WhatsApp Backs Off Controversial Plan to Sell Ads

Facebook bought WhatsApp, an encrypted texting/messaging app used by over a billion people. Its plan to monetize the purchase by adding ads drove WhatsApp's founder to resign. Now it turns out he was not the only one to resist and ads are off the table. Very expensive purchase if Facebook can't turn its use into … Continue reading WhatsApp Backs Off Controversial Plan to Sell Ads

Kaiser Permanente Bets on Smartwatches to Lower Costs

I'm wondering how long it will take before wearing one will be mandatory. It's just one step before the six-fi favorite of predicting that each of us will have a multipurpose chip injected at birth. Kaiser Permanente Bets on Smartwatches to Lower Costs. — Read on m-cacm.acm.org/news/242071-kaiser-permanente-bets-on-smartwatches-to-lower-costs/fulltext

Tinder, OKCupid, Grindr and other apps share personal data with advertisers

Researchers in Norway say the data-sharing appears to violate European data privacy laws. In the U.S., groups are asking state and federal regulators to investigate whether the practices are illegal. — Read on http://www.npr.org/2020/01/14/796427696/study-grindr-tindr-and-other-apps-share-sensitive-personal-data-with-advertisers

Hidden Apple Watch tricks

This is a very handy list of essential things that you can easily do with your Apple Watch. https://www.rd.com/advice/apple-watch-hacks/ 15 Hidden Apple Watch Hacks You Didn’t Know About Leah Campbell You aren’t using your Apple Watch to the fullest if you don’t know about these expert-recommended hacks. via amazon.com The first time you held an … Continue reading Hidden Apple Watch tricks