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British Lawmakers Accuse Facebook Of 'Intentionally' Violating UK Privacy Laws

A new report issued by British lawmakers argues Facebook “intentionally and knowingly” violated the United Kingdom’s data privacy and competition laws. The report, published by the U.K. Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Monday, said Facebook’s “handling of personal data, and its use for political campaigns, are prime and legitimate areas for inspection by […]

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Man Praises YouTube's Crackdown On Conspiracy Videos He Once Promoted

A former Google engineer applauded YouTube for tamping down on the spread of the conspiracy-mongering videos he once helped to promote. In a tweetstorm posted on Friday, Guillaume Chaslot discussed YouTube’s decision to stop recommending content about certain conspiracies, including claims of a flat earth: YouTube announced they will stop recommending some conspiracy theories such […]

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Apple Has Finally Released A FaceTime Fix That You Need To Download Right Now

Apple has released an update for its flawed FaceTime video calling feature that allowed users to listen to and watch other callers through their devices, even if they didn’t give their permission. Users can download the new software update, labeled iOS 12.1.4, by going to their device’s Settings, then General and then Software Update.  In a statement obtained […]

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Apple Cracks Down On Apps That Quietly Record Users' Screen Time

Apple is cracking down on apps that record iPhone users’ screens after a TechCrunch investigation revealed a number of major companies have been quietly recording their customers’ screen activity. A review of the apps by TechCrunch and a mobile security expert found that companies like Expedia and Abercrombie & Fitch embedded so-called “session replay” technology into their apps […]

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Bose Frames

Watch out, Ray-Ban, there’s a new competitor in town, and it’s…Bose? It’s difficult to determine whether to classify the $ 199.95 Bose Frames as Bluetooth earphones or headphones, as they make no contact with your actual ear. But there’s no mistaking the fact that they’re also a pair of sunglasses. And surprisingly, they succeed on […]

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Germany Orders Crackdown On Facebook's Data Collection Practices

BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Germany’s antitrust watchdog ordered a crackdown on Facebook’s data collection practices after ruling the world’s largest social network abused its market dominance to gather information about users without their knowledge or consent. Facebook said it would appeal the landmark ruling on Thursday by the Federal Cartel Office, the culmination of a […]

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Nuimo Click Uses Energy Harvesting Tech for Wireless Sonos & Philips Hue Wall Switches

Here’s a cool new switch from Berlin based smart home specialists, Senic. The Nuimo Click uses EnOcean’s energy harvesting technology to create, not only a wireless switch, but a battery-less one too. Now you can have instant tactile control of your Sonos speakers or Philips Hue lights anywhere in your home, without the hassle of replacing […]