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Microsoft details every new feature coming in new Xbox One update

Microsoft details every new feature coming in new Xbox One update Microsoft has shown that it is dedicated to improving the Xbox One user experience, having already issued multiple big software updates for the new console that was released just five months ago. Beginning late Monday night, the company began rolling out its Xbox One April update, which includes a number of fixes and new features that were detailed by Microsoft on one of its blogs. Xbox programming director Larry Hryb, better known by his Xbox Live user name “Major Nelson,” ran through all of the new features on his blog Monday night: Game and app saves and updates. A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves. You will also be able to easily tell what games


Watch this: Android design head Matias Duarte explains why mobile is dead

Watch this: Android design head Matias Duarte explains why mobile is dead Matias Duarte helped design the T-Mobile Sidekick, the Helio Ocean, and Palm's webOS. Now, he directs the look and feel of Google's Android operating system. There, Verge editor-in-chief Joshua Topolsky interviewed him about his thoughts on design and where Android is headed.


GM reportedly working on a lower-cost Chevy Volt

GM reportedly working on a lower-cost Chevy Volt When it comes to electric vehicles, the Chevrolet Volt is as mainstream a brand as it gets. But despite GM's efforts to make the Volt a top choice among EV buyers, demand for it hasn't been what the company expected since it began production in 2010. To turn this situation around, General Motors is said to be planning the release of a more affordable model of its Chevrolet Volt.


GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.

Asia shares rise, shrug off slower China growth

People stand at a barricade at the regional administration building that they had seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Several government buildings have fallen to mobs of Moscow loyalists in recent days as unrest spreads across the east of the country. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky) TOKYO (AP) — Shares rose Wednesday in Asia, led by Japan's Nikkei 225 index, as investors largely shrugged off news that China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 24 years in the first quarter.


Final 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' trailer sets the stage for war

Final 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' trailer sets the stage for war With its release less than two months away, the promotion has really been ramping up for X-Men: Days of Future Past, and today the film's final trailer has arrived. Directed by Bryan Singer, the film stars both the classic film cast — including Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier and Ian McKellen as Magneto — with their younger counterparts from the prequel X-Men: First Class. ...


China economic growth slows to 18-month low in first quarter

Shipping container is lifted by a crane at a port in Lianyungang By Adam Rose BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 18 months in the first quarter of 2014, official data showed on Wednesday, with signs of waning momentum already prompting limited government action to steady the world's second-largest economy. Authorities have ruled out major stimulus to fight short-term dips in growth, and some analysts think the economy will continue to lose momentum into the middle of the year. It was China's slowest annual growth since the third quarter of 2012, when growth was also 7.4 percent. "I don't think they're going to announce any further significant measures to support growth." Beijing has announced some modest measures, such as tax cuts for small firms and speeding up some investment in rail projects, to try to steady growth around its target of 7.5 percent without disrupting plans to restructure the economy.


Asian shares offer muted cheer to China growth

Eemployee of a foreign exchange trading company works behind monitors in Tokyo By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets were mostly in the black on Wednesday after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts, a relief for investors who had feared a much weaker outcome. China's economy grew 7.4 percent in the first quarter, from a year earlier, pipping forecasts of 7.3 percent. "But the problem is that the government has to resort to stimulus repeatedly to support the economy (which) means it's having a hard time to unleash new growth drivers." The relief rippled through regional markets with Japan's Nikkei adding to early gains to be up 2.2 percent. Yahoo Inc jumped 10 percent thanks to strong results from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the Chinese e-commerce company in which Yahoo holds a 24 percent stake.


