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1:03 PM / Tuesday December 6, 2022

Technology

Five tips for shopping online safely this holiday season

November 20, 2020

By Stephanie Humphrey It’s 2020 – everything about this year has been unexpected and unprecedented, and holiday shopping will be no different. Retail associations are predicting ecommerce retail trends will explode across the board, some saying online sales may jump as much as 30% this year. We have already seen an unusually early start to…

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Do you really need a new smartphone?

October 23, 2020

How to know when it’s time for an upgrade The SUN introduces our new monthly tech section featuring TechLife Steph. By Stephanie Humphrey With this month’s release of Apple’s latest smartphone offering – the iPhone 12 in all its iterations – you might be thinking that it’s time to upgrade your device. But is it?…

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Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

August 7, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat on security grounds, a move China’s government criticized as “political manipulation.” The twin executive orders Thursday — one for each app — add to growing U.S.-Chinese conflict…

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Apple apologizes for use of contractors to eavesdrop on Siri

August 28, 2019

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is apologizing for allowing outsiders to listen to snippets of people’s recorded conversations with its digital assistant Siri, a practice that undermined its attempts to position itself as a trusted steward of privacy. As part of the apology posted Wednesday, Apple reiterated an earlier pledge to stop…

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