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Paul Merrell

Staggering Variety of Clandestine Trackers Found In Popular Android Apps - 0 views

  • Researchers at Yale Privacy Lab and French nonprofit Exodus Privacy have documented the proliferation of tracking software on smartphones, finding that weather, flashlight, rideshare, and dating apps, among others, are infested with dozens of different types of trackers collecting vast amounts of information to better target advertising. Exodus security researchers identified 44 trackers in more than 300 apps for Google’s Android smartphone operating system. The apps, collectively, have been downloaded billions of times. Yale Privacy Lab, within the university’s law school, is working to replicate the Exodus findings and has already released reports on 25 of the trackers. Yale Privacy Lab researchers have only been able to analyze Android apps, but believe many of the trackers also exist on iOS, since companies often distribute for both platforms. To find trackers, the Exodus researchers built a custom auditing platform for Android apps, which searched through the apps for digital “signatures” distilled from known trackers. A signature might be a tell-tale set of keywords or string of bytes found in an app file, or a mathematically-derived “hash” summary of the file itself. The findings underscore the pervasiveness of tracking despite a permissions system on Android that supposedly puts users in control of their own data. They also highlight how a large and varied set of firms are working to enable tracking.
Paul Merrell

Google Caves to Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service, Agrees to Pay Fine - nsnbc intern... - 0 views

  • Google ultimately caved to Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service, agreeing to pay $7.8 million (438 million rubles) for violating antitrust laws. The corporate Colossus will also pay two other fines totaling an additional $18,000 (1 million rubles) for failing to comply with past orders issued by state regulators. Last year Google caved to similar demands by the European Union.
  • In August 2016 Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service responded to a complaint by Russian search engine operator Yandex and fined the U.S.-based Google 438 million rubles for abusing its dominant market position to force manufacturers to make Google applications the default services on devices using Android. Regulators set the fine at 9 percent of Google’s reported profits on the Russian market in 2014, plus inflation. Similar to the case against the European Union Google challenged the penalty in several appellate courts before finally agreeing this week to meet the government’s demands. The corporation also agreed to stop requiring manufacturers to install Google services as the default applications on Android-powered devices. The agreement is valid for six years and nine months, Russia’s Antimonopoly Service reported. Last year Google, after a protracted battle, caved to similar antitrust regulations by the European Union, but the internet giant has also come under fire elsewhere. In 2015 Australian treasurer Joe Hockey implied Google in his list of corporate tax thieves. In January 2016 British lawmakers decided to fry Google over tax evasion. Google and taxes were compared to the Bermuda Triangle. One year ago the dispute between the European Union’s competition watchdog and Google, culminated in the European Commission formally charging Google with abusing the dominant position of its Android mobile phone operating system, having launched an investigation in April 2015.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Adiós al soporte de las Chrome Apps en Windows, Mac y Linux - ComputerHoy.com... - 0 views

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    "ras su estreno hace tan sólo tres años, las llamadas Chrome Apps pasarán a formar parte del ecosistema Chrome OS de manera exclusiva, dejando de estar disponibles en sistemas operativos como Windows, Mac y Linux, aunque no será un cambio que afecte mucho al consumidor debido a su poco uso."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Running Windows apps on Linux - Datamation - 1 views

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    "Running Windows apps on Linux is achieved mainly by two methods, though there are a number of factors to consider."
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    "Running Windows apps on Linux is achieved mainly by two methods, though there are a number of factors to consider."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Top 50 Open Source VoIP Apps - 1 views

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    "by The StudyWeb.com Team 20 Comments For many businesses, open source VoIP programs and apps offer a great way to save thousands of dollars every year in telephony costs. Better yet, open source programs are fully customizable to a business' specific needs, making them a popular solution that often just can't be beat. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Top Open Source Creativity Apps - Datamation - 1 views

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    "There is a common belief among non-Linux users that there aren't any good creative applications from the open source camp. In truth, this is absolutely false. The key is knowing which applications are needed to complete a specific task. In this article, I'll share my recommendations for the top open source creativity apps."
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    "There is a common belief among non-Linux users that there aren't any good creative applications from the open source camp. In truth, this is absolutely false. The key is knowing which applications are needed to complete a specific task. In this article, I'll share my recommendations for the top open source creativity apps."
Alexandra IcecreamApps

Best Dating Apps of 2016 - Icecream Tech Digest - 0 views

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    Online dating has become widely spread due to the growth of the services offering all sorts of match finding. There are dating sites that help to connect people with various religions, ethnicities, orientations and other parameters. Some of them suggest … Continue reading →
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    Online dating has become widely spread due to the growth of the services offering all sorts of match finding. There are dating sites that help to connect people with various religions, ethnicities, orientations and other parameters. Some of them suggest … Continue reading →
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

SAFE Network - Privacy, Security and Freedom - 0 views

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    "SAFE is a peer-to-peer data storage network that enables developers to build scalable apps."
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    "SAFE is a peer-to-peer data storage network that enables developers to build scalable apps."
Alexandra IcecreamApps

