Today’s Tech Sightings:
Tech rivals Apple and Microsoft have been at each other’s throats for decades. But as the season of giving approaches, Microsoft’s Manhattan store employees took a special message to their old friends at a nearby Apple store in New York.
A complaint filed Tuesday by the Electronic Frontier Foundation claims Google has been collecting data about children’s browsing habits despite pledging not to do that. The digital rights group asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate if Google is violating the Federal Communications Act.
Hong-Kong-based tech toy maker VTech, which was hacked recently, is still trying to figure out what really happened. But a weakness in its systems apparently let hackers get away with all kinds of personal data that belongs to parents and their kids. Writer Zach Whittaker takes a look at the potential long-term implications of this attack.