American Schools' Phone Apps Send Children's Info To Ad Networks, Analytics Firms

LeeLynx shares a report from The Register: The majority of Android and iOS apps created for US public and private schools send student data to assorted third parties, researchers have found, calling into question privacy commitments from Apple and Google as app store stewards. The Me2B Alliance, a non-profit technology policy group, examined a random sample of 73 mobile applications used in 38 different schools across 14 US states and found 60 percent were transmitting student data. The apps in ...
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Pre-Order: Apple 11″ iPad Pro (2021) 128GB For $749 Or 256GB For $849 Shipped From Walmart After $50 Discount!

Pre-Order: Apple 11″ iPad Pro (2021) 128GB For $749 Shipped From Walmart After $50 Discount! Available in 128GB or 256GB. This was just released and is only available for Pre-Order. It is discounted $50 only from Walmart! These sell for $799-$899 from Amazon. Ships on Monday, May 24th. Apple M1 chip for next-level performance Stunning […]
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Internal emails reveal how badly Apple wanted to keep Netflix using in-app purchases

The streaming service still removed them.
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Top gadgets for lawyers working from a home office

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Top Gadgets for Lawyers Working From a Home Office It’s been more than a year since the start of the pandemic, and what a year it’s been! The good news is that as we head into the spring, the light is finally visible at the end of the tunnel as vaccination rates increase. As a result, sometime in the near future we may finally be able to head back to our offices on a full or part-time basis. Of co...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, New York, Law, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, New York State Bar Association, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black, Amazon Another, Aidata LHA

Oxford Study Finds No Link Between Technology Use and Mental-Health Problems

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: There remains "little association" between technology use and mental-health problems, a study of more than 430,000 10 to 15-year-olds suggests. The Oxford Internet Institute compared TV viewing, social-media and device use with feelings of depression, suicidal tendencies and behavioral problems. It found a small drop in association between depression and social-media use and TV viewing, from 1991 to 2019. There was a small rise in that between em...
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Witcher Game Developer Quits Company Over Bullying Claims

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: The director of Witcher 3, the most successful video game by Polish publisher CD Projekt SA, resigned after he was accused of bullying colleagues, sending its shares to their steepest decline since March. CD Projekt conducted a months-long investigation into the allegations against Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, according to an email to staff reviewed by Bloomberg. In the message, Tomaszkiewicz wrote that a commission had investigated the allegations an...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Netflix, Poland, Witcher, Andrzej Sapkowski, CD Projekt SA, Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, Tomaszkiewicz

Google's Stadia division is continuing to bleed talent as more notable names depart

Google vice president and general manager Phil Harrison speaks during a Google keynote address announcing a new video gaming streaming service named Stadia at the Gaming Developers Conference in San Francisco Reuters Google Stadia is continuing to lose top talent. Its head of product recently departed the company, while six other employees have hopped over to a new studio. It's more bad news for the platform, which got off to a rocky start. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Google, Gaming, San Francisco, Trends, Sony, Ubisoft, Alphabet, Raymond, John Justice, Watch Dogs, Phil Harrison, Stadia, Tech Insider, Jade Raymond, Hugh Langley, Stadia Games Entertainment

Windows Defender Bug Fills Windows 10 Boot Drive With Thousands of Files

A Windows Defender bug creates thousands of small files that waste gigabytes of storage space on Windows 10 hard drives. BleepingComputer reports: The bug started with Windows Defender antivirus engine 1.1.18100.5 and will cause the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Scans\History\Store folder to be filled up with thousands of files with names that appear to be MD5 hashes. From a system seen by BleepingComputer, the created files range in size from 600 bytes to a little over 1KB. While th...
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AirTag Anti-Stalking Measures 'Just Aren't Sufficient' Says Washington Post Report

The safeguards that Apple built into AirTags to prevent them from being used to track someone "just aren't sufficient," The Washington Post's Geoffrey Fowler said today in a report investigating how ‌AirTags‌ can be used for covert stalking. Fowler planted an AirTag on himself and teamed up with a colleague to be pretend stalked, and he came to the conclusion that the ‌AirTags‌ are a "new means of inexpensive, effective stalking." Apple's safeguards include privacy alerts to let iPhone users...
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SpaceX finally launches and successfully lands its futuristic Starship

Previous test flights of the rocketship, which Elon Musk plans to use for future missions to the moon and mars, ended in explosionsSpaceX launched and successfully landed its futuristic Starship on Wednesday, finally nailing a test flight of the rocketship that Elon Musk intends to use to land astronauts on the moon and send people to Mars.The previous four test flights ended in fiery explosions before, during or soon after touchdown at the south-eastern tip of Texas, near Brownsville. Continue ...
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Epic v. Apple turns into Windows v. Xbox

"What’s a computer" finally gets its day in court
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Google Says 20% of Workers Will Be Remote, Many More Hybrid

