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Windows 8: Microsoft details its Twitter and Facebook integration in the People App
Forkly provides full disclosure on data collection practices in public letter to Congress
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Banjo's Response to Congress on iOS Address Book Privacy (Letter)

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After it was discovered that Path and other mobile apps accessed and stored users’ address books without necessarily asking for their permission, the U.S. Congress got involved and asked 34 social iOS app makers to describe their privacy practices. The deadline to respond to that request — sent by ranking...
Banjo's Response to Congress on iOS Address Book Privacy (Letter)

ooVoo updates its iOS and Android apps to support four-way video calls

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First ooVoo opened up four-way video chats on Facebook, and now the video calling service is doing the same for its Android and iOS apps. The company just updates both applications so that you can view up to four video streams at once, though you can carry on text...
ooVoo updates its iOS and Android apps to support four-way video calls

Food app Burpple takes a cue from Foursquare with location-based friend, restaurant discovery

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Food journaling app Burpple has furthered its focus on social and location after it introduced Explore, a feature that brings Foursquare-like discovery and friend-finding to the service. Burpple, for those that are not aware, is a 6-month-old service where food lovers can snap, post and share food/drink-related snaps from their...
Food app Burpple takes a cue from Foursquare with location-based friend, restaurant discovery

Get Your Email Address for Outlook.com, Microsoft's New Hotmail Killer

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Hotmail's days are numbered with Microsoft's announcement of an all-new cloud-based email service at Outlook.com Tuesday. It ties into SkyDrive, so you have 7GB of free space, and it can open attachments right inside new Web apps for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Its built-in Outlook chat connects to Facebook messages,...
Get Your Email Address for Outlook.com, Microsoft's New Hotmail Killer

Postagram adds QR codes to connect physical & digital cards

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So you just got a Postagram from one of your friends. Great! But what if you want to upload it to the internets, to show off the cool post card someone sent you? Until now, you most likely took a picture of that post card and sent it to Twitter...
Postagram adds QR codes to connect physical & digital cards

Apple: Apps That Take Your Contact Info Are in Violation, Fix Coming Soon

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Apple says it will fix iOS so that apps will have to request explicit user permission to access Address Book data....
Apple: Apps That Take Your Contact Info Are in Violation, Fix Coming Soon

In a world of professional networking, OneLeap links connections with philanthropic causes

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It costs £375 to get in touch with Bill Liao, an entrepreneur, diplomat and founder of WeForest, but only £40 to connect with Adam Parr, the Chairman of Williams F1 and it’s just £30 to email with Rupert Turnbull, the Publisher of Wired Magazine. Once you’ve sent a pitch and paid your dues, you’ll receive...
In a world of professional networking, OneLeap links connections with philanthropic causes

Fruux, the iCloud for everyone, rolls out new calendar-sharing feature and Pro accounts

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We first covered Fruux way, way back in 2008, when it was just a “small and convenient system preference pane, that syncs your Address Book between different Macs.” At the time, we called Fruux a (free) alternative to MobileMe, and it seemed Apple agreed…and thus refused to feature it as...
Fruux, the iCloud for everyone, rolls out new calendar-sharing feature and Pro accounts

Dropbox Has Hired Guns Investigating Its Spam Problem

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Dropbox accounts were recently exposed to a spam attack and the cloud storage company has brought in an outside team of investigators to help put a lid on the problem, reports TechCrunch. The trouble started yesterday when some users began reporting spam attacks on their accounts, despite the fact that...
Dropbox Has Hired Guns Investigating Its Spam Problem

Google Voice brings greater control over anonymous and unknown callers

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Think about it for a moment: do you recall a single instance when you were actually glad that you answered a telephone call from a blocked number? Unless that bill collector turned out to be your future spouse, the answer is likely no. Now, Google Voice users will find...
Google Voice brings greater control over anonymous and unknown callers

Apple says it will require explicit user permission for apps to access Address Book data

