Apple Software Chief Craig Federighi Defends App Tracking Transparency Feature

Following Apple’s confirmation that it still plans to introduce a new App Tracking Transparency feature that will let users know when companies want to track them across apps and websites, which has attracted criticism from companies such as Facebook, Craig Federighi has explained more about the rationale behind the change to The Independent.

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The App Tracking Transparency feature allows users to opt-out of data collection and choose whether advertisers can track their activity. While it was originally supposed to arrive with iOS 14 earlier this year, Apple postponed the feature until early 2021 to give developers more time to accommodate it.

Federighi told The Independent that the new feature can be put down to Apple’s support for privacy as a “core value” that has been present “since the beginning of the company,” citing how Steve Jobs highlighted the Apple II’s ability to allow users to secure their own information

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Hope For Fortnite Gamers As Developer Launches App Store Bypass Software

Gamers are now able to play previously-unavailable titles on Apple devices after developers launched software that bypasses the App Store and allows users to access PC games on the Safari browser, paving the way for Fortnite to return to iPhones.

Apple pulled the wildly popular open-world game from its online store in mid-August after developer Epic Games released an update that dodges revenue sharing with the iPhone maker, and the companies are locked in a legal battle.

Now Silicon Valley tech firm Nvidia has developed a version of its GEForce Now cloud gaming service that runs on Apple’s browser.

“GeForce NOW is streaming on iOS Safari, in beta, starting today,” Nvidia said in a blog post on Thursday.

“That means more than 5 million GeForce NOW members can now access the latest experience by launching Safari from iPhone or iPad.”

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This messaging app uploads every file you send to the internet, which is bad

Messaging app Go SMS Pro, which has over 100 million installs from the Google Play store, has a massive security flaw that potentially allows people to access the sensitive content you’ve sent using the app. And even though the app’s maker was informed about the issue months ago, they haven’t made updates to fix what’s going on.





To give you an idea of just how much information the app leaks, here’s what TechCrunch was able to find: “In viewing just a few dozen links, we found a person’s phone number, a screenshot of a bank transfer, an order confirmation including someone’s home address, an arrest record, and far more explicit photos than we were expecting, to be quite honest,” cybersecurity reporter Zack Whittaker says. Not great.

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Here’s what’s going on: Go SMS Pro uploads every media file you send to the internet and makes those files accessible with

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Messaging app Go SMS Pro uploads every file you send to the internet, which is bad

Messaging app Go SMS Pro, which has over 100 million installs from the Google Play store, has a massive security flaw that potentially allows people to access the sensitive content you’ve sent using the app. And even though the app’s maker was informed about the issue months ago, they haven’t made updates to fix what’s going on.

To give you an idea of just how much information the app leaks, here’s what TechCrunch was able to find: “In viewing just a few dozen links, we found a person’s phone number, a screenshot of a bank transfer, an order confirmation including someone’s home address, an arrest record, and far more explicit photos than we were expecting, to be quite honest,” cybersecurity reporter Zack Whittaker says. Not great.

Here’s what’s going on: Go SMS Pro uploads every media file you send to the internet and makes those files accessible with a URL,

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Sparkle app is updated for Apple Silicon and macOS Big Sur with new design and SEO Assistant

Sparkle app for Mac is updated to version 3.0 with support for Apple Silicon and macOS Big Sur. The latest version of the Sparkle app offers a new design, SEO Assistant, and much more. Sparkle 3 is a website building and designing tool for Mac and offers several built-in tools such as SEO Assistant, payment buttons, shopping carts, faster websites, security, and quick technical support.

Recently, Apple launched its M1 Mac models, also known as Apple Silicon Macs, and released macOS Big Sur to the public. Both hardware and software are major upgrades by the company which bring faster performance with better graphics and battery life. At the WWDC 2020 event in June, developers were given the required support to build apps compatible with new Mac software and Apple Silicon, M1.

