Apple privacy feature enforcement will be delayed until 2021

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iOS 14 will still have a live version, but enforcement will not begin until early next year. A controversial new Apple privacy feature to launch with iOS14 will require developers to obtain user’s express permission to gather their data and track them across sites and websites accessed on their iPhones and iPads. The tech giant has chosen to delay enforcement of this rule in the face of considerable criticism. Last Thursday, the company announced in a developer update that it would be delaying the enforcement of the new Apple privacy…

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Amazon delivery drivers make it look like smartphones grow on trees

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A new trend has employees hanging their devices in an attempt to score more work. An odd new phenomenon is taking place near Amazon delivery stations as well as Whole Foods supermarkets in suburban Chicago. The tech and retail giant’s drivers have been hanging their smartphones from nearby trees. The drivers are hanging their phones in the hopes of gaining an advantage when orders need delivering. According to a Bloomberg report citing people familiar with the matter, contract Amazon delivery drivers are placing a number of devices in a tree…

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Lockdown m-commerce growth rate moved channel ahead by “3 to 4 years”

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A recent analysis showed that mobile shopping saw 30 percent growth in a handful of months. The Q2 2020 m-commerce growth rate in the UK jumped by 30 percent when compared to Q1, which were already 25 percent higher during the last quarter of 2019. Though users were already increasingly going mobile, the pandemic greatly accelerated the trend. An increase in m-commerce growth rate was recorded in wide swaths of the world as shoppers worldwide have already spent a massive 1.6 trillion hours on their devices this year. Moreover, this…

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Updated information to disinfect your phone in a pandemic affected world

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While some rules have remained the same since the start of the outbreak, updates have been issued. Knowing how to disinfect your phone is always a good idea, but in a pandemic crisis, it becomes particularly important to stay on top of the latest recommended strategies. For the latest information about the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the WHO or CDC website. It’s always a good idea to properly disinfect your phone. It can help you to avoid more than just exposure to the coronavirus (which can remain on your device screen…

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WhatsApp trials new “Search the Web” fact checking tool

Fact checking tool - person using messenger service on phone

The feature is meant to support efforts made by users to verify the accuracy of in-app messages. WhatsApp is trialling a new fact checking tool mean to make it easier for users to verify in-app message accuracy. It is meant to make it easier for users to check the contents of a message against information on the web, said an announcement from the company. The feature started rolling out to the messaging app’s users at the start of this week. The fact checking tool called “Search the Web” appears as…

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