Mobile operators have become locked in a power struggle with Apple after urging regulators to outlaw the iPhone maker’s encryption technology over claims it will undermine "digital sovereignty".
Some of Europe’s biggest mobile operators want the European Commission to stop Apple using "private relay" on the grounds that it will also prevent them from managing their networks.
Life360, a popular family safety app used by 33 million people worldwide, has been marketed as a great way for parents to track their children’s movements using their cellphones. The Markup has learned, however, that the app is selling data on kids’ and families’ whereabouts to approximately a dozen data brokers who have sold data to virtually anyone who wants to buy it.
App Tracking Protection for Android is free and blocks trackers it identifies in other apps from third-party companies (those different from the company that owns each app). It is now built right into the DuckDuckGo Android app. It blocks third-party trackers like Google and Facebook lurking in other apps.
On Tuesday, Amazon unveiled a host of new products including Astro, a mobile Alexa robot that can capture every detail of your home’s layout, follow you around on video calls, and apparently even recognize people’s faces.
Facebook’s VP of product marketing has admitted that the new iOS Privacy Updates on iOS 15 has an effect on Facebook’s tracking system.