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These Apps Reportedly Shared Sensitive Personal Information With Facebook

Sometimes, Facebook isn’t the one you should blame for privacy violations involving Facebook. For example, an investigation by the Wall Street Journal found 11 popular apps that routinely transmit potentially sensitive personal data like body weight and menstrual cycles to Facebook—sometimes in violation of the social…
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Apps are reportedly telling Facebook how much users weigh and when they're menstruating (FB)

Some 11 popular apps are sharing the highly personal data they collect with Facebook, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Among the data the apps shared with Facebook were users' weight and whether they were menstruating, according to the report. The apps generally didn't give users an easy way to opt out of such sharing and many didn't explicitly disclose what data they were uploading to Facebook. Facebook bars developers from sharing certain sensitive data with it ,and deletes such info...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Trends, Netflix, United States, Andrew Cuomo, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Facebook Facebook, General Data Protection Regulation, Cambridge Analytica


Donald Trump: Russian Asset?

‘I  think it’s possible” that President Donald Trump is a Russian asset, disgraced former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday. McCabe also said to The Atlantic that FBI brass felt “concern about the president and whether or not he posed a national-security threat that we should be investigating.”On Wednesday, Russian president Vladimir Putin addressed the Federal Assembly in Moscow. “Let me be loud and clear,” he told lawmakers near the Kremlin. “If the U.S. r...
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, White House, Angela Merkel, Russia, America, Ukraine, Intel, Cnn, Fbi, Atlantic, Hillary Clinton, United States


NY Governor Cuomo orders 2 state agencies to probe report that Facebook gets more personal data from mobile users than known

Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) on Friday ordered two New York state agencies to investigate reports that Facebook could have access to a lot more of your personal data, if you're a smartphone user, than anyone realized before. That data includes information about health and other sensitive stuff, and it's not just New York users who are affected. Perhaps we'll see similar cases in other states. Reuters: The directive to New York’s Department of State and Department of Financial Services came af...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Post, Politics, New York, News, Privacy, Wall Street Journal, Cuomo, Reuters, Andrew Cuomo D NY, DeleteFacebook


Test Shows Facebook Begins Collecting Data From Several Popular Apps Seconds After Users Start Consuming Them. Company Also Collects Data of Non-Facebook Users.

Millions of smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets to apps. Unbeknown to most people, in many cases that data is being shared with someone else: Facebook. [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; an alternative source was not immediately available.] The Wall Street Journal reports: The social-media giant collects intensely personal information from many popular smartphone apps just seconds after users enter it, even if the user has no connection to Facebook, according to testing ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, California, Tech, News Corp, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Facebook Read, Azumio, Flo Health


WSJ: Under Armour CEO's relationship with MSNBC anchor causes stir

Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank has been soliciting business advice from MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Under Armour employees were uncomfortable with the relationship, according to the newspaper, which also said that Ruhle traveled with Plank and Under Armour staff on a private jet he leases to the company.
Tags: News, Stories, Msnbc, Wall Street Journal, Plank, Armour, Kevin Plank, Stephanie Ruhle, Ruhle


The US is having a tough time persuading the world's biggest democracy to ditch Huawei

America is having a hard time persuading India to reject Huawei's 5G technology, The Wall Street Journal reports. The US has been lobbying other countries to freeze out Huawei on the grounds that the company could act as a backdoor for the Chinese government to carry out espionage. Huawei denies this. An Indian official told The Journal that Huawei "can't be ignored," as it was at the forefront of 5G wireless technology. America's international lobbying efforts to curb the Chinese phone giant...
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The US is having a tough time convincing the world's biggest democracy to ditch Huawei

America is having a hard time convincing India to reject Huawei's 5G technology, the Wall Street Journal reports. The US has been lobbying other countries to freeze out Huawei on the grounds that it believes the company could be acting as a proxy for the Chinese government, acting as a backdoor through which to carry out espionage. Huawei denies this. An Indian official told the Journal that Huawei "can't be ignored" because it is at the forefront of 5G technology. America's international lob...
Tags: UK, Germany, India, US, America, Trends, Bbc, Hungary, Britain, Chinese communist party, National Security Council, MacBook Air, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Qualcomm, Journal


