It is easy to expose users' secret web habits, say researchers – BBC News

It is easy to expose users' secret web habits, say researchers - BBC News

It is easy to expose users’ secret web habits, say researchers – BBC News

Two German researchers say they have exposed the porn-browsing habits of a judge, a cyber-crime investigation and the drug preferences of a politician.The pair obtained huge amounts of information about the browsing habits of three million German citizens from companies that gather “clickstreams”.These are detailed records of everywhere that people go online.The researchers argue such data – which some firms scoop up and use to target ads – should be protected.The data is supposed to be anonymised, but analysis showed it could easily be tied to individuals.People’s browsing history is often used to tailor marketing campaigns.

Källa: It is easy to expose users’ secret web habits, say researchers – BBC News

It is easy to expose users’ secret web habits, say researchers – BBC News

It is easy to expose users' secret web habits, say researchers - BBC News

It is easy to expose users’ secret web habits, say researchers – BBC News

Two German researchers say they have exposed the porn-browsing habits of a judge, a cyber-crime investigation and the drug preferences of a politician.The pair obtained huge amounts of information about the browsing habits of three million German citizens from companies that gather “clickstreams”.These are detailed records of everywhere that people go online.The researchers argue such data – which some firms scoop up and use to target ads – should be protected.The data is supposed to be anonymised, but analysis showed it could easily be tied to individuals.People’s browsing history is often used to tailor marketing campaigns.

Källa: It is easy to expose users’ secret web habits, say researchers – BBC News

Judge gives greenlight to class action suit claiming Apple 'broke' FaceTime

Judge gives greenlight to class action suit claiming Apple 'broke' FaceTime

Judge gives greenlight to class action suit claiming Apple ‘broke’ FaceTime

Judge Lucy Koh turned down the motion in a late Friday ruling, according to Reuters, specfically rejecting an Apple argument that the plaintiffs in the case had suffered no financial loss since FaceTime is a free service.
“FaceTime is a ‘feature’ of the iPhone and thus a component of the iPhone’s cost,” Koh said in a footnote of her ruling. “Indeed, Apple advertised FaceTime as ‘one more thing that makes an iPhone an iPhone.'”
After losing a lawsuit to VirnetX —which claimed FaceTime was violating patents —the company began routing calls through Akamai servers, spending $50 million in one six-month period alone. The plaintiffs in the current case charge that Apple disabled FaceTime on devices running iOS 6 or earlier in April 2014, doing so simply because it was able to create a cheaper alternative to Akamai in iOS 7.

Källa: Judge gives greenlight to class action suit claiming Apple ‘broke’ FaceTime

Judge gives greenlight to class action suit claiming Apple ‘broke’ FaceTime

Judge gives greenlight to class action suit claiming Apple 'broke' FaceTime

Judge gives greenlight to class action suit claiming Apple ‘broke’ FaceTime

Judge Lucy Koh turned down the motion in a late Friday ruling, according to Reuters, specfically rejecting an Apple argument that the plaintiffs in the case had suffered no financial loss since FaceTime is a free service.

“FaceTime is a ‘feature’ of the iPhone and thus a component of the iPhone’s cost,” Koh said in a footnote of her ruling. “Indeed, Apple advertised FaceTime as ‘one more thing that makes an iPhone an iPhone.'”

After losing a lawsuit to VirnetX —which claimed FaceTime was violating patents —the company began routing calls through Akamai servers, spending $50 million in one six-month period alone. The plaintiffs in the current case charge that Apple disabled FaceTime on devices running iOS 6 or earlier in April 2014, doing so simply because it was able to create a cheaper alternative to Akamai in iOS 7.

Källa: Judge gives greenlight to class action suit claiming Apple ‘broke’ FaceTime

'No more brilliant jerks' – Arianna Huffington ushers in the new Uber | Technology | The Guardian

'No more brilliant jerks' – Arianna Huffington ushers in the new Uber | Technology | The Guardian

‘No more brilliant jerks’ – Arianna Huffington ushers in the new Uber | Technology | The Guardian

The next Uber CEO will be charged with sweeping up multitudes of corporate sins. In their in-tray will be a daunting array of problems and issues to resolve in the wake of Travis Kalanick’s high-profile departure last month.These include rehabilitating the company internally and externally as it recovers from scandals including the sexual harassment investigation that saw more than 20 people fired in June; video of Kalanick berating an Uber driver; and the company’s recent admission it had underpaid drivers in New York City by millions of dollars.Whoever that new CEO is, they will inherit the work of Arianna Huffington, the media operator turned sleep expert turned Uber rehabilitator-in-chief.

Källa: ‘No more brilliant jerks’ – Arianna Huffington ushers in the new Uber | Technology | The Guardian

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