The Digest: Apple on trial… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Apple ‘deleted’ rivals’ music from iPods, court hears | BBC News

“Apple has been accused by lawyers in a court case of ‘deleting’ songs from rival services from some iPods during the past decade. Users with non-iTunes music received a message telling them to restore devices to their factory settings when they tried to sync them, the court heard. Apple said that the move was a legitimate security measure.”

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Creator CI20 lands as new Raspberry Pi rival | Trusted Reviews

“The Raspberry Pi has a new rival as Imagination Technologies enters the microcomputer race with the Creator CI20. A more substantial piece of hardware than its illustrious rival, the Creator CI20 pairs a powerful CPU and GPU collaboration with integrated Wi-Fi and SD expansion units as standard.”

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Zuckerberg rejects Tim Cook’s notion that turning people into products is bad | The Verge

Mark Zuckerberg has rejected Apple CEO Tim Cook’s claim that ‘when an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product.’ In a feature for Time on Facebook’s Internet.org project, the social network’s founder was reportedly irritated by the notion that ad-supported services are bad for users, describing it as a ‘ridiculous concept’.

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Uber raises $1.2 billion, putting its value at $40 billion | The New York Times

“Uber wants to be the world’s private driving service. Now the company is amassing the war chest to do it. The start-up closed a new $1.2 billion round of financing on Thursday, with investors valuing the company at a staggering $40 billion. That puts a new mountain of cash on top of the $1.5 billion that Uber had already raised.”

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Sony saved thousands of passwords in a folder named ‘Password’ | The Telegraph

“Sony Pictures Entertainment saved thousands of company passwords in a file directory entitled ‘Password’, it has emerged, after hackers published a new trove of leaked documents online. In what is turning out to be one of the most embarrassing corporate hacks in history, it appears that the leaked files include the Social Security numbers of 47,000 employees and actors, including Sylvester Stallone, Judd Apatow and Rebel Wilson.”

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Stuart O’Connor