Friday round-up

At The Economist’s Democracy in America blog, Steven Mazie covers the court’s decision Tuesday in Timbs v. Indiana, in which the justices ruled unanimously “that the constitution protects people accused of crimes from having outlandish sums seized by city or state authorities.” Subscript Law offers a graphic explainer for the decision. At Bloomberg Law, Jordan Rubin and Kimberly Robinson report that in separate concurrences, Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch supported “incorporating the ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Indiana, New York Times, Cosby, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Wall Street Journal, Round-up, Thomas, Maui Hawaii, Sullivan, McKee, Steven Mazie, Clarence Thomas, Heritage Foundation, Mark Walsh


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Pinterest has reportedly filed for an IPO that could value the company at $12 billion. Pinterest has filed a confidential S-1 and has its eye on a June IPO, according to the Wall Street Journal. Goldman Sachs and Apple are reportedly partnering to launch a new iPhone-linked credit card, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The card will reportedly give customers additional features in Apple's wallet app and allow them t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Youtube, Samsung, Trends, Roku, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Matt Watson, Onavo, Wall Street Journal Goldman Sachs, Steve Louden


DoorDash raises $400M round, now valued at $7.1B

Delivery company DoorDash is announcing that it has raised $400 million in Series F financing. Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal reported that the company was looking to raise $500 million at a valuation of $6 billion or more. In fact, DoorDash now says the funding came at a $7.1 billion valuation. The round was led by Temasek and Dragoneer Investment Group, with participation from previous investors Softbank Vision Fund, DST Global, Coatue Management, GIC, Sequoia Capital and Y Combin...
Tags: Travel, Startups, Ecommerce, Funding, Walmart, Canada, United States, Wall Street Journal, Dragoneer Investment Group, Temasek, Doordash, Tony Xu, Xu, GrubHub, DoorDash Drive, August Co


Goldman Sachs doesn't think Apple can compete with Samsung's new foldable phone

If foldable smartphones become popular following Samsung's Galaxy Fold launch, Apple may struggle to keep up with Samsung, according to a new analyst note from Goldman Sachs. But the fact that Samsung has not allowed anyone to examine or use the Galaxy Fold could mean it's not ready yet. Apple relies on Samsung to produce the displays for its high-end iPhones. Apple and Samsung may offer similar features when it comes to their flagship smartphones — both the latest  iPhones and Galaxy phones ...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends, Xiaomi, Goldman Sachs, Lg, Goldman, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Apple, Rod Hall


WSJ: Under Armour CEO's relationship with MSNBC anchor causes stir

Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank has been soliciting business advice from MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Under Armour employees were uncomfortable with the relationship, according to the newspaper, which also said that Ruhle traveled with Plank and Under Armour staff on a private jet he leases to the company.
Tags: Cnn, Msnbc, Wall Street Journal, Plank, Armour, Kevin Plank, Stephanie Ruhle, Ruhle


IRS Analyst Charged With Leaking Cohen Banking Info To Avenatti, Ronan Farrow

An IRS analyst has been charged with illegally disclosing confidential financial reports that shed light on former Trump fixer Michael Cohen’s lucrative consulting contracts with global corporations, CNN first reported Thursday based on a newly unsealed criminal complaint. According to the complaint, IRS analyst John Fry used his work computer to download several “suspicious activity reports,” or highly sensitive documents that financial institutions use to flag potentially criminal behavior....
Tags: News, Washington Post, Cnn, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, New Yorker, Irs, Fry, Trump, Cohen, Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Farrow, John Fry, Ronan Farrow


Pinterest confidentially files for IPO: WSJ

Online image search site Pinterest Inc has confidentially filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
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Pinterest has reportedly filed for an IPO

