Got Windows Phone 7? Microsoft’s Tracking You Too

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement It might be time to state the obvious: If you have a smartphone in your pocket, someone knows where you are, right now. First, we found out that Apple, maker of the uber-popular iPhone and iPad, has been storing and tracking location data on its devices for more than a year now. Next, we learned that Google, the company that likely knows what you’ll be having for dinner before you do, was also in on the fun. Now, it looks like Microsoft has been collection location data on devices running the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system. Surprise!Concerns over location-tracking smartphones first surfaced last week when data scientists Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden announced that they had come across a file on Apple devices running iOS 4.0 or later, which appeared to store historical location data for the past year. Not only that, but these devices were sending this data back to Apple twice a day. Researchers and hackers alike quickly began poking around and found that Google was also tracking location on its Android mobile operating system. By comparison, however, Android does not store the data locally, instead sending only recent location data back to servers.Now, CNET’s Declan McCullagh has reported that “Windows Phone 7, supported by manufacturers including Dell, HTC, LG, Nokia, and Samsung, transmits to Microsoft a miniature data dump including a unique device ID, details about nearby Wi-Fi networks, and the phone’s GPS-derived exact latitude and longitude.”According to the article, Windows Phone 7 sends small data packets back to the server, but does not store anything locally on the device. Unlike the rest, iOS devices store the data locally (and unencrypted, unless you tell iTunes to encrypt your backup), which Apple insider John Gruber speculates is simply an oversight or a bug by Apple. Either way, it’s grossly insecure.With Android, iOS and Windows Phone 7 all joining in on the location tracking, storing, recording fun, we’re just left with Nokia Symbian and RIM, which The Guardian has inquired with, but so far hasn’t posted a response.Either way, we’re thinking it’s safe to say – if you are carrying a device with a GPS chip in your pocket, put on your tinfoil hat because you, my friend, are being tracked. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces mike melansoncenter_img Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#mobile#news#privacy#web last_img read more

10 months agoMan City boss Guardiola: I want to win everything; ask Klopp why he selected that team

first_imgMan City boss Guardiola: I want to win everything; ask Klopp why he selected that teamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists he always takes Cup competitions seriously.City meet Burton Albion in the first-leg of tonight’s Carabao Cup semifinal.”I prefer it to be in the four competitions as far as possible,” Guardiola said. “When Wigan put us out of the FA Cup last season, I was sad. I take the cups seriously.”Guardiola believes City can handle all four competitions providing he rotates his side carefully. Jurgen Klopp attempted a similar trick on Monday night but suffered defeat at Wolves, which leaves Liverpool with a lighter load. The Premier League champions could end up playing eight more domestic matches than Liverpool should they reach the Carabao Cup and FA Cup finals.”I’m not involved in what my opponents do,” Guardiola said. “The reality for Jurgen is he knows exactly what happened.”I’m not the right person to judge what the others do because I don’t like it when others judge our decisions.”You cannot survive in any league in the world fighting for the title with just 12 or 13 players. It’s impossible. You need a bigger squad and every player has to be a top player. “Since I arrived we’ve played Manchester United with a lot of young players (in the 2016 League Cup). It was the same the second season, the same the third season, that’s what happened.”Against Rotherham we played with nine players who didn’t play against Liverpool and the nine were a good selection.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Council declared the Condill lots as surplus

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At the recent Regular City Council Meeting, a Request for Decision was made to Council in order to continue to the final stage of the Condill project, making the land available for redevelopment.At the time the Report was being read, Councillor Trevor Bolin removed himself from the Chambers due to conflict of interest as City staff were seeking the land to be designated as surplus and ask Council to approve securing a listing real estate agent.The revitalization to the Downtown core is a key strategic objective to the Citizens of Fort St. John. With the purchase and demolition of the Condill Hotel, this was a marker that the City recognizes as the start of a transformation to this area. The final stage of the project is to make the land available for redevelopment which is subject to the vision defined in the Official Community Plan (OCP). Development on these lots will follow the OCP and zoning bylaws to create the vision for downtown.To read more about the Request; CLICK HERE To read more about the Condill; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Cyclone lashes remote Australian coast with wind rains

