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Apple’s biggest rivals back fight against Qualcomm


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Other tech companies aren't happy that Qualcomm's trying to ban the iPhone.
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Apple has some serious backup in its battle against Qualcomm, as a lobbying group representing some of tech’s heaviest hitters (including a handful of Apple’s biggest historic enemies) have called on regulators to reject Qualcomm’s bid to ban the importing of iPhones.

Some of the names in said group? Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft, and Samsung — all of whom have filed official comments in support of Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission.

U.S. bans laptops and tablets on flights from 10 airports


Emirates is one of the airlines affected by the ban.
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The U.S. has confirmed a ban on laptops, tablets and other large electronics on flights from 10 international airports throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

These devices can be carried in checked baggage, but they’re no longer allowed in the passenger cabin. The U.K. is set to announce a similar ban shortly.

Twitter begins censoring profiles that post ‘sensitive’ content


Will Facebook and Instagram follow suit?
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As part of its ongoing effort to make micro-blogging a less offensive experience, Twitter has begun censoring profiles that post “potentially sensitive” content.

Users that publish offensive tweets and images will have their profiles grayed out, forcing visitors to push a button to see censored content.


DigiKala's iPhone app is one of the casualties.
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