Pinterest has filed a confidential S-1 and has its eye on a June IPO, according to the Wall Street Journal. The company hired  Goldman Sachs Group and JPMorgan Chase as its lead banks, according to the report. The company could seek a valuation of $12 billion, according the report. This story is developing. Refresh for the latest update.SEE ALSO: Pinterest has nabbed Google and Alibaba's former head of investor relations — the biggest sign yet that it's gearing up for a 2019 IPO Join the ...
Tags: Google, Trends, Alibaba, Wall Street Journal, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs Group


Pinterest has reportedly filed for an IPO that could value the company at $12 billion

Pinterest has filed a confidential S-1 and has its eye on a June IPO, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company hired  Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase as its lead banks, according to the report. The company could seek a valuation of $12 billion, according the report. It was last privately valued at $12.3 billion in a 2017 funding round. Pinterest, the social-media site where people "pin" images and seek inspiration, has confidentially filed to go public, according to The Wall Stre...
Tags: Google, Trends, Alibaba, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, MacBook Air, Wall Street Journal, JPMorgan Chase, Journal Pinterest


Should You Get the Apple and Goldman Sachs Credit Card?

Apple and Goldman Sachs will launch a joint credit card this spring, the Wall Street Journal reports. The card is expected to be paired with new Apple Wallet features that will allow cardholders to “set spending goals, track their rewards and manage their balances.”Read more...
Tags: Apple, Personal Finance, Credit Cards, Money, Credit, Goldman Sachs, Lifehacks, Goldman, Wall Street Journal, Goldman Sachs Credit Card


Apple and Goldman to Test Joint Credit Card Within Weeks, WSJ Says

The card will pair with new iPhone software features that will help users manage their finances, according to the Wall Street Journal, which reported the plans earlier Thursday. Representatives for Apple and Goldman Sachs declined to comment. Bloomberg reported last May that Apple and Goldman were developing a co-branded credit card as a way for the investment bank to deepen its push into consumer finance.
Tags: Apple, Science, Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Wall Street Journal


Tesla is bleeding executives and it may create problems for the company, experts say (TSLA)

Tesla is known for its high rate of turnover among executive and senior-level employees. As Tesla expands its product line and presence in foreign markets, it will become a more complicated business to run and require a more stable management team, Maryann Keller, the principal at the automotive consulting firm Maryann Keller & Associates, told Business Insider. The level of turnover Tesla has experienced in its senior ranks is unusual in the auto industry and could make recruiting more diffic...
Tags: Amazon, China, Trends, Tesla, Walmart, TSLA, Kim, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Keller, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Maryann Keller, AutoPacific, Ed Kim, As Tesla, Maryann Keller Associates


Tesla is bleeding executives, and experts say it may create problems for the company (TSLA)

Tesla is known for its high rate of turnover among executive and senior-level employees. As Tesla expands its product line and presence in foreign markets, it will become a more complicated business to run and require a more stable management team, Maryann Keller, the principal at the automotive consulting firm Maryann Keller & Associates, told Business Insider. The level of turnover Tesla has experienced in its senior ranks is unusual in the auto industry and could make recruiting more diffic...
Tags: Amazon, China, Trends, Tesla, Walmart, TSLA, Kim, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Keller, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Maryann Keller, AutoPacific, Ed Kim, As Tesla, Maryann Keller Associates


WSJ: Trump Inaugural Officials Sparred With Vendors Over Exorbitant Pricing

Federal prosecutors are investigating interactions between vendors and officials at President Trump’s inaugural committee, the Wall Street Journal reports. Officials at the committee reportedly pushed back against top vendor Hargrove Inc., which purportedly submitted a budget that used “wildly different pricing” from previous inaugurals. The newspaper also reports that after the Trump D.C. hotel asked for $3.6 million for eight days of catering and space rental, an unnamed inaugural official ...
Tags: News, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Hargrove, Wolkoff, Tom Barrack, Hargrove Inc, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Rick Gates, Trump D C, Muckraker, Trump Swamp, Josh Kovensky


