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NEW! 2017 Mobile Subscription Apps Report

“Specifically, the report tracks the cost and conversion rates around the key event for subscription apps, namely the subscription” reports liftoff.io. Marketers of subscription apps require intelligence and insights to make tough choices about their apps.As the first-ever report to lift the lid on trends and activities impacting user acquisition and engagement in this burgeoning app category, the 2017 Mobile Subscription Apps Report draws from Liftoff internal data from June 1, 2016 through June 1, 2017.The rise of subscription apps has benefited app users and developers alike. Source: liftoff.io Share This:

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Apple & other tech companies ask U.S. Supreme Court to apply 4th Amendment protection to location data

“Apple has joined with Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Verizon and others in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that 4th Amendment protections apply to cellphone location data” reports 9to5mac.com. This would mean that location data could not be accessed without a warrant or court order.Carpenter’s conviction hinged on his cell phone location data, and he lost an appeal at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals last April.The issue is before the Supreme Court as a result of a 2011 conviction … As CNET notes, the court is reviewing a case where…

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Apple Rumored to Release LTE-Equipped Apple Watch

“The rumor mill pegged Apple as working on a smartwatch for several years before the Apple Watch finally launched” writes Ryan Whitwam for extremetech.com. Putting LTE in the Apple Watch will mean convincing consumers to sign up for yet another monthly LTE data plan.Even Apple’s eventual Apple Watch launch was only successful compared with other smartwatch makers. Source: extremetech.com Share This:

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Chinese drone maker DJI working on mode to let pilots disconnect from internet during flights, weeks after US Army ended DJI use due to “cyber vulnerabilities”

“The Army memo caused customers to express renewed concern about data security” and prompted DJI to speed up data security changes, Schulman said” writes Alwyn Scott for reuters.com. The logo of Chinese drone maker DJI is seen at the company’s office in New York, New York, U.S., August 11, 2017. (Reuters) – Chinese drone maker SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd is tightening data security on its drones after the U.S. Army ordered its members to stop using DJI drones because of “cyber vulnerabilities,” a company official told Reuters on Monday. Source:…

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Data show that Trump’s real base is 24 percent of the electorate

“If Trump’s job approval erodes to down to this level, that would almost certainly spell electoral doom for Republicans” writes Kristen Soltis Anderson for washingtonexaminer.com. I know, I know: the polls are supposedly missing Trump’s supporters, showing an artificially low job approval number.The data – on issues and on Trump himself — keep pointing back to “one-in-four” as the true size of Trump’s base.Take job approval, the most basic indicator of how a nation views its leader. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Amazon boosts AWS data security with new Macie service

“Amazon Web Services has launched a new machine learning service aimed at helping organisations protect their sensitive data in the cloud” reports itproportal.com. Macie’s general premise is quite simple: it monitors data on the S3 storage service, and is capable of identifying names, addresses, credit card numbers, driver licenses or social security numbers, stuff like that.It then monitors that data and keeps an eye out for anomalies. Source: itproportal.com Share This:

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Uber settles U.S. allegations over data privacy

“The FTC said Uber “did not take reasonable, low-cost measures that could have helped the company prevent the breach.”” writes Min Read for reuters.com. The FTC also investigated a massive data breach in May 2014 in which more than 100,000 names and license numbers of Uber drivers were stolen.Following the uproar over God View, Uber claimed in 2015 that it had a “strict policy prohibiting” employees from accessing rider and driver data.Around the same time, Uber executive Emil Michael, who has since left the company, suggested Uber should hire opposition…

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Uber settles with FTC over allegations it failed to protect customer data

“The FTC also said that Uber failed to implement basic security practices, such as two-factor authentication, that could have kept Uber’s driver data from leaking” writes Brian Fung Covers for washingtonpost.com. The FTC is not requiring Uber to pay to settle the allegations, the agency said, although Uber will be hiring an outside firm to monitor its privacy practices, and future violations of the settlement agreement could lead to financial penalties.One source of the FTC’s concern was an Uber program known as “God View,” which allowed company employees to monitor…

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Meltwater bolsters its machine learning portfolio with Cosmify acquisition

“Media intelligence company Meltwater announced today that it has acquired Cosmify, a San Francisco-based data analysis startup” writes B R Nice for venturebeat.com. But Aditya Jami, Meltwater’s senior director of engineering and head of AI, says that this is only part of the data there is to track.The price of the acquisition has not been disclosed, but Meltwater told VentureBeat that it has bought the startup’s intellectual property (IP) and is bringing the Cosmify team onboard.The company has already acquired Hong Kong-based big data solution Klarity, Oxford University spinout Wrapidity,…

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