HKMA steps up supervision of banks' credit risk management

A security guard walks past a directory board of Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in Hong Kong By Jacqueline Poh HONG KONG, April 16 (RLPC) - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is stepping up its supervision of Hong-Kong-based banks' credit risk management by asking banks to show stable funding requirements and agree to regular onsite examinations of credit underwriting processes and stress-testing, the HKMA said in a statement. These measures come after a steep rise in offshore lending to Chinese mainland companies by Hong Kong-based banks. Chinese onshore companies borrowed HK$2.276 trillion of customer loans at the end of 2013, excluding HK$313 billion of trade finance loans, according to the HKMA. "The increase in Hong Kong banking sector's mainland-related lending is a natural consequence of the growth of the mainland economy and development of mainland corporates," said HKMA, which reinforces Hong Kong's role as a significant international financial center.


This is how Samsung thinks about design

This is how Samsung thinks about design Samsung said it would launch a website that showed off its design chops, and it's delivering as promised. The newly launched Make it Meaningful page dives into the inspirations behind the Korean company's products, complete with an abundance of giant artwork, marketing speak and promo videos. It's not just breathless prose about "timeless" TVs (the S9) and "sharply refined details" (the Galaxy S 4), though.


Microsoft brings back Clippy… but don’t worry, it’s not what you think

Microsoft brings back Clippy… but don’t worry, it’s not what you think Unlike some tech companies out there, Microsoft has the ability to laugh at itself. WPCentral has found that asking Microsoft’s new voice-enabled personal assistant Cortana about the company’s last “personal assistant” for Microsoft Office will get Clippy to pop up on your smartphone display and thank you for asking about him. Of course, Clippy was one of the single most annoying features of any Microsoft product ever, as it would always pop up even when you didn’t want it to and offer you irrelevant advice that didn’t give you the help you were looking for. This is why, when you ask Cortana what she thinks about Clippy, she’ll tell you that “he taught me how important it is to listen.” In


China's growth slows to 24-year low of 7.4 percent

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slowed to a 24-year low of 7.4 percent in the first quarter, raising the risk of job losses and a potential impact on its trading partners.

Fed should beef up low-rate vows, two officials say

A view shows the Federal Reserve building in Washington By Alicia Underlee Nelson and Richard Valdmanis FARGO, North Dakota/BANGOR, Maine (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve ought not to raise interest rates until the economy is much closer to full strength, two of the Fed's most dovish policymakers said on Tuesday. "If you commit to keeping rates low even as the recovery is proceeding, even as we continue to recover, I think people have a sense, the Fed has the recovery's back," Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Narayana Kocherlakota said at North Dakota State University. "And that's the message that I think we need to do a better job of promoting." If households and businesses believe the Fed is close to raising rates, they may decide to save rather than to spend, inhibiting recovery, Kocherlakota said. But because inflation is so low, he said, the Fed can afford to remain accommodative even while the recovery strengthens, and it will likely need to raise rates only gradually when the time comes.


Samsung Gear Devices Compatible with 20 Galaxy Devices

Samsung Gear Devices Compatible with 20 Galaxy Devices Good news for fitness fans:  Samsung Electronics announced the compatibility of the Samsung Gear 2 Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. As of the 15th of April 2014, the Samsung Gear 2 Gear 2 Neo …


BOJ Kuroda maintains positive view on economy

Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda speaks during a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Wednesday affirmed its upbeat view of the economy, even as global financial markets wobble, stressing that growth will pick up around mid-year as the sting of a sales tax hike fades. Price rises will broaden as the economy continues gradually to improve, Kuroda added, reiterating his view that Japan is making headway towards the central bank's price goal of 2 percent inflation in about a year's time. Kuroda's comments came a day after he met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss the economy, which drew some market speculation the BOJ may come under pressure to expand stimulus as a rebound in the yen and sliding Japanese share prices cloud the outlook for the world's third-largest economy. BOJ officials have repeatedly expressed confidence that this month's increase in the national sales tax will not derail the economy or prevent inflation from hitting the central bank's 2 percent target.


Why the IRS wants to be your Facebook friend

Why the IRS wants to be your Facebook friend If the fear of an audit wasn't enough to scare you into being honest on your taxes, try this on for size: the IRS might be checking out your Facebook page. The good ol' Internal Revenue Service is ...


