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August 8, 2019
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Instagram bans ad partner for secretly tracking user locations, saving Stories, more

An extensive new report from Business Insider today details how the marketing startup Hyp3r was able to use Instagram loopholes to garner an incredible amount of information about users. Hyp3r took advantage of “a combination of configuration errors and lax … Continue reading

July 25, 2019
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Apple the largest US user of solar power, ahead of Amazon, Target, and Walmart

Apple was the largest corporate user of solar power in the US last year, says a new industry report, underlining the Cupertino company’s environmental credentials. U.S. businesses are increasingly turning to solar energy as a cost-effective means of powering their … Continue reading

July 24, 2019
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Snap reports strong Q2 earnings, beating revenue and daily active user expectations

Snap today reported its second quarter earnings, and the results sent its stock up over 10 percent in after-hours trading. Snapchat generated an increase in daily users, and beat analyst expectations on revenue and earnings-per-share. more… The post Snap reports … Continue reading

March 14, 2019
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‘Privacy. That’s iPhone’ ad campaign launches, highlights Apple’s stance on user protection

The new Apple "Privacy. That’s iPhone" ad campaign has debuted, highlighting the company’s stance on user privacy and protections. AppleInsider – Frontpage News Incoming search terms:privacy thats iphone campaign ad

February 7, 2019
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Comments Off on Popular iOS apps use Glassbox SDK to record user screens without permission

Popular iOS apps use Glassbox SDK to record user screens without permission

A number of popular iOS apps paying data analytics services for so-called "session replay" technology have the ability to record and play back user interactions, often without asking permission, according to a new report. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

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 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

December 20, 2018
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Facebook tries to explain why Netflix & Spotify were given access to user messages

Yesterday evening, a report offered details on Facebook’s data sharing relationships with over 150 different companies. One of the more jarring allegations related access to messages data. Facebook, however, disputes the details and says it did not disclose people’s private … Continue reading

November 27, 2018
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Future version of Animoji might add voice, sound effects based on user expressions

Apple’s Animoji may provide more ways to interact with the face-tracking animated characters, by playing appropriate sound effects for each avatar triggered when users either make specific expressions or say certain words during a recording session. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

October 24, 2018
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Comments Off on Every iPhone user is tied to Saudi business interests, like it or not

Every iPhone user is tied to Saudi business interests, like it or not

Over the course of the last decade, Apple has become more and more intertwined with Saudi Arabia, and four months after its crown prince visited Apple Park, the regime appears to have carried out the murder of an American journalist. … Continue reading

July 12, 2018
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Timehop says more user data was comprised in data breach than initially thought

Timehop today is providing additional information on the data breach it first revealed yesterday. According to TechCrunch, Timehop has discovered that the breach included more user data than it initially thought… more… 9to5Mac

July 3, 2018
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Google’s Gmail, other services let third parties read user emails, report says

Just over a year after promising to no longer scan user emails in Gmail for personalized ads, Google is allowing outside developers to do just that, a new report says. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

March 13, 2018
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MoviePass CEO now says app never tracked user location

MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe appears to be backpedaling on recent comments that suggested the movie-a-day app continuously tracks users’ locations after they visit a theater, saying in a new interview that he was mistaken in what data his company gleans … Continue reading

January 10, 2018
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Comments Off on macOS High Sierra App Store settings menu not effectively secured by user password

macOS High Sierra App Store settings menu not effectively secured by user password

The macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 App Store settings can be unlocked with any password entered by an administrator account — but Apple appears to have already implemented a fix in the beta releases currently in testing. AppleInsider – Frontpage News