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THE COMUNICANO for Friday December 20th 2019

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Oh how your phone is tracking you and what you can do about it....Is DISH about to become a wireless
 
December 20 · Issue #662 · View online
Andy Abramson
Oh how your phone is tracking you and what you can do about it….Is DISH about to become a wireless player…Google stops finding iMessage on Android…Facebook wants to be your MTV…Spotify has something for every music fan’s TastebudsWawa customer data gets hacked…What about all those SOCIAL networks….Facebook looks like it’s getting Rocky….Google gets cut….Look. Up in The Sky. It’s Apple beaming to you from above…those stories and more are all here in the Friday edition of THE COMUNICANO!!

Privacy Watch
Go read this New York Times exposé on smartphone location tracking because it’s worse than you think Go read this New York Times exposé on smartphone location tracking because it’s worse than you think
Opinion | Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy Opinion | Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy
Opinion | Freaked Out? 3 Steps to Protect Your Phone s Opinion | Freaked Out? 3 Steps to Protect Your Phone s
If you stopped at a Wawa mini mart recently, your payment card details may have been snatched If you stopped at a Wawa mini mart recently, your payment card details may have been snatched
Wawa on their Data Breach Wawa on their Data Breach
Facial Recognition Watch
NIST Study Evaluates Effects of Race, Age, Sex on Face Recognition Software NIST Study Evaluates Effects of Race, Age, Sex on Face Recognition Software
T-Merger Watch
Dish ‘mystery partner’ emerges during T-Mobile/Sprint trial Dish ‘mystery partner’ emerges during T-Mobile/Sprint trial
Google Watch
Google app won't show search results for 'What is iMessage?' Nice one, Google. Google app won't show search results for 'What is iMessage?' Nice one, Google.
Google Assistant can now stream Hulu to your Chromecast and Nest Hub Google Assistant can now stream Hulu to your Chromecast and Nest Hub
Google goes offline after fibre cables cut Google goes offline after fibre cables cut
The new Google Assistant can directly control Chrome on the Pixel 4 (Update: More actions) The new Google Assistant can directly control Chrome on the Pixel 4 (Update: More actions)
Facebook Watch
Facebook Watch could soon play music videos Facebook Watch could soon play music videos
Facebook is developing an Android replacement since it doesn't trust Google Facebook is developing an Android replacement since it doesn't trust Google
Facebook will stop using 2FA tool to harvest phone numbers for friend suggestions Facebook will stop using 2FA tool to harvest phone numbers for friend suggestions
Facebook to air its first Super Bowl commercial starring Sylvester Stallone Facebook to air its first Super Bowl commercial starring Sylvester Stallone
Streaming Watch
Apple Looks To Widen Streaming Scope Amid New Report Of MGM And Pac-12 Talks Apple Looks To Widen Streaming Scope Amid New Report Of MGM And Pac-12 Talks
Apple Watch
Apple Has Top Secret Team Working on Internet Satellites Apple Has Top Secret Team Working on Internet Satellites
Music Watch
Spotify tests 'Tastebuds' feature that highlights your friends' favorite tracks Spotify tests 'Tastebuds' feature that highlights your friends' favorite tracks
A Major Music Distributor Has Stifled Vinyl Sales for Record Stores and Indie Labels, Sources Say A Major Music Distributor Has Stifled Vinyl Sales for Record Stores and Indie Labels, Sources Say
Social Watch
Remember Vine? These social networking sites defined the past decade Remember Vine? These social networking sites defined the past decade
From Instagram to TikTok: How social media evolved this decade From Instagram to TikTok: How social media evolved this decade
Christmas Watch
Scientists are edging closer to genetically hacking a Christmas tree that doesn't drop its needles Scientists are edging closer to genetically hacking a Christmas tree that doesn't drop its needles
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