Apple begins collecting ResearchKit data to further platform integration

Article Image In a change to its data collection practices, Apple is now listing itself as a “secondary” researcher on two active ResearchKit studies, allowing the company to skim anonymized data in efforts to improve its health technology platform.

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This week on AI: iPhone SE, 9.7" iPad Pro, Apple Watch changes & more

Article Image The week began with Apple announcing a collection of new products, mainly the iPhone SE and a 9.7-inch iPad Pro, but continued to be eventful, with developments in the encryption debate, problems with iOS 9.3, and future plans for Apple Pay.

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Google addresses EdTech data collection concerns but leaves questions unanswered

Article Image After requesting details on Google’s data collection policies in relation to its education technology program, Sen. Al Franken on Tuesday published the company’s official point-by-point response, saying the letter was thorough but ultimately incomplete.

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The Beatles '1+' with 50 restored 'mini movies' is exclusive to Apple's iTunes Store

Article Image Legendary group The Beatles launched a new digital collection of films and videos exclusively on the iTunes Store on Monday, featuring 50 completely restored and remastered presentations from the Fab Four.

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Facebook rolls out mobile profile pic changes such as video support, temporary images

Article Image Facebook is gradually rolling out a collection of mobile-oriented additions to profile pages and profile images, including videos, time-limited pictures, and a new customizable layout.

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Apple adds 'Active Collection' colors to three Beats headphone lines

Article Image Apple on Thursday added new “Active Collection” colors to three of its Beats headphone lines, including its Tour2 and Powerbeats2 Wireless in-ear models, and the over-the-ear Solo2 Wireless.

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Apple, 161 other organizations lend aid to Pentagon on flexible electronics

Apple has reportedly joined the FlexTech Alliance, a collection of 162 organizations working with the Pentagon on flexible sensor electronics capable of being worn by soldiers, or molded to the outside of vehicles.

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App Store puts 100 iOS titles on sale for 99 cents, YouTube app updated with 'vertical video' support

In a pair of iOS App Store developments on Thursday, Apple put a collection of 100 titles up for sale priced at 99 cents each, while Google updated YouTube for iOS to make the “vertical video” viewing experience a bit more bearable.

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Apple celebrates 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with App Store collection

Observing 25 years of the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act, Apple is profiling a collection of accessibility apps expressly designed to accommodate users with vision, hearing, speech, physical and motor skills or learning and literacy issues.

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Microsoft bows out of maps data as Apple doubles down, sells some Bing Maps assets to Uber

Uber is set to acquire the imagery collection unit of Microsoft’s Bing Maps division –?giving the ridesharing service a leg up as it seeks to lessen its dependence on mapping products from Apple and potential rival Google –?in a deal that will see Microsoft end its own in-house mapping data efforts.

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Apple now labeling map data collection vehicles in the US, UK

Weeks after officially confirming the existence of a real-world data collection effort designed to bolster its mapping service, Apple has updated its fleet of sensor-loaded minivans with branding that makes them more clearly identifiable.



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iOS 9 code points to Apple TV apps, 'iPad Pro' keyboard, new Photos feature

The current iOS 9 beta contains references to a collection of unreleased products and features, including the next-generation Apple TV, the “iPad Pro,” and new options in Photos, according to a noted iOS developer.



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Americans Hate Surveillance, Love Privacy: Report


Americans are deeply troubled by surveillance, data collection and the security of their data that’s held by government agencies and private companies, Pew Research has found.
The combined results of two surveys — one of 500 adults between August and September last year and one of 460 adults between January and February this year — suggest that the vast majority consider it important to be in control of who can get information about them. Surveillance is a bugbear — 88 percent of the respondents didn’t want someone to watch or listen to them without their permission.

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House overwhelmingly passes USA Freedom Act to curtail NSA data collection

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The House of Representatives passed a law reforming some of the NSA’s bulk data collection practices, but critics charge that the changes don’t go nearly far enough.

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Twitter upgrades trends features for mobile, drops #discover and activity

Twitter today made a collection of changes to the way trends are presented in its iOS and Android apps, incorporating new information while simultaneously doing away with #discover and activity.



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Apple Watch support comes to flurry of iPhone apps ahead of April launch

A collection of iPhone apps — such as Evernote, Dark Sky, and the New York Times — were updated today to support the Apple Watch, even though the wearable isn’t shipping until April 24.



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