Apple, Goldman Sachs to jointly launch credit card paired with iPhone: WSJ

Goldman Sachs Group Inc has teamed up with Apple Inc to issue credit cards that will be paired with iPhones and will help users manage their money, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
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Goldman Sachs and Apple are reportedly partnering to launch a new iPhone-linked credit card (GS, AAPL)

Goldman Sachs is reportedly partnering with Apple to launch a new credit card paired with fresh iPhone features, according to a story from the Wall Street Journal Thursday. It will be the first consumer credit card launched by Goldman Sachs, which has only been active in the retail-banking space for around two years. The card will reportedly give customers additional features in Apple's pre-existing wallet app, and allow them to "set spending goals, track their rewards and manage their balance...
Tags: Apple, UK, China, Trends, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Marcus, Business Insider Apple, Marcus Marcus


Report: US company to stop sales of genetic tech in Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. says it will no longer sell or service genetic sequencers in China’s mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang following criticism that they were used for surveillance that enabled human rights abuses, The Wall Street Journal reported. The company in Waltham, Massachusetts, cited its “values, ethics code and policies,” according […]
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Britain and Germany Will Not Ban Huawei, Citing Lack of Spying Evidence

An anonymous Slashdot reader writes from a report via Reuters: Despite persistent U.S. allegations of Chinese state spying, Britain said it is able to manage the security risks of using Huawei telecom equipments and has not seen any evidence of malicious activity by the company, a senior official said on Wednesday. Asked later whether Washington had presented Britain with any evidence to support its allegations, he told reporters: "I would be obliged to report if there was evidence of malevolenc...
Tags: Washington, France, Angela Merkel, Tech, Britain, Huawei, National Security Agency, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Ren Zhengfei, Meng Wanzhou, Germany Will Not Ban Huawei


Tesla is bleeding executives and it could create problems for the company, experts say (TSLA)

Tesla is known for its high rate of turnover among executive and senior-level employees. As Tesla expands its product line and presence in foreign markets, it will become a more complicated business to run and require a more stable management team, Maryann Keller, the principal at the automotive consulting firm Maryann Keller & Associates, told Business Insider. The level of turnover Tesla has experienced in its senior ranks is unusual in the auto industry and could make recruiting more diffic...
Tags: Amazon, China, Trends, Tesla, Walmart, Italy, TSLA, Kim, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Keller, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Maryann Keller, AutoPacific, Ed Kim, As Tesla


Laws Aimed at Silencing Political Boycotts of Israel Are Categorically Different Than Public Accommodations Laws

Amanda Shanor Last week, both Andrew Koppleman on this blog and Eugene Kontorovich in the Wall Street Journal published pieces arguing that laws aimed at silencing political boycotts of Israel are the same, for First Amendment purposes, as public accommodations laws.   More sharply, both suggest that the ACLU is hypocritical (and, in Kontorovich’s view, motivated by identity politics).   They fault the ACLU for defending antidiscrimination laws, such as the one at stake in Masterpiece Cakes...
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So — Is Theranos Still Around?

Lately, Elizabeth Holmes and her biotech company, Theranos, have been on the minds of many.The bizarre story — which has been transformed into a book, a documentary, a podcast, and, soon, a feature film — continues to shock people around the globe. And many are wondering: What's going on with Theranos today?The blood-testing company, which at one time was valued at over $9 billion, officially closed in September 2018, after failing to find a buyer. The Wall Street Journal has reported that any ...
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A purge, a haircut and a very long train ride ahead of nuclear summit in Hanoi

Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, is reported to have purged senior aides ahead of a landmark summit on nuclear weapons next week with Donald Trump, the US president, in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi.  Seasoned diplomats who have worked for the regime since the eras of Kim’s father and grandfather are said to have been replaced with new, younger advisers chosen for their ideology and loyalty.  The biggest rotation has been the removal of Choe Son Hui, the vice foreign minister who spearheaded...
Tags: South Korea, New York, London, News, Washington, North Korea, White House, China, Singapore, US, Spain, United States, Kim, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Seoul