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Briefly: CompanionLink Mac, O'Reilly books, Aspyr sale

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CompanionLink Software has announced the availability of its Android-to-Mac Address Book and iCal application package. Features currently included are USB and wireless sync options, and Outlook for Mac 2011 synchronization with Android. Coming soon to the package are Outlook PC and Mac sync, and PC and Mac database synchronization. CompanionLink...
Briefly: CompanionLink Mac, O'Reilly books, Aspyr sale

Apple steps up outreach to developers over moving away from UDIDs

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In the wake of a media outcry over giving developers too much access to users’ address books, Apple looks like it is stepping up efforts to close other privacy loopholes too. We’ve been hearing from developers today that Apple has been reaching out to some of the larger companies on...
Apple steps up outreach to developers over moving away from UDIDs

OpenUDID Gets Back-Up From 17 Mobile Ad Companies In The Hunt For UDID Alternatives

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OpenUDID, a new, open-source identification scheme that was created by marketing company Appsfire, says it has rounded up support from 17 mobile advertising companies (including itself) as developers look for alternatives to the UDID. Mobile app developers are scrambling for solutions as Apple phases out an older unique ID system...
OpenUDID Gets Back-Up From 17 Mobile Ad Companies In The Hunt For UDID Alternatives

Apple steps up UDID deprecation as iOS app data access remains in the spotlight

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With a significant amount of negative press surrounding the uploading and storage of iOS contact lists, originating with social app Path, Apple has reportedly begun stepping up its efforts to deprecate the Unique Device Identifier (UDID) by contacting developers and asking them to remove references to the unique string. Inside Mobile...
Apple steps up UDID deprecation as iOS app data access remains in the spotlight

Android Trojans downloaded by millions, still on Android Market

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Symantec last week identified 13 new malicious applications on the Android Market, saying the combined download figures—reportedly up to 5 million—make it "the highest distribution of any malware identified so far this year." The applications use Android.Counterclank, which Symantec says is "a bot-like threat that can receive commands to...
Android Trojans downloaded by millions, still on Android Market

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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It's another week with one big winner, this time coming in on our popular post about the DJ who was suspended for pulling the classic "dihydrogen monoxide" prank on his listeners. Gareth soared past the competition in both the insightful and funny categories, because our readers don't seem to...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

What harm can possibly come from a MAC address?

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If you are new to doing privacy threat analysis, I should explain that to do it, you need to be thoroughly pessimistic.  A privacy threat analysis is in this sense no different from any other security threat analysis.   In our pessimistic frame of mind we then need to brainstorm from two different vantage points.  The first is the...
What harm can possibly come from a MAC address?

Forkly answers privacy questions from Congress publicly, urges other iOS developers to do the same

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Food and drink rating app Forkly was one of the 34 developers contacted by a House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman and Chairman Fred Upton last week with questions about how they handle user data. Instead of penning their response and sending it off to Congress quietly, however, Forkly...
Forkly answers privacy questions from Congress publicly, urges other iOS developers to do the same
Skype for Mac 5.8 released with Mountain Lion support and customizable contact list window

Could data science turn the tide in the fight against cybercrime?

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Cybercrime is booming, with malicious hacking and online fraud growing at an alarming rate. Reversing this trend appears an almost sisyphean task, but machine learning and bayesian statistics are proving invaluable to cyber security organisationsHacking, fraud and other clandestine online activities have been making headlines in recent weeks, giving rise...
Could data science turn the tide in the fight against cybercrime?

Google Fiber ‘IP set-top box’ makes its way through FCC

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As noted by Engadget, a Google Fiber-branded “IP set-top” box of sorts has just made its way through the FCC’s database sporting WiFi, USB, HDMI in and out, Ethernet, coax, and IR. We heard that Google was testing similar in-home entertainment devices a couple months back, but it’s unclear...
Google Fiber ‘IP set-top box’ makes its way through FCC

Advertisers Unite to Get Around Apple's Device ID Policy

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Apple's decision to deprecate the Unique Device ID (UDID) for iOS devices has sent the mobile advertising and analytics industry into panic mode. Analytics and tracking services relied on the UDID for information about users' behavior and engagement. The UDID allowed developers, trackers and advertisers to send personalized push notifications,...
Advertisers Unite to Get Around Apple's Device ID Policy

Ads with Eyes: Keeping Digital Signage in Check

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While geolocation based services have been in the forefront of our minds lately, with websites like PleaseRobMe making us second guess announcing our whereabouts, another industry has been quietly ramping up its data collection practices. The Center for Democracy & Technology issued a report yesterday addressing the growing "digital signage"...
Ads with Eyes: Keeping Digital Signage in Check

Boot up: Samsung goads iPhoners, WhatsApp crackable?, Nokia on HTC's phones and more

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Plus the meaning of iconic branding, what is a 'hands-on preview'?, the Web 2.0 silo, GPS shoes and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamWhatsApp is broken, really broken >> filepermsSecurity-wise, that is: The authentication is a security nightmare. On...
Boot up: Samsung goads iPhoners, WhatsApp crackable?, Nokia on HTC's phones and more

