Microsoft, Apple Share Holiday Cheer; Is Google Tracking Kids?

Posted December 2nd, 2015 at 12:06 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings:

Microsoft Employees Serenade Apple Employees for ‘Peace on Earth’

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.

Google Accused of Tracking School Kids After It Promised Not to

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.

VTech Hack: Four Crucial Takeaways for Every Parent and CEO

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.


Aida Akl
Aida Akl is a journalist working on VOA's English Webdesk. She has written on a wide range of topics, although her more recent contributions have focused on technology. She has covered both domestic and international events since the mid-1980s as a VOA reporter and international broadcaster.

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