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Federal privacy law hits Democrat roadblock after earlier Republican ones

Hopes of passing a federal privacy law during the current session of Congress are now fading. The problem to date has been getting enough Republicans on board, but now there are challenges on the Democrat side, too. Two key Democratic figures say th.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekJun 23rd, 2022

Apple TV+ reaches 6% market share in the US while Netflix loses subscribers

A report from earlier this year revealed that Apple TV+ had been growing slowly, just reaching 5% of the market share of streaming platforms in the United States. Three months later, Apple TV+ finally accounts for 6% of the US streaming market – w.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News3 hr. 39 min. ago

Apple updates AirPods beta firmware available to developers

Following the release of iOS 16 beta 3 for developers earlier today, Apple has now updated the beta firmware for the AirPods, which is also available to developers. The update enhances the Automatic Switching feature and brings other improvements to.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News4 hr. 39 min. ago

Federal patient privacy law doesn’t cover most period-tracking apps

Passed in 1996, HIPAA hasn’t kept pace with new technologies and at-home tests. Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newslet.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News4 hr. 39 min. ago

Elon Musk grieved with crash victim’s dad. Now Tesla faces him in court

A week-long jury trial set to begin in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is the first for the company over a fatal accident involving one of its electric cars......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News9 hr. 11 min. ago

Snow At One of World"s Highest Observatories Melting Earlier Than Ever Before

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The snow at the highest observatory in the world to be operated all-year-round is expected to completely melt in the next few days, the earliest time on record. Scientists at the Sonnblick observ.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 11 min. ago

Crypto Broker Voyager Digital Files for Bankruptcy

Crypto broker Voyager Digital has filed for bankruptcy protection, days after suspending all trading and withdrawals on its service. From a report: Voyager announced late Tuesday that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York federal court......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 11 min. ago

Forspoken pulled from packed fall lineup, delayed till January 2023

Forspoken has suffered another delay. It was originally supposed to launch earlier this year, in May, but was delayed to October. Now, it's due out in 2023......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News10 hr. 39 min. ago

HomePod mini hits $83 in Wednesday’s best deals, plus Logitech MX Mechanical Keyboard and more

All of today’s best deals are now up for the taking with a rare discount on all five HomePod mini colors leading the way. That’s alongside Logitech’s just-released MX Mechanical Mac Keyboard at $144 and Belkin’s new 15W MagSafe charger from.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News11 hr. 11 min. ago

iPhone privacy screen protectors: When to use and best options

Privacy screen protectors are dark shields, usually made of glass that you can use on your iPhone. You may have seen one on someone else’s iPhone and wondered what a use case would be. Let’s explore what a privacy screen protector does and the b.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News11 hr. 11 min. ago

BOE gets go-ahead for iPhone 14 OLED production despite previous panel problems

Apple has reportedly approved supplier BOE to provide OLED panels for the iPhone 14 even after earlier manufacturing changes were performed without Apple's knowledge.BOE expected to produce 5 million iPhone 14 OLED panelsBOE has had a rollercoaster y.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News11 hr. 11 min. ago

Senate Intel leaders call for FTC probe into TikTok amid alleged "misrepresentations" on data practices

Top lawmakers on the Senate Intelligence Committee called for a Federal Trade Commission probe of TikTok on Tuesday, amid allegations the social media company has made "repeated misrepresentations" to Congress and others on its data security practice.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News13 hr. 11 min. ago

Kuo: Entry-level and mid-range iPhones will no longer have the latest Apple chips

Earlier this year, an intriguing report by the very well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that Apple might keep the new A16 chip exclusively for iPhone 14 Pro models, while regular iPhone 14 models will get last year’s A15 chip. In a new report.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News20 hr. 11 min. ago

Largan reports improved sales for June

Lens module maker Largan Precision has disclosed June 2022 revenue of NT$3.39 billion (US$115.36 million), up 8% on month and 1% from a year earlier......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJul 6th, 2022

TikTok commits to changes to avoid App Store ban

Earlier this week, an FCC commissioner in the United States called on both Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their respective apps stores. Now, TikTok parent company ByteDance has responded to the situation and confirmed that some China-based e.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJul 5th, 2022

‘Pestle’ recipe app now lets users share their cookbook with others

We have been covering Pestle since its introduction earlier this year, as it is a fun and intuitive app that lets you create and manage your cooking recipes on your iPhone and iPad. This time, the app has been updated with a new feature called “Ho.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJul 5th, 2022

Why the FTC is issuing car dealer rules now

The FTC already can take legal action if dealerships violate the federal prohibition on unfair or deceptive acts or practices. But the government's path to catching violations becomes easier if a behavior is specifically defined as illegal in a.....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJul 5th, 2022

Google closes data loophole amid privacy fears over abortion ruling

Developers’ ability to see which other apps are installed on people’s phones restricted. Enlarge (credit: Lari Bat | Getty Images) Google is closing a loophole that has allowed thousands of companies to monitor and sell s.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJul 4th, 2022

Robotaxi services progressing in the US and China

The reality of commuting with robotaxis has come closer. Cruise, a GM-owned self-driving car company, began charging for its driverless taxi rides in part of San Francisco. Two months earlier, autonomous vehicle (AV) technology companies Apollo and P.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJul 4th, 2022

What the end of Roe v. Wade means for reproductive rights and privacy

On June 24, the Supreme Court released a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, upholding the constitutionality of a 2018 Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The court also ruled 5-4 to overturn Roe v. Wad.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 1st, 2022

Google hit with more privacy complaints for “deceptive” sign-up process [Updated]

Consumer group: One click grants permission to “exploit everything you do.” Enlarge (credit: 400tmax | iStock Unreleased) More than a billion people worldwide have signed up for Google accounts, clicking through screens pr.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJul 1st, 2022