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Apple clamps down on apps that share location data with third parties dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-09 17:42:33

Apple appears to be more vigorously enforcing App Store policies relating to the sharing of location data. Over the last few days the company has been removing apps that share location details with third parties without consent. Developers of apps found to be exploiting user privacy in this way have received emails from Apple. These indicate that apps have undergone "re-evaluation" and found to be...

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Facebook Messenger issues a privacy review reminder to users dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-12 18:07:43

If you're a user of Facebook Messenger and you're in Europe, you may well notice a message popping up suggesting that you check your privacy settings. The reminder comes ahead of the new GDPR laws which come into force next month. The message tells Messenger users to check their privacy settings by May 25. The date is significant, as this is when GDPR kicks in. While the laws apply to Europe,...

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Which Black Mirror technologies would you be willing to actually use? dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-30 20:42:54

Satirical Netflix anthology series Black Mirror (named after the reflection you see when staring at a phone with the screen off) presents a nightmarish vision of modern society and new technologies. In each standalone episode, writer Charlie Brooker focuses on near-future technological innovations, like an immersive dating app that tells you when your relationship will end, a synthetic replica of...

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Intel will release chips free from Meltdown and Spectre bugs this year dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-26 16:00:59

The discovery of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in processors caused a great deal of panic and confusion. The poor reliability and performance hit brought about by patches did little to help consumer confidence, but Intel says it will be releasing processors in 2018 that are free from the problems. The move will be welcomed by customers who have been frustrated by problematic bug fixes...

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9.7-million-year-old teeth discovery in Germany could re-write human history - USA TODAY dans Informatique / Multimedia
Google News - Sci/Tech 2017-10-21 17:10:00


USA TODAY
9.7-million-year-old teeth discovery in Germany could re-write human history
USA TODAY
The great ape teeth found in Eppelsheim last year could topple the understanding of our earliest history. Herbert Lutz, head of the excavation team, tells Deutsche Welle what the find means to him — and how it almost didn't happen. A little over a ...
Ancient Primate Teeth...

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EU orders Amazon to repay $295 million in Luxembourg back taxes - Reuters dans Informatique / Multimedia
Google News - Sci/Tech 2017-10-04 13:54:40


Reuters
EU orders Amazon to repay $295 million in Luxembourg back taxes
Reuters
The logo of the web service Amazon is pictured in this June 8, 2017 illustration photo. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/Illustration. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Amazon (AMZN.O) on Wednesday was told to pay about 250 million euros ($294.38 million) in back taxes to ...
EU, Citing Amazon and Apple, Tells Nations to...

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Apple would like to remind the FCC that it can't activate imaginary FM radios that iPhones don't have - TechCrunch dans Informatique / Multimedia
Google News - Sci/Tech 2017-09-29 04:24:48


TechCrunch
Apple would like to remind the FCC that it can't activate imaginary FM radios that iPhones don't have
TechCrunch
Apple responded today to FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, who issued a statement that “urged” Apple to activate the FM chips that he claimed are in iPhones in the name of public safety. The recent hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria were the hook for...

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Uber Ends Its Controversial Post-Ride Tracking Of Users' Location - WBUR dans Informatique / Multimedia
Google News - Sci/Tech 2017-08-30 09:26:45


WBUR
Uber Ends Its Controversial Post-Ride Tracking Of Users' Location
WBUR
Uber says it has ended its tracking of users after they complete their rides – a practice that caused immediate concern when the company added it in November. A spokeswoman for Uber tells NPR that users will now have the option to share their location ...
US DOJ Opens A Preliminary Bribery...

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The worst things that could go wrong during the total solar eclipse — and how to be prepared - Washington Post dans Informatique / Multimedia
Google News - Sci/Tech 2017-08-15 13:00:27


Washington Post
The worst things that could go wrong during the total solar eclipse — and how to be prepared
Washington Post
The Great American Eclipse is nigh! Millions are expected to pack the so-called path of totality, or the swath of the United States that will be able to experience the complete solar eclipse. But, as with any major event, some things might not go ...
What...

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Female employee on the Google memo: 'I don't know how we could feel anything but attacked by that' - Business Insider dans Informatique / Multimedia
Google News - Sci/Tech 2017-08-13 16:04:43


Business Insider
Female employee on the Google memo: 'I don't know how we could feel anything but attacked by that'
Business Insider
A female Google employee named Lauren tells Business Insider that most of the attention surrounding James Damore's memo has nothing to do with how women inside the company feel. Lauren says she feels like she's had great opportunities...

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