iPhone apps with access to your camera can secretly spy on you

In this day and age, it’s nearly impossible to keep track of all the ways that our devices keep track of us. Many of us have simply come to terms with this new reality, but thankfully, there are others out there who are staying vigilant and doing their part to ensure that our collective privacy isn’t violated any more than it needs to be.

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Tech Q&A: Tracking cellphones, dictating documents, covert online shopping and more

I would like to track my wife’s location. She is never, ever without her phone. Can I track her phone so I know where she is around town?

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EPIC Claims Google Violates Consumer Privacy in FTC Complaint


A new technology that Google uses to track billions of credit card transactions is unsafe, overly intrusive, and possibly in violation of federal law, according to a complaint EPIC filed Monday with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. EPIC urged the FTC to investigate Google over its Store Sales Management program, criticizing it as unfair and deceptive to consumers, and lacking an easy way to opt out. Google uses its SSM program to track whether consumers have converted online advertisements into in-store purchases.

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AMD Beats Q2 2017 Expectations on Strong Ryzen, Epyc Sales

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AMD beat Wall Street expectations for Q2 2017 and is on track to deliver a strong Q3 and Q4, with Vega and Threadripper both debuting in August.

The post AMD Beats Q2 2017 Expectations on Strong Ryzen, Epyc Sales appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: GPU Performance Tracking, Xbox Live Boost

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If you’ve ever wanted to track GPU usage the same way we can check CPU usage through the Windows 10 Task Manager, it’s finally happening.

The post Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: GPU Performance Tracking, Xbox Live Boost appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Google plans to track credit card spending so it knows when you are buying things in shops – as well as online

Google has revealed “intrusive” new plans to track what we are buying in shops.It will use credit and debit card information to prove that its online adverts can get shoppers to the till.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/24/google-plans-to-track-credit-card-spending-so-it-knows-when-are-buying-things-in-shops-as-well-as-online.html

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Uber reportedly used secret program to track Lyft drivers

A new report says Uber used a secret program dubbed “Hell’ to track Lyft drivers to see if they were driving for both ride-hailing services and otherwise stifle competition.

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DARPA's 'Aerial Dragnet' will monitor drones in cities

While air traffic control systems track, guide and monitor thousands of planes and helicopters every day, one group of sky flyers remains unmonitored: drones

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Only in New York: NYPD evidence-tracking system can't be queried without crashing

An evidence and property system built to track of evidence and seized cash and other property for the New York Police Department crashes when queried. According to officials, the only alternative is to check half a million invoices annually by hand.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/20/only-in-new-york-nypd-evidence-tracking-system-cant-be-queried-without-crashing.html

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Cybersecurity Goals to Guide Federal Software Spending


The U.S. government is on track to significantly boost spending on cybersecurity solutions. However, evolving requirements to greatly improve federal protection of information technology resources will shape that spending. In fact, federal cyberprotection goals should be augmented and significantly modified, according to recent studies of the federal market. The linkage between increased federal investing in cybersecurity and the requirements for bolstering IT protection are portrayed in two newly released reports.

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MasterCard to roll out Apple Pay support in Canada, Brazil and Asia in 2016, report says

Article Image A report on Monday suggests Apple Pay is on track to integrate wider availability in Canada, Brazil and parts of Asia with help from MasterCard, which will expand credit card support into those regions later this year.

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'X-Ray vision' tech uses radio waves to 'see' through walls

“X-ray vision” that can track people’s movements through walls using radio signals could be the future of smart homes, gaming and health care, researchers say

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Apple's iPad Pro to sell 2.6M units in Q4 despite significant display, Apple Pencil production issues

Article Image Apple is on track to ship between 2.4 and 2.6 million iPad Pro units in its first quarter of sales, though inventory of the giant size tablet and its integral Apple Pencil accessory is facing constraints due to production snarls, according to one insider.

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Alleged hiring freeze at Pegatron prompts more doom-and-gloom speculation about Apple

Article Image Despite commentary from Apple itself indicating that the company is on track for a record setting holiday quarter, a hiring freeze at supplier Pegatron has fueled more speculation that interest in the company’s products could be softening.

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As drones gain popularity, the UK and NASA plan to develop a UAV tracking system

U.K. lawmakers want to track the consumer and commercial use of drones and they’re turning to NASA for help, reports the New York Times.

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New iPhones Poised to Do Land Office Business


Apple is trumpeting the figures for its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus preorders, saying that it’s on track to beat last year’s first-weekend iPhone sales record of 10 million units. Last year’s models included Apple’s first large-screen smartphone, the iPhone 6 Plus. The new iPhones will start shipping Sept. 25. Getting off to a good start is very important for a product, said Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy. “It says, ‘This is a good product. Millions have purchased it, and you should too.'”

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