How to Convert PDF to JPG in Batch Mode - Icecream Tech Digest - 0 views

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    PDF is a widely-known format that is mostly used for storing documents. Editing such files is not that easy and quite often users tend to convert PDF to other formats like JPG, DOC, XLS and others thanks to their simplicity in processing. Icecream P…
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    PDF is a widely-known format that is mostly used for storing documents. Editing such files is not that easy and quite often users tend to convert PDF to other formats like JPG, DOC, XLS and others thanks to their simplicity in processing. Icecream P…
Alexandra IcecreamApps

New Features of Icecream Ebook Reader - Icecream Tech Digest - 0 views

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    Recently, we did a huge and important update on the Icecream Ebook Reader and added new and awesome features to it for an even better eBook reading process. Finding a decent software to manage eBooks is a rather complicated process. That's why we wa…
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    Recently, we did a huge and important update on the Icecream Ebook Reader and added new and awesome features to it for an even better eBook reading process. Finding a decent software to manage eBooks is a rather complicated process. That's why we wa…
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

APIs, not apps: What the future will be like when everyone can code | Opensource.com - 1 views

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    Navigating a world that that demands APIs, not apps "... Despite this hype, I do think that coding will become a more widespread and routine skill in the years to come. Programmable technology will continue to pervade more parts of our life, computers will continue to become more accessible to a wider population, and the world will continue to become more complex. Understanding coding (and debugging) will naturally go with it. ..."
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    Navigating a world that that demands APIs, not apps "... Despite this hype, I do think that coding will become a more widespread and routine skill in the years to come. Programmable technology will continue to pervade more parts of our life, computers will continue to become more accessible to a wider population, and the world will continue to become more complex. Understanding coding (and debugging) will naturally go with it. ..."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Fun Open Source Games and Apps: 112 Top Picks - Datamation - 1 views

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    "Open source downloads galore: arcade, board, puzzle, shooter, adventure, simulator and role-playing games -- something for everyone."
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    "Open source downloads galore: arcade, board, puzzle, shooter, adventure, simulator and role-playing games -- something for everyone."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

El momento de las apps culturales basadas en dominio público [# ! Via Note] - 1 views

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    Por María Velasco Empezó en 2008 siendo un punto de acceso único a objetos digitalizados procedentes de archivos, museos, bibliotecas y colecciones audiovisuales europeas. Actualmente Europeana, la principal ...
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Top 20 most popular Samsung Z1 Tizen Apps in April, 2015 - Tizen Experts [# ! CHK Tags...] - 0 views

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    "The Top 20 most popular Samsung Z1 apps to be downloaded from the Tizen store during April 2015 have been released. Many favourites are still there this month like WhatsApp, Opera Mini, McAfee AV, Trucaller and LockApps. Notable new ones are the highly requested MX Player and Speed Truck which made it to #3 position."
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    "The Top 20 most popular Samsung Z1 apps to be downloaded from the Tizen store during April 2015 have been released. Many favourites are still there this month like WhatsApp, Opera Mini, McAfee AV, Trucaller and LockApps. Notable new ones are the highly requested MX Player and Speed Truck which made it to #3 position."
Alexandra IcecreamApps

Icecream Apps: Software Development in Numbers - Icecream Tech Digest - 0 views

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    Recently we’ve reached a milestone of 10,000 likes on Facebook and 1000 followers on Twitter and thus we decided to tell our supporters a bit more about how we work and develop our software. Quality software development is a complicated … Continue reading →
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    Recently we’ve reached a milestone of 10,000 likes on Facebook and 1000 followers on Twitter and thus we decided to tell our supporters a bit more about how we work and develop our software. Quality software development is a complicated … Continue reading →
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

How to Install and Run Android Apps in a Linux OS - Softpedia - 1 views

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    "Users only need to have Google Chrome installed Google has extended the support for its ARC Welder app and now Linux users can also run Android apps (APKs) right in their browser, with just the help of a downloadable Chrome app."
Alexandra IcecreamApps

Best Fitness Apps for a Healthier Lifestyle - Icecream Tech Digest - 0 views

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    February is the high time for everyone to start creating their summer body. Obviously, after a couple of gym visits you won’t get ripped as it is a time consuming process that requires your dedication and hard work. However, you … Continue reading →
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    February is the high time for everyone to start creating their summer body. Obviously, after a couple of gym visits you won’t get ripped as it is a time consuming process that requires your dedication and hard work. However, you … Continue reading →
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Free Mobile Apps To Help You Find Your Dream Job - Business Insider [# Via...] - 0 views

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    [... We've highlighted seven super-helpful mobile apps that you can use to network, apply to jobs, and even prepare for an interview. ...]
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    [... We've highlighted seven super-helpful mobile apps that you can use to network, apply to jobs, and even prepare for an interview. ...]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Open Source Replacements for Audio/Video Apps - Datamation - 1 views

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    "The best open source apps for audio and video, whether you're creating or consuming multimedia content."
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