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After the recent mess around apps like Path that were accessing users’ Address Book data without explicit consent, it has spoken up. It will now require any iOS app that wishes access to contact data to be granted it specifically by a user action, reports All Things D. Apps that...
Apple says it will require explicit user permission for apps to access Address Book data
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Path Apologizes for and Removes Automatic User Address Book Uploads

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Personal social network Path got called out yesterday for automatically uploading users’ address books to its servers. Now the company has formally apologized and introduced a fix. CEO Dave Morin wrote in a blog post, “We now understand that the way we had designed our ‘Add Friends’ feature was wrong....
Path Apologizes for and Removes Automatic User Address Book Uploads

Path app under fire for copying address books

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Path, the company behind an eponymous journal app, is under fire after a blogger discovered that the app was sending all of a user’s contact information to the company. Developer Arun Thampi first pointed out the behind-the-scenes uploading in a blog post Wednesday, after discovering that his phone’s entire address...
Path app under fire for copying address books

App makers' address-book apology

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The makers of Path and Hipster iPhone apps apologise for accessing phone contacts without explicit permission....
App makers' address-book apology

RIM to release BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 on February 21st? (updated)

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By now, you've seen all that RIM's 2.0 software update for the PlayBook is prepared to give -- just not in your own hands. But that could all very well change if news of a February 21st release date, supposedly confirmed by the lips of Waterloo's own during an...
RIM to release BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 on February 21st? (updated)

FTC Still Seems More Interested In Making Headlines Than Really Protecting Privacy

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So, the FTC got some press today for announcing a high profile "settlement" with social networking startup Path. You might think that this is entirely about the news that came out a year ago, about Path uploading entire user address books to its server. If you don't recall, that story...
FTC Still Seems More Interested In Making Headlines Than Really Protecting Privacy

Google Voice can now boot unknown callers to oblivion (or VM)

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Google added new calling features to Google Voice on Wednesday, giving users more controls over incoming calls. While you could always customize ringtones or actions — such as sending someone to voicemail — you could only do so for known callers. With the new improvements, Google Voice can now handle...
Google Voice can now boot unknown callers to oblivion (or VM)

Launch: Highrise for iPhone

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Last year we decided to embark on designing our own iPhone app for Highrise. We picked Highrise because there were already some good options for Basecamp, and Campfire was well represented by the wonderful Ember. We thought about Backpack and Highrise and decided to go with Highrise. Our Highrise customers...
Launch: Highrise for iPhone

Dave Morin, Post-Pathgate: Dealing With Unprecedented Scale, Hopeful About The Future

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In case you live under a rock (I hate that played out phrase, someone please come up with something better) Path founder Dave Morin has been through a hellish past two weeks — About a week before Valentine’s Day, his app came under major fire for uploading user iOS Address Books....
Dave Morin, Post-Pathgate: Dealing With Unprecedented Scale, Hopeful About The Future

Apple faces US inquiry over iPhone address book privacy

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Twitter also under scutiny as it is revealed some apps take copy of contacts without fully alerting userApple is facing an investigation by the US Congress after it emerged that a number of apps downloaded onto the iPhone will take a copy of the owner's address book – including phone...
Apple faces US inquiry over iPhone address book privacy

How To Quit The iPhone And Convert To Android (GOOG, AAPL)

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Bored with your small, old iPhone? Good news, you're not stuck with iOS forever. Google's Android operating system is on par with Apple's operating system. And for some people, the hardware, with its bigger screens, is even better.  If you've ever wanted to switch, but were worried about the hassle,...
How To Quit The iPhone And Convert To Android (GOOG, AAPL)
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Hipster Explains: Not All Data Transfers Are Created Equally

Twitter stores full iPhone contact list for 18 months, after scan

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Twitter Inc. has acknowledged that after mobile users tap the "Find friends" feature on its smartphone app, the company downloads users' entire address book, including names, email addresses and phone numbers, and keeps the data on its servers for 18 months. The company also said it plans to update its...
Twitter stores full iPhone contact list for 18 months, after scan
Path will protect private user data with 'hashing' in next release
iOS apps and the address book: what you need to know
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