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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 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 →

Facebook sticks with real-names rule after meeting with drag queens

Facebook is sticking with its real-name rule after a meeting Wednesday with drag queens and others who argued that the social network's requirement puts people at risk. San Francisco Supervisor David Campos, who attended the meeting, held a press conference afterwards 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 →

Tesla’s latest software update allows you to name your Model S

Tesla Motors has pushed out its latest software update to Model S owners, according to excited chatter on the Tesla Motors Forum. Among the features in version 6.0: you now have the option to further personalize your Model S by Read More →
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