first_imgSydney: A vast and powerful cyclone made landfall Saturday along a remote stretch of the northern Australian coast, bringing fierce winds and heavy rains amid safety fears for a small number of residents who’ve stayed in the area. A category 4 storm, with 5 being the strongest, Cyclone Trevor crossed the Gulf of Carpentaria coast at 9:50 a.m. local time (2250 GMT) in the far east of the Northern Territory, near its border with Queensland state. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US Most of the sparsely populated area has been evacuated, with more than 2,000 people put up in temporary accommodation in the Northern Territory capital Darwin, and the nearby town of Katherine. But with the cyclone bringing wind gusts of up to 250 kilometers per hour (155 miles per hour), and with flash flooding expected as heavy rains meet hard-baked lands recently hit by drought, authorities have issued safety warnings for the small number of people who have stayed put. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls Northern Territory Emergency Services spokesman Jason Collins said anyone remaining in Trevor’s path needed to have supplies to last at least three days, to take shelter and stay away from waterways. “Turn around, don’t drown. We may not be there to save you,” he said. “Emergency services are stretched.” Those remaining in the area, mostly farm holders, mine workers and local residents who opted not to leave, are believed to number less than a couple of dozen. Moving in a west-southwest direction, Cyclone Trevor was expected to weaken to category 2 by late Saturday. Meanwhile Cyclone Veronica, another category 4 system, was expected to cross the northwest Australian coast late Saturday night, bringing wind gusts of up to 230 kph (143 mph). Residents of Western Australia state’s coastal Pilbara region, which is also only lightly populated, have been warned to take cover. Cyclones are frequent in Australia’s tropical north and rarely claim lives. But two such large storms as Cyclones Trevor and Veronica crossing land on the same weekend is rare.last_img read more

BJPs new religion is poles apart from Indias culture tradition

first_imgDarjeeling: “There are some people who have come out brandishing maces and swords to ask for votes. Whose heads will you crack with the maces? Whose throats will you slash?” questioned Mamata Banerjee on Saturday. The TMC supremo ended her 10-day-long campaign trail in North Bengal with a rally at the Baghajatin Park in Siliguri. Addressing a mammoth gathering, Banerjee stated that a political party has imported a new religion that is poles apart from the culture and tradition of Bengal and of India. This is being used to suppress others. This is not religion, it is fascism. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”Religion is not about discrimination nor is it war. Religion teaches us humanity, it teaches us tolerance. Recently, there is a new religion being taught by a group of intolerant bigots. They have created a new religion which is disintegrating and blemishing our society. Just by sporting saffron, one does not become a saint. The colour saffron stands for sacrifice. It is about integrity,” retorted Mamata Banerjee. “BJP, you are answerable. You have to be accountable. Don’t do politics with religion. Don’t try to hide behind religion. Don’t be escapists. The TMC does not have to use religion as a poll plank. We have never done that,” stated Banerjee. The Chief Minister’s oblique remarks were directed at BJP on the day when the saffron brigade took out rallies on the occasion of Ram Navami sporting weapons. Even Dilip Ghosh, the state BJP president was seen brandishing a mace and a sword in one such rally. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe TMC supremo also appealed to the masses not to vote for the CPI(M) and Congress in Bengal. “They are a spent force here and will not be able to achieve anything. Votes should not be split. The party in power in a particular region should be supported with the main aim of ousting the BJP from Delhi,” stated Banerjee. She stated that despite being a national party, the TMC has not fielded candidates where other regional parties are strong. “I ask my CPI(M) and Congress brothers and sisters here, what is the use of voting for the CPI(M) and Congress here in Bengal? Support them where they are strong. Here TMC is strong. Vote for TMC here so that we can win all 42 seats and oust the BJP in Delhi. TMC did not field any candidate in Kerala where the Left is strong,” explained Banerjee. The TMC chief reiterated that she will not allow the NRC nor the Citizenship Amendment Act to happen in Bengal. “Modiji, respect the Army. Respect their sacrifice. Don’t drag them into politics,” she urged.last_img read more

Shailene Woodley to star in thriller Misanthrope

first_imgLos Angeles: Actor Shailene Woodley will be toplining the upcoming serial killer thriller film Misanthrope. The project, which hails from FilmNation Entertainment, will be directed by Damian Szifron from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jonathan Wakeham, reported Variety. The story follows a talented but troubled cop who is recruited by the FBI to help profile and track down a murderer. Shooting will soon start in Atlanta and producers are currently looking for additional cast members. FilmNation, which previously backed Arrival, The Big Sick and Late Night, will finance and oversee worldwide sales for Misanthrope. Woodley, 27, will also produce alongside Aaron Ryder and Stuart Manashil.last_img