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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First things first: an announcement. We've decided to take MLK Day off this year, so no more posts until Tuesday! Now, on to the comments... On the Insightful side, both the first and second place comments come from our post about Carmen Ortiz's husband criticizing Aaron Swartz's family. In the...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
'iSniff GPS' tool reveals locations of iOS users, prompts privacy concerns for Apple's location services

Akitio Cloud Hybrid Review: Convenient NAS and USB Storage in One

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It's nice to be versatile, and the $105 Akitio Cloud Hybrid is just that. You can use this single-bay drive box either for network-attached storage (NAS) via the unit's ethernet jack, or for direct-attached storage (DAS) on a PC or Mac via the box's USB 3.0 port. You can...
Akitio Cloud Hybrid Review: Convenient NAS and USB Storage in One

Eight Mobile Ad Companies Get Behind ODIN In A Quest To Replace The UDID

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More than a half-dozen mobile ad companies are getting behind a working group called ODIN to find a new way of tracking and identifying iOS users that still respects their privacy. This is happening because Apple is pressuring developers to stop using an older method called UDIDs (or unique device...
Eight Mobile Ad Companies Get Behind ODIN In A Quest To Replace The UDID

Apple's Messages Beta: Pretty Meh in a Mixed OS World

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As part of the Mountain Lion preview last week, Apple put out a beta of its revamped chat application, Messages. If you spend a lot of time connecting with other folks on iOS devices, Messages is a must-have. If not, it doesn't really add much to the mix. Installing Messages...
Apple's Messages Beta: Pretty Meh in a Mixed OS World

The Laws of Identity catch up with Google

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Alan Eustace, Google’s Senior VP of Engineering & Research, blogged recently about Google’s collection of Wi-Fi data using its Street View cars: The engineering team at Google works hard to earn your trust—and we are acutely aware that we failed badly here. We are profoundly sorry for this error and are determined to...
The Laws of Identity catch up with Google

Adobe pushes TV Everywhere forward with Adobe Pass 2.0, promises easier logins on more devices

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No matter what's going on with Flash, Adobe is still pushing other technologies, and one of them is the one that powered NBC's Olympics apps this summer, Adobe Pass. The company counted more than 88 million authenticated streams during the games, and its tech is behind apps for other...
Adobe pushes TV Everywhere forward with Adobe Pass 2.0, promises easier logins on more devices
Euclid, The "Google Analytics For The Real World," Partners With Aruba, Aerohive, Xirrus & Others To Make Customer Tracking Sensor-Free

Congress Questions iOS Developers on Privacy, Data Collection

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As part of its inquiry into Apple’s consumer privacy protections, Congress has requested information from dozens of developers about their data collection and usage practices. On Thursday The Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters to 34 social app developers, among them Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Path, Tapbots, and even Apple, which...
Congress Questions iOS Developers on Privacy, Data Collection

I conceal my identity the same way Aaron was indicted for

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According to his indictment, Aaron Swartz was charged with wirefraud for concealing/changing his "true identity". It sent chills down my back, because I do everything on that list (and more).To understand what I do, look at the screenshot below, and how evidence of my misbehavior shows up in my home...
I conceal my identity the same way Aaron was indicted for

5 key tips for mobile app promotion

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This sponsored post is produced by Fiksu. Ad tracking and measurement rank among the chief worries of app marketers right now. In the Mobile Marketing Association’s July Survey, 48 percent of app marketers said this was their No. 1 concern. Ad targeting and optimization technologies on mobile are more...
5 key tips for mobile app promotion

Cobook: the ultimate social Address Book for Mac

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Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn integration We've all become accustomed to having integrated social networks in our mobile phone address books, especially Android or Windows Phone 7 users. But what if you want something similar on your Mac? Well, there's an app for that, and it's called Cobook. Cobook, currently in...
Cobook: the ultimate social Address Book for Mac

Thriving Amid An Explosion of UDID Alternatives

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Craig Palli is vice president of Client Services & Business Development at Fiksu (@fiksu), which helps brands boost iOS and Android mobile app ranking and secure large volumes of loyal users. You can find him on Twitter @cpalli. The mobile app industry is in a state of confusion in the wake of Apple’s...
Thriving Amid An Explosion of UDID Alternatives

Google Fiber GFHD100 'IP set-top box' breezes through the FCC, doesn't say where it's headed

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The future of Google as a hardware manufacturer (beyond its purchase of Motorola) continues to be shrouded in rumor and mystery, but the GFHD100 box that just popped up in the FCC's database is very much a fact. As seen in the pictures, it's sporting a Google Fiber label...
Google Fiber GFHD100 'IP set-top box' breezes through the FCC, doesn't say where it's headed

Mobile App Roundup: Android, UDIDs, Draw Something clones, Deer Hunter and ODIN

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50 percent of U.S. smartphones are Androids — According to ComScore’s latest mobile subscriber report, Google’s Android is now the most popular platform with 50.1 percent market share, up from the 46.9 percent it held in November. iOS was second with 30.2 percent, up from 28.7 percent. RIM and Microsoft...
Mobile App Roundup: Android, UDIDs, Draw Something clones, Deer Hunter and ODIN
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