Facebook collected device data on 187,000 users using banned snooping app


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Facebook obtained personal and sensitive device data on about 187,000 users of its now-defunct Research app, which Apple banned earlier this year after the app violated its rules.

The social media giant said in a letter to lawmakers — which TechCrunch obtained — that it collected data on 31,000 users in the U.S., including 4,300 teenagers. The rest of the collected data came from users in India.

Earlier this year, a TechCrunch investigation found both Facebook and Google were abusing their Apple-issued enterprise developer certificates, designed to only allow employees to run iPhone and iPad apps used only inside the company. The investigation found the companies were building and providing apps for consumers outside Apple’s App Store, in violation of Apple’s rules. The apps paid users in return for collecting data on how participants used their devices and understand app habits by gaining access to all of the network

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Postmates taps longtime Apple engineer to boost autonomous delivery efforts


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Postmates has hired Apple veteran and author Ken Kocienda as a principal software engineer at Postmates X, the team building the food delivery company’s semi-autonomous sidewalk rover, Serve.

Kocienda, author of “Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs,” spent 15 years at Apple focused on human interface design, collaborating with engineers to develop the first iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. Kocienda left Apple in 2017 to focus on his book.

Now, he’s picked Postmates as his next project, citing the team’s spirit and energy as motivation for joining.

“My goal throughout my career has not been technology for the sake of opportunity, I am interested in making product experiences that people out in the world will find useful and meaningful,” Kocienda tells TechCrunch. “It’s not about the technology or just the design, it’s about the technology and design coming together.”


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How to Install the iOS 13 Beta Right Now (and Why You Might Want to Wait)


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This week, Apple announced that the next version of iOS is on the way, and that they’ll be adding a LOT of interesting new features to the operating system that powers the iPhone. The new version, iOS 13, will include big additions—like the ability to sign in to websites using Face ID—and small ones—like a…

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How to Install the iOS 13 Beta Right Now (and Why You Might Want to Wait)


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This week, Apple announced that the next version of iOS is on the way, and that they’ll be adding a LOT of interesting new features to the operating system that powers the iPhone. The new version, iOS 13, will include big additions—like the ability to sign in to websites using Face ID—and small ones—like a…

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How to Install the iOS 13 Beta Right Now (and Why You Might Want to Wait)


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This week, Apple announced that the next version of iOS is on the way, and that they’ll be adding a LOT of interesting new features to the operating system that powers the iPhone. The new version, iOS 13, will include big additions—like the ability to sign in to websites using Face ID—and small ones—like a…

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iTunes Is Dead As We Know It (and All the Rest of the News About macOS Catalina)


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With Apple Music, Apple TV+ (and other streaming services) making owning gigabytes of MP3 and video files a thing of the past, iTunes, the iOS desktop companion app that’s been around since the iPod first debuted, is finally dead. In its place are a collection of purpose-built apps that might make the next version of…

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The iPad finally outgrows iOS


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As the iPad comes up on ten years since its introduction, the hardware has reached bold new heights but the software has been the limiting factor. Onstage at WWDC in San Jose, Apple announced that iPad’s software will now exist inside its own vertical OS.

iPadOS.

The new OS doesn’t look dramatically different from iOS 12, this actually might be the most low-key update that they’ve had in a while, but the name change undoubtedly makes it easier for Apple to introduce functionality to iPads that won’t exist in any capacity on the iPhone.

It’s all about focus and the fact that the company’s tablets are getting even more powerful than their macOS counterparts. It didn’t make a ton of sense for the iPad to be held back by the iPhone.

What’s new in iPadOS that you’ll get kind of excited about?

‘Sign in with Apple’ protects your email and info from apps


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Apple has long touted its approach to privacy as a selling point, and at WWDC, it revealed more privacy-oriented features. It's offering a Sign in with Apple option for apps and services that it says offers "fast, easy sign in without the tracking" that other login options such as Facebook and Google use.