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Apple Tells App Developers To Disclose Or Remove Screen Recording Code
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Apple is telling app developers to remove or properly disclose their use of analytics code that allows them to record how a user interacts with their iPhone apps — or face removal from the app store, TechCrunch can confirm. In an email, an Apple spokesperson said: “Protecting […]

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Book tells the inside story of how Reddit came to be the Internet’s “id”
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Enlarge / Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian (credit: Getty Images) Entrepreneurs Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman famously founded Reddit as college roommates in 2005. Tech journalist Christine Lagorio-Chafkin’s recent book, We Are the Nerds: The Birth and Tumultuous Life of Reddit, the Internet’s Culture Laboratory, follows their sometimes rocky relationship as Reddit grew from a simple, user-directed […]

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Pentagon tells troops: turn off fitness tracker GPS when you head to warzones
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Enlarge / A heatmap of Strava “workout” data revealed sensitive locations around the world, including some mysterious places in Syria. (credit: Strava) The Pentagon has now made it official. Eight months after a researcher discovered that the “heatmap” feature of the Strava fitness tracking community was revealing the location of US military facilities in Syria […]

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Tesla whistleblower tells SEC of alleged wrongdoing at Gigafactory
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Enlarge / Tesla’s new Model 3 car on display is seen on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Tesla store in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images) Martin Tripp, the ex-Tesla technician who has been sued by his former employer, has now filed a formal whistleblower tip to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Tripp’s lawyer, Stuart […]

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Expanse star tells how Amazon's Jeff Bezos saved his show     – CNET
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Actor Cas Anvar teases a finale that will blow you away, and a potentially more obscenity-filled Season 4 under Amazon.

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Facebook now tells you exactly why it takes down posts     – CNET
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The social network is also expanding its appeals process around objectionable posts — as Facebook tries to purge toxic content.

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Microsoft CEO tells iPad users to 'get a real computer'     – CNET
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Commentary: In India, Satya Nadella spots two journalists with iPads. He isn’t entirely impressed.

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Homeland Security tells federal agencies to secure email now!     – CNET
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They’ve got 90 days to roll out an email validation system that should help protect against spoofed emails and phishing attacks.

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Federal watchdog tells Equifax—no $7.25 million IRS contract for you
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Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images) The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Monday rejected Equifax’s bid to retain its $7.25 million “taxpayer identity” contract—the one awarded days after Equifax announced it had exposed the Social Security numbers and other personal data of some 145 million people. At its core, the Equifax-IRS ordeal reveals the strangeness of the […]

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