Tech News – March 22nd 2012 to March 25th 2012
Tech news – March 22nd 2012 to March 25th 2012:
- Amid Privacy Concerns, Apple Has Started Rejecting Apps That Access UDIDs | TechCrunch-
- Kim-Mai CutlerAmid extra scrutiny from Congress around privacy issues, Apple has started rejecting apps that access UDIDs, or identification numbers that are unique to every iPhone and iPad, this week.
Apple had already given developers a heads-up about the change more than six months ago when it said in some iOS documentation that it was going to deprecate UDIDs. But it looks like Apple is moving ahead of schedule with pressure from lawmakers and the media. It can take more than a year to deprecate features… show all text
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- Former Apple TV Engineer: ‘Those New Apple TV Designs Were Tossed Out 5 Years Ago’ | Macgasm-
- Joshua SchnellAn interesting tweet by Michael Margolis, a former Apple TV engineer at Apple Inc., popped up in our Twitter feed this evening, and we thought it was worth passing on. According to Margolis, the new Apple TV UI was not only on the table at Apple years ago, but Steve Jobs alledgedly shot it down because he didn’t like it at the time.If true, and it sounds like Margolis would know, it certainly has me raising an eyebrow, or two. The new Apple TV UI has been critcised fairly heavily since it’s … show all text
- Klout Doesn’t Really Measure Influence [STUDY]-
- Alissa SkeltonA new study about digital influence says Klout and other social media measurement tools don’t really define how users influence their networks.
All too commonly, sites like Klout and PeerIndex claim to measure influence — and maybe they do measure influence. But what does digital influence really mean?
Brian Solis, author of The Altimeter Group report, says social websites that rank users’ social media influence don’t measure influence like they claim to do. Rather, Solis says a user’s social m… show all text
- Pinterest revises terms of service, gives up right to sell your content | VentureBeat-
- Jennifer Van GroveThe providers of an inspiration service turned inward for some much-needed inspiration of their own, and have updated their terms of service following feedback from community members.
Run-away social sensation Pinterest has, after consulting with members, revised its terms of service Friday in light of growing scrutiny. It has removed terms that would allow it to sell content posted to the site. The new policies will go into effect on April 6, two weeks from today.
Pinterest, as you likely know, show all text
- Geraldo in a Hoodie-
- Facebook says it may sue employers who demand job applicants’ passwords-
After an alarming increase in reports of employers demanding Facebook usernames and passwords, Facebook said it is willing to take legal action.
- Tacocopter: One-click Taco Delivery in the SF Bay Area-
- From Twitter – $1.5 billion The cost of cutting London-Tokyo latency by 60ms | ExtremeTech http://t.co/vhUa9O5V