Many child-oriented apps potentially violate US’ child privacy law

A recently-published study found that thousands of Android apps on the Play Store potentially violate COPPA. The study also found a number of Safe Harbor-approved apps that featured “potential violations.” The study raises the question of whether industry self-regulation is enough. In a study published in the Proceedings on Privacy …

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For the first time ever, Microsoft will distribute its own version of Linux (MSFT)

Microsoft Microsoft on Monday announced Azure Sphere, a new technology to protect the processors that power smart appliances, connected toys, and other gadgets. Azure Sphere is powered in large part by Linux, a free operating system that Microsoft once viewed as a major threat.  It’s the first time ever that …

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