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Android 12's quietly important privacy progress

Android 12's visual advancements are understandably stealing the show, but there's another area of the software you shouldn't be overlooking.

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How long until Apple boots apps from its stores for privacy issues?

Now that Apple has made its privacy protections more robust, it's inevitable it will begin to enforce them.

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Microsoft patents biometric 'wellness insights' tool for workers

The just-published patent describes a feature that generates an employee “anxiety score” based on data such as blood pressure and heart rate, suggesting when workers need to take a break.

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2 big questions to ask about Google and privacy

Should you be panicking over Google's privacy practices? Time to cut through the hype and bring some practical perspective to a sensationalized subject.

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Collaboration analytics: Yes, you can track employees. Should you?

Analytics tools provided by Microsoft, Slack, and other collaboration app vendors offer insights into communication patterns and other employee work habits. But companies should be wary of reading too much into the data — or abusing...

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Your iPhone could soon be your driver's license (in Utah)

But most people won't be leaving their ID docs at home for a few years yet....

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The Brave browser basics: what it does, how it differs from rivals

The web browser from Brave Software relies on an unusual business model: it strips out ads from websites, replaces them with its own ads, then allows users to send money to sites they like.

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Apple gets ready to launch its Find My ecosystem (updated)

Apple is introducing new opportunities for developers and manufacturers as it extends its Find My ecosystem.

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Apple switches off the ‘open web’ by making it better

Apple has begun rejecting apps that ignore its new App Tracking Transparency policy as it steams toward launch of iOS 14.5.

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WFH security lessons from the pandemic

The unplanned worldwide experiment in remote work has been a trial by fire for security pros. Here’s how IT teams have protected work-from-home employees, and what needs to be done moving forward.

Android 12 Features

3 Android 12 features you can bring to any phone today

Jonesing for a taste of Android 12? Here's how to recreate a few of the more interesting features seen in Google's still-under-development software.

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Why Apple should let you define private places on iPhones

A recent study shows that even location data can reveal a lot of information about people.

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Apple wants Safari in iOS to be your private browser

Apple continues working on privacy improvements in Safari as it seeks to disrupt the data industrial complex.

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Online privacy: Best browsers, settings, and tips

Everything you do online is tracked when you use your browser. But you can fight back.

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The work-from-home employee’s bill of rights

In a WFH world, employees are entitled to these seven rights to do their work successfully.

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Chrome vs. Edge vs. Firefox: Which is the best browser for business?

With SaaS applications the new normal, the humble web browser powers the business world like never before. We take a deep dive on the three leading cross-platform browsers.

Android Maintenance

6 smart steps to get your Android phone in tip-top shape for 2021

These simple bits of maintenance will clean up your phone and give you a maximally efficient, secure foundation for the new year.

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Apple VP Federighi wants competitors to copy Apple's privacy protection

"When it comes to privacy protections, we’re very happy to see our competitors copy our work," says Apple software chief Craig Federighi, who warns of a "data-industrial complex."

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