Google says that it expects about 20% of its workforce to still work remotely after the pandemic.
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Apple Puts More Advertisements In App Store After Ad-Tracking Ban

Apple has added extra paid-for advertisements to its App Store, a week after its new operating system limited tracking for ads from other companies. The BBC reports: The new ad space lets app-makers advertise on the App Store search tab, rather than just in the search results. Previously, Apple sold adverts to appear at the top of search results only. The new slot effectively doubles the advertising space for sale. Enders Analysis senior media analyst Jamie MacEwan said: "The timing makes sense....
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New Spectre-Like Attacks

There’s new research that demonstrates security vulnerabilities in all of the AMD and Intel chips with micro-op caches, including the ones that were specifically engineered to be resistant to the Spectre/Meltdown attacks of three years ago. Details: The new line of attacks exploits the micro-op cache: an on-chip structure that speeds up computing by storing simple commands and allowing the processor to fetch them quickly and early in the speculative execution process, as the team explains in a w...
Tags: Hardware, Uncategorized, Intel, Amd, University Of Virginia, Vulnerabilities, Bruce Schneier, Patching, Academic Papers

GM Expects To Offer Personal Self-Driving Vehicles To Consumers This Decade

General Motors CEO Mary Barra expects the automaker to offer self-driving vehicles to consumers later this decade. CNBC reports: "Later in the decade, I believe, and there's a lot to still unfold, but I believe we'll have personal autonomous vehicles," she told investors Wednesday during the company's first-quarter earnings call. She did not specifically say GM would sell such vehicles directly to consumers. It could lease them or offer customers a subscription service like it did previously for...
Tags: Tech, General Motors, Mary Barra, Gm, Cnbc, Cadillac, Barra, Cruise GM, Super Cruise

Apple is Holding the Web Back with 'Uniquely Underpowered' iOS Browser, Says Google Engineer (slashdot)

On iOS, Apple wants all the browsers to run WebKit. Even Google Chrome is forced to use WebKit on iOS devices. Alex Russel, Google's engineer, in a blog post outlines his case: Apple's iOS browser (Safari) and engine (WebKit) are uniquely under-powered. Consistent delays in the delivery of important features ensure the web can never be a credible alternative to its proprietary tools and App Store. Alex has cited an example of this by mentioning Stadia and other cloud gaming services. Apple did n...
Tags: Apple, Google Chrome, Google, News, Microsoft, Nfc, Alex, PWA, Msmash, Amazon Luna Nvidia, Alex Russel Google, App Store Alex, Bluetooth USB

Entire US West Coast Now Covered By Earthquake Early Warning System

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: Residents living on the West Coast don't know when the next earthquake will hit. But a new expansion of the U.S. earthquake early warning system gives 50 million people in California, Oregon -- and now Washington -- seconds to quickly get to safety whenever the next one hits. As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, cellphone users in California, Oregon and Washington should receive a mobile alert from the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system when tremors are det...
Tags: Washington, Tech, Npr, West Coast, Usgs, U S Geological Survey, California Oregon, David Applegate

College Student Sues Proctorio After Source Code Copyright Claim

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a lawsuit against the remote testing company Proctorio on behalf of Miami University student Erik Johnson. The Verge reports: The lawsuit is intended to "quash a campaign of harassment designed to undermine important concerns" about the company's remote test-proctoring software, according to the EFF. The lawsuit intends to address the company's behavior toward Johnson in September of last year. After Johnson found out that he'd need to use the s...
Tags: Tech, Eff, Johnson, Miami University, Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF, Pastebin, Proctorio, Mike Olsen, Cara Gagliano, Erik Johnson The Verge

Uber’s mixed Q1 earnings portray an evolving business

Today, Uber followed Lyft in reporting its Q1 2021 earnings this week. And like its rival, its results take a little bit of work to understand. So, this afternoon, we’re going to parse them as a pair so that we both understand what’s going on at the ride-hailing and food-delivery giant. Let’s start with the big numbers: Uber’s revenue missed sharply, while its profitability beat expectations. Let’s start with the big numbers: Uber’s revenue missed sharply, while its profitabil...
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Una Brands launches with $40M to roll up brands on multiple Asia-Pacific e-commerce platforms

Una Brands’ co-founders (from left to right): Tobias Heusch, Kiren Tanna and Kushal Patel. Una Brands Una Brands One of the biggest funding trends of the past year is companies that consolidate small e-commerce brands. Many of the most notable startups in the space, like Thrasio, Berlin Brands Group and , focus on consolidating Amazon Marketplace sellers. But the e-commerce landscape is more fragmented in the Asia-Pacific region, where sellers use platforms like Tokopedia, Lazada, Shopee, Rak...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Asia, Indonesia, Australia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, West, United States, Asia Pacific, Foodpanda, 500 Startups