This update makes Sparkle 3 one of the first apps coming to new M1 Mac models: 13-inch MacBook Air,

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Computer vision app allows easier monitoring of diabetes — ScienceDaily

A computer vision technology developed by University of Cambridge engineers has now been developed into a free mobile phone app for regular monitoring of glucose levels in people with diabetes.

The app uses computer vision techniques to read and record the glucose levels, time and date displayed on a typical glucose test via the camera on a mobile phone. The technology, which doesn’t require an internet or Bluetooth connection, works for any type of glucose meter, in any orientation and in a variety of light levels. It also reduces waste by eliminating the need to replace high-quality non-Bluetooth meters, making it a cost-effective solution to the NHS.

Working with UK glucose testing company GlucoRx, the Cambridge researchers have developed the technology into a free mobile phone app, called GlucoRx Vision, which is now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

To use the app, users simply take

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Bihar Assembly Election Results 2020: How to Check Results on ECI Website And App



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New Delhi: Bihar Assembly Election 2020 results will be announced on Tuesday. The fate of 3,755 candidates across 243 seats will be revealed when the counting of votes will be taken up at 8 am on November 10. While most of the exit polls have predicted a clear edge for the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan, it would be interesting to see which party or coalition gets the throne. The Election Commission of India (ECI) is expected to release the trends from 8 am onwards, while the final picture will be out by the evening. To get the latest and accurate updates on all the 243 Assembly seats in Bihar, users can log on to the Election Commission of India (ECI) website. On the official EC website http://www.eciresults.nic.in/, users can get all the updates on contesting candidates, parties and winners. Also, it provides comprehensive detail on
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SBI upgrading its internet banking services, YONO app today



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SBI upgrading its internet banking services, YONO app today

India’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has informed its customers through a notice that Yono, Yono Lite, and internet banking (INB ) may witness some intermittent issues today because the bank is upgrading its internet banking platforms, so ignore using SBI’s internet banking, SBI Yono app or SBI Yono Lite app for today.

“We request our esteemed customers to bear with us as we upgrade our internet banking platform to provide for a better online banking experience.” SBI tweeted.

We request our esteemed customers to bear with us as we upgrade our internet banking platform to provide for a better online banking experience.#SBI#StateBankOfIndia#ImportantNotice#InternetBanking#OnlineSBIpic.twitter.com/pYfiC3RJQl

— State Bank of India (@TheOfficialSBI) November 7, 2020

The bank posted the announcement along with the tweet that says ” We are upgrading our internet banking platfom for better experience. During this

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A COVID tracing app misses the mark

What happens when an app designed to help people navigate the real world doesn’t match up with reality? That’s what happened recently with a National Health Service contact tracing app in England and Wales, which failed to notify many users that they had been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.

Like many contact tracing programs, the NHS app keeps track of when a user is close to other people who also downloaded the app. If someone tests positive, the app can send an alert to all their contacts, particularly the ones that they’ve been around the most. The app calculates a person’s risk based on a few factors, including how long they’ve been close to the person who tested positive. If the calculation passes a certain threshold, an alert gets sent, and the person is asked to isolate themselves from others.

The underlying idea is pretty simple. The higher

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Mariah App, an augmented reality program, reveals haunting link of Met’s Sackler Wing to opioid crisis

The billionaire Sackler family is known for donating millions of dollars to museums and cultural institutions around the world. The Mariah App, however, calls attention to their ownership of Purdue Pharma, which they are relinquishing under a bankruptcy proposal. The pharmaceutical company made and marketed the prescription painkiller OxyContin.

Mariah Lotti was addicted to opioids and died of an overdose in 2011. She was 19.

Artists Adam DelMarcelle and Heather Snyder Quinn created the app as part of what they call a “virtual hacking of space with memorials to the countless lost hidden in plain sight.”

The artists didn’t actually hack the Met, but the Met wasn’t involved with the app, which superimposes Lotti’s story, and those of other people who died of opioid abuse, over the artifacts in the Met’s Sackler Wing. When users point their phone camera at different objects, information about the Sacklers, opioid abuse and its

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