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May 17, 2019
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US cellular carriers say stopped sale of customer location data to third parties

Major U.S. cellular carriers recently confirmed to the Federal Communications Commission that they have, for the most part, stopped selling customer geolocation data to third-party aggregators, a questionable practice first discovered a year ago. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

May 13, 2019
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Twitter bug in iOS app shared location data with advertisers

Twitter has admitted to its iOS app having privacy issues issues, that iPhone and iPad users may have had their location data collected in instances where multiple accounts were used, data that may have also been unwittingly shared with third-party … Continue reading

April 22, 2019
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Apps to help quit smoking or cope with depression share data without full disclosure, finds AMA

The American Medical Association (AMA) has found that most free apps designed to help people quit smoking, or cope with depression, are sharing data with Facebook or Google – and only a third of them properly disclosed that fact in … Continue reading

April 9, 2019
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Apple now offering data migrations for free with new Mac purchases and repairs

Apple has made a nice change to the Mac purchasing experience. Starting this month, the company is no longer charging users for Data Migrations with the purchase of a new Mac. Previously, Apple charged $ 99 for this service. more… … Continue reading

March 28, 2019
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AT&T’s Randall Stephenson discusses HBO’s deal w/ Apple, claims HBO gets viewer data in return

Apple on Monday announced its all-new TV app for Apple TV, including the new “Channels” feature for subscribing to third-party services through the TV app. Apple touts that the TV protects user privacy, but one streaming executive says they still … Continue reading

January 20, 2019
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FTC reportedly planning ‘record-setting’ fine against Facebook for mishandling user data

Following a report last weekend that Germany was planning to punish Facebook, a report from The Washington Post now says the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S. is planning “record-setting” fines against the social media giant. The report cites three … Continue reading

January 18, 2019
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Comments Off on Major data broker Acxiom backs Tim Cook’s call for data privacy regulations

Major data broker Acxiom backs Tim Cook’s call for data privacy regulations

Responding to Apple CEO Tim Cook’s crusade for strict data privacy regulations in the U.S., Acxiom, a premiere data broker, said it supports a unified set of laws governing data sharing practices while at the same time denying it is … Continue reading

January 10, 2019
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Comments Off on T-Mobile and Sprint promise to stop selling user location data to third-parties, for real this time

T-Mobile and Sprint promise to stop selling user location data to third-parties, for real this time

After Motherboard published details about a concerning investigation into how US wireless carriers are selling user location data to third-parties, T-Mobile and Sprint have made some fresh promises. They say they will end the practice of selling users’ data to … Continue reading

January 8, 2019
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LaMetric Sky is new wall-mounted smart light that can give you data at a glance

LaMetric has just announced a new smart light — Sky — that is similar to those already on the market but able to show a more stylish mosaic pattern as well as display metrics from a variety of different sources. … Continue reading

December 24, 2018
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Some iOS 12.1.2 users reporting bug that kills cellular data — here’s how to fix it

After quickly releasing iOS 12.1.2 to the public just days after developers had a brief period to beta test the software update, user reports have trickled in about a bug which kills cellular data. While the issue is by no … Continue reading

November 22, 2018
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Comments Off on Apple TV grows in popularity and passes more affordable Google & Roku options, data shows

Apple TV grows in popularity and passes more affordable Google & Roku options, data shows

As holiday shopping starts to get into full swing, data firm Thinknum is out today with an interesting look at how the Apple TV 4K has soared in popularity over recent weeks. According to Thinknum’s data, which is based on … Continue reading

November 10, 2018
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Comments Off on Apple launches replacement program for 13-inch MacBook Pro SSDs, warns of data loss

Apple launches replacement program for 13-inch MacBook Pro SSDs, warns of data loss

Apple on Friday confirmed a "limited number" of solid state drives used in 13-inch MacBook Pro models without Touch Bar are subject to an undisclosed issue that could result in data loss and hardware failure. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

October 3, 2018
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Twitter for iOS adds new ‘data saver’ feature for easier control of data usage

Twitter for iOS has been updated today with a handful of new features and changes. The update brings the app to version 7.33 and includes new data management tools, group message controls, and more. The new Twitter data saver feature … Continue reading

October 1, 2018
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Comments Off on Latest Pew data shows smartphone ownership at 99%, decline in laptop/desktop category

Latest Pew data shows smartphone ownership at 99%, decline in laptop/desktop category

The Pew Research Center is out this weekend with its latest look at internet and social media use, and device ownership, in the United States. The data shows that use and ownership is flat compared to a similar 2016 study, … Continue reading

September 24, 2018
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More tests confirm faster data speeds of iPhone XS on both Wi-Fi and LTE

Further tests have confirmed early suggestions that the new radio tech in the iPhone XS significantly boosts data speeds on both Wi-Fi and LTE when compared to last year’s iPhone X. Not all the real-life tests produced the dramatic gains … Continue reading