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Wall Street Journal:
Tech trends for 2019: foldable phones, 5G, cashierless retail, privacy legislation, autonomous delivery wagons, IoT edge computing, and more   —  From delivery wagons and foldable phones to privacy crackdowns and corporate health tracking, the coming year will make good on some of the tech industry's biggest promises
Dec 31, 2018, 8:30 PMIn context
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
Privacy International: popular Android apps like TripAdvisor, Kayak, Indeed, MyFitnessPal share data with Facebook without user consent, possibly violating GDPR   —  Some of the most popular apps for Android smartphones, including Skyscanner, TripAdvisor and MyFitnessPal …
Dec 30, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Test shows that Android phones like LG G7 ThinQ, OnePlus 6, and Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 8 can be unlocked via facial recognition using 3D-printed head models   —  Facial recognition is cropping up everywhere.  From shopping malls to the workplace, it's likely something is scanning your face every day.
Dec 16, 2018, 7:35 PMIn context
Yonhap News Agency:
Sources: Samsung to launch the flagship Galaxy S10 in February, while Galaxy S10 with 5G support and its foldable phone called Galaxy F will launch in March   —  Samsung Electronics Co. plans to launch its first foldable smartphone in March, along with a fifth-generation (5G) network-powered Galaxy S10, industry sources said Monday.
Nov 12, 2018, 7:15 AMIn context
Amol Rajan / BBC:
Interview with Nick Clegg about his hiring and future at Facebook   —  Nick Clegg said no to Facebook when they first called this summer.  “But in that funny way that happens,” he says, “if you say no to people they suddenly become very interested in you.”  —  In a phone call …
Oct 19, 2018, 11:45 AMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Facebook has quietly launched its Facebook Lite app, previously available only on Android, on iOS in Turkey   —  - Facebook makes a “lite” version of its app for Android phones that uses less data and battery life and is a smaller download.  — A version for iPhones appears to have quietly launched in Turkey.
Oct 5, 2018, 10:05 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
Study: Facebook lets ads target your account using info given for security purposes, like your phone number, as well as info from your friends' address books   —  Last week, I ran an ad on Facebook that was targeted at a computer science professor named Alan Mislove.
Sep 26, 2018, 4:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Inside Facebook's attempts to keep its Facebook and Messenger Stories original, including rolling out its Music feature for adding songs as a soundtrack   —  There's a secret Facebook app called Blink.  Built for employees only, it's how the company tests out new video formats its hoping will become the next Boomerang or SuperZoom.
Sep 26, 2018, 11:30 AMIn context
Andrew Perrin / Pew Research Center:
Survey of US adults: 42% took a break from Facebook for several weeks or more, 26% deleted app from their phone, 54% adjusted privacy settings in past 12 months   —  Significant shares of Facebook users have taken steps in the past year to reframe their relationship with the social media platform.
Sep 5, 2018, 9:15 AMIn context
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Indian regulators call for European-style rules on big tech, focused on privacy and protecting local firms from competition; sources say new rules are coming   —  NEW DELHI — In India, American companies dominate the internet.  Facebook's WhatsApp is the most popular app on phones.
Sep 1, 2018, 8:15 AMIn context

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