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Apple wants to stop iPhone ban in China with a software update

Earlier this week, a Chinese court banned the sales of a number of iPhone models for violating two of chip maker Qualcomm’s patents. The ban would take some time to implement and was appealed by Apple, but it could potentially cost Apple millions of dollars a day.

Now, however, it appears that Apple has an elegant solution for the issue — a software update. 

The update, which the company will start rolling early next week, should “address any possible concern about our compliance with the order,” Apple told Reuters on Friday.  Read more…

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It’s increasingly looking like China was behind the massive Marriott data hack

All signs point to China when it comes to the massive Marriott hack that came to light last month.

The data breach that exposed personal data of around 500 million guests of the hotel chain is believed to part of a Chinese state-run espionage operation, according to multiple sources briefed on the U.S. government’s investigation that spoke with the New York Times and Washington Post

The intrusion into Marriott International’s Starwood hotel reservation system shared similarities to previous Chinese-government linked intelligence gathering operations. The hackers in the Marriott hotel chain breach used the same cloud hosting service that previous Chinese cyber attacks utilized. The sources familiar with the U.S. investigation also point out that similar techniques, such as server “hopping,” lead to the belief that China is behind the hack.  Read more…

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