ABC News Blogs

  • "Good Morning America" is #1 for the Week of Sept 8th

    ABCNewsPR at ABC News7 hrs ago

    "GMA" is #1 for the Week :

    Outperforming NBC's "Today" by 782,000 Total Viewers and 249,000 Adults 25-54

    "GMA" Increases Year-Ago News Demo Advantage Over "Today" by 655%

    "GMA" Delivers Strongest Numbers Since May

    "GMA" Only Morning Program to Grow Week-to-Week Across All Key Target Demos

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  • Apple (AAPL) IOS 8 to Keep Data Private, Even From Police

    Richard Davies at ABC News9 hrs ago

    Morning Money Memo…

    Apple is taking a tough new line on the security of its mobile devices, saying its new iOS 8 operating system will keep data private, even from police. The engineering of the new system, says Apple, makes it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police - even under a search warrant. Apple's announcement is an attempt to answer claims by some privacy advocates that tech companies have participated in the government attempts to sweep up personal data. "Rather than comply with binding court orders, Apple has reworked its latest encryption in a way that prevents the company - or anyone but the device's owner - from gaining access to the vast troves of user data typically stored on smartphones or tablet computers," reports The Washington Post.

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  • Obamas Bend Ban on Selfies for Cute Kids

    Devin Dwyer at ABC News10 hrs ago

    Ever since President Obama inadvertently got in hot water for appearing in a sponsored Samsung selfie tweetwith Big Papi, he and the first lady have largely avoided self-shot photos with fans in crowds.

    But on Wednesday, in separate cities, the president and first lady relaxed their rules.

    "I will tell you in advance that selfiesare a little tough," Mr. Obama told members of Congress and their families gathered on the White House South Lawn for the annual Congressional Picnic. "I will make exceptions for little people, but you have to actually be little."

    The comment drew laughter, before the president quickly corrected himself: "And I mean young, I don't mean short."

    It's not known how many, if any, presidential selfies transpired at the picnic with children of lawmakers (the press corps was quickly ushered out). But we do know the first lady lent her likeness to at least one on Wednesday.

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