The pistol emoji will be replaced with a green water gun icon, and Apple is also adding new emojis of a pride flag, families with single parents, and women playing sports.
The Justice Department says it is withdrawing its legal action against Apple because it has been able to get data from a terrorist’s phone. A spokeswoman says the FBI is reviewing the data.
A federal judge has postponed a hearing set for Tuesday that would have been the next step toward settling the battle between Apple and the FBI.
The U.S. government says Apple’s refusal to help investigators access data on a San Bernardino shooter’s phone is guided by brand and business concerns. A hearing date has been set in California.
Apple is in a unique position to challenge the FBI’s request for access to a terrorist suspect’s iPhone. Nonetheless, more tech companies worry about the precedent.
Apple has said it can’t access data on its phones running iOS 8 or higher — and doesn’t intend to try.
The FBI and Apple are looking into how private photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities were stolen, in an apparent breach of security that is raising new questions about storing personal information online.
In Ukraine’s eastern city of Donetsk, activists who want to align the country more with Russia seized a regional administration building in the center of town last weekend. NPR correspondent Ari Shapiro went inside the building Friday and reports on what it was like:
Apple has announced that its suppliers are no longer using the mineral tantalum sourced from conflict regions.
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