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Friday Highlights: Mark Gurman's sources say Apple's Chicago event aims to win back teachers, students with less expensive iPads, and in the wings, new MacBook Air—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; CNBC cites Bank of America analyst's prediction "Apple is working with suppliers on a foldable phone" set for a 2020 launch; Mozilla says Firefox will "tackle bad ads, breach alerts, auto-play videos" this year; iMore has a fix if you're having trouble running Boot Camp in High Sierra; Apple clearly paying attention to iOS 11 bugs, fixes iPhone X advertisement; Goldman will help Ireland by managing Apple's multi-billion tax repayment; Zuckerberg called to testify to Congress on Cambridge Analytica scandal; Tekz24 blog out of India claims iPhone SE 2 will be made in India, but won't launch at WWDC; don't get AirDrop? Jonny Evans has a primer for you.
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"Apple says recent Wikileaks CIA docs detail old, fixed iPhone and Mac exploits" TechCrunch 6:59 AM
"Apple Does Not Negotiate With Wikileaks... For CIA Hack Info: Apple issued a strong statement on Friday after Wikileaks released a handful of documents about Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) malware for iPhones and Macs, saying it was all old material that the Cupertino giant had addressed. But it also issued the toughest statement yet from a tech firm on Wikileaks' demands about how they address the vulnerabilities it claims to have exposed, saying it hadn't negotiated with Julian Assange's organization." Forbes 6:58 AM
"Apple says CIA's arsenal of iPhone and Mac exploits is outdated" BGR 6:59 AM
"Small Sample of iCloud Credentials Provided By Hackers Are Valid, But Questions Remain" MacRumors 7:00 AM
"Report verifies some iCloud credentials held by hacker group as valid" AppleInsider 7:14 AM
"iPad Optics: The iPad has an installed base of over 300 million. This is a far larger audience than that of the Mac (which has somewhere between 100 million and 150 million). And whereas the iPad acquired this audience in about 7 years, the Mac took 33 years." asymco 6:40 AM
"Apple is 'more like Harry Potter than Pixar', says Needham & Co." Computerworld 10:13 AM
"Apple's dividend bump: How big will it be?" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 6:49 AM
"Stock market logs worst weekly loss in months as House scraps health bill: Financials see biggest weekly decline since January 2016" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
"Dow, S&P 500 Slide After Health Care Bill Pulled in Major Defeat to President Trump: Stocks fluctuate in the final minutes of trading Friday before ending mixed after House leaders pulls an unpopular health care bill before a crucial vote." TheStreet 4:02 PM
"Stocks Recover Some Losses After Health-Care Vote Scrapped" FOXBusiness 4:01 PM
"Stocks Pare Declines as GOP Pulls Health-Care Bill: The health bill was seen as a key test of the new administration's ability to implement its wider policy agenda" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
"Asia-Pacific markets pick up speed despite delay on U.S. health-care bill: Investors in Asia-Pacific equities regained some risk appetite Friday, despite a delay in Donald Trump's attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, as regional markets maintained cautious optimism ahead of a planned final vote." MarketWatch 8:18 AM
"European stocks end week lower, as traders mull implications of U.S. health-care vote: European stocks closed lower on Friday, with a key health-care-bill vote in the U.S. keeping investors on edge going into the weekend." MarketWatch 12:38 PM
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