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Almost all top apps use trackers to secretly monitor users: Study – News

App analysis organization Yale Privacy Lab, an initiative of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School conducted a study on this & found that almost all the popular apps such as Uber, Tinder, Skype & Twitter, to name a few, have hidden trackers that secretly monitor users.


Android devices continue to transmit location data even when there’s no SIM – News

Since the beginning of 2017, Android phones have been collecting the addresses of nearby cellular towers—even when location services are disabled—and sending that data back to Google.

Reports: Quartz, TechCrunch, Android Authority (Blog), Live Markets Blog The Street.com, Canada Free Press


Google, Amazon clash over YouTube – News

Something’s happening between Google & Amazon, & something’s not right. Google has reportedly decided against the Amazon Echo Show to access YouTube. If you ask the smart speaker to show you a YouTube video, it fails, with Alexa simply saying: Currently, Google is not supporting Youtube on Echo Show. Go, figure.

Reports: BBC News, Seeking Alpha, CNBC, 9to5Google