Pochettino doesnt mind if Eriksen leaves Tottenham

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, already revealed that his squad won’t make a huge drama if Christian Eriksen ends up leaving.Tottenham Hotspur has been struggling lately with the dilemma of not knowing if midfielder Christian Eriksen will extend his contract or leave, the Danish player has many offers on the table and there is no certainty that he will remain at the club regardless of what Mauricio Pochettino does.The Argentine manager is well aware of this and has already hinted that the club won’t mind letting him leave if things don’t work out, essentially confirming that they don’t consider him an integral part of the Spurs.“Football is so dynamic, always changing every day. It’s not only your decision but the player’s decision,” said Pochettino via Four Four Two.“Now is a moment to enjoy our present. Players like him are focused on doing a good job and the performances that we need. A decision is going to happen at the end of the season or the next few days.”“Football is so dynamic: it’s about decision, decision, decision, decision. We hope we are going to take the best decision for the club, that the player can take the best decision for their future and the club.”“It’s about negotiation, about many things that happen. Football is so dynamic; you always need to move on.”Pochettino took the time to reflect on how well the squad has grown in the last few years under his tutelage, almost daring Eriksen to leave and regret it for the rest of his career.“We created together a massive platform. The players are enjoying that platform; the fans are enjoying it,” he added.“Four and a half years ago, it was a difficult start for everyone. Every single press conference in the first six months was about ‘how’: ‘How [to] reduce the gap to the top six? How [to] reduce the gap to the top four? How to be competitive in the big games, be consistent, how, how, how, how?’”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“The last step is the most difficult. It looks so close, but sometimes it’s not so close. That’s why it’s tough to keep going, but we have the energy and we want to try.”“We are competing with big, big sides. We believe in our quality and in the way that we play but when you compete in the Premier League, it’s always difficult,” he continued.“We need to be ready again to compete against Bournemouth. If we are able to cross that line, to stop thinking of that [last] result and be focused and consistent in the next game, maybe we are ready to win [a trophy].”“But this season is a challenge. I told you in the first press conference after the World Cup that this would be the most difficult season for us.”“We’re in a very good position, in the last 16 of the Champions League, semi-final of the [EFL] Cup, we haven’t started the FA Cup but we’re third in the Premier League.”“The circumstances were not the best to start the season, but we fight a lot and we’re doing a fantastic job, but you need to start to prepare the game against Bournemouth because the competition doesn’t wait for you. You need to show again your quality,” he concluded.Christian Eriksen pic.twitter.com/y6sxvYYVQT— dantt (@noamsupernova) December 25, 2018last_img read more

Wilmington CARES Shawsheen Tech Rob Surette Partner To Create Ellen DeGeneres 14716Crayon Masterpiece

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Be kind.That’s the simple, yet powerful message artist Rob Surette was trying to convey with his latest project, which involved students from Wilmington Public Schools and Shawsheen Tech.“I spent three joy-filled days with over 100 super kids from grades 4-12 in Wilmington from the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, Wilmington West CARES program, and the Wilmington Middle School,” said artist Rob Surette. “They were among my favorite kids ever…. They all has so much enthusiasm and respect for this project and they soaked up my positive messages like sponges.”Wilmington students were able to participate in Surette’s artist-in-residence program thanks to the efforts of Shawsheen Tech Guidance Counselor Angela Caira and West CARES Site Coordinator Kerin Osgood. The two formed a partnership six years ago where Shawsheen Tech Orientation Leaders help educate Wilmington’s youth on bullying prevention and mental health.“The project’s mission was to create a super eye-catching masterpiece together, which would stop people in their tracks and deliver the powerful message — “Be Kind,” which Ellen Degeneres is known for saying all the time,” explained Surette.“Ellen exemplifies the significance of being kind,” added Angela Caira. “She closes out her show every afternoon by reminding viewers to be kind to everyone… What better person to incorporate into our message of being kind?”The masterpiece, which will soon be on display at Wilmington Middle School, consists of 14,768 crayons and weights nearly 200 pounds. Surette spent more than 100 hours completing the project after students began working on it. Students were unaware of what the finish product looked like until the unveiling ceremony on Tuesday, May 28.Watch the unveiling, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:——(NOTE: The cover photo is from the Wilmington CARES Facebook page.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedShawsheen Tech Welcomes 11 New Staff MembersIn “Education”Shawsheen Tech Parents Recommend School As Community Open House ApproachesIn “Education”PHOTOS: Shawsheen Tech Students Honored At State House For Suicide Prevention Efforts In WilmingtonIn “Photo of the Day”last_img read more