Uber is getting rid of a creepy tracking feature in its app

As Uber looks to mend its reputation with consumers, it is getting rid of a feature embedded in its app that allows it to track riders after they have left the ride.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/29/uber-is-getting-rid-creepy-tracking-feature-in-its-app.html

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Uber Boss Practices Brinksmanship With Apple

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has a reputation of playing fast and loose with rules, but it appears that a maneuver his company performed on iPhones took his ride-hailing outfit to the brink of ruin a couple of years ago. When Apple discovered Uber was planting code on iPhones that persisted on the devices even after the ride-hailing app was removed, Apple CEO Tim Cook warned Kalanick in a face-to-face meeting to stop the practice or the Uber app would be kicked out of Apple’s App store, according to a report.

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A Solution for the Uber CEO's Anger Problem

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has earned a reputation for having a short fuse. In addition to his apparent personal anger management issues, there are the stresses that come with running a giant company — and Uber recently has been losing executives. When it rains, it pours. What’s happening with Kalanick, and can Uber recover its mojo? Many people have issues with anger, but few are in the spotlight. When it shines on you, everyone pays attention. That’s especially so for successful people who are responsible for the well being of many others.

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No more fake views: Nepal tests GPS-tracking devices for Mount Everest climbs

Nepal isn’t taking chances with Mount Everest’s reputation. The country is testing GPS-tracking devices to stop fake summit claims. If the test is successful, climbers will have to carry the units, which can also assist in rescues.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/22/no-more-fake-views-nepal-tests-gps-tracking-devices-for-mount-everest-climbs.html

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Gigabyte GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB review: one of the best midrange GPUs you can buy today

Nvidia’s GTX 1060 6GB is a potent midrange graphics card and Gigabyte’s G1 Gaming series has a reputation for a well-built, quality product. How much performance can the GTX 1060 deliver compared with older, higher-end Maxwell hardware ?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/235690-gigabyte-gtx-1060-g1-gaming-6gb-review-one-of-the-best-midrange-gpus-you-can-buy-today

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Busted! Apple computers aren't nearly as secure as you think

Apple products have long had a reputation for tight security. In years past, one of the most common reasons Windows users switched to Macs was to get away from the viruses and other digital threats that constantly bombard Windows. It’s the reason most Mac users don’t have any security software installed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/18/busted-apple-computers-arent-nearly-as-secure-as-think.html

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Reviled People-Rating App Slithers Into Action

With its reputation preceding it, Peeple on Monday launched on the iTunes App Store. The goal of the app is to help people better understand each other, according to the company. It was designed for people who need to display their reputation to others, including freelancers, business owners, employees, teachers and coaches. Peeple users can leverage social media platforms to share the recommendations they receive. Users also can link their profiles to their resumes.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83208.html?rss=1

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Chrome has a serious security flaw

Since Google launched the Chrome browser in 2008, it’s built a reputation for speed and security not found in other browsers. While the gap has narrowed in both those areas thanks to improvements in Firefox, and Microsoft creating the new Edge browser for Windows 10, Chrome still has the edge in hacking contests.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/19/chrome-has-serious-security-flaw.html

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Lizard Squad chased by police, humbled by fellow hackers

The dubious but solid reputation and very integrity of infamous black hat hacking clique Lizard Squad hangs by a thread, according to fresh online reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/01/20/lizard-squad-chased-by-police-humbled-by-fellow-hackers/

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Xiaomi launches the Mi 4, a metal-framed smartphone powerhouse which costs $320

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone brand which has an Apple-like reputation in its home country, has announced the Mi 4, it’s latest and most impressive smartphone to date. Teased late last week, we were expecting a premium device with a metal chassis. It turns out we were half right. .

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/07/22/xiaomi-launches-mi-4-metal-framed-smartphone-powerhouse-which-costs-320/

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Amazon Risks Customer Loyalty in Fight Over Kids' In-App Purchases

Amazon’s reputation for stellar customer service could become tarnished if its current flap with the FTC gets out of hand. The FTC is suing Amazon for permitting children to make millions of dollars in unauthorized purchases through its Appstore. Similar accusations have been circulating for years, and not only with respect to Amazon. Other companies, including Apple, have been targeted, said David Johnson, CEO of Strategic Vision. Still, “fighting with the FTC on this issue — one that even Apple settled! That just doesn’t look good.”

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