UPDATE: After Pressure From Advocacy Group, Facebook Says 'Of Course' It Wouldn't Participate in Muslim Registry
Facebook and Twitter are the only major tech companies to publicly state that they would not assist with any Muslim registry plans put forth by the Trump administration.
FBI Cracks San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone, Drops Suit Against Apple
Many cricitized the FBI over concerns of privacy violations.
New Blind Job Match App Aims to Put More People of Color in Tech
Engineer Stephanie Lampkin, a Black woman, created Blendoor to eliminate racial and gender bias from tech industry hiring.
ICYMI: You Must Read the Letter Activists of Color Wrote to Support Apple Against the FBI
Signed by Shaun King, Opal Tometi and others, the letter criticizes the FBI’s insistence that Apple remove security protections to investigate suspects’ Apple products.
'But You Caint Use My Phone' Drops. Erykah Fans Rejoice
Ms. Badu drops her hilarious new mixtape, “But You Caint Use My Phone” via Apple and builds buzz for her upcoming hosting gig at Sunday’s Soul Train Awards.
ICYMI: Jay Z Calls Out Tidal Competitors, Name Checks Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray in Freestyle
The music-streaming service owner also criticizes black people who are skeptical of his new effort but support Nike, Apple and Spotify
St. Patrick's Day, Ethics and The Jinx, New Asteroid App
Some of the morning’s headlines
Despite Using MLK for Advertisement, Apple Doesn't Observe MLK Day
Can Apple control+option+delete its way out of this one?
Apple Tries to Explain Why There Aren't Any Black Emojis
What’s featured on your keyboard matters.
What Apple's Acquisition of Beats Says About Black Cool
Those headphones say a lot about race.
Apple's New iPhones and the Race to Drive Smartphone Adoption
There’s still a digital divide between people who can create content and those who can only consume it.
Apple Announces New Upgrade: Former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson
The first black chief administrator of EPA is now working to green up Apple.
Tim Cook Values 'Diversity With a Capital D,' But Execs Are White Males
It’s time Apple starts to think different and consider equity too.
Is Apple's New iPad Mini Video the First to Include More Than White Guys?
The representation of people of color in product launch videos is more than just about diversity at Apple. It’s about equity.
Are Black and Latino Teens Getting Paid to Wait in Line for iPhone 5's?
Waiting in line for iPhone 5, some are just doing their jobs.
Apple Stores in Georgia Won't Sell iPads to People Speaking Farsi
WSB-TV in Alpharetta, Georgia has interviews with two people who were denied iPads and iPhones at two different Apple Stores after employees learned they were from Iran.
Less Affluent Expected to Adopt iPhone When it Comes to Virgin Mobile; Insiders Warn Prepaid Market is Less Regulated
Analysts expect the less affluent to adopt the phone because prepaid services require no contract or credit checks for customers but others fear more people will enter a less regulated mobile space.
As iPads Bolster Apple Shares, Demonstrators Prepare for Nationwide Protests
As Apple’s market grows, demonstrators are calling on Apple to create a worker protection strategy to prevent workplace abuse, injury, and death in the factories that produce new iPad and iPhones.
Steve Jobs' Widow Has Supported the DREAM Act for Years
The wife of the late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs has been a supporter of the DREAM Act for years.
Petition Demands Timecard Data for Apple Employees Who Made New iPad
Almost all of the 30 million iPads sold last year were manufactured overseas and a consumer watchdog isn’t convinced Apple is doing everything they can to improve labor conditions in those factories.