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Tech Files outtakes: Apple’s new openness has its limits

As I mentioned in today's column, one of the best things about iOS 8, Apple's newly updated operating system for iPhones and iPads, is the degree to which Apple has opened the software up to users and app makers. But Apple's Read More →

Apple’s new privacy campaign — and dig at Google

Apple is getting kudos galore after loudly and proudly touting the privacy it provides to its mobile customers with a new site. And it gets in a dig at its top competitor in the process. As the company launches new products and Read More →

Apple’s Touch ID privacy flaw just got worse

When Apple launched its Touch ID fingerprint sensor, it had a troublesome flaw. Now that the company is allowing the sensor to be used by outside developers, that problem has potentially metastasized. Touch ID will recognize up to five fingerprints. Those Read More →

Yelp pays $450,000 fine to settle FTC child privacy violation

Yelp has agreed to pay a $450,000 fine to settle Federal Trade Commission charges, according to the federal agency. Yelp's fine is the latest in the FTC's crackdown on children's privacy violations in mobile apps. The agency Read More →

Apple set to release iOS 8

Updated iPhone and iPad owners, get ready for some new goodies -- and maybe a few bugs. Apple on Wednesday is releasing iOS 8, the latest version of its operating system for handheld devices. The new software looks Read More →

Net neutrality proposal draws record number of comments

When it comes to whether and how the government should ensure net neutrality on the Internet, record numbers of people wanted to put in their 2 cents. More than 3 million comments were submitted to the Federal Communications Commission on its so-called Read More →
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