China's Baidu launches mobile payment app

People talk in front of a Baidu's company logo at Baidu's headquarters in Beijing SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Baidu Inc, China's leading internet search provider, has launched a mobile payment and wealth management platform after its main domestic rivals launched similar products. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, through its mobile payment arm, Alipay, launched Alipay Wallet in January 2013, which included a money-market investment product, Yu'e Bao, marketed as a high-yielding substitute for traditional bank deposits. Tencent followed in August with WeChat Payment, a payment and investment platform linked to its popular WeChat mobile messaging app. ...


Daily Roundup: Amazon's first phone, Project Ara developer conference and more!

Daily Roundup: Amazon's first phone, Project Ara developer conference and more! You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.


New hurricane forecast maps to show flood risk from storm surge

An example of the new experimental storm surge potential flooding map showing southwest Florida is seen in this image provided by NOAA By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - When the Atlantic hurricane season opens June 1, national forecasters will roll out a new feature: color-coded and broadcast-ready maps to graphically show the potential for flooding from storm surges. "We are not a storm surge savvy nation. Yet storm surge is responsible for over half the deaths in hurricanes. So you can see why we're motivated to try something new," said Jamie Rhome, storm surge specialist for the National Hurricane Center in Miami.


Latest Game of Thrones episode sets a new torrent record

Latest Game of Thrones episode sets a new torrent record Game of Thrones, the most pirated show of 2013, started its fourth season two weeks ago and it’s already breaking records just two episodes in. TorrentFreak reports that “The Lion and the Rose,” the second of episode of the show’s fourth season, garnered the largest torrent swarm ever recorded on Sunday night. Nearly 200,000 users were downloading the same exact torrent all at once, breaking the previous record of the season three finale, which raked in around 170,000 concurrent downloads. Adding up all the active torrents, TorrentFreak predicts that the latest episode of Game of Thrones was downloaded illegally 1.5 million times during the first day that the file appeared online. Even if that number is marginally inaccurate, at this rate the


Starbucks to relocate European headquarters to UK from Netherlands: The Times

People line up inside "Dumb Starbucks", a parody store of the Starbucks Coffee chain, in Los Angeles (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp said it decided to move its European headquarters to the United Kingdom from the Netherlands following criticism over its low tax payments in Britain last year, The Times reported. The world's largest coffee chain said the relocation was primarily to get closer to Britain, its biggest and fastest-growing market in Europe, the British daily reported, quoting Starbucks' president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Kris Engskov. Starbucks was not immediately available for comment. Senior executives will transfer to Starbucks' head office in Chiswick, west London, although manufacturing jobs will remain in Holland, The Times said.


Samsung Speaks Up on its New Website, design.samsung.com

Samsung Speaks Up on its New Website, design.samsung.com As far as design goes, generally, what we see is what we get. However, design is much more than what we simply ‘see’. When we talk about product design, we need to consider things like …


Sony has a 4K TV for every budget (that's at least $2,099)

Sony has a 4K TV for every budget (that's at least $2,099) Sony has nailed down the final launch details for its newest 4K Bravia TVs, and surprise -- they just might be affordable this year. The "entry-level" XBR-X850B series will start at a relatively frugal $2,099 for a 49-inch model, with prices peaking at $5,499 for a 70-inch set. If you've got a bit more cash and want upgrades to both audio and wall mounting, the XBR-X900B line starts at $3,999 for a 55-inch set and scales up to $8,999 for a 79-inch variant.


Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

Here's the software that helps Edward Snowden avoid the NSA

Here's the software that helps Edward Snowden avoid the NSA Edward Snowden hasn't escaped the NSA's watchful eyes purely by exploiting lax security -- he also uses the right software. We now know that he communicates with the media using Tails, a customized version of Linux that makes it easy to use Tor's anonymity network and other tools that keep data private. The software loads from external drives and doesn't store anything locally, so it's relatively trivial for Snowden and his contacts to discuss leaks without leaving a trace.


