Verizon and AT&T have promised to stop selling their mobile customers' location information to third-party data brokers, following a security problem that leaked the real-time location of US cell phone users. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) recently urged all four major carriers to stop the practice, and today he published responses he received from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and Sprint. Wyden's statement praised Verizon for "taking quick action to protect its customers' privacy and security," but he criticized the other carriers for not making the same promise. "After my investigation and follow-up reports revealed that middlemen are selling Americans' location to the highest bidder without their consent or making it available on insecure Web portals, Verizon did the responsible thing and promptly announced it was cutting these companies off," Wyden said. "In contrast, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint seem content to continuing to sell their customers' private information to these … [Read more...] about Verizon and AT&T will stop selling your phone’s location to data brokers
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Back when social media was getting started, it initially spread among college students and techie first adopters, followed by corporations, small businesses, and your parents. Now presidents and popes tweet, and billions of people around the world are on board. With tens of millions of smart speakers installed and many people calling voice essential to the next era of computing, AI assistants like Alexa could spread in a similar way. The first third-party skills came from corporations and let you do things like order Domino’s Pizza or check your Capital One account balance, but a series of new features could better connect businesses and customers and expand Alexa’s reach among small businesses. Here are four changes Amazon has delivered (or promised to deliver) to voice app developers in the coming weeks and months that could change how small businesses operate. As with social media, those that catch the wave on time could get a leg up on competitors. Today, the Alexa … [Read more...] about 4 ways Alexa will change how small businesses reach customers
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Homecoming videos, GoFundMe campaigns, “This Is Us” tweets — the internet wants not just your eyeballs, but your tears. ByKatherine Rosman May 17, 2018 I cry. I am a crier. Crying releases the anger and frustration. Crying gets the sad out, and it humbles me in a good way. In the aftermath of crying, I experience clarity of thought and a burst of productivity. When I was much younger and needed a cry, I turned to books. “Beaches,” by Iris Rainer Dart, was a reliable go-to, as was “Where the Red Fern Grows.” There are plenty of people who rely on books for this kind of emotional release, and Goodreads is filled with recommendations in its “Listopia” section. “Causes of Ugly Crying” supplies more than 1,200 book suggestions, like “The Fault in Our … [Read more...] about Why Am I Crying All the Time?
By Gene Johnson Published 3:42 pm, Friday, May 11, 2018 Photo: Genna Martin / Seattlepi.com Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Uber and Lyft drivers protest outside of the Seattle Municipal Tower over the city’s law. Uber and Lyft drivers protest outside of the Seattle Municipal Tower over the city’s law. Photo: Genna Martin / Seattlepi.com Appeals court reinstates challenge to Seattle ride-hailing law 1 / 1 Back to Gallery SEATTLE — A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated a challenge to Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize. The city’s 2015 measure requires companies that hire or contract with drivers of taxis, for-hire transportation companies and app-based services to bargain with them on issues such as … [Read more...] about Appeals court reinstates challenge to Seattle ride-hailing law
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Switch Transcript courtesy of Bloomberg Government Transcript courtesy of Bloomberg Government April 11 Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday for his second day of questioning on the Hill. Below is a partial transcript of the hearing. [Transcript of Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate hearing] REP. GREG WALDEN (R-ORE.): Okay. I'd ask our guests to please take their seats so we can get started. The Committee on Energy And Commerce will now come to order. WALDEN: Before my opening statement, just as a reminder to our committee members on both sides, it's … [Read more...] about Transcript of Zuckerberg’s appearance before House committee