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NSA Transparency Report is in the last place you’d look

NSA Transparency Report is in the last place you’d look

Like so many of our favorite tech companies are doing lately, the NSA has released a “transparency” report. The scope of the report is to give us a better idea of just what the NSA was up to in 2013. Unfortunately, just like some of the other reports we see, it doesn’t give a lot of detail, and may not even be useful in many cases.

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety releases report on big-rig rear crashes

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety releases report on big-rig rear crashes

Crashes with big rig trucks are one of the worst crashes a driver can be in, especially if they happen to be in a low car that can underride the semi. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released a video showing that while the measures that have been taken to prevent compact cars from sliding under the truck in a rear-end crash are somewhat effective, more needs to be done to help keep drivers safe.

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Apple reportedly too popular to be cool with teenage crowd

Apple reportedly too popular to be cool with teenage crowd

The teenagers of the world are not an easy bunch to please. Do something cool with your business, and chances are teenagers will be some of the first to catch on, but become too popular and the teenagers are the first that will drop support for your brand. That's apparently the predicament Apple now finds itself in, as Buzz Marketing Group tells Forbes that Apple's iDevices are losing ground with the teenage demographic.

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Apple reportedly moving chip production away from Samsung

Apple reportedly moving chip production away from Samsung

Apple and Samsung, as many of you already know, have not had the most civil of professional relationships. Samsung has long been a provider of hardware for Apple products, but with the recent high-profile patent suit between the two, it seems that relationship has soured a bit. New reports from CNET and Taiwan Economic News (via MacRumors) are claiming that Apple is looking to move away from Samsung when it comes to the chips for its products, instead striking a deal Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) and having that company produce quad-core processors for future devices.

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Google makes small gains in latest comScore search rankings

Google makes small gains in latest comScore search rankings

Analytics firm comScore has delivered its latest search engine rankings, and it probably isn't going to surprise you at all to hear that, for the month of September, Google remained the reigning king. The big G actually enjoyed a 0.3 percentage increase from August to September, climbing from 66.4% explicit search share to 66.7%. Others enjoyed small gains too, including Ask, which was up 0.3% itself, from 3.5% share to 3.8%.

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Foxconn denies reports of worker strike

Foxconn denies reports of worker strike

Yesterday, China Labor Watch reported that three to four thousand Foxconn quality assurance workers went on strike after iPhone 5 quality demands were raised to extremes. The report also stated that a fight broke out between workers that sent some to the hospital, and that a contributing factor in the strike was that workers weren't allowed to take time off during the week-long national holiday that kicked off at the beginning of last week. Today, Foxconn is denying that a strike ever happened, saying that production on the iPhone 5 has "continued on schedule."

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iPhone 5 quality demands reportedly lead to large-scale Foxconn strike

iPhone 5 quality demands reportedly lead to large-scale Foxconn strike

Just a little over a week after a brawl broke out at one of Foxconn's factories in China, we're now getting reports that Foxconn workers have gone on strike due to iPhone 5 quality demands. China Labor Watch is reporting that the strike happened today at Foxconn’s Zhengzhou Factory and involved three to four thousand production workers, most of which were onsite quality control personnel. The result of the strike? CWL says that the strike "paralyzed" production lines.

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Apple supplier Foxconn gets positive FLA progress report

Apple supplier Foxconn gets positive FLA progress report

The Apple supplier in China known as Foxconn has been the subject of study for safety over the past few months under the watchful eye of the FLA - today they report that the factory line is doing quite well. The Fair Labor Association has reported that more than 280 action items completed on time or ahead of schedule, while 76 will be due through July 2013. Over the course of the next year, Foxconn will need to establish that they've completed the remaining 76 items and the FLA is confident that they will do so.

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