Apple agrees to preinstall govt-approved apps in Russia

Apple has agreed to abide by the Russian laws to give users a notification to pre-install government-approved apps when they first use an iPhone or other company device. Moscow: From April 1, Apple will comply with the provisions of the law on the mandatory pre-installation of Russian software on its devices, reports Russian publication Vedomosti. Apple… Continue reading Apple agrees to preinstall govt-approved apps in Russia

Democrats Propose Sweeping Online Privacy Laws

mspohr quotes a report from The Guardian: Top Democrats on Tuesday proposed tough new privacy laws to rein in the U.S.’s tech companies after a series of scandals that have shaken confidence in the companies and exposed the personal data of millions of consumers. The effort, led by Senator Maria Cantwell, the top Democrat on the Senate commerce,… Continue reading Democrats Propose Sweeping Online Privacy Laws

New Tracking Prevention in Microsoft’s Edge Will Hit Google the Hardest

Microsoft’s Edge browser is built on the same open source code as Google Chrome. But Ed Bott, writing for ZDNet, noticed something interesting: On January 15, 2020, Microsoft is scheduled to roll out a completely revamped Edge browser to the general public. That browser, which is available for beta testing now on all supported versions… Continue reading New Tracking Prevention in Microsoft’s Edge Will Hit Google the Hardest