Yahoo's growth anemic as turnaround chugs along

File photo of a Yahoo logo in front of a building in Rolle By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc again posted anemic quarterly revenue growth as the Internet company's advertising business continues to lag its rivals, nearly two years into Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer's comeback effort. Yahoo reports the Chinese company's financial results one quarter later than its own.


Yahoo's growth anemic as turnaround chugs along

File photo of a Yahoo logo in front of a building in Rolle By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc again posted anemic quarterly revenue growth as the Internet company's advertising business continues to lag its rivals, nearly two years into Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer's comeback effort. Yahoo reports the Chinese company's financial results one quarter later than its own.


NYPD shutters controversial unit that spied on Muslims

NYPD shutters controversial unit that spied on Muslims The New York Police Department has disbanded a division that conducted extensive covert surveillance on the city's Muslim communities. The Demographics Unit infiltrated mosques, restaurants, and other locations with plainclothes officers and informants, but the NYPD was forced to conclude in 2012 that the program never generated any serious leads or investigations into terrorism. A report last year explored the fear and mistrust that the unit spread among Muslims in New York, with many saying they felt forced to downplay their faith as a result. Future intel to come from "direct contact" between police and community


Why you should expect your favorite websites to crash over the next few weeks

Why you should expect your favorite websites to crash over the next few weeks If you find yourself unable to access your favorite websites over the next few weeks, don’t worry: The Internet isn’t broken, it’s just undergoing very needed repairs. The Washington Post has talked with some security experts who expect that patching the Heartbleed bug is going to cause major disruptions on the Internet for a while as major web companies scramble to guard their websites against a bug that caught the tech world flat-footed last week. “Imagine if we found out all at once that all the doors everybody uses are all vulnerable — they can all get broken into,” Jason Healey, a cybersecurity scholar at the Washington-based Atlantic Council, told the Post. “The kinds of bad things it enables is


Apple, Samsung and more to adopt anti-theft smartphone kill switch

Apple, Samsung and more to adopt anti-theft smartphone kill switch Apple and Samsung are duking it out in court yet again, but there's at least one thing they (and a host of their smartphone making rivals) agree on: users shouldn't be helpless when their phones are stolen. That's ...


US declines to name China a currency manipulator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is raising concern about the value of China's currency but is declining, as in recent years, to accuse Beijing of manipulating it.

Intel reports lower 1Q net income, higher revenue

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2014 file photo, Mooly Eden, senior vice president and perceptual computing general manager from Intel, talks to the media during the Intel news conference at the International Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. Intel Corp. reports quarterly earnings after the market close on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Intel's earnings fell in the first three months of the year amid a continued slump in the worldwide PC market, but revenue grew slightly because of solid demand for tablet processors and its data center services.


Intel reports lower 1Q net income, higher revenue

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2014 file photo, Mooly Eden, senior vice president and perceptual computing general manager from Intel, talks to the media during the Intel news conference at the International Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. Intel Corp. reports quarterly earnings after the market close on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Intel's earnings fell in the first three months of the year amid a continued slump in the worldwide PC market, but revenue grew slightly because of solid demand for tablet processors and its data center services.


Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:30PM ET

Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:30PM ET It's Tuesday, which is time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 8:30PM. No big news to kick off the show this week, but a good quarter for primetime rating will have to do. There is a new wireless box from DirecTV to discuss and of course Netflix, Aereo, Chromecast news -- like just about every week.


