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Sep 20, 2020 3:40 PM CDT
Judge Sides With Angry App Users, Against the Feds
Judge Laurel Beeler says WeChat users need their First Amendment rights protected
- A judge has approved a request from a group of US WeChat users to delay looming federal government restrictions that could effectively make the popular app nearly impossible to use, the AP reports. In a ruling dated Saturday, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California said the government's actions would...
Apple to Small Startup:
Ditch That Logo or Else
Aug 13, 2020 2:42 PM CDT
Apple to Small Startup: Ditch That Logo or Else
The tech giant sues Prepear over its logo of, you guessed it, a pear
- Note to small startups: Try not using a fruit logo. Apple might get mad. The tech behemoth has again filed suit over a fruity logo—this time against a five-employee startup called Prepear that advertises itself with the image of a green pear,
reports. Now Russell Monson, the recipe...
Trump Signs Executive Order
That Goes After TikTok
Aug 7, 2020 12:05 AM CDT
Trump Signs Executive Order That Goes After TikTok
Bans transactions with owner ByteDance beginning in 45 days
- President Trump on Thursday ordered an unspecified ban on "transactions" with the Chinese owners of the consumer apps TikTok and WeChat. The twin executive orders—one for each app—take effect in 45 days on Sept. 20, and the BBC reports they refer to the apps as a "...
Jul 10, 2020 5:15 PM CDT
Amazon Says App Email Was a Mistake
Employees were told to ditch TikTok on mobile devices used to access company email accounts
- Amazon told its employees Friday to remove TikTok from their mobile devices if they want to keep using them to get to their company email. The company cited security risks, the
Wall Street Journal
reports. But later in the day, Amazon sent another email, per the AP . "This morning’...
Pompeo on Possible
TikTok Ban: 'US Will
Get This One Right'
Jul 7, 2020 7:43 AM CDT
Pompeo on Possible TikTok Ban: 'US Will Get This One Right'
Secretary of state says US is 'looking at' banning popular app, other social media apps out of China
- Amid a year fraught with trade issues and a Cold War-style arms race between the United States and China, a new alleged threat is now on the radar: the popular TikTok app, whose parent company is Beijing's ByteDance. Per CNBC , Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared on Laura Ingraham'...
Food Delivery Apps?
'Let Them Burn'
Apr 13, 2020 12:45 PM CDT
Food Delivery Apps? 'Let Them Burn'
'Food & Wine' writer says Grubhub, DoorDash are hurting restaurants with excessive commissions
- Few restaurants remain open for people to frequent during the pandemic, though many eateries continue to offer takeout and delivery options. And tapping into delivery apps like Grubhub, Uber Eats, and DoorDash is an easy way to get meals brought right to your doorstep—though Khushbu Shah would be happier...
Zoom Hid Security
Apr 8, 2020 9:50 AM CDT
Zoom Hid Security Flaws: Shareholder
Class-action lawsuit also claims unauthorized disclosure of personal info
- Shares in videoconferencing app Zoom hit record highs at the end of last month as COVID-19 forced people to work and socialize from home. Then came the drop, coinciding with concerns about " zoombombing " and other security and privacy issues. Another drop in stock price came Tuesday, with shares...
Working From Home During
Virus? Beware of 'Zoombombs'
Apr 1, 2020 12:27 PM CDT
Working From Home During Virus? Beware of 'Zoombombs'
FBI warns that hackers are 'hijacking' videoconferencing app
- As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, people stuck at home have taken to using videoconferencing apps to hold work meetings and chat with family and friends. One such app that's become ubiquitous: Zoom, founded by Cisco engineer Eric Yuan. But be careful before you log in for that virtual...
After Dozens of Deaths,
Apple Nixes 181 Apps
Nov 15, 2019 11:28 AM CST
After Dozens of Deaths, Apple Nixes 181 Apps
You won't find vaping-related products on the App Store anymore
- Don't bother with Apple for your vaping-related apps: Axios reports the company is removing all 181 apps related to e-cigarettes and vaping from its App Store. "We take great care to curate the App Store as a trusted place for customers, particularly youth, to download apps," Apple...
New Name in
Oct 17, 2019 9:30 AM CDT
New Name in Wearable Tech: the Vatican
$110 eRosary connects to app to show prayer progress
- Describing your smart device as "aimed at the peripheral frontiers of the digital world where the young people dwell" maybe isn't the hippest way to appeal to the younger generation. But that's exactly what the Vatican intends with its Click to Pray eRosary announced Wednesday. The bracelet...
