India’s top selling smartphone brand Xiaomi, has reportedly been accused of recording the data of millions of its users, raising privacy concerns once again.
With lot of companies raising red flag on Zoom app over its privacy concerns, there is need to look at alternatives to zoom app. According to Motherboard analysis of the app, it sends information such as when a user opened the app, their timezone, city, and device details to the Facebook even if you don’t have Facebook account.
Facebook released a new privacy feature called Off-Facebook Activity Tool. It lets you see and control data that apps and websites share with the platform.
Google has announced a series of new policies to make Android’s in-app subscriptions more transparent to users. Starting June 16th, apps will have to be clear about the terms of their paid subscriptions and free trials. They will need to provide a transparent way for users to cancel them. In addition, the Google Play Store is also providing more information to users directly, notifying them when free trials end or when long-term paid subscriptions are about to renew.
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Google and Apple Inc said that they work together on technology that will allow mobile devices to trade information via Bluetooth connections to alert people when they have been in close proximity with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, the sometimes deadly respiratory disease associated with the novel coronavirus.
Google’s automated, artificial intelligence-powered calling service Duplex is now available in more countries, according to a Google Support Page. In addition to the US and New Zealand, Duplex is now available in Australia, Canada, and the UK, reports VentureBeat, which discovered newly added phone numbers on the support page that Google says it will use when calling via Duplex from a distinct country.
Prof. Kamal Jain of Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, has developed a tracking mobile application.
“The tracking system allows for state-of-the-art surveillance during COVID-19. Besides facilitating quarantine management, it helps to overcome overcrowding at any location by issuing an alert to the predefined agency,” said Prof Jain.