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  • Chinese Government Yanks Alibaba’s Browser From Chinese App Stores

    03/18/2021 8:46:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Register ^ | Wed 17 Mar 2021 | Laura Dobberstein
    Another rough day for Jack Ma as Beijing continues big tech crackdownBeijing has pulled Alibaba’s UC Browser from Chinese app stores amid accusations of unfair play and a government crackdown on tech. UC Browser is made by Chinese mobile Internet company UCWeb, a subsidiary of Alibaba, that on a state-owned TV channel was accused of luring users away from their intended online search target by allowing private hospitals to bid for the names of well-known hospitals in keyword searches. The browser has since vanished from app stores including those run by Huawei, Xiaomi and Tencent. The browser remains available on...
  • 3 ways to remove preinstalled Facebook app on your Android phone

    01/11/2021 2:29:18 PM PST · by SeeSharp · 22 replies
    gizbot ^ | June 3, 2018 | Vishnu Sasidharan
    Booting up your new phone and going through everything in there is always a special experience, but this ritual is often soured by the presence of bloatware and unnecessary third-party apps.
  • Apple removes Parler from App Store in wake of U.S. Capitol riot

    01/09/2021 6:06:19 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | JAN 9 2021 | Kif Leswing
    Apple removed Parler, an app popular with Trump supporters, from its iPhone App Store on Saturday. Apple said that posts on the pro-Trump social network related to the U.S. Capitol riot last week included calls for violence, which violates Apple’s rules against objectionable content......."
  • Son Invents App To Stop Father With PTSD From Having Night Terrors. Now, It's Available To All Veterans

    12/09/2020 10:41:27 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 33 replies
    sunnyskyz ^ | December 9, 2020 | staff
    A college student with a desire to alleviate his father's suffering has invented an app that helps people with PTSD stop having night terrors.Tyler Skluzacek's father, Patrick, a US Army Commander with PTSD, was suffering from debilitating night terrors.Patrick served in Iraq in 2007 and at night his dreams took him back to Fallujah. He could only fall asleep with the help of alcohol and pills -- and his life slowly fell apart."[I] pretty much lost everything," he told NPR, fighting back tears. "My house, everything, my job, everything went."Tyler was a senior at Macalester College when he entered a...
  • N.Y., N.J. Unveil New ‘COVID Alert’ Apps That Notify Users If They’re Within 6 Feet Of Someone Who Has Tested Positive

    10/09/2020 2:29:57 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    WLNY ^ | 10/01/20
    Technology Is Free And Available On Apple, Android Devices; Gov. Cuomo Assures: It Does Not Track Users' Movements, Collect Data NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York, along with other states in the Northeast, are taking the tracking of coronavirus cases to a new level.Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday the state has created a new tracing app that will notify residents when they have come in contact with someone who has tested positive.The app, called COVID Alert NY, is free and is now available on Apple and Android devices.“(The app) will tell you if you were within six feet of a person who tested positive for...
  • Coronavirus digest: Not enough Germans using alert app, experts say

    08/23/2020 9:40:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.23.2020 | dv,jcg/rc (AFP, AP, dpa, Reuters)
    The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany’s health authority, reported 782 new infections on Sunday, bringing the nation’s case count to 232,864. The figure is a notable drop from the more than 2,000 infections reported on Saturday, which RKI said was due to returning travelers. The RKI also reported two new deaths, increasing Germany’s death toll from the virus to 9,269 since the pandemic began. Experts in Germany have claimed that not enough people are using the country’s coronavirus tracking app for it to be effective. More than 17 million people have downloaded the app since it was launched in June,...
  • Here's how Trump could ban the Chinese-owned app TikTok

    07/18/2020 5:52:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/17/20 | Jenna McLaughlin
    TikTok, the popular video app, has taken a series of steps to convince U.S. officials the company is dedicated to protecting Americans’ data, including hiring Kevin Mayer, previously the head of streaming at Disney, as its CEO. It has also pushed for and held meetings with U.S. lawmakers, pulled out of Hong Kong due to a new severe Chinese national security law and published a “privacy roadmap.” That may not be enough to meet U.S. demands, however. In recent weeks, U.S. government officials and members of Congress have placed the company in their crosshairs, warning that personal data collected by...
  • Rush Limbaugh's App. Cannot Download Podcasts