Apple Pulls Hong Kong App
Amid Pressure From China
Oct 10, 2019 12:30 AM CDT
Apple Pulls Hong Kong App Amid Pressure From China
Company said it 'threatened public safety'
- Apple removed a smartphone app that allows Hong Kong activists to report police movements from its online store Thursday after an official Chinese newspaper accused the company of facilitating illegal behavior , the AP reports. Apple Inc. became the latest company to come under pressure to take Beijing's side against...
Leads to a
Sep 21, 2019 2:15 PM CDT
Facebook Probe Leads to a Big Change
The company is suspending tens of thousands of apps
- Looks like Facebook is cleaning house. The social media giant says its "app developer investigation" has led the company to suspend tens of thousands of apps, TechCrunch reports. Some were banned outright "for any number of reasons including inappropriately sharing data obtained from us, making data publicly available...
Millions Having Fun
Now, the Downside
Jul 18, 2019 11:41 AM CDT
Millions Having Fun With FaceApp. Now, the Downside
Critics say users are jeopardizing their own privacy through Russian-made app
- You may have seen the wrinkled faces of friends online, or shared your own, thanks to an aging filter that transforms user photos via the viral FaceApp. The Russian-made app has been around since 2017 but has seen new interest with the viral #FaceAppChallenge and #AgeChallenge, with participants including Lil...
He'll See No Time
Jun 21, 2019 11:03 AM CDT
He Molested 11-Year-Old Girl. He'll See No Time Behind Bars
The girl tested positive for chlamydia after sexual encounter with Joseph Meili of Missouri
- Joseph Meili's lawyer is praising a "just outcome" for his client in a case prosecutors slam as one of "willful ignorance." And the 22-year-old Missouri man's crime is a heinous one: Per the
, Meili pleaded guilty last week to third-degree...
He Used a Snapchat Filter to
Get This Pic, Launched a Sting
Jun 12, 2019 10:40 AM CDT
He Used a Snapchat Filter to Get This Pic, Launched a Sting
A California cop was arrested as a result of Ethan's actions
- Snapchat's gender-swapping filter has been used to make a viral Evanescence video , alter famous works of art , and reveal Glenn Close's unexpected male celebrity look-alike since it launched in May. Now, a use that's a little more impactful: NBC Bay Area reports a local college student used...
Divided Supreme Court
OKs Lawsuit Against Apple
May 13, 2019 10:55 AM CDT
Divided Supreme Court OKs Lawsuit Against Apple
iPhone users sued over the App Store
- A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps, the AP reports. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court's four liberals in rejecting a plea from Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple to...
Apr 10, 2019 12:40 PM CDT
Bosses Nab Intimate Details on Workers—via Fertility Tracker
Data is so useful, some employees are paid to use Ovia: 'WaPo'
- Some of the 10 million users of Ovia's health apps, including women trying to conceive via period tracking and expectant mothers recording everything from bodily functions to sex drive, are sending some of that data straight to their bosses. That's according to the
, which reports employers...
Is Going Right
Feb 23, 2019 11:30 AM CST
How Highly Personal Data Is Going Right to Facebook
The 'Wall Street Journal' uncovers the activity of 11 popular apps
- Turns out Facebook is hoovering more data from your smartphone that you may have realized. The
Wall Street Journal
says 11 popular apps—mostly related to health and fitness—are sending people's highly personal information to Facebook even if the user isn't on Facebook and the app doesn'...
'It's Like Tinder, but With Dogs'
Feb 5, 2019 7:20 AM CST
'It's Like Tinder, but With Dogs'
App matches prospective dog owners with shelter animals
- If the pooch melts your heart, swipe right. Animal lovers in Lithuania have created a mobile application inspired by the popular dating app Tinder to match up dogs in local shelters with new owners, per the AP . Called GetPet, the app was launched last month, is getting hundreds of new...
Pope Who Says He's a Tech
'Disaster' Has a New App
Jan 21, 2019 9:08 AM CST
Pope Who Says He's a Tech 'Disaster' Has a New App
'Click to Pray' lets users keep on top of pontiff's prayers, as well as add their own
- First we had a drive-thru for Ash Wednesday ; now there's a Pope Francis-sponsored app for praying. The pontiff who once called himself a techie "disaster" launched "Click to Pray" on Sunday, a six-language app for both Android and iPhone that he hopes will keep Catholic constituents around...
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