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Unlimited data helps Verizon stem massive subscriber loss in first quarter

Unlimited data helps Verizon stem massive subscriber loss in first quarter And the losses would have been even greater, if not for the introduction of its unlimited data plan.The wireless carrier reported its first quarter results today, and the news wasn’t encouraging.

Researchers use ambient light sensors to steal browser data

Researchers use ambient light sensors to steal browser data Some researchers have found a way to use the innocuous-seeming ambient light sensor to grab potentially sensitive browser data and pass it along.The ambient light sensor is used for a couple of purposes.

NFL players can now sell their health data, thanks to Whoop partnership

NFL players can now sell their health data, thanks to Whoop partnership The National Football League Players Association has partnered with human performance company Whoop in a deal that will allow athletes to monitor and sell their own health data, Bloomberg reports.This is the first partnership between a professional sports players association and a wearable technology.

Your car’s dusty diagnostic port is getting a whole new life outside the garage

Your car’s dusty diagnostic port is getting a whole new life outside the garage But today we’re talking about bringing information from your car to you, and to the outside world wherever you might be.The device is called the Automatic Lite, and it plugs into your car’s On Board Diagnostic (OBD-II) port, and then connects via Bluetooth to your phone.

The future is being able to monitor the heart rate of your favorite NFL player

The future is being able to monitor the heart rate of your favorite NFL player In the perhaps not-so-distant future, NFL players will be able to monetize intimate data about their body.The NFL Players Association recently closed a deal with Whoop, a wearable tech company that makes wristbands that track heart rate, sleep quality, and more.

Verizon just announced a prepaid unlimited data plan for $80

Verizon just announced a prepaid unlimited data plan for $80 The deal includes unlimited data, talk, and text across the U.The carrier also offers a $30 basic phone plan with unlimited talk and text.

Your headphones aren't spying on you, but your apps are. Here's why.

Your headphones aren't spying on you, but your apps are. Here's why. Lawyers in the US are claiming that headphone and speaker company Bose, is secretly collecting information about what users listen to when they use its bluetooth wireless headphones.The app allows customers to interact with the headphones, updating software and also managing which device is connected at any time with the headphones.

AT&T lost nearly 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of the year

AT&T lost nearly 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of the year It’s not just Verizon that is losing subscribers — AT&T is in the same boat.AT&T lost a total of 191,000 postpaid subscribers from January to March of 2017.

Meet the 400-pound robots that will soon patrol parking lots, offices, and malls

Meet the 400-pound robots that will soon patrol parking lots, offices, and malls Chances are you haven’t heard of Knightscope, a security startup founded way back in 2013.The K5 is a 400-pound, 6-foot tall autonomous security robot that roves parking lot aisles, the hallways of office campuses, sports stadium foyers, and shopping malls on the prowl for suspicious activity.

Home Depot reportedly stored customer information on accessible webpage

Home Depot reportedly stored customer information on accessible webpage It is not uncommon to discover that a large corporate entity or organization is running a website with poor security, or even leaving customer information accessible to hackers.The security flaw seems to stem from Home Depot’s MyInstall program, a service which helps customers communicate with installers.

Uber makes it easier to delete your account, tougher to track your location

Uber makes it easier to delete your account, tougher to track your location On Friday, the ridesharing service announced Privacy Settings, a new system within the iOS and Android apps that offers self-service data controls.One new setting, known internally as “Dear John,” wipes your account data from Uber’s servers.

Google gets more aggressive in alerting users when web pages are not secure

Google gets more aggressive in alerting users when web pages are not secure In some cases, online security is a balance between users making good choices and systems providing the required information.Phishing attempts, for example, where fake sites grab private information by masquerading as official sites, only succeed because users are fooled into thinking they’re on legitimate pages.

Your wireless carriers are doing better and we have the numbers to prove it

Your wireless carriers are doing better and we have the numbers to prove it People hate their wireless carriers, yet we put up with them anyway.Alongside death, taxes, and the Star Wars prequels, wireless carriers are something we must accept.

Are you sacrificing your privacy for cheaper internet?

Are you sacrificing your privacy for cheaper internet? As it stands, ISPs can legally collect their users’ browsing history, and sell it on to marketers or other entities.It remains to be seen which ISPs will take advantage of their legal right to monetize user data.

DT Daily: Facebook shares data on emotionally vulnerable teens with advertiser

DT Daily: Facebook shares data on emotionally vulnerable teens with advertiser A 23 page report leaked to ‘The Austrailian’ shows how Facebook gathers data to determine when users are feeling stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed among other things.Even if that’s the case, it’s still another window into just how much data Facebook collects on users and the efforts the company puts into research based on that data.

After years of decline, camera sales are showing small signs of growth

After years of decline, camera sales are showing small signs of growth The statistics come from CIPA, the Camera Imaging Products Association, an organization that routinely tracks camera sales data.Excluding December, CIPA’s 2015 data for camera shipments overall shows declines over 2014 sales every month.

Spark releases ‘Data Lovers’ package for the modern smartphoner

Spark releases ‘Data Lovers’ package for the modern smartphoner Why call or text from your provider when you can use an app like Messenger, Viber or WhatsApp?However, while this is fine via Wi-Fi, it can get quite costly using data when you’re out and about.

Hewlett Packard unveils ridiculous memory-driven mputer

Hewlett Packard unveils ridiculous memory-driven mputer This area of research is focused on Hewlett Packard’s memory-driven computing, an architecture specifically built to break through the continually increasing quantities of big data floating around nowadays.Big data is a key factor across a range of industries, and Hewlett Packard believes that when it comes to analytics, throwing more and more processors at data is not the solution for managing the vast quantities.