GM CEO 'agonized' over putting two engineers on paid leave

General Motors CEO Mary Barra appears onstage during a launch event for new Chevrolet cars before the New York Auto Show in New York By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra said she "agonized" over last week's decision to put two GM engineers on paid leave pending the outcome of an investigation into faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths. Barra's comments, made to reporters on Tuesday after an industry conference ahead of the New York Auto Show, referred to Ray DeGiorgio and Gary Altman, two engineers involved in the development of the defective switches, which are being replaced in 2.6 million recalled GM vehicles. GM has not explained why the men were suspended, and the two have not responded to Reuters requests for comment. In the wake of the recall, announced in several waves in February and March, Barra said on Tuesday that GM is creating a new global product integrity organization that will focus on product safety and quality.


GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall

Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, speaks at the 2014 Automotive Forum, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in New York. The forum is sponsored by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and J.D. Power.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) DETROIT (AP) — As General Motors shows off its newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots.


Twitter's latest acquisition turns tweets into a commodity

Twitter's latest acquisition turns tweets into a commodity Twitter announced today that it has bought Gnip, a social data company that has packaged and sold data from Twitter to other companies for the past four years. Gnip is one of a few firms that has access to Twitter's "fire hose" of data -- a history of tweets that date back to the company's beginnings in 2006 -- and is one of Twitter's longest-lasting data partners.


Yahoo's 1Q highlighted by Alibaba, modest ad gains

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is still prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company's listless advertising sales are picking up, if ever so slightly, under CEO Marissa Mayer.

Google’s Project Ara has a projected release date: January 2015

Google’s Project Ara has a projected release date: January 2015 The most exciting innovation in the mobile market finally has a release date. According to CNET, Google announced today at the Project Ara developers conference that its first modular smartphone will go on sale in January 2015 for the low price of $50. Project lead Paul Eremenko told the crowd that the initial model will be a boring gray device by design, so as not to distract from the additional physical components. “It’s called the Gray Phone because it’s meant to be drab gray to get people to customize it,” said Eremenko. Google has already released a Modular Development Kit (MDK) showcasing the variable endoskeletons that the company is considering, but there’s still a great deal of work to be


Intel's quarterly net beats Street, CEO talks up tablets

An Intel logo is seen at the company's offices in Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel Corp's first-quarter net profit exceeded Wall Street's estimates as the chipmaker wrestles with slow demand for personal computers and its chief executive officer said an ambitious goal to stake out market share in tablets was on track. With personal computer shipments falling for eight straight quarters through March, some analysts believe the industry's decline is close to hitting bottom, potentially giving Intel breathing room as it struggles to develop better processors for mobile and wearable devices. Following its first-quarter report on Tuesday, Intel Chief Financial Officer Stacy Smith said the chipmaker continues to expects PC shipments to decline slightly in 2014. "You have an ageing install base of PCs and we're bringing exciting products to the market place and that's leading to the pockets of strength we're seeing in the PC market." In its report, Intel said revenue from its PC client group in the first quarter was $7.9 billion, down 1 percent from the year before.


Intel's quarterly net beats Street, CEO talks up tablets

An Intel logo is seen at the company's offices in Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel Corp's first-quarter net profit exceeded Wall Street's estimates as the chipmaker wrestles with slow demand for personal computers and its chief executive officer said an ambitious goal to stake out market share in tablets was on track. With personal computer shipments falling for eight straight quarters through March, some analysts believe the industry's decline is close to hitting bottom, potentially giving Intel breathing room as it struggles to develop better processors for mobile and wearable devices. Following its first-quarter report on Tuesday, Intel Chief Financial Officer Stacy Smith said the chipmaker continues to expects PC shipments to decline slightly in 2014. "You have an ageing install base of PCs and we're bringing exciting products to the market place and that's leading to the pockets of strength we're seeing in the PC market." In its report, Intel said revenue from its PC client group in the first quarter was $7.9 billion, down 1 percent from the year before.


Protecting You From Credit Report Errors, Unreliable Scores

Protecting You From Credit Report Errors, Unreliable Scores Aleta from Mena, Arkansas, has had a hard time getting a decent rate on a car loan all because of a mistake on her credit report. The problem started when she received a bill that was caused by a computer glitch and not because of money she actually owed. She tried to resolve the problem but the company ended up turning the bill over to a collection agency and the erroneous charge ended up on her credit report.


