Facebook hit with class action lawsuit over collection of texts and call logs

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Plaintiffs claim social network’s ‘scraping’ of information including call recipients and duration violates privacy and competition law ‘Facebook has collected and stored information in a scope and manner beyond that which users knowingly authorised,’ the lawsuit states. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Facebook is facing Läs mer…

Fitness apps found to make almost no difference to users' health

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Health Researchers studied a range of apps and found only one was effective, while others failed to spark improvements or made the problem worse • Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning Apps claiming to affect people’s health should Läs mer…

No Googling! Name the gameshow app that's an online smash

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apps Up to 2m play HQ Trivia’s general knowledge quiz each day with celebs lining up to host it A screengrab of the HQ Trivia app. Photograph: Handout Imagine the intellectual and social pressure of a pub quiz, then multiply it by more than Läs mer…

Rise of contraceptive apps sparks fears over unwanted pregnancies

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Health Health experts say it’s unclear how effective menstrual trackers are for the average UK woman The Natural Cycles app asks users to input their temperature to help calculate their menstrual cycle. Photograph: Danijela Froki/Natural Cycles Growing numbers of women are using contraceptive apps, Läs mer…

Snapchat hopes for second time lucky with new Spectacles launch

Only 220,000 units of wearable gadget were sold first time around, with the tech firm writing off $40m in the process

Snap is doubling down on its hardware business, launching a new version of its Spectacles camera-glasses today with a better camera, the ability to take still images and water resistance.

The new model comes as Snapchat attempts to recover from the disappointing long-term fate of the first generation, which gathered attention – and long queues – when they were launched in extremely limited quantities in November 2016, but failed to sell in large numbers when they were eventually released on general sale.

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Spotify’s Free Music-Streaming Plan Is Getting Some Big New Features

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Music fans who don’t want to pay $9.99 per month for Spotify’s premium subscription will now have more features to choose from. The streaming music giant announced Tuesday that it will be releasing several new capabilities for its free music tier that will be Läs mer…