    04/17/2020 5:53:07 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 17 replies
    Is anyone else having problems downloading podcasts from Rush Limbaugh's app for the iPhone? I am a subscriber to Rush's program, but his app does not download the daily podcasts onto my iPhone 6 Plus. software version 12.4.5 I can download Howie Carr, Car Talk, and any other podcast on another 3rd party app called Podcasts. Premier Radio Service is the worst customer service I have ever encountered. They don't respond for days. One guy sent me an email with his phone number but he is never at his desk to take my calls. Another guy wrote me that they...
  • Spot Someone Not Wearing a Mask? Snitching on Your Neighbors? Now There’s an APP For That

    04/10/2020 2:31:14 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 48 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 10, 2020 | sundance
    Comrades, the ministry of coronavirus compliance is making it easy to be a good state citizen. If you spot a non-compliant citizen participating in life without adhering to the dictates of the state, there’s now mobile APP’s for quick snitching. Comrade citizens are now able to take a picture of the non-compliant behavior (citizen spotted outdoors, not wearing a mask, unauthorized gatherings etc), upload the picture to the state ministry, and the state compliance division will dispatch local enforcement teams to correct the non-compliant behavior, or remove the citizen. DESSERT SUN – Residents looking to report nonessential businesses, neighbors, unauthorized...
  • Plague Inc. game about pandemics kicked out of China App Store, creators say

    02/28/2020 3:44:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Cnet ^ | 2/27/20 | Erin Carson
    Makers of mobile game Plague Inc. say the game is no longer available in the China App Store. In a blog post Thursday, Ndemic Creations said the app, which lets players simulate and strategize the spread of disease globally, was taken down because it "includes content that is illegal in China as determined by the Cyberspace Administration of China." "It's not clear to us if this removal is linked to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that China is facing," the company said in the post. "However, Plague Inc.'s educational importance has been repeatedly recognized by organizations like the CDC." In 2013,...
  • Election Security Institute Criticizes Newly-Unveiled Nevada Caucus App After Iowa Disaster

    02/10/2020 10:45:12 AM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 16 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/10/2020 | Hunter Moyler
    An institute that studies election security criticized the Nevada Democratic Party for planning to use a digital tool for its caucuses, arguing that Nevada was likely to run into many of the same issues that Iowa did with its voting app last week. The Open Source Election Technology (OSET) Institute began its Twitter thread Sunday with a link to a story from The Nevada Independent, which detailed how the Nevada Democratic Party (NDP) will be using a digital "tool" on the day of that state's caucuses on February 22. The Independent reported that NDP staffers made a distinction between its...
  • Nevada Democratic Party’s hiring of Buttigieg ex-staffer raises concerns

    02/10/2020 1:55:29 AM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 25 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 2/9/2020 | Rory Appleton
    The hiring of a top presidential candidate’s staff member to a position within the Nevada Democratic Party has increased scrutiny of the party as it works to put together a contingency plan for its Feb. 22 caucuses. Dozens of Twitter users — most identified as supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders — on Sunday accused the Democratic Party of corruption and hurled insults at Emily Goldman, who was hired as the party’s Voter Protection Director in January. Many called for Goldman and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez to be fired. Screenshots of Goldman’s Linkedin account noted she worked as an...
  • Shadow CEO: 'We feel really terrible' about Iowa caucus app flap

    02/05/2020 7:01:35 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 05 2020 | John Bowden
    The CEO of a company behind the app that failed Monday night as it was being used to report results in the Iowa Democratic Caucuses says his team feels "terrible" for contributing to the chaos. As officials in Iowa continued recording caucus results Wednesday morning, Shadow, Inc., CEO Gerard Niemira told Bloomberg News that he was "really disappointed" in the app's performance on Monday night. “I’m really disappointed that some of our technology created an issue that made the caucus difficult,” he said, adding: "We feel really terrible about that.” “The app was sound and good,” he continued. “All the...
  • The 2020 Iowa caucuses [tabulation app crashed at Iowa Dem headquarters = no results!]

