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Cambridge Analytica Scandal Spans More Than One Facebook App

8 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

The Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook is presently enduring spans more than just a single online quiz app that has so far been reported as leveraged for harvesting data on up to 87 million users in 2014, according to one Brittney Kaiser, a former employee of the political consulting firm which testified in front of a British parliamentary committee regarding online misinformation campaigns earlier today. While the This Is Your Digital Life app developed by researcher Aleksandr Kogan was the one that led to the controversy in the first place, abusing Facebook logins to mine data on some...
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Facebook Sued For Collecting Data On User Faces

8 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

U.S. District Judge James Donato on Monday approved a class-action lawsuit targeting Facebook's practice of analyzing and storing data on user faces based on the images people upload to its social network and the tags they attach to them. Multiple plaintiffs claim their privacy has been violated as part of such activities, with Facebook previously arguing that harvesting data on how people look isn't illegal even without explicit consent. The competent judge still allowed the lawsuit to move forward some three years after being filed based on Facebook's possible violations of the Illinois...
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Marzipan: What you need to now about the rumored new XKit

Marzipan: What you need to now about the rumored new XKit

'Marzipan' is the reported code-name for a new, cross-platform iOS and macOS development framework Apple maybe planning to roll out as soon as WWDC 2018. Apple has a problem... Read more ...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Best Buy 4-day Apple sale, Anker deals from $8, Bose...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Best Buy 4-day Apple sale, Anker deals from $8, Bose SoundSport Earbuds $179, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter , RSS Feed , Facebook , Google+ and Safari... Read more ...

Hands-on: Refreshed Material Design is the delightful cornerstone of the...

Hands-on: Refreshed Material Design is the delightful cornerstone of the new, smarter Gmail

After a midnight unveil , the new Gmail is beginning to launch for the first wave of users. We've managed to enable the new design on a personal Google Account, and are quickly... Read more ...

Snapchat's new Snappables let you play augmented reality games with friends

Snapchat's new Snappables let you play augmented reality games with friends

In another step to market itself as a leader in augmented reality chat, Snap today is rolling out Snappables, AR filters for games. Snappables will begin rolling out to users... Read more ...

Amazon made an Echo Dot for kids, and it costs $30 more than the original

Amazon made an Echo Dot for kids, and it costs $30 more than the original

Enlarge Those with an Amazon Echo device in their home have likely already exposed their children to Alexa. Now, Amazon wants to give kids the opportunity to turn Alexa into... Read more ...

Amazon teases ‘Fire TV Cube,' may offer built-in always-listening Alexa to...

Amazon teases ‘Fire TV Cube,' may offer built-in always-listening Alexa to get an edge on Google

Getting media to your TV has never been as easy as it is today. For years now, we've had options with Google's Chromecast, Roku, Amazon's Fire TV and more. At this point, it's... Read more ...

Spectacles 2 reportedly coming this week as Snapchat takes second shot at...

Spectacles 2 reportedly coming this week as Snapchat takes second shot at wearables

We heard rumblings about Snapchat releasing a new version of its Spectacles two weeks ago as an FCC filing revealed a few details. Now, a new Wired interview with Snap Inc... Read more ...

IOS 11 Now Installed on 76% of iOS Devices, While Android 8 is Installed on...

IOS 11 Now Installed on 76% of iOS Devices, While Android 8 is Installed on 4.6% of Android Devices

The iOS 11 operating system is installed on 76 percent of devices as of April 22, according to statistics Apple shared today on its App Store support page for... Read more ...

Hotel door locks could have been easily hacked by fake master keys

Hotel door locks could have been easily hacked by fake master keys

Hotel door locks can be compromised by simple tweaks to their in-built security software, according to research from one of the world's biggest cybersecurity firms. A team from... Read more ...

‘Opera Touch' launches for Android, a browser designed for convenience and speed

‘Opera Touch' launches for Android, a browser designed for convenience and speed

Google Chrome is probably the browser 90% of Android users are using on a daily basis, but there are some excellent third-party options available. Opera has long been trying to... Read more ...