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Trading App for Kraken Futures Is Now Available on iOS and Android

“San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken announced that it is introducing a mobile version of its Kraken Future trading app” writes Joeri Cant for cointelegraph.com. The newly introduced Kraken Futures app will also enable its users to sign-in with a QR code, see live order book and price charts, and manage open positions and open orders, among others.According to its website, Kraken Futures is a professional trading platform for derivatives on digital assets, where traders can long and short digital assets with up to 50x leverage, while offering seamless transfers between…

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Route raises $12 million to track packages with AI

“Route says its run rate reached $8.85 million (up from $5.7 million at the end of October) and that it helped 1.3 million customers from 187 countries track packages” writes Kyle Wiggers for venturebeat.com. Route claims it protects over $350 million worth of consumer goods a year across 1.3 million customers.As for the Route+, it’s an order insurance program that enables customers to file lost, damaged, or stolen package claims from within the Route app.Route extends this information to both retailers and consumers after purchases are made, an opportunity currently…

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Route, which tracks all e-commerce orders in one app, raises $12M through a $500K pre-seed round in January and new $11.5K seed round from Album VC and Pattern

“The Route+ insurance program that lets customers pay for peace of mind is launching today too” reports techcrunch.com. The Route iOS app for visually tracking orders officially launches today.But a fresh startup has found unprecedented growth by letting you monitor all your ecommerce orders in one app thanks to a Gmail extension.Route’s strength is that it’s totally free for consumers unless they want to buy insurance, and does email tracking automatically, though it will lack manual tracking number input for a few more weeks. Source: techcrunch.com

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Samsung and Google Camera apps vulnerable to hijacking, fix on the way

“The vulnerability affects camera apps from Google and Samsung” reports slashgear.com. Samsung and Google Camera apps vulnerable to hijacking, fix on the way Earlier this year, Apple was put on the hot seat for a bug in its new Group FaceTime feature that practically allowed anyone to spy on an iPhone or iPad user by simply making and then dropping a covert call.Thanks to a bug found in Google’s, Samsung’s, and other OEM’s camera apps, an almost inconspicuous app can secretly spy on the owner using their own phone’s cameras. Source:…

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How To Track Your Period With An iPhone Or Apple Watch

“If you’ve got an iPhone, then good news: Apple’s Cycle Tracking app is already included with iOS 13, and comes with all the features necessary for your period tracking needs” writes Brenda Stolyar for mashable.com. Don’t be alarmed if you don’t see the Cycle Tracking app on your phone.With Apple’s Cycle Tracking app, those days are (hopefully) behind me. Source: mashable.com

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US Senator: ‘Amazon Ring’s policies are an open door for privacy and civil liberty violations’

“With the Neighbors Portal, law enforcement can only view publicly available content in the Neighbors app, unless a user explicitly and voluntarily chooses to share their own recordings with law enforcement” writes Tristan Greene for thenextweb.com. US Senator Edward Markey yesterday revealed the results of a months-long investigation into Amazon‘s Ring camera-doorbells and the company’s relationship with law enforcement.The Neighbors app is free and may be used by every community member regardless of whether they own a Ring device.Furthermore, Amazon apparently has no system in place to hold law enforcement…

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How hackers hijacked Android phone cameras without anyone knowing

“The Google Camera app was patched in July, once Google was notified, and the patch was made available to all partners” writes Chris Smith for bgr.com. The security was a lot broader than Google and Samsung phone, Google explained.GPS data could easily be extracted from the images if the feature is enabled in the camera app.The hackers used a rogue Android app connected to a command and control center of their own making to demonstrate the vulnerability and extract data from the targeted phone. Source: bgr.com

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Apple Music for Business muzak now competing with Pandora, Spotify

“Businesses are encouraged to allow Apple Music for Business to increase engagement with customers through the Apple Music app” reports slashgear.com. Per an official Apple Music for Business release: “When a customer starts an Apple Music trial from one of your branded links, you’ll receive a referral fee with no cap on earnings.” You’ll see an example of an Apple Music for Business targeted countertop QR-code-employing push to use the Apple Music app at the head of this article.A report this week suggests that Apple Music has been piloting a…

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