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Thursday February 28, 2019. 07:08 PM
TikTok is being fined US$5.7 million over allegations that it “illegally collected images, voice recordings, and geolocation of children, some younger than 13.” The amount, part of an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday, is the largest civil penalt...
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In more podcast news today, emails are getting sent to people with new podcast rules about episode metadata and titles. 
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Halide is a fantastic camera app for the iPhone, and one that I use exclusively. The team created a new app called Spectre. It gives you long exposure photography powered by machine learning. Spectre reimagines long exposures: its intelligent shutter takes hundreds of photos ...
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The Cellebrite hacking tool used to break into iPhones is being sold on eBay starting at US$100, and could contain data from legal cases.
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Project Titan engineers based at premises in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale will be laid off in the middle of April, according to a new document.
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It’s hard for publishers and individuals to make money via Apple’s platforms like News and Podcasts. Jason Snell’s argument seems to be that competitors like Spotify might do better than Apple because advertisers can’t collect user statistics from Podcasts. It’s a conundrum,...
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So far, doctors have been fairly comfortable with Apple’s health features because of the company’s commitment to privacy.
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Apple plans to remove the Do Not Track setting from iOS and macOS because it doesn’t actually do anything. Websites only have to voluntarily obey it, which means that the majority don’t. But a stronger DNT could be coming. In January 2017 the European Commission announced an...
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At the Mobile World Congress 2019, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella echoed publicly the notions of Apple’s Tim Cook on customer privacy. Computerworld’s Jonny Evans has the story. Nadella’s Microsoft seems to be moving in a similar direction as the old guard of more responsible...
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There is a current debate about whether Apple should be thinking about and delivering a foldable iPhone. John says no.
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Wednesday February 27, 2019. 09:01 PM
Apple is working with the NHL to promote Shot on iPhone billboards, featuring photos of players taken by teammates on iPhones. 
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We have a deal on ActiveDock for Mac, an improved dock utility that adds several features designed to help you better manage your Mac. It looks and behaves like the regular macOS Dock, but adds in preview features, window management features, and more. Our deal is for a...
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Email scams are increasingly involving iTunes gift cards, instead of the old wire transfers. Lily Hay Newman as the scoop. This trend is on the rise among scammers, both for individual targets and organizations. The Federal Trade Commission reported in October that 26...
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A Facebook clear-history tool is going to be with users by the end of 2019. That’s according to its CFO David Wehner, who spoke Tuesday at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2019 in San Francisco, CNBC reported. CEO Mark Zuckerberg originally...
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Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the new Thunderbolt vulnerability and the latest in warrant canaries.
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We seem to be living in a golden age of television thanks to streaming services, and The writers behind some of our favourite shows are getting well rewarded for it. Fast Company looked at how Netflix kickstarted “a $1 billion arms race” for TV writing talent. With Apple s...
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Apple is being sued by a number of companies that alleg it infringed more than 7 of their patents relating to LTE technology.
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The Hulu free plan price is going from US$7.99 to US$5.99/month. However, its Live TV plan is increasing to US$44.99. [Hulu Pause Ads Have Arrived] Hulu Free Plan Reduction The company announced the change last month as a response to Netflix’s price increase. The changes...
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Researchers have detailed a cyber security vulnerability via the Thunderbolt interface with USB-C Ports on laptops, including Macs.
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The FBI really really dislikes end-to-end encryption, saying that it’s a problem that infects the law enforcement community (paywall). The so-called going-dark issue…is a problem [that] infects law enforcement and the intelligence community more and more so every day,” said...
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