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Apple busts Facebook for distributing data-sucking app

Business / Tech Jan 31, 2019

Apple busts Facebook for distributing data-sucking app

Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use. The tech blog TechCrunch reported late Tuesday that Facebook paid about $20 a month to users of the Facebook Research app. While Facebook ...

iPhone Facetime bug lets unanswered callers eavesdrop and observe

World Jan 29, 2019

iPhone Facetime bug lets unanswered callers eavesdrop and observe

A newly discovered Facetime bug lets people hear and even see those they are reaching out to on iPhones using the video calling software, sparking privacy fears. The bug, initially outlined by Apple product and review website 9to5Mac.com, was reported by several media outlets. A video ...

Apple reportedly plans three new iPhones this year

Business / Tech Jan 12, 2019

Apple reportedly plans three new iPhones this year

Apple Inc. is planning to release three new iPhone models again this fall, including a successor to the struggling XR, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, quoting people familiar with the matter. The U.S. tech giant plans to introduce some new camera features, including a ...

Samsung smartphone users get a shock: They can't delete Facebook

Business / Tech Jan 9, 2019

Samsung smartphone users get a shock: They can't delete Facebook

Nick Winke, a photographer in the Pacific Northwest, was perusing internet forums when he came across a complaint that alarmed him: On certain Samsung Electronics Co. smartphones, users aren't allowed to delete the Facebook app. Winke bought his Samsung Galaxy S8, an Android-based device that ...