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Apple Will Ban Apps That Force Users To Enable Tracking

Apple has released iOS 14.5, and one of its most significant features is App Tracking Transparency (ATT). ATT requires app vendors to ask users for permission before tracking their activity across multiple apps. This mirrors efforts in many countries to pass laws requiring consent for data collection. However, such laws have been circumvented by telling…

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Apple AirDrop Vulnerability Could Expose Users’ Phone Numbers, Emails

AirDrop — a sharing feature included in all Apple phones, tablets, and computers has a vulnerability, according to the German university Technische Universitat Darmstadt. The security vulnerability may expose users’ phone numbers and email addresses if they bring up their sharing panel on their Mac OS or iOS devices. According to the research, the vulnerability…

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Jackson, Tennessee Looking To Mine, Invest In, Pay Employees With Bitcoin

The city of Jackson, Tennessee is exploring the possibility of investing in and utilizing Bitcoin in various ways. They’re interested in mining Bitcoin, as well as paying employees with cryptocurrencies including but not limited to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. Jackson’s mayor Scott Conger put up a ‘laser eyes’ photo on his Twitter profile in support…

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Giving Out Your E-mail Increases Your Chances Of Getting Hacked

Does it seem as if nearly every time you install an app, it wants you to register with your email or phone number? To add to that, these apps usually want loads of other sensitive information that they don’t need. This is because of desperate data collection attempts, as your personal information is like gold…