Tag: Apps

Israeli apps helping contain pandemic

One app tells you if you’ve been in the vicinity of a coronavirus carrier and another aims to assess whether you have COVID-19 based on the sound of your voice. In Israel, sometimes dubbed the “start-up nation” with nearly 10 percent of workers employed in high-tech, the coronavirus pandemic has seen a flurry of new technologies designed to contain transmission. Start-Up Nation Central, an NGO, has compiled a directory of some 70 Israeli technology companies developing responses to the new virus, which has infected more than 4,000 people in the country. One app that has stood out so far is ... Read more

Seven apps that make it much easier to work remotely

Many hands make light work. (Perry Grone/Unsplash/) The internet has transformed the way we live and communicate with each other, which means it’s likely you have colleagues and clients spread across the world. With the right phone apps, you can make sure this geographical diversity doesn’t hurt productivity, and ensure that everyone on your team is on the same page (sometimes literally). These collaboration apps don’t just have to be for the workplace, either—you may also find them useful for planning events or sharing information with family and friends. 1. Google Drive It’s no surprise Google makes some of the ... Read more

A Video-Sharing App Collected Sensitive Data From Millions of Children Under 13

The Federal Trade Commission has fined the video-sharing social media app TikTok $5.7 million for illegally collecting data of children under 13, a record-setting amount for a child privacy violation. TikTok, formerly known as Musical.ly, violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by collecting sensitive personal information from children—including their names, email addresses, photos, and schools—without parental consent. The app failed to notify parents of the collection of such data, and denied parents’ requests to have their children’s information deleted. Until 2016, the app also collected users’ location data. Thanks for watching!Visit Website The FTC alleges that TikTok knew a ... Read more