Multiple class actions target US carriers over selling location data

All four major U.S. carriers — AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint — are facing proposed class action lawsuits over their selling of customer location data. The classes would cover all of the carriers’ customers between 2015 and 2019, topping 300 million people, Ars Technica reported on Monday. The companies are accused of violating Section 222 of the U.S. Communications Act, […]

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The Samsung Galaxy Fold doesn’t look like it’s coming back any time soon

Potential owners of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold may have a longer wait than anticipated to receive the flexible smartphone, if at all, as the South Korean electronics giant has started to warn customers who preordered the device their orders may end up being cancelled, and with no anticipated future shipping date set by the manufacturer. Samsung revealed the $1,980 smartphone at […]

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Apple self-driving car could use ‘confidence’ algorithm to speed up sensor processing & decision-making

Self-driving vehicles in Apple’s “Project Titan” could reduce the amount of processing required to recognize objects and to understand the layout of the road ahead, using a “confidence” algorithm that can allow a car’s computer to get just enough data from sensors to perform the processing. Current efforts to produce self-driving vehicle systems typically rely on vast amounts of processing. […]

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Former Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts upset ‘finely tuned balance’

Former Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts upset a “finely tuned balance” at the company’s stores in the name of branding, a report suggested on Tuesday, with interviews with employees supposedly indicating the brand push was more important than helping customers. A series of interviews with current and former Apple employees about the current store experience, most recently formed under the […]

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