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Android’s Location Data Jackpot; Google Search Adds Privacy Controls

Posted June 1st, 2016 at 11:20 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Police Filing Warrants for Android’s Vast Store of Location Data If you use Google Maps on your Android device, you should know the software has a feature that builds a comprehensive history of the places you visit. Google’s Location History system collects the information, which is then used in Maps. The resulting […]

Are Cell Phones Harmful to Your Health?

Posted June 5th, 2015 at 3:41 pm (UTC-4)
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Cell phones and mobile devices that use electromagnetic radio frequencies continue to invade nearly every aspect of modern life despite concerns that they might prove harmful. But extensive research into the health effects of these devices has only produced inconclusive evidence. “The evidence is not certain that these devices are dangerous,” said Jonathan Samet, M.D., […]

Youth at Forefront of Global Internet Use

Posted March 7th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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If you are under 30, you are probably one of the young people leading the global charge in Internet and mobile technology. Young people are “particularly likely to use the Internet. They are particularly likely to engage in social networking,” said Richard Wike, Director of Pew Research Center’s Global Attitude Research. “They are particularly likely […]

Tech Sightings, January 14, 2014

Posted January 14th, 2014 at 2:26 pm (UTC-4)
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A Thousand of These Tiny Windmills Might Power Your Phone A windmill less than two millimeters across could recharge your cell phone battery, researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington hope. China Video Sites Confident Public Will Pay for Content With piracy rampant and licensed content free online due to Hollywood and site operator […]