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Paresh Dave / Los Angeles Times:
Snapchat debuts the first sponsored geofilter at all McDonald's locations in the US   —  Snapchat turns geofilter digital stickers into revenue source  —  Much of social media involves showing off where we are, whether it's watching a ballgame at Dodger Stadium, meeting Mickey Mouse …
Jun 16, 2015, 2:05 PMIn context
Brian Bennett / Los Angeles Times:
FBI wants data access to encrypting or data-destroying instant messaging apps like WhatsApp, Kik, Wickr, and Surespot that could be used by terrorists   —  With Islamic State using instant messaging apps, FBI seeks access to data  —  Islamic State militants and their followers have discovered …
Jun 9, 2015, 12:10 AMIn context
Patrick McGreevy / Los Angeles Times:
California Senate OKs requiring warrants to search smartphones, tablets   —  The state Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would require law enforcement in California to obtain a search warrant or wiretap order before searching a person's smartphone, laptop or other electronic device …
Jun 3, 2015, 7:55 PMIn context
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
New FCC proposal calls for end to robocalls, allows telcos to offer blocking tech to customers   —  FCC moves to crack down on unwanted robocalls  —  Disrupting the lives of millions of Americans, telemarketers and scammers are routinely using technological advances to automatically dial phone numbers …
May 28, 2015, 12:10 AMIn context
Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. schools iPad program subject of inquiry by SEC   —  The federal Securities and Exchange Commission recently opened an informal inquiry into whether Los Angeles school officials complied with legal guidelines in the use of bond funds for the now-abandoned $1.3-billion iPads-for-all project.
Apr 17, 2015, 9:15 AMIn context
Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. school district demands iPad refund from Apple   —  The Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking to recoup millions of dollars from technology giant Apple over a problem-plagued curriculum that was provided with iPads intended to be given to every student, teacher and administrator.
Apr 15, 2015, 10:55 PMIn context
Paresh Dave / Los Angeles Times:
Tinder integrates with Instagram and lets potential matches view your profile and last 34 pictures   —  Tinder adds ability to show off Instagram photos to potential matches  —  To put your photo on dating app Tinder, you have to pull it from your Facebook profile.  But many users have wanted to share more photos.
Apr 15, 2015, 10:05 AMIn context
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
FCC's net neutrality rules formally published; US Telecom, a trade group whose members include AT&T and Verizon, files the first lawsuit to challenge rules   —  Net neutrality rules formally published; first legal challenge filed  —  Tough new net neutrality regulations were published …
Apr 13, 2015, 12:30 PMIn context
Tracey Lien / Los Angeles Times:
Uber discloses one of its databases was breached in May 2014; personal info, including drivers' license numbers, of up to 50K drivers at risk   —  Uber security breach may have affected up to 50,000 drivers  —  Thousands of Uber driver names and driver's license numbers may be in the hands …
Feb 27, 2015, 4:50 PMIn context
Russ Mitchell / Los Angeles Times:
Google Ventures and Michael Dell invest $60M in Kobalt, which handles music publishing rights   —  Music royalty hunter Kobalt wins Google funding  —  Since the music industry began in the early 20th century, musicians and songwriters have complained about paltry royalty payments for their creations.
Feb 26, 2015, 11:30 PMIn context

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