Analysis Epic and Apple v. You

Epic and Apple v. You

Videogame maker Epic has been involved in a legal and public relations battle with Apple for much of August. Most coverage pits it as one aggrieved party vs another, and the “good” side depends on which company you’re a fan of. Each side says the other is being both unfriendly to users and harmful to …

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Tech Tips Location, Location, Location: How They Found You

Location, Location, Location: How They Found You

From the Secret Service to advertisers and Google, everyone wants to know who and where you are. Location data is one of hundreds of signals that marketers and trackers use to identify us online. The national surveillance state uses location to track our movements – at protests, for example. In this article we’ll look at …

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News Clips TikTok was looking at your clipboard – and you didn’t know it.

TikTok was looking at your clipboard – and you didn’t know it.

Via MacRumors With the next version of iOS, the operating system that runs the iPhone, Apple has added a feature to show you when an application is using your clipboard. Quickly, users who have been testing iOS 14 saw that the popular social media video app TikTok was grabbing their clipboard data very, very frequently. …

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Tech Tips HOWTO: Use your phone safely at protests

HOWTO: Use your phone safely at protests

I’m writing this post as protests and rebellion spread in Minneapolis and across the country after the brutal police killing of George Floyd. The surveillance state – from local police to national agencies – will use every opportunity they can to target activists & those involved in these events. TL;DR This article got a bit …

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