Yesterday began with news of British insurance company Admiral’s move to enhance their insurance pricing using app data collected from the Facebook platform. The principle at stake here isn't whether an insurance company can use this data, but whether it is individuals or Facebook who can control how it is used.
Hanna Aase is a Norwegian entrepreneur, founder and tech for social good advocate who used the iPhone Backup Extractor to save and back up 30,000 messages from her iPhone, including voicemails from her grandmother.
We are pleased to write that through our extensive research and preparatory work, we've shipped updates to the API today to fully support the iOS 10 developer release. There are no client-side changes that you will need to make for this.
The new Everalbum Explore platform -- available on iOS and Android -- aggregates photo content from a deep range of sources, using app data feeds into services including Dropbox, Google Photos, Instagram, Facebook, iMessage, Flickr, and Amazon.
We cover the CIA’s increasing interest in accessing and interpreting app data for matters of global intelligence and security. All four of the companies disclosed have mechanisms for pulling data from platforms including Twitter.
Twitter acted in early May to restrict access by US law enforcement and security services to access its firehose of user app data. Twitter doesn’t provide this service directly, but rather through a private firm, Dataminr, in which it holds a 5% stake.
The BBC recently covered a story on how app data is being used to reveal global sleeping patterns. A team at the University of Michigan have been building Entrain since 2014 to help people overcome jetlag.