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Facebook has been paying teens $20 a month for total access to their phone activity

Facebook has been paying teens $20 a month for total access to their phone activity

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Facebook has run a program to collect intimate user data from paid volunteers for the past three years, according to a new report. TechCrunch reported that the company has been paying people ages 13 to 25 as much as $20 month in exchange for installing an app called Facebook Research on iOS or Android, which […]

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Apple blames revenue loss on China censoring video games

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Apple says it lost revenue due to China’s temporary ban on approving new video games last year. The financial hurt from the censorship of iOS mobile games was one of the many reasons Apple cited for its $4.8 billion revenue decline in Greater China during the 2018 holiday quarter, with the company generally pointing to […]

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Apple sales fell billions in China, even as it grew in the US

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Apple pinned the blame for its falling sales revenue primarily on issues in China, and now its quarterly earnings release shows just how much its sales in the region fell short. During its 2018 holiday quarter, Apple brought in $13.2 billion in Greater China, down from nearly $18 billion during the same period the prior […]

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Apple says there are 1.4 billion active Apple devices 

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Apple announced its first-quarter earnings results today, and though the company reported that iPhone sales revenue fell 15 percent during the holiday quarter, it hit a new milestone for the number of active devices installed. Apple says there are now 1.4 billion active Apple devices, which basically covers anything running on one of the company’s […]

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Apple says it’ll lower iPhone prices in certain countries

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Apple’s iPhone revenue dropped 15 percent this past year over the year prior, and now CEO Tim Cook is saying the company is reconsidering its pricing. In an interview with Reuters, Cook says certain currencies experienced a more drastic iPhone price increase over time. “When you look at foreign currencies and then particularly those markets […]

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AMD Amends Wafer Supply Agreement with GlobalFoudries: To Buy Wafers Till 2021

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AMD on Tuesday said it had amended its wafer supply agreement with GlobalFoundries. Under the terms of the deal the company will keep buying chips from the U.S.-based company till 2021. While all leading-edge CPUs and GPUs from AMD at 7nm node at beyond will be made by TSMC, GlobalFoundries remains a long-term strategic supplier […]

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San Francisco proposal would ban government facial recognition use in the city

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A San Francisco lawmaker is introducing legislation that would make the city the first in the nation to ban the government use of facial recognition technology. The Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance, proposed by supervisor Aaron Peskin, would require departments in the city to seek approval from the Board of Supervisors before using or buying surveillance […]

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This lamp with a hidden camera could be in your next Airbnb nightmare

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Earlier this month, Panasonic announced a new home security camera that’s integrated into the stem of a floor lamp. The terrifyingly named HomeHawk Floor is designed to be discreet — the whole idea is to let you monitor the inside of your home without the need for obvious cameras everywhere. Panasonic has launched an Indiegogo […]

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Amazon will fund computer science classes at over 130 New York City high schools

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Amazon has begun its slow entry into New York City, where housing costs will rise even higher, 40,000 jobs will supposedly be created, and the city’s crumbling subway system will be pushed to new limits. To soften the blow, the tech giant is now coming out with a plan to fund computer science courses for […]

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Five affordable new gadgets and apps for bedroom producers

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Music production is more accessible than ever, thanks to at-home tools that are as common as your laptop and phone. But it’s no secret that the software and hardware needed to craft professional sounds from your bedroom can still be cost-prohibitive. That’s why this year’s National Association of Music Merchants show, NAMM, felt like a […]

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