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Siri and iAd Restricted by Apple 'Policy Czars' to Limit Customer Data Collection

Monday March 21, 2016 8:13 pm PDT by
As Apple's battle with the FBI and Department of Justice appears to have hit a crescendo, with the Tuesday hearing between the DoJ and Apple having been postponed, Reuters has published a new report outlining how a team of "policy czars" has impacted Apple's data collection policy and restricted Siri and iAd in the process. Unlike Google, Amazon and Facebook, Apple is loathe to use customer...

Apple Ceases Free iTunes Radio Streaming Worldwide

Friday January 29, 2016 3:15 am PST by
Apple today officially ended free streaming of its iTunes Radio channels worldwide, incorporating the catalogue of stations into its subscription-based Apple Music service. The change follows Apple's announcement earlier this month that its free radio-listening feature would be discontinued at the end of January but would remain available to Apple Music subscribers. As of this morning,...

Apple to Automate iAd Platform and Dismantle In-House iAd Sales Team [Updated]

Wednesday January 13, 2016 12:14 pm PST by
Apple's iAd program has never been responsible for a large portion of its sales, leading Apple to decide that it's time to take a step back from the platform. According to BuzzFeed, Apple plans to end its efforts at advertising sales and cease its direct involvement with iAd. "It's just not something we're good at," an inside source told BuzzFeed. To accomplish this, Apple will dismantle its...