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Global mobile news round-up, 12th October

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.

This week.. stolen Apple IDs reportedly used for mobile payment theft in China, everything Google announced at its October 9 event, Facebook’s launch of Portal stymied by trust issues and much more.

Users of two major mobile payment services in China — Alipay and WeChat Pay — have reported unauthorized Apple App Store spending in recent days, with some losing nearly $300 through fraudulent transactions.

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Global Mobile News September 21st

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.This week.. EU warns Facebook it faces sanctions over ‘misleading’ T&Cs, Ghostery revamps its privacy-focused mobile browsers, blockchain; key to mobile phone privacy? and much more.

Brussels has warned Facebook it will face sanctions unless it changes what the European commission calls its “misleading” terms and conditions.

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Global Mobile News, 14th September

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.

This week..  Apple unveils new iPhone XS, moves the iPhone away from physical SIMs, 10 critical points from Zuckerberg’s security manifesto, mobile fraud reaches new high in 2018, New Mexico sues mobile app makers over kid privacy concerns and much more.

Apple has updated its iPhone X handset with three more powerful models, two of which are larger than before.

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Global Mobile news, 7th September

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Facebook sues BlackBerry over voice message tech, Microsoft warns of dangerous EU data limits, mobile, social shopping lead the way in UK and much more.

Facebook hit BlackBerry with a lawsuit Tuesday, claiming the company stole its voice-messaging technology and other patented processes.

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Global mobile news, 27 July

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This week.. SoftBank partners with India’s Paytm in Japan, Google CEO’s approach to deal with $5 Billion Android fine, spyware-laden ‘privacy’ extensions affect over 11 million users and much more…

Japanese internet conglomerate SoftBank on Friday confirmed the news of partnering with Indian financial services company Paytm to start a payments service. Yahoo Japan Corporation will also be a part of the joint venture.

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Global Mobile news, 20th July

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Google hit with €4.3bn Android fine from EU, WhatsApp limits message forwarding to reduce spam & misinformation, phone data usage growth slows in the US, and much more…

Google has been fined a record €4.34bn ($5bn; £3.9bn) over Android. The European Commission said the firm had used the mobile operating systemto illegally “cement its dominant position” in search. The firm’s parent Alphabet has been given 90 days to change its business practices or face further penalties of up to 5% of its average global daily turnover. It has said it plans to appeal.

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Global Mobile News Roundup, 6th July

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. US declares China Mobile risk to national security, research claims mobile apps are secretly recording your screen, Is GDPR a blockchain killer..? and much more.

The US government has declared another major Chinese telecom company a possible “risk to national security”: China Mobile. Yesterday, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued a statement advising the Federal Communications Commission not to allow China Mobile, which is the world’s third biggest carrier after AT&T and Verizon, to operate in the United States.

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Global mobile news round-up, 29th June

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week..  report finds Facebook and Google use ‘dark patterns’ around privacy settings, Supreme Court’s mobile privacy stand, what US retailers can learn from China about mobile payments and much more…

Facebook, Google and Microsoft push users away from privacy-friendly options on their services in an “unethical” way, according to a report by the Norwegian Consumer Council. It studied the privacy settings of the firms and found a series of “dark patterns”, including intrusive default settings and misleading wording. The firms gave users “an illusion of control”, its report suggested.

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Global Mobile news round-up, 25th May

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. How GDPR will impact the mobile industry, Snapchat launches incubator program for mobile, how augmented reality is poised to morph into the mainstream, banking by mobile app ‘to overtake online by 2019’ and much more.

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are the biggest shakeup in privacy legislation for more than a generation. It comes into effect this Friday, as the two year grace period for any organisation that handles the data of EU citizens – even if they’re not in the EU – expires.

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Global mobile news round-up, 18th May

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. PayPal agrees $2.2bn deal for iZettle, LocationSmart location data controversy, YouTube Music and Premium details, Australia looking into claim Google harvests data and much more…

PayPal has agreed to acquire iZettle, a Swedish mobile payments firm which enables small businesses to process card payments, for $2.2bn (£1.6bn). The acquisition – PayPal’s largest ever – will expand PayPal’s in-store presence, enabling it to reach small businesses around the world through its merchant services offering. iZettle will become the European centre of excellence for PayPal’s in-store product and services offerings.

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