China expresses concern over its absence in India’s 5G trials

China expressed concern on Wednesday over India’s move to not grant any Chinese firm permission to participate in 5G trials in the world’s second largest internet market as the two neighboring nations struggle to navigate business ties amid their geo-political tensions. India’s Department of Telecommunications earlier this week approved over a dozen firm’s applications to conduct a six-month trial to test the use and application of 5G technology in the country. Among those who have received the ...
Tags: Asia, Australia, Government, China, India, Nokia, Samsung, Tech, WTO, Huawei, Ericsson, Airtel, ZTE, 5g, Chinese Embassy, U S U K

Sundar Pichai lays out Google's new 'hybrid' workplace plan

With some Google employees returning to the company's offices voluntarily last month, CEO Sundar Pichai says the tech giant will adopt a...
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SpaceX successfully launches and lands its Starship prototype rocket

SpaceX flew the 15th prototype of its Starship fully reusable next-generation rocket today, with a test flight that included a successful climb to around 30,000 feet, as well as a controlled flip, descent and soft landing upright as planned. A very small fire appeared to break out at the base of the rocket shortly after landing but it was contained. The craft was powered by three Raptor rocket engines, which shut down in sequence prior to the vehicle reaching apogee (it’s highest point, around 1...
Tags: TC, Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Mars, Federal Aviation Administration, Starship

Google backtracks on office returns

Google is expanding its options for when, where and how often employees return to the office.
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Toyota AI Ventures and May Mobility will talk the future of the transportation industry on Extra Crunch Live

Besides a passion for progress in the mobility space, what do Toyota AI Ventures’ Jim Adler, May Mobility’s Nina Grooms Lee and May’s Edwin Olson have in common? All three of them are joining us on an upcoming episode of Extra Crunch Live. The show goes down on May 12 at 3pm ET/noon PT. Register here for free! May Mobility is one the most exciting companies to enter the transportation space in the past decade. The autonomous shuttle company has a fleet of autonomous low-speed shuttles spread out...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Toyota, Adler, Edwin Olson, ECL, Toyota AI Ventures, Jim Adler, Detroit Grand Rapids, May Mobility, Lee Olson, Extra Crunch Live Announcement, Nina Grooms Lee, Providence Recently May

The Daily Crunch: Peloton share price falls 14% after product recall and data breach; CEO apologizes

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here.  Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. Today’s entry marks the third time the new crew and I have put this note together for you. Frankly, it’s been a blast. We also want to improve the missive over time. So! Shoot me a note directly with your feedback. Turning to tod...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Microsoft, San Francisco, Tech, CMO, Kendrick Lamar, Ibm, Brian, EC, Sarah, Emergence Capital

Chime has agreed to stop using the word ‘bank’ after a California regulator pushed back

Chime can apparently call itself the “fastest-growing fintech in the U.S.,” but it has agreed to stop referring to itself as a “bank,” per a new report out of American Banker. Evidently, the eight-year-old, San Francisco-based outfit was the target of an investigation by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation after Chime used “chimebank” in its website address, as well as used “bank” and “banking” elsewhere in its advertisements, according to the agency in a . As noted...
Tags: Startups, TC, California, Finance, San Francisco, Tech, Robinhood, Fintech, Cnbc, Challenger Bank, FDIC, Chime, Bancorp Bank, Chris Britt, Stride Bank, Department of Financial Protection and Innovation

Facebook’s Oversight Board throws the company a Trump-shaped curveball

Facebook’s controversial policy-setting supergroup issued its verdict on Trump’s fate Wednesday, and it wasn’t quite what most of us were expecting. We’ll dig into the decision to tease out what it really means, not just for Trump, but also for Facebook’s broader experiment in outsourcing difficult content moderation decisions and for just how independent the board really is. What did the Facebook Oversight Board decide? The Oversight Board backed Facebook’s determination that Trump violated i...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Twitter, Social Networks, Social Media, Tech, Nick Clegg, Biden, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Board, Capitol, Facebook Facebook, The Board, Clegg

Should you buy an AirTag or a Tile tracker? Here's how they stack up

In the realm of item tracking, Tile is likely the most well-known Bluetooth tracker. With a plethora of models to choose from and compatibility across devices, Tile has made it easy to locate items at various price points. Now Apple is in the item-tracking game with the $29 AirTag — and features like Precision Finding and Apple integration make it competitive against Tile.
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59 thoughtful gifts for your wife, from sweet personalized items to romantic grand gestures

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. AUrate Thoughtful gifts for your wife are key, whether it's for a birthday, anniversary, or just because. We rounded up unique gift ideas for her, whether you want a grand gesture or a personalized memento. Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Reviews' gift guides here. Putting extra care into picking out thoughtful gifts for your wife shows her just how how special she is and ...
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