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Android reportedly is collecting 10 times more user data than iOS

NASHVILLE: Soon after reports emerged about how Google continues to monitor a user`s location even if the location services have been turned off, a new study has claimed that the search giant also resorts to passive methods of data collection through Android phones, which are often overlooked. A study by Vanderbilt University also claims that Android smartphones are collecting almost 10 times more data than Apple iOS. In the study, the researchers have looked at the less obvious ways for Google to collect the data…

Lawsuit says Google tracks phone users regardless of privacy settings

SAN FRANCISCO: Google has been accused in a lawsuit of illegally tracking the movements of millions of iPhone and Android phone users even when they use a privacy setting to prevent it. According to a complaint filed late Friday, Google falsely assures people they won’t be tracked if they turn the “Location History” feature on their phones to “off,” and instead violates their privacy by monitoring and storing their movements. “Google represented that a user ‘can turn off Location History at any time. With Location…

Top US court to rule in Apple case over app monopoly

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a case on whether Apple can be sued under antitrust law for monopolizing the distribution of mobile applications on its App Store. The case which could have important implications for Apple and its mobile ecosystem hinges on whether the iPhone maker has a right to have a "closed" system where only the company can distribute mobile apps. In the lawsuit filed by buyers of iPhones and iOS apps claimed Apple's monopoly leads to inflated prices and that consumers should…

WhatsApp will stop working on these phones from 2018

As 2018 is approaching near, the major announcements in the area of technology are also expected. The world’s popular messaging app WhatsApp has announced that its application will stop working on some phones by the start of next year. Like last year, this year too the Facebook-owned instant messaging app is ending updates for a number of older platforms. "Because we will no longer actively develop for these platforms, some features may stop functioning at any time," said the company on its blog post while announcing…

Skype removed from Apple, Android China app stores

CALIFORNIA: Skype, Microsoft Corp’s internet phone call and messaging service, has disappeared from app stores in China including that of Apple Inc, indicating the latest setback for a foreign tech service in the country. Apple, responding to questions about Skype’s absence, late on Tuesday said it had removed several internet phone call apps from its App Store in China after the country’s government said they violated local laws. “We have been notified by the Ministry of Public Security that a number of voice over…

Google offers bug bounty to clean up mobile apps

SAN FRANCISCO: Google is offering security experts a bounty to identify Android app flaws as the Alphabet unit seeks to wipe out bugs from its Google Play store. Each flaw will score at least $1,000 under the programme announced on Thursday to back up automated checks that have failed to block malware and other problems that security experts say infect the 8-year-old app store far more than rival Apple's App Store. Google will partner with HackerOne, a bug bounty programme management website, to target a list of apps…

Now you can have your personal genius – Professor Einstein

“This important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein.   According to Albert Einstein, the sky’s the limit when imagination and knowledge are paired together.However, now you can learn science through the whimsical and knowledgeable eyes of your own personal genius—Professor Einstein. Professor Einstein is the first fully automated, 14.5-inch Einstein robot with full facial expressions that can interact dynamically with you and iPad or Android tablet to teach…

Is it a woman or robot? ‘Life-like’ android in Tokyo will baffle you

This 'woman' has divided the internet. Not because of her looks or her strange dress, but because no one seems to know for sure if she's a robot or not. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEOS AND PHOTOS The incredibly 'life-like' android appears to show how the line between woman and machine is starting to disappear. It was filmed at the Tokyo Games Show, to the delight and terror of millions around the world. The footage has already amassed three million views on one video-sharing platform alone, but not everyone believes their eyes.…