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  1. Beware: Some smartphone apps collect location data to sell to advertisers, retailers, and more

    The millions of dots on the map trace highways, side streets and bike trails…

  2. U.S. senator says privacy bill draft could arrive in early 2019

    Members of U.S. Congress from both parties have criticized Facebook, Google, and Twitter over data breaches, a lack of online privacy options, and concern about political bias…

  3. Google hit with lawsuit accusing them of tracking phone users regardless of privacy settings

    Google has been accused in a lawsuit of illegally tracking the movements of millions of iPhone and Android phone users…

  4. Google tracks users movements even when explicitly told not to – Associated Press

    Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to…

  5. Polar Flow fitness app exposed locations of spies and military personnel

    A popular fitness app that tracks the activity data on millions of users has inadvertently revealed the locations of…

  6. How scientists discovered Banksy’s true identity

    For 20 years, the identity of notorious street artist Banksy has been one of the art world’s best-kept secrets…

  7. Apple’s iBeacon so far fails to ignite retail revolution, won’t be big this Black Friday either

    The launch of iBeacon two years ago was supposed to change shopping. What happened?

  8. Apple iBeacon finds its way into McDonald’s and sandwich sales increase

    Ever since iBeacon made its debut on the iPhone in 2013…

  9. So, what’s going on with Apple’s iBeacon tech?

    Apple continues to disrupt consumer culture…

  10. Apple’s iBeacon: So many opt-out choices, or are there?

    here has been a lot of good coverage of Apple’s new iBeacon…

  11. Estimote makes ‘Nearables’ – iBeacon stickers you can stick on anything

    Estimote makes iBeacons in little polygon shapes with cool colors and custom designs…

  12. News crew investigating SketchFactor app burglarized while looking for ‘sketchy’ neighborhoods

    Among the many stolen articles was the gear of photojournalist…

  13. SketchFactor app for avoiding ‘sketchy’ neighborhoods called ‘racist’ by some

    A navigation app meant to help users avoid ‘sketchy’ neighborhoods…

  14. Millions of Android phones yet again vulnerable to data theft

    Bluebox Security, the same outfit that last year identified a worrisome…

  15. Android ‘Fake ID’ bug lets criminals gain access to Android users’ credit card data

    An Android flaw lets malware insert malicious code, gain access to the user’s credit card data and…

  16. Apple and the omnichannel: 9 industries already using Apple’s iBeacon

    Apple’s quiet introduction of iBeacon is shaping up to be a foundational release…

  17. China puts Microsoft under official investigation

    Government investigators visited Microsoft offices in four Chinese cities Monday…

  18. Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor roll out Apple’s iBeacon tech across North America

    Apple’s iBeacon technology delivers targeted content and offers to consumers…

  19. Apple could make a killing with this little-known device

    One device just might give Apple an iPhone-sized financial boost…

  20. Crucial security flaw found in Google Play: Thousands of secret keys found in Android apps

    A crucial security problem in Google Play, the official Android app store, has been found…

  21. inMarket: iBeacon increases in-store app usage, retention, and brand engagement

    The first public stats about iBeacon impact on the shopping experience

  22. No, Apple has not killed location tracking with iOS 8

    Apple’s move broadly does two related things….

  23. With iOS 8, Apple makes iOS even more secure ahead of smartphone security competition

    The iPhone 6 could be Apple’s most secure smartphone to date thanks to iOS 8…

  24. Google wants in on Apple Inc.’s iBeacon party

    Over the past year, Apple’s iBeacon has gained a lot of media attention…

  25. Apple expected fully unveil iBeacon plans at WWDC today

    Apple Inc.’s latest product to carry the ‘i’ prefix…