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Jon Porter / The Verge:
Samsung releases Android 12-based One UI 4 for the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra, with new theming options, keyboard tweaks, and privacy settings   —  With older phones and tablets following ‘soon’  —  Samsung is making its One UI 4 software update available for the Galaxy S21 …
Nov 15, 2021, 7:20 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at the brewing rivalry between Meta and Apple over VR and AR headsets, smartwatches, smart home devices, and digital services   —  Apple and Meta are heading toward a collision course around wearables, AR/VR headsets and home devices.  Also: Netflix and Apple mend fences around billing …
Nov 14, 2021, 9:16 PMIn context
Aisha Counts / Protocol:
Report finds that online child sexual abuse material is increasing in sheer volume, growing more complex, and capitalizing on tech's blind spots   —  Online child sex abuse material has grown exponentially during the pandemic, and tech's best defenses are no match against it …
Nov 14, 2021, 4:40 PMIn context
Wolfie Zhao / The Block:
Taproot, the first major upgrade to Bitcoin's code since the introduction of Segregated Witness in 2017, goes live   —  Taproot, Bitcoin's long-anticipated code upgrade with a focus on enhancing the network's privacy and security, has been activated.  —  The upgrade went live …
Nov 14, 2021, 3:05 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Some TikTok users say the app is encouraging them to follow people they know in real life, raising privacy concerns over TikTok's tactics to connect users   —  The social network got huge by ignoring who you know.  That's increasingly no longer the case.  —  Unlike other social apps …
Nov 12, 2021, 7:35 PMIn context
Ellen Milligan / Bloomberg:
UK's Supreme Court dismisses a lawsuit against Google that sought $4B for allegedly tracking iOS Safari users without their consent between 2011 and 2012   —  - Supreme Court sides with Google in case seeking $4 billion  — Tech giant was accused of breaching its data-collection duties
Nov 10, 2021, 5:45 AMIn context
Sarah Gooding / WP Tavern:
A recently unredacted antitrust complaint alleges that Google gives AMP a “nice comparative boost” by throttling load times of non-AMP ads via one-second delays   —  The Chrome Dev Summit concluded earlier this week.  Announcements and discussions on hot topics impacting …
Nov 6, 2021, 5:30 PMIn context
David Uberti / Wall Street Journal:
A look at the hurdles the FTC faces in strengthening online privacy, including budgetary constraints, personnel changes, and potential legal pushback   —  Agency wants to tackle data privacy after years of legislative inaction, but Congress is likely to control whether FTC has budget to do so
Nov 3, 2021, 5:10 AMIn context
Campbell Kwan / ZDNet:
A joint probe by Australia and UK's Information Commissioners finds Clearview AI collected data on 3B+ people by indiscriminately scraping info from the web   —  Despite uncovering Clearview AI's intrusive practices, Australia's Information Commissioner conceded that the number of Australians …
Nov 2, 2021, 10:55 PMIn context
New York Times:
Meta plans to shut down Facebook's decade-old facial recognition system this month, deleting the face scan data of 1B+ users following legal and regulatory woes   —  Saying it wants “to find the right balance” with the technology, the social network will delete the face scan data of more than one billion users.
Nov 2, 2021, 1:10 PMIn context

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