Senators reportedly plan COVID-19 contact-tracing privacy bill

Senators reportedly plan COVID-19 contact-tracing privacy bill

Apple and Google have created technology to track COVID-19’s spread. Angela Lang/CNET A group of US senators reportedly plans to detail a bill on Monday to regulate contact-tracing apps, aiming to protect user privacy as technology is used to track the spread of the novel coronavirus.  The proposal would be called the Exposure Notification Privacy […]
Education app reveals users’ sensitive information, research finds

Education app reveals users’ sensitive information, research finds

A database for Spanish app-maker 8Belts was left exposed, revealing sensitive customer information. The data is now secured. Angela Lang/CNET 8Belts, a maker of language-learning apps, leaked sensitive personal information on hundreds of thousands of users around the...
Apple closes stores across US amid widespread protests, looting

Apple closes stores across US amid widespread protests, looting

The Apple Store in San Francisco’s Union Square was closed on Sunday out of concern for safety during riots. Shara Tibken/CNET Apple has reportedly temporarily closed many of its US retail stores as protests across the country turn violent in the wake of the...
Tech giants pledge funds to fight racial injustice

Tech giants pledge funds to fight racial injustice

Tim Cook reportedly told employees that Apple would make donations to several civil rights groups. James Martin/CNET Apple, Facebook, Verizon and other tech giants are pledging to make donations to groups battling racial injustice after last week’s killing of...