While reports covered the broad strokes of Apple's conference call on encryption last Friday, bits of information are still surfacing, including an interesting statistic that reveals an average iPhone user unlocks their device about 80 times a day.
Netflix has started cracking down on VPN users, and CEO Reed Hastings couldn’t care less about their gripes.
“It’s a very small but quite vocal minority,” Hastings said today of users outside the US who try to access Netflix via a so-called virtual private network that masks their real location. “It’s really inconsequential to us.”
Police at London's Heathrow Airport are investigating a possible drone collision with a British Airways jet while the airliner was landing. The pilot of the Airbus A320, carrying 132 passengers, reported that an object had struck the front of the aircraft around 1pm British Standard Time on Sunday.
Magic Leap Inc., a U.S. startup working on a device that simulates reality, acquired Israeli cybersecurity company NorthBit to bolster its advanced software research.
The deal will ensure Magic Leap products ship with the highest security standards for customers, the Dania Beach, Florida-based company said in an e-mailed statement. Magic Leap plans to expand operations in Israel and is looking to hire in the country, it said. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
Beacons are a technological solution in search of a problem. Years ago, both Apple and Google hyped their beacon protocols — which use low-cost transmitters and Bluetooth Low Energy to track users' positions to within feet — but the technology has fallen by the wayside. Marketers were excited by the idea of delivering location-aware coupons and notifications to customers in shops, airports, and stadiums, but customers were less thrilled, especially if it meant having their location tracked constantly.