Facebook takes on Shopify, Tinder considers its future, contact-tracing tech goes live – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and…

The FBI is mad because it keeps getting into locked iPhones without Apple’s help – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Riana Pfefferkorn Contributor The debate over encryption continues to drag on without end. In recent months, the discourse has largely swung away from encrypted smartphones to focus instead on end-to-end encrypted messaging. But a recent press conference by the heads of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) showed…

Zoom gets busted, TikTok’s new record, contact tracing API launches – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App…

That no-click iOS 0-day reported to be under exploit doesn’t exist, Apple says

[ad_1] Apple is disputing the accuracy of this week’s report that found attackers have been exploiting an unpatched iOS bug that allowed them to take full control of iPhones. San Francisco-based security firm ZecOps said on Wednesday that attackers had used the zero-day exploit against at least six targets over a span of at least…

A critical iPhone and iPad bug that lurked for 8 years is under active attack

[ad_1] ZecOps A critical bug that has lurked in iPhones and iPads for eight years is under active attack by sophisticated hackers who are using a zero-day exploit to hack the devices of high-profile targets, a security firm reported on Wednesday. The exploit is triggered by sending booby-trapped emails that, in some cases, require no…

Apple and Google detail bold and ambitious plan to track COVID-19 at scale

[ad_1] Google In a bold and ambitious collaboration, Apple and Google are developing a smartphone platform that tries to track the spread of the novel coronavirus at scale and at the same time preserve the privacy of iOS and Android users who opt in to it. The cross-platform system will use the proximity capabilities built…