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Pinterest Subsidiary & US Media Go Offline In EU Over GDPR

2 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Pinterest-owned bookmarking service Instapaper and a number of high-profile media outlets based in the United States went offline in Europe due to the General Data Privacy Regulation , a new legislative framework regulating the manner in which digital companies collect, manage, and utilize user data. Chicago Tribune and LA Times are just some of the names on the list of established news organizations which shut down access to their services from Europe in the last 24 hours, with all of them stating or implying the move is a temporary measure meant to buy them more time before they relaunch...
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Facebook, Google Targeted By Four Day-One GDPR Complaints

Facebook, Google Targeted By Four Day-One GDPR Complaints

2 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Facebook and Google have already been targeted by four complaints based on the General Data Protection Regulation, a strict European Union law regulating digital privacy practices which went into effect today after being in the making for years. Privacy enforcement NGO noyb.eu filed complaints against Google's Android, Facebook, and the latter's affiliates Instagram and WhatsApp, accusing all four of forcing user consent to their privacy policies. Irish Data Protection Commissioner is also expected to become involved in the cases together with top EU privacy regulators as the European arms...
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On the day Europe's new privacy law takes effect, Google already accused of breaking it

On the day Europe's new privacy law takes effect, Google already accused of breaking it

2 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Europe's tough new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation , came into force today. It provides the strongest protections the world has ever seen for customer and user data.
Google is already being accused of breaking the law by one privacy campaign group...
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Google and Facebook are already abusing GDPR, new report claims

Google and Facebook are already abusing GDPR, new report claims

2 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

The new privacy network of the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation , is coming into force after years of deliberation. It's been mere days, and the European Center for Digital Rights NOYB is already on Facebook's and Google's cases, who the watchdog claims are abusing the regulation.
In NOYB's latest report, the non-profit alleges that the companies are engaging in "forced consent" - that is, they are adopting a "take it or leave it" approach that forces consumers to either agree to the data terms or lose access to the service.
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Comment: Apple's example shows how Europe's new privacy law will benefit people worldwide

Comment: Apple's example shows how Europe's new privacy law will benefit people worldwide

2 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Europe's tough new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation , came into force today. It provides the strongest protections the world has ever seen for customer and user data.
Even Apple - a company famed for its respect for customer privacy - had to strengthen its safeguards in order to meet the extremely high standards set by GDPR. But while the law only applies to European Union citizens, Apple and some other companies have said that they plan to roll out the same privacy standards worldwide...
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Data privacy activist Max Schrems takes aim at ‘forced consent' in wake of GDPR

Data privacy activist Max Schrems takes aim at ‘forced consent' in wake of GDPR

2 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

As Europe's new privacy law took effect on Friday, one activist wasted no time in asserting the additional rights it gives people over the data that companies want to collect about them. Austrian Max Schrems filed complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, arguing they were acting illegally by forcing users to ac...
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Hot Chips 2018: Xilinx DNN Processors Live Blog

Hot Chips 2018: Xilinx DNN Processors Live Blog

Xilinx has several talks this year at Hot Chips, and aside from the ACAP earlier in the day, the talk about their Deep Neural Network processor also looks interesting. The talk... Read more ...

Verizon Throttled California Fire Department's Data Speeds During Wildfire...

Verizon Throttled California Fire Department's Data Speeds During Wildfire Response

Verizon recently throttled the data used by a Santa Clara, California fire department that was in the midst of fighting wildfires, reports Ars Technica. Verizon's actions were... Read more ...

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Google Fit has been around for quite some time, but Google recently revamped the service with a brand new look and some handy new features. If you want to give it a shot... Read more ...

IKEA to expand Tradfri HomeKit line with new $10 smart plug in October...

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Last year, IKEA rolled out HomeKit support to its Tradfri smart lighting products , and now the Swedish company is seemingly looking to further expand its HomeKit offerings... Read more ...

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For a sprawling electronics company like Samsung, which count smartphones, appliances, televisions, computers, among their thousands of product categories, artificial... Read more ...

Parallels Desktop 14 is available now for Mac, and it includes Mojave support

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Enlarge / Parallels Desktop 14 running Windows 10 in macOS High Sierra. A new version of Mac-based virtualization software Parallels Desktop was released today. Parallels... Read more ...

MacOS Mojave won't support Back to My Mac; Apple suggests pricier alternatives

MacOS Mojave won't support Back to My Mac; Apple suggests pricier alternatives

Enlarge Mac users began receiving alerts that Apple will end support for its Back to My Mac feature when macOS Mojave comes out this fall. The iCloud feature lets users... Read more ...

Even with the Note 9 and iPhone X at $1000, we still spend the same on phones

Even with the Note 9 and iPhone X at $1000, we still spend the same on phones

Retail prices for high-end phones from the big three brands in the US - Apple, Samsung and LG - have been steadily rising from the very beginning of the race when the OG iPhone... Read more ...

Google ‘SHORTWAVE' Could Be An Experimental Podcast App

Google ‘SHORTWAVE' Could Be An Experimental Podcast App

Google's experimental workshop, Area 120 , appears to be working on its own audio playback software called Shortwave, which could be similar to Google Podcasts. That's... Read more ...

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 64: which ultimate graphics...

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 64: which ultimate graphics card is best for you?

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 is finally a real, tangible GPU and with six times the power of Pascal-based GTX GPUs, it's a beast. But how does Nvidia's best graphics card ever... Read more ...