Fucking Apple.. smh but google ain’t much better with some of the latest news of their data collection methods….
When an app says it’s collecting data for technical support or analytics purposes, it seems innocuous but a report by TechCrunch and The App Analyst found a number of iOS applications that went much further without informing users. The apps mentioned, including Air Canada, Abercrombie & Fitch, Expedia, Hotels.com and others used analytics software from a company called Glassbox that embeds “session replay” tech to show them exactly what users are doing. Continue reading
Bout time lol .. for those not in the know, LibreELEC is a small linux distro which turns your computer into a Kodi “box” and now it includes retrogaming!!
LibreELEC 9.0 (Leia) has finally arrived after a long gestation period. Based upon Kodi v18.0, the Final 9.0 release contains many changes and refinements to user experience and a complete overhaul of the underlying OS core to improve stability and extend hardware support. Kodi v18 also brings new features like Kodi Retroplayer and DRM support that (equipped with an appropriate add-on) allows Kodi to unofficially stream content from services like Netflix and Amazon.
via LibreELEC (Leia) 9.0.0 RELEASE – LibreELEC
The battle to listen to you all the time lol
The digital assistant wars are in full swing, and with Google just recently notching the latest victory by finishing Q2 with the top-selling smart speaker in the world, Amazon is revamping its Alexa-powered roster in a very big way. Continue reading
I bet Mark & co will find other uses for this AI as well…
Moderation is not an easy thing for social media platforms to get right. With millions of users actively publishing image, video, and text posts every hour, manually reviewing the site’s content is off the table. Continue reading
This is a doozy right here…. be on your shit!
Cybersecurity is a constant battleground. In 2017, security researchers discovered some 23,000 new malware specimens per day (that’s 795 per hour).
While that headline is shocking, it turns out that the majority of these specimens are variants of the same malware type. They just have slightly different code that each creates a “new” signature.
Every now and then, though, a truly new malware strain bursts onto the scene. Mylobot is one such example: it’s new, highly sophisticated, and gathering momentum. Continue reading
Pay attention to the permission these mobile apps want…
La Liga, an app for Spanish soccer fans, was spying on fans using otherwise unnecessary GPS and microphone permissions to identify bars showing the game without a license. Continue reading