Apple, Google, Microsoft and others sign anti-phone-theft pledge

Apple, Google, Microsoft and others sign anti-phone-theft pledge A new pledge signed by nearly every major player in the phone industry is promising that after July of 2015, it will be a lot harder to steal a smartphone, according to a new report from Re/code. After that date, the companies pledge that every user will be able to remotely brick and wipe their phones in the event of a theft, features currently offered by Find my iPhone and the Android Device Manager. Apple, Google, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia and Samsung have already signed on, along with the five major US cell carriers.


US Airways Explains How It Tweeted That Infamous Nude Photo

US Airways Explains How It Tweeted That Infamous Nude Photo Unless you're living in a cave and are completely off the grid, you may have noticed that US Airways sent out a tweet on Monday that included a graphic image of a woman sexually pleasuring herself with a toy airplane. US Airways spokesman Matt Miller told The New York Daily News that the tweet "was an honest mistake." On behalf of the airline, Miller said, "first and foremost, we apologize." He also clarified that no employee would be fired over the incident.


The Guardian's new US newspaper has a robot editor-in-chief

The Guardian's new US newspaper has a robot editor-in-chief There's something a little different about the editor for The Guardian's new monthly US print edition: there isn't one. Set to launch Wednesday, #Open001 is being created using a proprietary algorithm rather than people (and we thought the media was dying!). The 5,000 paper run will be available for free at several advertising agencies.


U.S. wins more guilty pleas in first counterfeit apps case

The final defendants in what the U.S. government called its first prosecution of a counterfeit apps case have pleaded guilty over their roles in alleged schemes to traffic in pirated Android mobile device applications. Thomas Pace, 38, of Oregon City, Oregon, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of conspiring to commit criminal copyright infringement over his activity at Appbucket Group, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Meanwhile, Kody Peterson, 22, of Clermont, Florida, pleaded guilty on Monday to the same charge over his activity on behalf of SnappzMarket Group, the agency said.

The Senate Banking Committee Proposes Adoption of an Untried Model to Replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Senate Banking Committee Proposes Adoption of an Untried Model to Replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac A lot of ink is being spilled on which side of the aisle is getting the better of the bipartisan deal, but that is a sideshow. The critical question is whether the basic structure proposed as a replacement for Fannie/Freddie would meet the objective of creating effective secondary mortgage markets?


How to Select the Best Digital Agency for Your Online Business

How to Select the Best Digital Agency for Your Online Business To make sure you engage the right company for your business, ask these five key questions during the interview.


Google admits just how much it scans our Gmail

Google admits just how much it scans our Gmail Even though Microsoft’s Scroogled campaign against Google might have been a flop, it did raise some legitimate questions on behalf of users who might not be comfortable with Google’s algorithms scanning their private emails for frequently used keywords that it would use to sell more targeted ads. The Guardian brings us word that Google has issued an update to its Gmail terms of service where it explicitly lays out how it scans your emails and how it uses the data it gathers from them. As The Guardian tells it, Google now acknowledges that it “scans the content of emails stored on Google’s servers as well as those being sent and received by any Google email account, a practice that has seen


Smartphone makers, carriers embrace anti-theft initiative

By Marina Lopes NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major U.S. wireless carriers and smartphone makers have agreed to introduce tools to enable users to lock their devices and wipe them clean of data if stolen, responding to pressure on the telecommunications industry to do more to stem theft. Starting in July 2015, all smartphones manufactured by the companies will come with free anti-theft tools preloaded on the devices or ready to be downloaded, according to wireless association CTIA, which announced the agreement on Tuesday. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney, George Gascon welcomed the voluntary agreement but said it fell short of what they have advocated to prevent theft.
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