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Google reportedly fires staffer in media leak crackdown

Google has reportedly fired an employee believed to be leaking to the media, as it placed two others involved with internal activism at the company on leave, according to¬†a new report from¬†Bloomberg News. TERMINATED EMPLOYEE SENT NAMES AND PERSONAL INFORMATION The publication writes that the terminated employee provided names and personal information of other employees to reporters. One of the ... Read More »

iPhone Fires in China Caused by External Damage, Says Apple

Apple has blamed “external physical damage” for causing a handful of iPhones to explode or catch fire in China and insisted that its handsets posed no safety problem. Fresh on the heels of Samsung’s worldwide Galaxy Note 7 safety fiasco, a Shanghai consumer watchdog said last Friday it had received eight recent reports of iPhones that spontaneously combusted while being ... Read More »

Samsung Quashes Battery Link to Report Galaxy Note 7 Fires in China

Samsung Electronics Co. determined that a problem with batteries that triggered a global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones wasn’t to blame for devices that burst into flame in China, saying their combustion was likely due to unspecified external heat sources. The company launched a preliminary investigation after comments circulated over the weekend on social media about two of ... Read More »