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December 6, 2011

Class Action Alleges Company Violated Federal Wiretap Act

by Christine Stuart | December 6, 2011 11:26pm

A Connecticut attorney is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against a little-known California software company accused of embedding software in smartphones that monitors and shares personal information without a users’ consent.

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October 11, 2011

Free iPhone/iPad Update Available Today for Most Devices

by Lon Seidman | October 11, 2011 11:01pm

Apple’s free iOS5 update to be released later today will bring some substantial new updates to Apple’s existing iPhones, iPads, and iPods, including one feature that could result in a reduction of the wireless industry’s most overpriced feature:  text messaging.

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October 3, 2011

ANALYSIS | Apple Expected to Announce Enhanced iPhone 4 Tomorrow

by Lon Seidman | October 3, 2011 12:09pm

Apple is expected to announce a new or updated iPhone at 1 p.m. EST on Tuesday. Those looking for a dramatically new version of the iPhone are likely to be disappointed.

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September 30, 2011

iExpression Test 3 tech main

by Doug Hardy | September 30, 2011 6:34am

Unknown Fieldtype

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May 13, 2011

On The Horn | The Slippery Slope of Smartphone Tracking; Shuttle Finishing up

by On The Horn | May 13, 2011 12:34am

How much do you trust your cellphone carrier or its manufacturer? Not so much, but apparently a lot more than we would have 10 years ago. CT Tech Junkie’s Lon Seidman has been asking Google and Apple exactly what they’ve been doing with consumers’ location data. Seidman and fellow tech reporter Doug Hardy join The Breakdown podcast at OnTheHorn.com to discuss the latest news on that front, as well as the dwindling future of NASA’s Space Shuttle program.

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May 3, 2011

Connecticut Attorney General to Receive Details on Apple & Google Location Gathering

by Lon Seidman | May 3, 2011 12:41am

Apple last week issued a statement detailing how its smartphones record and track users’ whereabouts, including an assertion that the company is not tracking its users, but rather, the phone maintains a “crowd-sourced” database of nearby Wifi hotspots and cellular towers.

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