ADELAIDE: An Australian court ruled on Friday that Google misled consumers about collecting location data through Android mobile devices in what the country’s competition watchdog called a “world-first” action against the digital giant. The federal court found that Google violated Australian consumer law by collecting the “Location History” of some users even when they had opted out of sharing that information. It also said Google failed to make clear to users that allowing tracking of “Web & App Activity” on their phones would also give permission to retain the location data. Numerous studies around the world have documented the problem of location data being gathered through Android and iPhone devices even after users believe they have chosen not to allow the tracking. Such data can be highly valuable to advertisers trying to pitch location-related products and services. But the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), which brought the court case against ... » Learn More about Court hits Google over data location
CALIFORNIA: A feud between tech giants heated up Thursday (Friday in Manila) as Apple’s chief executive implied Facebook’s business model promotes disinformation and violence, while the social network reportedly prepares an antitrust lawsuit against Apple. The suit accuses Apple of abusing control of its App Store by requiring outside app developers, such as Facebook, to abide by rules not applied to its own apps, tech publication The Information reported. “As we have said repeatedly, we believe Apple is behaving anti-competitively by using their control of the App Store to benefit their bottom line at the expense of app developers and small businesses,” Facebook told Agence France Presse, declining to confirm or deny the report. Apple did not reply to a request for comment, but chief executive Tim Cook seemed to take aim at Facebook when he blasted “disinformation and conspiracy theories juiced by algorithms” during a virtual data privacy conference in Brussels on Thursday, ... » Learn More about FB, Apple exchange accusations
Hong Kong , Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Businesses all over the world are now taking part in what is being called the "largest work-from-home experiment". A powerful digital communication solution is paramount to keeping teams and customers connected when flexible working arrangements come are in place. maaiiConnect , a revolutionary digital convergence platform, comes in to help businesses remain on track even when employees are required to work remotely. During uncertain times, leading-edge technology has the power to erase geographic barriers and support a cohesive office environment without a physical presence. The key to an effective digital office is a powerful communication ecosystem – one that transcends borders, channels, and devices to put the customer's experience at the heart of every interaction. A truly connected workplace empowers employees to convert more enquiries into sales leads and deepen relationships with existing and potential customers from anywhere ... » Learn More about Are You Prepared to Run Your Office Remotely?