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App Developers and Apple get sued over user tracking

App Developers and Apple get sued over user tracking

Back on December 20, I mentioned a study that the Wall Street Journal had published that showed a lot of the popular apps on the Apple App Store were grabbing personal identifiers for people along with demographic information and passing those details on to third party advertisers without the user knowing or agreeing to share the data. The apps sharing this data were from companies both large and small.

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North Point iBand Uses iPads and iPhones to Play Christmas Music [Video]

North Point iBand Uses iPads and iPhones to Play Christmas Music [Video]

Back in October, we told you about Atomic Tom. This is a band that, while on the New York subway, decided that they'd pull out their iPhones and start jamming away. Why? Because all of their instruments had been reportedly stolen. This time around, there's nothing so nefarious causing this group of individuals to start playing away on their iDevices. No, this is the North Point Community Church band, iBand. Thanks to some apps they downloaded, they were able to play a trio of songs for those in attendance, and the results are actually worth watching.

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No iPhone 5 embedded SIM but T-Mobile interested say sources

No iPhone 5 embedded SIM but T-Mobile interested say sources

Speculation over Apple's reported back-tracking on plans to use embedded SIM technology in future iPhone handsets has gathered another layer of rumor, with the FT suggesting that not all carriers are so opposed to the company's plans. Sources over the weekend had claimed Apple axed plans to bypass carrier involvement in iPhone 5 sales by using an iTunes-activated software SIM, after mass operator revolt and threats to withdraw subsidies. However, now the FT says that Deutsche Telekom - parent brand of T-Mobile - has expressed interest in hearing more about Apple's plans.

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AT&T tracking network problems with geo-tagged Twitter complaints

AT&T tracking network problems with geo-tagged Twitter complaints

AT&T are using a home-grown tracking system that monitors Twitter complaints about signal failure and can compare tweets to network logs and other customer service reports.  The tool, according to Technology Review, first collates any AT&T-related tweets and then pulls out those network-related by spotting keywords like "call dropped" and "3G".  By looking at the timestamp and - if present - location data, AT&T can then quickly identify problem hotspots and priortize fixes.

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iPhone 4 Showing Up to Some Customers Early, Way Early

iPhone 4 Showing Up to Some Customers Early, Way Early

So, the official launch date of the iPhone 4 is still June 24th. At least, that's what we were told when the latest iteration of the iPhone family was announced. And, despite the fact there were some grumblings that something might have changed, we still weren't expecting iPhone 4s to show up any sooner than June 23rd. Well, paint us surprised, because sure enough, some people are getting very lucky.

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Apple location tracking raises privacy ire; iAd opt-out unearthed

Apple location tracking raises privacy ire; iAd opt-out unearthed

An update to Apple's privacy policy has prompted uproar, as the Cupertino company adds in location-tracking systems that will allow the company - and their "partners and licensees" - to "collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Apple computer or device."  While the new Location Services settings page allows for selective control over which apps use geographical data, it's unclear whether Apple are still collating it for their own purposes.  One such purpose is Apple's new iAd program, which has an opt-out policy of its own the details of which are buried in a lengthy privacy policy.

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iPhone 4 preorders due early: Wednesday 23rd tips Apple email

iPhone 4 preorders due early: Wednesday 23rd tips Apple email

Given the number of people apparently getting ominous emails telling them their iPhone 4 orders have been canceled, it's a nice change to see some more positive news for those waiting on the new Apple smartphone.  The Cupertino company has been sending out emails warning preorder customers to expect their iPhone 4 deliveries on June 23rd, this Wednesday, rather than June 24th when the handset arrives in stores.

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