Security News This Week: Apps for Kids Have Been Tracking Their Locations

Security News This Week: Apps for Kids Have Been Tracking Their Locations

This week, New Mexico's attorney general filed a lawsuit against Tiny Lab, an app developer behind games like Fun Kid Racing, as well as advertising companies including Google and Twitter, alleging that they violated children’s privacy laws by tracking and sharing data for users under the age of 13.

Waze Uses Beacons to Untangle Chicago’s Baffling Streets

Waze Uses Beacons to Untangle Chicago’s Baffling Streets

As of this month, the multi-level streets of Chicago are studded with Waze Beacons, hockey puck-sized squares that stick to the sides of tunnel walls and broadcast an open standard signal via Bluetooth so Waze and other navigation apps can triangulate a position.

What to Expect From iOS 12 When It Launches (Very Soon)

What to Expect From iOS 12 When It Launches (Very Soon)

10% Happier, a popular meditation app, is another one that lets you call up a daily meditation just by using your voice.It’s a way for iOS to integrate more deeply with other apps, and also make Siri look a little bit smarter at the same time.Apple Plays Catch Up to Google PhotosAppleWhen Google released its Google Photos app in 2015, it immediately set a new standard for what every other basic photo gallery and storage app should be.

Facial Recognition, a British Airways Hack, and More Security News This Week

Facial Recognition, a British Airways Hack, and More Security News This Week

Security News this Week: IBM Made Cops a Tool to Search Surveillance Video by Skin ColorCasey Chin/Getty ImagesTech went to Washington this week, and their biggest problems followed them.Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg faced Congress, and though Google CEO Larry Paige was invited, he declined to make the trip—a move that didn’t ingratiate him with Congressional watchdog Mark Warner.

One of Most Popular Mac Apps Acts Like Spyware

One of Most Popular Mac Apps Acts Like Spyware

Particularly, Wardle says the program tries different tactics to get information about the other software running on a user's computer.'This app is horrible, it just blatantly violates so many Apple App Store guidelines.'Patrick Wardle, Digita SecuritySome programs, like trustworthy antivirus scanners, use this capability safely and legitimately, but App Store apps aren't supposed to be able to access it from inside their sandboxes.

23andMe Cuts Off the DNA App Ecosystem It Created

23andMe Cuts Off the DNA App Ecosystem It Created

Notably, all apps must return results consistent with what 23andMe itself claims, limiting those apps’ utility.The company says qualified researchers will still have access to raw genetic data, provided that customers have consented to share their information through the API.

Is It Possible to Find Love Without Dating Apps?

Is It Possible to Find Love Without Dating Apps?

Dating apps reward homogeneity, sifting everyone into two-dimensional profiles that look the same, sound the same, and in some cases, even algorithmically identify which picture is best to represent you for the largest possible audience.Of course, people don't love each other for what makes them the same; they love them for what makes them unique.