GPS Disabled? Google Admits It’s Still Tracking Your Locationhttps://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/gps-disabled-google-admits-its-still-tracking-your-location/80488/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=08202018&utm_term=NewsletterAmid revelations that its website and mobile apps continue to harvest and store user location data even when location services are disabled, Google this week discreetly updated its official help center document reflecting “new” data collection policies.
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Samsung Used Stock Photos as Proof of Galaxy ‘Camera Quality’https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/samsung-used-stock-photos-as-proof-of-galaxy-camera-quality/80559/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=08202018&utm_term=NewsletterWhen you see a photo touting the quality of a smartphone camera, you expect that photo to have been taken with said smartphone camera.. But Samsung Brazil was recently caught using DSLR-shot images from a stock photo service in a series of tweets which flaunted the camera quality and photographic capabilities of the Samsung A8 smartphone.
Nike Training Club Hits the Apple Watch (At Last)https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch/nike-training-club-hits-the-apple-watch-at-last/78207/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=07272018&utm_term=NewsletterNike’s training app will bring more than 180 workouts to the Apple Watch. Nike has always been willing to experiment with wearables and sports tech, but experiment has been the key word. The Training Club app was one of the most serious, long-term tech projects for Nike: a sports training app that collects workouts created by experts and instructed via both audio and video by certified Nike trainers and professional athletes.
Hands off my data! 15 more default privacy settings you should change on your TV, cellphone plan, LinkedIn and more.
From LinkedIn and Yahoo to TVs and WiFi routers, these are default data privacy settings worth changing – The Washington Posthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/06/15/hands-off-my-data-15-more-default-privacy-settings-you-should-change-on-your-tv-cellphone-plan-linkedin-and-more/?utm_term=.d8e5a3bb4925Default privacy settings often aren’t very private. Our tech columnist is back with Round 2 of his clickable guide to improving your privacy on all sorts of devices and online services.
The next generation of mobile networks is coming sooner than you think. Here are the most important facts about the tech.
The Age of Tech Superheroes Must End – WSJhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/the-age-of-tech-superheroes-must-end-1528387420Silicon Valley has an accountability crisis, and at its root is the idolatry of its founder-CEOs, writes Christopher Mims. The genius tech founder mythology has its roots in the pantheon of real-world demigods widely credited with revolutionizing industry, from Thomas Edison and Gordon Moore to Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos. Investors and experts in corporate governance say the problem is that building corporations and stock-market valuations on the notion that every tech CEO is potentially building another Apple is ridiculous and counterproductive.
Here are the 20 most in-demand skills for freelance workers – TechRepublichttps://www.techrepublic.com/article/here-are-the-20-most-in-demand-skills-for-freelance-workers/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27689259515740508250262421970472As more workers turn to the gig economy, it’s important to know what skills will help you land a job. Hint: Most of them are in tech. Blockchain, Tensorflow, and Amazon DynamoDB were the fastest-growing and most in-demand freelance skills in Q1 2018.
What an excruciatingly miniscule amount of effort for the largest social media platform. But then again, not all members of this community are human beings. Followers you say? Technically they’re bots. Just like their master! Clearly he’s not human. </donvy>
Facebook Now Suppresses Untrustworthy Sites to Weed out Fake Newshttps://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/facebook-will-suppress-certain-news-sites-weed-fake-news/70562/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=05042018&utm_term=NewsletterDuring a speech this week at Menlo Park, California’s Rosewood Sand Hill hotel, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced to an audience of high-ranking media executives that his company’s platform has begun ranking news organizations and their pages based on “trustworthiness,” in what appears to be the social media-giant’s next foray into combating so-called “fake news.”
Searching for a Future Beyond Facebookhttps://longreads.com/2018/05/01/searching-for-a-future-beyond-facebook/If we want to liberate ourselves from the tech monopolies, we have to figure out what to do with our data. Facebook has accomplished a neat trick in the last fourteen years, draping itself in humanitarian intent while establishing a globe-straddling monopoly. In the name of connecting people, it has built the world’s largest surveillance apparatus, rivaled only by Google.