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Your privacy at risk: Verizon reportedly close to purchasing Yahoo’s Internet business

Your privacy at risk: Verizon reportedly close to purchasing Yahoo’s Internet business Now, there’s talk that Verizon and Yahoo are close to a deal for the company’s core Internet properties.Bloomberg reports that Verizon is buying Yahoo’s core Internet business and its real estate holdings for an estimated $5 billion.

Pokevision And Other Pokémon Go Trackers Shut Down For Unclear Reasons

Pokevision And Other Pokémon Go Trackers Shut Down For Unclear Reasons Last week, Niantic’s John Hanke warned Pokémon Go players that popular tracking websites may no longer work in the future.” While loved by many, services like Pokevision have always operated in a murky gray area.

Pokémon Go Players Requesting Refunds Over Lack Of Tracking

Pokémon Go Players Requesting Refunds Over Lack Of Tracking With the broken in-game tracking patched out and third-party services getting shut down, Pokémon Go players are now requesting refunds for in-app purchases, and in many cases they’re getting them.The three-step glitch, which showed all nearby Pokémon the furthest possible distance from the player, made tracking difficult.

How to lock down Windows 10 Anniversary Update’s privacy settings

How to lock down Windows 10 Anniversary Update’s privacy settings The Windows 10 Anniversary Update has dropped, bringing a significant number of under-the-hood changes to the operating system.We’ve written many times about Windows 10 privacy issues over the past year, but haven’t gathered up our recommendations and strategies into a single story until now.

Yes, Google Play is tracking you — and that’s just the tip of a very large iceberg

Yes, Google Play is tracking you — and that’s just the tip of a very large iceberg The only way to completely disable this kind of location tracking is to disable Google Play.First of all, it’s true that location services are integrated into Google Play and that Google actively encourages developers to use Google Play services, rather than the open-source location APIs that are part of AOSP (Android Open Source Project).

Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy

Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy On March 31, 2015 Yahoo applied for a patent with implications that would make the Stasi sit up and cheer.But there could be, if you and everyone else would just surrender all your personal information forever.

Google quietly changed its privacy policy, no longer promises to anonymize your personal information when selling ads

Google quietly changed its privacy policy, no longer promises to anonymize your personal information when selling ads According to an investigation at Pro Publica, Google has quietly changed its privacy policy at some point over the last few months.When Google bought the advertising firm DoubleClick a few years back, it promised to keep all data gathered by DoubleClick sandboxed and isolated from the data it gathered elsewhere and used for other Google services.

Four men developed a tool to keep track of Trump's every move

Four men developed a tool to keep track of Trump's every move As Donald Trump embarks on his journey to "Make America Great Again," the world is waiting to see if he follows through on the many promises he made during his presidential campaign.After taking a look at Trump's Contract with the American Voter, Altman was struck with the idea to create a tool that would help citizens better understand the president's policy changes and follow their progress in real-time.

Facial recognition cameras are planned for New York City bridges and tunnels

Facial recognition cameras are planned for New York City bridges and tunnels Last fall, New York governor Andrew Cuomo laid out a sweeping initiative for the bridges and tunnels of New York City.The plan calls for the installation of cameras equipped with advanced facial recognition technology in an effort to track everyone entering and exiting the city via the extensive network of tunnels and bridges.

Man busted for arson after his pacemaker snitched on him

Man busted for arson after his pacemaker snitched on him A 59-year-old man from Middletown, Ohio was indicted on charges of arson and fraud after police inspected data from his pacemaker, which didn't match up to his story.Local WLWT5 reports Ross Compton's house burned down last September under questionable circumstances.

Random Dark souls comp

Random Dark souls comp Your browser does not support the video tag.After beating ds3 on PC I thought I'd buy it on the x1 for fun.

Vive-like sensor spotted in new Sony patent could make its way to PlayStation VR

Vive-like sensor spotted in new Sony patent could make its way to PlayStation VR The sensor, spotted in a newly published patent, uses a “projector” sensor to detect the location and orientation of a “head-mounted display” and a controller.The currently available PSVR headset uses a camera for positional tracking — that is, determining where you are in the virtual world by tracking your movement in the real one.

Oculus Rift still facing issues with room-scale tracking, but a fix is on the way

Oculus Rift still facing issues with room-scale tracking, but a fix is on the way More: The Rift now supports four sensors for improved room-scale VR The Oculus Rift was already at a disadvantage to its main competitor, the HTC Vive, since the latter has supported room-scale tracking out of the box with a pair of sensors, and arguably provides a stronger room-scale experience.Now, users are complaining of ongoing issues with room-scale tracking with the Oculus 1.

These two tools teach you how incredibly creepy Facebook is

These two tools teach you how incredibly creepy Facebook is Two tools that can help you do that — at least when it comes to your Facebook data — are Data Selfie and Stalkscan.De Ceukelaire believes that privacy blog posts and articles "only reach the intellectual, educated community" who are already interested in privacy.

Valve eases SteamVR tracking certification process for hardware creators

Valve eases SteamVR tracking certification process for hardware creators The company previously required hardware manufacturers to complete an in-person training course held infrequently in Seattle, and many developers faced difficulty in budgeting the program’s required $3,000 entry fee.More: Valve offering lisences to SteamVR peripheral creators, but there’s a catch Shortly after launching its Lighthouse tracking tech, Valve revealed that hardware developers would be able to integrate the tech in their own peripherals after completing a required training course.

OptiTrack’s new tracking system could cause the arena-style VR market to explode

OptiTrack’s new tracking system could cause the arena-style VR market to explode Although virtual reality has become a huge business within the home since early 2016, there is also a growing market for theme park-scaled arenas offering premium VR experiences.It’s called OptiTrack Active and throws out the reflectors used in older systems to track objects and users.

Qualcomm’s VR dev kit has inside-out tracking, eye tracking, and foveated rendering

Qualcomm’s VR dev kit has inside-out tracking, eye tracking, and foveated rendering Alongside its debut of the Snapdragon 835 central and graphics processor, Qualcomm has announced a new virtual reality headset developer kit, which has some very impressive specifications and abilities.Not only does it offer higher resolution than the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, it features wireless, inside-out positional tracking, eye tracking, and hand tracking.

Pure Cycles’ new Volta ebike will keep you riding long after your legs give out

Pure Cycles’ new Volta ebike will keep you riding long after your legs give out Meet the Volta, an ebike that promises to be everything you’ve ever wanted and more out of two-wheeled transportation.First off, while the Volta comes with some serious power, there’s no bulky battery or ugly system to ruin the aesthetic.

Flo uses AI to track period-related symptoms and offer suggestions

Flo uses AI to track period-related symptoms and offer suggestions Using artificial intelligence, it provides a holistic overview of a variety of period-related symptoms and health issues.But Flo also considers in its analysis a wide range of factors that might influence period cycles, including health information like mood, contraceptive methods, PMS symptoms, and sexual activity.

Could Apple use AirPods for fitness tracking? New patent filing suggests yes

Could Apple use AirPods for fitness tracking? New patent filing suggests yes While the Apple Watch will continue to get better at tracking your health and fitness, it looks like Apple could soon use another device for tracking — AirPods.The patent application also mentions the use of a VO2 sensor, which detects the maximum amount of oxygen someone can use during exercise.