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Lawsuit accuses Google of tracking users in Incognito mode

A proposed class action lawsuit filed against Google is accusing the company of violating federal wiretap laws by tracking users’ online activities even when they’re in Incognito mode. The complaint says the tech giant uses tools like Google Analytic…
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Senate bill would set privacy requirements for COVID-19 tracking

Now that COVID-19 lockdowns are slowly starting to lift in the US, a group of senators want to set privacy expectations for the contact tracing apps that could help keep the virus in check. Senators Marsha Blackburn, Jerry Moran, John Thune and Roger…
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Apple tests UWB switch to keep the iPhone 11 from tracking your location

Apple has started testing the location toggle button it promised to iPhone 11 users. Late last year, security researcher Brian Krebs discovered that the iPhone 11 Pro constantly checks for your location even if you disable Location Services. Apple ex…
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Apple’s tracking tags will reportedly use ultra-wideband for precision

While we've known for a while now that Apple is working on a Tile-like tracking device, what hasn't been clear is how the company plans to differentiate the product beyond its usual ecosystem tie-ins. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has a solid track record on…
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Family tracking app leaked real-time location data for weeks

Family tracking apps can be very helpful if you're worried about your kids or spouse, but they can be nightmarish if that data falls into the wrong hands. Security researcher Sanyam Jain has revealed to TechCrunch that React Apps' Family Locator lef…
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Newly found 4G and 5G flaws allow call intercepting and location tracking

Researchers at Purdue University and the University of Iowa have discovered flaws in the 4G and 5G networks which allows hacker access to phone calls and location data. In the latest blow to mobile security, the researchers Syed Refiul Huassian, Ninghui Li and Elisa Bertino at Purdue University, and Mitziu Echeverria and Omar Chowdhury at […]

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Firefox update adds improved tracking protection

Mozilla is trying to do something about that eerie feeling you get when you think of cat food and all of a sudden start seeing targeted ads about cat food — with the new Firefox update, anti-tracking measures are being implemented that will prevent…
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Facebook tests tracking Location History via Instagram

After an abrupt exit by Instagram's founders, there have been reports that they weren't always happy with being seen as one of Facebook's apps, instead of a standalone platform. With curious timing, TechCrunch reports that at least one user, Jane Man…
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Fossil’s new smartwatches get NFC payments and heart rate tracking

Fossil's newest smartwatches come with features many of their predecessors were sorely lacking. In an attempt to catch up to its rivals, the company has added heart rate trackers, NFC payment and built-in GPS to its latest Wear OS models. The Fossil…
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Google has been tracking your phone’s location, even with location turned off

Going into settings and turning off your phone’s location will stop all apps and services from tracking your whereabouts. That’s a simple, easy to remember privacy concept. Unfortunately, there’s one small problem. Google has been tracking you anyway. You can take more drastic steps like turning off cellular data or even removing the SIM card […]

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Qardio’s Android app gets new activity tracking features

Qardio, the company behind smart gadgets like the QardioArm and QardioBase, has just kicked off some new features in their health tracking app to help you stay in shape. If you were looking for an excuse to ditch Fitbit, this might be it. The new app will track your overall steps and activity and allow users […]

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The future of biometric tracking will make step counters look like antiques

The biometric wearable of the future could provide real-time feedback to either push the wearer to set a new personal best or hold back to prevent injury, providing a level of feedback that you would normally only get with a professional coach.

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Polar pairs Android Wear with fitness tracking for the M600 sports watch

Polar has announced its latest fitness tracker, the M600, which is the company’s first to feature Google’s Android Wear. The tracker also offers a proprietary heart rate monitor and is waterproof.

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Samsung Gear Fit 2 vs Fitbit Blaze: Can Samsung dethrone the fitness tracking champion?

There are a ton of fitness trackers out there, but two of the best known have to be the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and the Fitbit Blaze. But which is better? Check out our spec comparison for a closer look at which device comes out on top in terms of both hardware and software.

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Who’s tracking your fitness tracker? We asked an expert

Many of us wear fitness trackers 24/7, so they can collect data on our activity, but there’s a danger that someone else could access that information. How secure are fitness trackers and what are the risks? We asked an expert.

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New MotusPro tracking lab could change the way baseball players train

MotusGlobal, famous for saving pitcher’s arms with the mThrow, today announced a full body tracking system for baseball players called the MotusPro. Sensors fitted to a shirt, gloves, and shoes track millions of data points per movement for analysis.

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Misfit polishes up the Shine 2 with more accurate tracking, even slimmer design

Misfit’s new Shine adds improved fitness and sleep tracking, but it’s also got fun different-colored lights, and the ability to alert you to notifications. The Shine 2 arrives in stores this November for $ 100.

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Give tiredness the finger with this sleep monitoring, fitness tracking ring

If your don’t want to wear a fitness tracking wrist band, what about a health tracking ring on your finger? The Oura ring is the latest wearable to hit Kickstarter, and it’s designed to help you make the most of your sleep.

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