When Apple released AirTags in 2021, the small electronic tracking devices were touted by top executives as being “stalker-proof .” Since then, Vice reported a minimum of 150 police cases documenting stalkers using AirTags, and there have already been two severe stalking cases involving AirTags that ended in murder in Ohio and Indiana . Confronted by police reports and concerns from privacy advocates, Apple released updates in February , claiming that new features would mitigate reported stalking risks. Stalking reports kept coming, though, and it increasingly seemed to victims that Apple had not done enough to adequately secure AirTags. Now, Apple is being sued by two women who claim that the company is still marketing a “dangerous” product. In the complaint filed yesterday in a federal court in California, the women suing Apple say that AirTags have become “one of the most dangerous and frightening technologies employed by stalkers.” It has become the “weapon of … [Read more...] about Stalkers’ “chilling” use of AirTags spurs class-action suit against Apple
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Apple unveiled the most sweeping change yet to the App Store pricing model it applies to all apps submitted to its app stores on Tuesday. In the new system, app developers will have substantially more control over how they price their apps. Apple's App Store has a history of offering relatively limited price point options to app and game developers. With the new policies, the minimum app price has dropped from $0.99 to $0.29, and the maximum has risen from $1,000 to $10,000. Prices can include $0.10, $0.50, $1, $5, $10, and $100. Supported conventions include X.99, X.00, X.90, and X.95. Here's Apple's specific wording : Under the updated App Store pricing system, all developers will have the ability to select from 900 price points, which is nearly 10 times the number of price points previously available for most apps. This includes 600 new price points to choose from, with an additional 100 higher price points available upon request. To provide developers around the world … [Read more...] about Apple announces sweeping changes to App Store pricing
The latest version of Windows 11 is the 2022 Update, which is version 22H2. Microsoft released the update on September 20, 2022. You can install it from Windows Update or by running Microsoft's downloadable Installation Assistant. The latest version of Windows 11 is the 2022 Update, version “22H2,” which was named “Sun Valley 2” during development. Microsoft says it will release major updates once per year, and this is the first major update Microsoft has released since the initial launch of Windows 11 in 2021. Major updates like 22H2 can take time to reach individual PCs. Microsoft has a slow rollout process and spends time testing updates on different hardware and software configurations to ensure they’re as bug-free as possible when Windows Update automatically downloads them. Let’s see what’s new in the latest version, how to check which version of Windows 11 you’re running, and how you can skip the wait and get the latest version of Windows 11 now—if your PC isn’t already … [Read more...] about What Is the Latest Version of Windows 11?
Paytm , PhonePe and Google Pay are currently at odds on the implementation of Unified Payments Interface ( UPI ) market share cap. While Paytm wants the “market capping should be implemented as per the timeline (December 2022),” market leaders PhonePe and Google Pay are reportedly seeking an extension of at least three years. In the latest development, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is reported to be in talks with the officials of the Reserve Bank of India ( RBI ) to implement the market cap deadline of 30%. The government has cleared that it will not interfere in the issue as the matter lies with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) that facilitates services like UPI Payment . As per a report by The Economic Times, the NPCI is evaluating all possibilities and no final decision has been taken on extending the deadline of December 31. It is also reported that a decision could be made by the end of November. What is UPI … [Read more...] about upi: Paytm, PhonePe, Google Pay divided on UPI market share cap: NPCI in talks with RBI on extension
Audio player loading… Footage of people taking to the streets in China have been filling the news for over a week. The nationwide wave of demonstrations against the strict zero-Covid policy is considered to be the biggest since the 1989 massacre of Tiananmen Square. It's not confined to the streets, though - the internet is an important battlefield too. Digital protestors are using software like the best VPN services to break through China’s Great Firewall and spread information outside the country's borders. While Chinese authorities might be the most equipped in the field, online censorship is on the rise everywhere across the world. In Iran, for example, the government recently restricted Instagram and WhatsApp in an effort to silence protesters. The same happened in Turkey after the Istanbul blast . According to the latest report from Freedom House , in 2022 two-thirds of the countries analyzed "cut residents off from the flow of news and information … [Read more...] about Meet the tech making online censorship “a very difficult thing to achieve”
Meta has been told its treatment of high-profile users, such as former US President Donald Trump, left dangerous content online, serving business interests at the expense of its human rights obligations. A damning report published on Tuesday from the company’s oversight board—a “Supreme Court”-style body created by the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp to rule on sensitive moderation issues—has urged the social media giant to make “significant” changes to its internal system for reviewing content from politicians, celebrities, and its business partners. The board, which started assessing cases last year, is coordinated by the tech giant’s policy chief and former UK deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg and issues independent judgments on high-profile moderation cases as well as recommendations on certain policies. The board was asked to look into the system after The Wall Street Journal and whistleblower Frances Haugen revealed its existence last year, raising … [Read more...] about Meta told to overhaul moderation system for high-profile users like Donald Trump