Report: iPhone Anti-Tracking Feature Only Works With Cell Data Off…

Back at WWDC in June, Apple told the world that a new iOS 8 feature would stop marketers from spying on users through Wi-Fi. The feature is available now—but it turns out, it only works if you turn off your GPS and disable your cellular connection. Which isn't quite as comprehensive as we may have thought. » 9/26/14 11:37am 9/26/14 11:37am

Your Next Soda Could Come With Internet Access

Looks like the way we drink soda is about to get a whole lot smarter—or, at the very least, more connected. OpenStack Engineering Manager Alavaro Lopez Ortega stumbled across the fact that The Coca Cola Company recently registered no less than 16 million MAC (media access control) addresses. The question is: What… » 1/02/14 4:00pm 1/02/14 4:00pm

Google's Street View Fleet Accidentally Mapped Millions of Phones and…

Street View, one of Google's coolest and move privacy-offending services of all time, has just caught another black eye: CNET reports the WiFi-scanning cars recorded millions of mobile devices—plus their locations. And then released them online. » 7/25/11 11:23am 7/25/11 11:23am

iSpot's Apple-Only Restriction Easily Hacked Away (Updated: Now Even…

Remember Clear's WiMax hotspot—the one allegedly "optimized" for Apple devices? And by optimized for, they meant restricted to? There's a fix for that! The iSpot is surprisingly easy to root, opening up a variety of tweaks. » 8/11/10 12:54pm 8/11/10 12:54pm