Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Coronavirus: Stay informed with CDC app


Coronavirus: Stay informed with CDC app

CDC App
CDC App
Article Snip: "...The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s official app provides updates on cases of the coronavirus and the CDC's latest risk assessments and travel guidance. You'll also find information on how the disease spreads, symptoms, prevention, testing, treatment, and more..."

Reference: play.google.com

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Are you being photographed while working at home?

Employees at home are being photographed every 5 minutes by an always-on video service to ensure they're actually working — and the service is seeing a rapid expansion since the coronavirus outbreak

Article Snip: "...Working from home can make it feel like managers have less direct supervision over workers. But an always-on video-conference tool changes that by automatically snapping webcam pictures of employees every few minutes..."


Reference: www.businessinsider.com

The FBI is promoting an at-home exercise app that also tracks your phone's location and data

The FBI is promoting an at-home exercise app that also tracks your phone's location and data

Article Snip: "...The FBI's workout app, called FitTest, offers a rudimentary interface that guides people through sit-ups, push-ups, and jogging routines. But the app also collects data from users' smartphones, including their location and the WiFi networks they connect to..."


Reference: www.businessinsider.com

Monday, March 23, 2020

GoodRx app helps you stop paying too much for your prescriptions


GoodRx app helps you stop paying too much for your prescriptions

www.goodrx.comArticle Snip: "...Save up to 80%: Show the coupon to your pharmacist for massive savings on your meds, Compare prices: GoodRx collects prices & discounts from over 60,000 U.S. pharmacies, Print free coupons: Or send coupons to your phone by email or text message...GoodRx is the #1 medical app for iOS and Android..."

Reference: www.goodrx.com

Watchworthy app provides apersonalized list of shows to stream across Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime with this free app


Get a personalized list of shows to stream across Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime with this free app

Article Snip: "...Watchworthy app will stop you from toggling between all the streaming services..."

Reference: www.cnet.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Why So Many Users Are Furious After Popular Online Stock-Trading App Robinhood Crashed This Week

Why So Many Users Are Furious After Popular Online Stock-Trading App Robinhood Crashed This Week

Article Snip: "...“When it comes to your money, issues like this are not acceptable,” Robinhood Markets Inc. said in an emailed statement referring to Monday’s outage. “We realize we let you down, and our team is committed to improving your experience.”..."


Reference: time.com

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Clearview Facial Recognition App

Clearview Facial Recognition App Used By San Diego Police and District Attorney’s Office

Article Snip: "...A spokesperson for the SDPD says they are no longer using Clearview AI and quote "prohibited personnel from using it" after the testing phase. They are also "evaluating concerns over the ethics related to this technology."..."


Reference: www.nbcsandiego.com

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Reddit CEO says TikTok is ‘fundamentally parasitic,’ cites privacy concerns

Reddit CEO says TikTok is ‘fundamentally parasitic,’ cites privacy concerns

Article Snip: "...I can’t even get to that level of thinking with [TikTok],” Huffman said at the event, “because I look at that app as so fundamentally parasitic, that it’s always listening, the fingerprinting technology they use is truly terrifying, and I could not bring myself to install an app like that on my phone.” The fingerprinting Huffman is..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Sunday, February 23, 2020

TSA halts employees from using TikTok for social media posts

TSA halts employees from using TikTok for social media posts

Article Snip: "...The Transportation Security Administration says it won't allow employees to use the China-owned video app TikTok to create social media posts for the agency after the Senate’s top Democrat raised concerns about potential national security issues..."


Reference: abcnews.go.com

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Why have Americans turned a cold shoulder to messaging giant WhatsApp?

Why have Americans turned a cold shoulder to messaging giant WhatsApp?

Article Snip: "...WhatsApp launched in 2009 in California, built by software engineers Brian Acton and Jan Koum. It grew in popularity so swiftly that Facebook bought it in 2014 for a cool $19 billion; this is still Facebook’s largest acquisition to date, and one of the largest in tech acquisitions history — significantly more than the $1 billion it spent to buy Instagram. (Acton has since gone on to found Signal, a more secure, less corporate, less UI-friendly version of WhatsApp.)..."


Reference: www.digitaltrends.com

Twitter Security Warning—Millions Of App Users Advised To Update Now

Twitter Security Warning—Millions Of App Users Advised To Update Now

Article Snip: "...Twitter for Android app. The vulnerability could allow a threat actor, Twitter said, "through a complicated process involving the insertion of malicious code into restricted storage areas of the Twitter app," to access non-public information..."


Reference: www.forbes.com

Monday, December 16, 2019

How TikTok went from a fun viral app to caught in the crosshairs of the US government

How TikTok went from a fun viral app to caught in the crosshairs of the US government

Article Snip: "...The inquiry stems in part from the dangers the committee perceives from the Chinese government’s access to the app’s data and user profiles..."


Reference: www.cnbc.com

Saturday, December 7, 2019

New Android Text Messaging Update ‘Exposes Most Users To Hacking’

New Android Text Messaging Update ‘Exposes Most Users To Hacking’

Article Snip: "...One of the risks raised by SRLabs is caller impersonation, essentially “caller ID spoofing,” a longtime challenge for SMS which has been resolved in the better OTT platforms. Another risk is location tracking and data interception, including lifting security codes “in attempt to authorize fraudulent bank transactions or take over email accounts..."


Reference: www.forbes.com

Saturday, November 23, 2019

New 'Spelfie' App Takes Photos of You from Space

New 'Spelfie' App Takes Photos of You from Space

Article Snip: "...The Spelfie app lets you coordinate with cameras on Airbus satellites..."


Reference: www.space.com

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

S'More is a new dating app that looks to suspend physical attraction for something more


S'More is a new dating app that looks to suspend physical attraction for something more

S'More
Article Snip: "...S'More was founded by Aslatei to provide a dating app to users that goes beyond superficial looks. Here's how it works: Rather than scrolling through a feed and swiping left and right, users are served five suggested profiles each day..."

Reference: news.yahoo.com

Three hidden iOS app tricks you didn’t know about

Three hidden iOS app tricks you didn’t know about

Article Snip: "...If you’ve installed iOS 13, there are plenty of great features to explore — but beware of some of the pitfalls too. Now let’s dig into three useful iOS app tricks that are worth knowing about..."


Reference: www.digitaltrends.com

Apple just removed an iPhone app that made it easy for people to stalk the activity of their friends and partners on Instagram

Apple just removed an iPhone app that made it easy for people to stalk the activity of their friends and partners on Instagram

Article Snip: "...CNET reported in late October that Instagram had sent a cease and desist letter to Like Patrol, alleging it was scraping Instagram user data without consent..."


Reference: www.businessinsider.com

Facebook bug shows camera activated in background during app use

Facebook bug shows camera activated in background during app use

Article Snip: "...It's since been tweeted a couple other times, and CNET has also been able to replicate the issue..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

Friday, November 8, 2019

Teens are finding sneaky and clever ways to outsmart their parents' location-tracking apps

Teens are finding sneaky and clever ways to outsmart their parents' location-tracking apps

Article Snip: "...as tracking tools used by parents get more sophisticated, teens are finding increasingly clever and sneaky ways to get around those tools. One such tracking app, Life360...The most common method kids use is turning ..."


Reference: www.businessinsider.com

Monday, September 23, 2019

Google launches Play Pass apps subscription package

Google launches Play Pass apps subscription package

Article Snip: "...Google has launched a subscription service offering users access to more than 350 "completely unlocked" Android apps and games for a monthly fee. All software provided via the Play Pass will be supplied without any ads or in-app charges..."


Reference: www.bbc.com