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FaceApp goes viral with old-age filter, but spurs privacy concerns

damircudic/iStock(NEW YORK) — FaceApp is the latest viral trend that has everyone doing a double-take over how they might look 50 years in the future — but users might want to take a closer look at the privacy policy first. The popular free mobile app that instantly alters the appearance of a person’s face –…read more »

EU launches investigation into Amazon’s use of ‘sensitive data’

Amazon(LONDON) — The executive body of the European Union has opened a formal investigation into whether Amazon’s handling of data from independent sellers breaks anti-competition laws. The European Commission will investigate Amazon’s dual role as a retailer selling products and as a marketplace where independent sellers deal directly with customers.The investigation will build on the…read more »

Ford builds a pickup truck emoji

fredrocko/iStock(NEW YORK) — Henry Ford rolled out the first factory-built half-ton pickup truck in 1925. Fast forward 94 years and his company wants to break new ground on your smartphone screen by introducing a truck emoji.”When customers started demanding a truck emoji, we knew we had to help make it happen,” Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president…read more »