Apple Patent Reveals Siri-Assisted iMessage P2P Payments Platform

Posted on November 17th, 2016.

Apple has filed a patent application for a “virtual assistant in a communication session.” On first glance, application 14/713,410 might scare developers of chat bots and the like, but Apple is specific in the scope of their claims – Siri, their virtual assistant platform, will be able to directly communicate with either user in an...

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Business

Prison Phone Profiteer Securus Granted Robocalling Patent

Posted on November 30th, 2015.

Readers may recall our story earlier this month about Securus, a leading prison telephony provider, being hacked and how the hackers discovered that the company was recording thousands of privileged communications that lawyers had with inmates. The Intercept had received the tip-off, along with the calls, and reported on the subject....

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Hardware

You Don’t Really Own Your Hardware: The War on Electronics Repair

Posted on November 25th, 2015.

The ways that companies like Apple try to extract more cash from their customer base are many. The notion of planned obsolescence is defined by the Oxford dictionary like so: A policy of producing consumer goods that rapidly become obsolete and so require replacing, achieved by frequent changes in design, termination of the supply of...