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Google ‘tracking iPhone users’ case goes ahead

Google ‘tracking iPhone users’ case goes ahead

Technology
Legal action brought against Google for allegedly tracking the personal data of four million iPhone users can go ahead in the UK, three judges have ruled.The case had previously been blocked by the High Court.It was brought by Richard Lloyd, former director of the consumer rights group Which?Google said in response: "The case relates to events that took place nearly a decade ago and that we addressed at the time.""We believe it has no merit and should be dismissed," it added. Class actionBetween 2011 and 2012, Google cookies - small computer text files - collected data on health, race, ethnicity, sexuality and finance, through Apple's Safari web browser, even when users had chosen a "Do not track" privacy setting, Mr Lloyd alleges.It is the first time a s...
Google tracking your online purchase history

Google tracking your online purchase history

Finance
SAN FRANCISCO: Google is quietly keeping track of every single purchase you have made in years, thanks to purchase receipts sent to your personal Gmail account. According to a report in CNBC on Friday, the information is made available to users via a private web tool which, the company claims, keeps your data private. Google, however, stressed it does not use the information for personalized ad tracking. In 2017, the tech giant said it would stop using data collected from Gmail messages to personalize ads. "To help you easily view and keep track of your purchases, bookings and subscriptions in one place, we've created a private destination that can only be seen by you," Google told The Verge in a statement. "You can delete this information at any time. We don't use any information from you...
Black Friday online sales were record $6.22B, tracking service reports

Black Friday online sales were record $6.22B, tracking service reports

Business
Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Online Black Friday companies racked up a record $ 6.22 billion in sales, up 23.6 percent from last year, according to Adobe Analytics. Adobe's data is based on an analysis of more than 1 trillion visits to retail sites and 55 million stock keeping units, or SKUs. The service, which tracks transactions from 80 of the top 100 internet retailers in the United States, reported 33.5 percent of the sales were via smartphones compared with 29.1 percent from mobile devices in 2017, according to a report by CNBC. Another tracking service, Salesforce.com, found 54 percent of all digital orders on Thanksgiving were made from a mobile device -- the first time the phone sales were more than computers. The phone usage is up from 15 percent as overall digital revenue incresed 18 percen...
TOTE Services contracted for SBX-1 ballistic missile tracking radar

TOTE Services contracted for SBX-1 ballistic missile tracking radar

Business
Aug. 16 (UPI) -- TOTE Services of Jacksonville, Fla., has received an $ 11 million contract for operation and maintenance of the Sea-Based X-Band Radar vessel. The contract, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, will last one year with four-and-a-half years worth of possible options, which could bring the cumulative value of this contract to $ 65.3 million, the Pentagon said. Work will be conducted at sea-based positions across the world and is expected to be completed by September 2019. If the options are exercised, the program will continue through March 2024. Working capital funds will be issued for the contract depending on availability. The SBX-1 is a large sea-based radar system designed for mobile long-range detection of ballistic missiles by the Missile Defense Agency....