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The White House Backs Down On Phone Encryption

In a victory for tech firms, the Obama administration will not force firms to breach the security of their products in order to provide information to law enforcement.<p>The decision comes after a year after encryption introduced on iPhones and some Android phones sparked a debate between law …

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Report: Apple and Samsung in talks to adopt e-SIM technology

<i>The Financial Times</i> reports that Samsung and Apple are both in talks with the GSMA, the mobile telecom telecom industry association, to begin employing electronic SIM cards in their mobile devices. Electronic SIMs (or e-SIMs) differ from their physical predecessors in that they don't lock users …

Samsung and Google censor LGBT apps in South Korea

Samsung is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, in the hub of an exceedingly connected country: South Korea boasts the fastest internet connection speed in the world and is second globally in smartphone penetration. It's in this environment that both Samsung and Google have banned popular gay …

Samsung is working on an 11K phone display with off-the-charts clarity

In five years, we may all be laughing at our "low" resolution QuadHD smartphone displays.<p>Samsung is developing an 11K "super-resolution" display with …