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Google apologizes for accidentally changing settings on some people’s smartphones without their knowledge or consent

It might have been an accident, but it raises the question of what kind of control Google has over people's smartphones.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is suggesting new rules for tech companies mere months after rolling back rules governing telecommunications companies.

The FCC chief’s call for cracking down on tech companies is not only laughable, it’s the ‘height of hypocrisy’

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai says he's concerned about the power of the big-tech companies and is calling for them to have new transparency obligations. But his comments are so contrary to everything he previously advocated that the political motive is impossible to hide.
Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook discusses Apple plans to build a $1.375 billion data center in Waukee, Iowa, at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa August 24, 2017.

Apple is building a special portal for law enforcement officials to get user data — here’s Apple’s letter describing the plan

In a letter to a US Senator, obtained by Business Insider, Apple explains how it will create a special portal for law enforcement officials to legally request and receive user data.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who is under fire for making a false claim that the agency's servers were the victim of a cyberattack.

The FCC boss who repealed net neutrality says Google, Facebook and Twitter might need ‘transparency obligations’

With the heads of some of the biggest tech firms about to testify on Capitol Hill, the head of the Federal Communications Commission is calling on them to disclose more information about their operations, particularly about who they ban and why.
Snapchat has come up with a way of monitoring people's emotions at events via their selfies.

Snapchat figured out how to analyse people’s selfies to score their emotions

A new Snap patent outlines how the firm could use facial recognition on selfies to determine how people are feeling at an event. The company could then charge companies money for information on the 'aggregate mood' at their events.
Facebook VP Ime Archibong.

Facebook is warning 4 million users that another app may have mishandled their data

Facebook will warn 4 million users that "myPersonality" may have mishandled their data, in an incident similar to how the Cambridge Analytica scandal got started.

Google needs to apologize for violating the trust of its users once again

Google owes its users a true apology. Quietly updating an online help page isn't good enough.

Google Assistant and Google Home won’t work properly if you completely disable Google’s location tracking

After the Associated Press revealed that Google will sometimes track your location even when 'location history' is turned off, some users decided to completely turn off the settings that enable location tracking. However, this makes Google Assistant unusable, as well as Google Home devices.

Google still tracks you even with ‘location history’ turned off — here’s how to disable that completely on iPhone and Android

Even with the 'location history' setting switched off, Google can still track your physical location, according to a recent Associated Press investigation. However, the location tracking can be turned off completely with a few extra steps.

Companies are buying these portable soundproof rooms like crazy to fix the worst thing about their open floor offices

Companies are buying these portable soundproof rooms like crazy to fix the worst thing about their open floor offices