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July 13, 2019
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Tesla requests iCloud data for engineer who allegedly stole Autopilot secrets

Tesla has subpoenaed Apple for access to the iCloud data of an engineer who allegedly stole thousands of Autopilot source code files right before leaving to work at XMotors.ai, the U.S. research branch of China’s Xpeng. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

July 3, 2019
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iOS 13 beta 3 suggests new wired method for transferring data between devices

Earlier today, Apple released the third developer betas of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6 and macOS Catalina. While new betas are usually focused mostly on performance improvements and bug fixes, it’s not uncommon for new features to … Continue reading

May 28, 2019
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Apple Maps cars driving across Canada throughout summer to improve maps data

Apple has announced that it will start ground truth surveys in Canada from today. Apple will be driving sensor-equipped car fleets around the country to collect road details, signage and landmarks throughout the year to improve Apple Maps in Canada. … Continue reading

May 25, 2019
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Apple facing class action lawsuit over alleged iTunes & Apple Music data sale

Residents of Rhode Island and Michigan lead the suit, which maintains that Apple profits unjustly by releasing what users play in iTunes and on Apple Music to other companies, and also allowing third-party app developers direct access to what tracks … Continue reading

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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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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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