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[iphones-TMU-1024x528]By Tyler Durden

iPhones are surprisingly active in the middle of the night, according to a report by Washington Post Technology writer, Geoffrey Fowler.

Fowler tracked his iPhone’s activity recently, finding that dozens of companies were receiving information at all hours.

On a recent Monday night, a dozen marketing companies, research firms and other personal data guzzlers got reports from my iPhone. At 11:43 p.m., a company called Amplitude learned my phone number, email and exact location. At 3:58 a.m., another called Appboy got a digital fingerprint of my phone. At 6:25 a.m., a tracker called Demdex received a way to identify my phone and sent back a list of other trackers to pair up with.

And all night long, there was some startling behavior by a household name: Yelp. It was receiving a message that included my IP address -— once every five minutes. – WaPo




https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/iphones-harvest-and-transmit-massive-amounts-of-data-while-you-sleep.html

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So something that costs a grand that has fixed internal storage and bad battery life isn't selling that well. What a surprise
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Is the iPhone in trouble? Demand for Apple's flagship handset has gone 'from bad to worse,' analysts claim

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Wall Street analysts claim public demand for Apple's flagship handsets is getting worse, particularly in China. Recent iPhone price cuts in the region also don't seem to be helping jumpstart demand

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This has been available to Google and Microsoft users for some time and It is just a placebo. You can click any little button you like to stop this and stop that from being recorded but it doesn't really stop the recording of the data, it just gives you the impression it does; it simply stops the data from being displayed on the page and they go ahead and collect the data anyway. Tons of comments on here from Apple users who seem to think Apple are first with this... Apple never innovate...

Google claims the move will target 'phony miracle cure for a serious illness, claiming the earth is flat, or making blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11.'

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APPLE WARNING; BLAMES CHINA
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Apple unveils three new handsets including $1099 waterproof XS Max that boasts the BIGGEST EVER display, alongside Series 4 Watch with FDA-approved heart sensor

Apple unveils THREE new iPhones and Series 4 Watch in highly-anticipated event at Steve

Apple has finally unveiled its highly-anticipated trio of new iPhones, including its most expensive handset to date. The 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max will start at $1099, and boasts a Super Retina Display that now stands as the biggest iPhone display yet. Apple revealed the new handset alongside its new $999 iPhone XS - a 5.8-inch device CEO Tim Cook says is 'by far the most advanced iPhone we have ever created.' The firm also unveiled a more affordable model in a bid to ensure their devices 'reach even more customers,' with the 6.1-inch iPhone XR shipping at $749. And, it's new Series 4 Watch features an overhauled design and new safety features.

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A newly discovered security vulnerability can freeze your iPhone, and, in some cases, crash it, if someone sends you a link containing malicious code on iMessage.

 
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Software developer Abraham Masri found the bug, called “chaiOS,” and posted it on GitHub Tuesday afternoon. Masri told BuzzFeed News that he found the vulnerability while “fuzzing with the operating system.” In other words, he was trying to break the operating system by inputting random characters into its internal code.

The link to that GitHub page — even if you don’t click it — will crash the phone.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/nicolenguyen/chaios-imessage-bug?utm_term=.rsOxkW757#.cfKnL6NaN

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