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Weekly mobile news round-up, July 13th

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Facebook under fresh political pressure as UK watchdog, Zimbabwe’s first election without Mugabe turns into a data privacy minefield, HTC develops ‘blockchain phone’, and much more…

The UK’s privacy watchdog revealed yesterday that it intends to fine Facebook the maximum possible (£500k) under the country’s 1998 data protection regime for breaches related to the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal.

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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, 22nd June

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Mobile ad blocking becoming a bigger threat, the future of AI and ethics, Instagram launches new mobile video app, Tencent and Alibaba’s mobile payment war.. and much more…

Use of ad-blocking software has largely been a desktop issue, and while still costly, ad blocking has leveled off as publishers have asked or required visitors to disable their ad blockers in order to see content. On mobile, though, mobile ad blocking is creeping up.

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Global Mobile news round-up, 15th June

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

This week.. AT&T completes its acquisition of Time Warner, the ‘world’s first cryptocurrency mobile phone network’ goes live, 3 Ways advertisers can use mobile to reach consumers during the World Cup and much more.

AT&T has sealed the deal to buy Time Warner in a major piece of media and technology consolidation. The deal — which is $85.4 billion and a total of $108 billion with debt — was first announced in October 2016 and, having passed a court approval earlier this week, it was completed on Thursday.

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Global mobile news round-up, 8th June

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Facebook denies mobile data sharing broke privacy pledges, mobile gambling’s influence on mobile banking, Apple introduces iOS 12, automated shops spread in China as mobile payments take off and much more…

Facebook has said it disagrees with claims by the New York Times that it breached privacy pledges made to the public and to US regulators when it shared information with mobile device makers. The paper reported that Facebook shared users’ personal information with at least 60 smartphone firms, allowing them to access users’ friends’ data without obtaining explicit consent.

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Global mobile news round-up, 1st June

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This week.. questions about Google’s move to mobile-first indexing, Facebook competitor calls out platform in full-page ad over privacy, bringing transparency to location data post-GDPR and much more.

Google’s move to mobile-first indexing is under way, but there’s still a lack of clarity in a number of areas. Remember that with mobile-first, Google’s going to be primarily crawling and indexing the mobile version of your website, and using that to determine rankings. This is an idea that Google first mooted in 2016 but has only recently started cautiously rolling out, with plenty of testing to make sure things run smoothly. Here are some of the issues that people are still asking questions about.

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Global Mobile news round-up, May 4th

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Instagram quietly launches payments for commerce, Telegram Cancels Public ICO, mobile ad spend in India to rise by 75% in 2018, mobile data usage overtakes Wi-Fi and much more…

Get ready to shop the ‘Gram. Instagram just stealthily added a native payments feature to its app for some users. It lets you register a debit or credit card as part of a profile, set up a security pin, then start buying things without ever leaving Instagram. Not having to leave for a separate website and enter payment information any time you want to purchase something could make Instagram a much bigger player in commerce.

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Global Mobile news round-up, 27th April

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.This week.. Snapchat launches Spectacles V2, WhatsApp to raise minimum age limit in EU, new cryptocurrency spills personal information of investors, mobile accounts for almost half of all digital ad spend and much more.

Photos, not just video. No yellow ring alerting people to the camera. Underwater-capable. Classier colors with lighter lenses. Prescription options. Faster syncing. And a much slimmer frame and charging case. Snapchat fixed the biggest pain points of its Spectacles camera sunglasses with V2, which launch todayfor $150.

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Global Mobile news round-up, April 20th

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Facebook to exclude billions from European privacy laws, Smartphone usage set to overtake time spent watching TV in China, social media use increasing despite privacy fears and much more.

Facebook has changed its terms of service, meaning 1.5 billion members will not be protected under tough new privacy protections coming to Europe.

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Global mobile news, March 30th

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Facebook privacy settings revamped after scandal, security flaw in Grindr, Majority of firms fear mobile workers have been hacked, why mobile is at the heart of Industry 4.0 and much more.

Facebook says an overhaul of its privacy tools will make it easier for people to find and edit the personal information the company holds. Details of the changes were announced in a blog. They follow intense criticism of the firm after it emerged that data about 50 million users had been harvested and passed on to a political consultancy.

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