Tag: user

Instagram bans ad partner for secretly tracking user locations, saving Stories, more

An extensive new report from Business Insider today details how the marketing startup Hyp3r was able to use Instagram loopholes to garner an incredible amount of information about users. Hyp3r… Read more »

Apple the largest US user of solar power, ahead of Amazon, Target, and Walmart

Apple was the largest corporate user of solar power in the US last year, says a new industry report, underlining the Cupertino company’s environmental credentials. U.S. businesses are increasingly turning… Read more »

Snap reports strong Q2 earnings, beating revenue and daily active user expectations

Snap today reported its second quarter earnings, and the results sent its stock up over 10 percent in after-hours trading. Snapchat generated an increase in daily users, and beat analyst… Read more »

‘Privacy. That’s iPhone’ ad campaign launches, highlights Apple’s stance on user protection

The new Apple "Privacy. That’s iPhone" ad campaign has debuted, highlighting the company’s stance on user privacy and protections. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Popular iOS apps use Glassbox SDK to record user screens without permission

A number of popular iOS apps paying data analytics services for so-called "session replay" technology have the ability to record and play back user interactions, often without asking permission, according… Read more »

FTC reportedly planning ‘record-setting’ fine against Facebook for mishandling user data

Following a report last weekend that Germany was planning to punish Facebook, a report from The Washington Post now says the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S. is planning “record-setting”… Read more »

T-Mobile and Sprint promise to stop selling user location data to third-parties, for real this time

After Motherboard published details about a concerning investigation into how US wireless carriers are selling user location data to third-parties, T-Mobile and Sprint have made some fresh promises. They say… Read more »

Facebook tries to explain why Netflix & Spotify were given access to user messages

Yesterday evening, a report offered details on Facebook’s data sharing relationships with over 150 different companies. One of the more jarring allegations related access to messages data. Facebook, however, disputes… Read more »

Future version of Animoji might add voice, sound effects based on user expressions

Apple’s Animoji may provide more ways to interact with the face-tracking animated characters, by playing appropriate sound effects for each avatar triggered when users either make specific expressions or say… Read more »

Timehop says more user data was comprised in data breach than initially thought

Timehop today is providing additional information on the data breach it first revealed yesterday. According to TechCrunch, Timehop has discovered that the breach included more user data than it initially… Read more »