Earlier this year, the Norweigan Consumer Council investigated 20 apps’ terms and conditions, and put them through technical data tests. The Council is now arguing that Runkeeper’s Android version tracks users when not in use, fails to delete personal information and requests “unreasonably wide-ranging permissions.” The same investigation found flaws in dating app Tinder’s privacy. Click here to read more.
While the popularity of wearables soar, one factor in the transition from full-size typical technology to a compact, smart version means less ability to manually navigate screens or commands. Carnegie Mellon’s Human Computer Interaction Group created an interface that extends onto wearer’s own arms. Click here to read more.
Belgium’s Federal Police are speaking out against the social network’s buttons that allow users to react to posts with emotions including “Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry.” The police warned that Facebook would infer users’ emotions in real-time, leveraging the information for advertisements and marketing opportunities. Click here to read more.
For flyers starting a film on select Air France flight routes, they’ll rest easy knowing they can doze off. The airline’s “Cinema to Go” program is in partnership with the Cannes Film Festival and provides film follow-throughs by sharing a code with passengers to they can catch plot twists once they’ve deplaned. Click here to read more.
Recently, existing email subscribers of the Post received personalized content gathered from the readers’ news-consumption habits using keywords or phrases in similar stories. Since January, eight stories were given personalized treatment in customized personalized newsletters and have garnered triple the typical open rates for the newspaper. Click here to read more.