AccuWeather Guilty of Sharing User Location Data with a Third-Party Even When Location Sharing Is Turned Off
An independent investigation by security researcher Will Strafach has revealed how AccuWeather is sharing user location even when location is turned off on an iPhone. The allegations are alarming given that AccuWeather is believed to have relayed the location data to a company called Reveal Mobile which specializes in gathering audience data for ad targeting. As of now, there is no evidence to suggest that the Android version of the app uses the same protocol.
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Recently, Apple seeded the seventh developer beta for iOS 11, and, with it, even more details about the upcoming HomePod smart speaker have been revealed.
Bloomberg has done a roundup of all the new features in iPhone 8 and what to expect from the device. The roundup shows how Apple despite not being the first to the market with new technologies is able to offer a better user experience.
Another week, another minor iOS 11 beta update. This week, Apple has pushed out Developer Beta 7. This is the third beta to release on a weekly cycle. We’re not 2-3 weeks away from the final release. So maybe we have one more beta and a GM release ahead of us. Usually, by Beta 7, Apple has worked out all the kinks. And that’s evident from this release. The changes in this release are very minor.
Verizon customers recently noticed that their video streaming was being capped to 480p on services like Netflix even when they hadn’t reached their 22GB usage limit. This appears to have been the beginning of a bigger plan, with Verizon now confirming that all video streamed on its unlimited plans will be capped to 480p by default on smartphones and 720p or 1080p on tablets.
A new leak has revealed an image of what is believed to be the 3D sensing camera from the iPhone 8. This sensor is expected to be mounted on the front of the iPhone 8 to allow facial recognition in the form of Face ID. This feature has been confirmed by multiple leaks, including code found within Apple’s HomePod firmware.
A couple of videos buried deep in iOS 11 beta image has been discovered by developer Gilherme Rambo which show a prototype Control Center functionality that was apparently scrapped by Apple.
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