    02/03/2020 8:32:18 PM PST · by catnipman · 176 replies
    CNN [boo,hiss] ^ | 2/3/2020 | Amanda Wills
    Iowa Democratic Party officials are hunkered down in their war room tonight, with presidential campaigns in the dark over the delay in the reporting of caucus results. Officials from two Democratic campaigns tell CNN they were told the app to tabulate results had crashed.
  • Amid hacking fears, key caucus states to use app for results

    01/18/2020 7:07:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Chron ^ | 1/18/20 | RYAN J. FOLEY, CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Two of the first three states to vote in the Democratic presidential race will use new mobile apps to gather results from thousands of caucus sites - technology intended to make counting easier but that raises concerns of hacking or glitches. Democratic Party activists in Iowa and Nevada will use programs downloaded to their personal phones to report the results of caucus gatherings to the state headquarters. That data will then be used to announce the unofficial winners. Paper records will later be used to certify the results. The party is moving ahead with the...
  • King Tides: Using an app to measure rising sea levels (only 11.11 years left)

    01/06/2020 4:21:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    See BS 'News' ^ | 1/04/20
    In Norfolk, Virginia, which is surrounded by water, the land barely rises above sea level, and the sea level is rising. So, flooded streets and front yards have become a way of life. But now after years of fretting about the flooding, a group of ordinary people has come up with a novel response, reports correspondent Brook Silva-Braga. As the tide rose, the water kept creeping toward John Bluming's house, which now sits on stilts. "The water comes up from Callie Bay, into the street," he said … and right into his yard. "After I bought the house, I realized...
  • Los Angeles earthquake app upgraded to actually warn about earthquakes

    08/18/2019 6:09:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 18, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Last month, shortly after the two, big, back-to-back quakes that rocked California, I wrote about an app that Los Angeles residents can install on their phones to warn them about earthquakes. It’s called ShakeAlert, and it’s one of the more practical ideas that any municipal government has come up with, in living memory. But there was one glaring problem that showed up quickly. Neither of those quakes triggered the app, so Angelinos received no warning about them.The problem, as it turned out, was that the app didn’t look for quakes outside the borders of Los Angeles, and when tremors were...
  • 'I don't want to live in the Matrix': Parking in some spots requires smartphone

    01/03/2019 8:02:08 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    BuffaloNews ^ | Jan 3, 2019 | Maki Becker
    Cindi Eckis doesn’t have a smartphone, and she doesn’t want one. “It makes my life simpler,” the Cheektowaga retiree said. But sticking with her flip phone will make it tougher for her and other low-tech motorists to find a place to park along some streets of downtown Buffalo. A new parking policy being rolled out by city officials adds parking zones where the only way to pay to park is through the Buffalo Roam parking app. Blue "Pay by app only" signs went up earlier this week on Cobblestone District streets. "Pay from your phone," the signs read. "Download Buffalo...
  • Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret

    12/11/2018 11:11:35 AM PST · by VanShuyten · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/10/2018 | JENNIFER VALENTINO-DeVRIES, NATASHA SINGER, MICHAEL H. KELLER and AARON KROLIK
    ... Yet another leaves a house in upstate New York at 7 a.m. and travels to a middle school 14 miles away, staying until late afternoon each school day. Only one person makes that trip: Lisa Magrin, a 46-year-old math teacher. Her smartphone goes with her. An app on the device gathered her location information, which was then sold without her knowledge. It recorded her whereabouts as often as every two seconds, according to a database of more than a million phones in the New York area that was reviewed by The New York Times. While Ms. Magrin’s identity was...
  • We're Related by Ancestry.com

    10/24/2018 3:25:33 PM PDT · by madison10 · 38 replies
    Ancestry.com ^ | 10/24/2018 | Madison10
    Just tried out the app. My husband CAN be schizo...he is related to Donald Trump AND Hillary Clinton. Not verified by tracing yet because I do not even recognize the common ancestors. (It is a blog, not mine, but the only article)