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Uber: We Don’t Collect Background Location Data, But We Might at Some Point

Uber: We Don’t Collect Background Location Data, But We Might at Some Point

On July 15, Uber is putting a new privacy statement into effect, and part of it is raising some eyebrows. A few paragraphs down in the new policy, under the heading “Collection of Information”, you’ll find this: Location Information: When you use the Services for transportation or delivery, we collect precise location data about the trip from the Uber app …

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Colin Farrell: Son is “Amazing Boy”

Colin Farrell braved the cold weather in New York City to walk the red carpet for his film’s–Winter’s Tale–premiere, but it’s his brave son he gushes about and holds even nearer and dearer to his heart. Farrell’s 10-year-old son James has Angelman Syndrome, a genetic disorder that can impair movement, balance and speech. “James is an absolute stud,” he said …

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NSA Supreme Court Ruling: Spying Will Continue

The Electronic Privacy Information Center, also known as EPIC, skipped lower federal courts and took their petition against the NSA straight to the Supreme Court. They claimed that a secret federal court improperly authorized the government to collect electronic records from telecom giant Verizon and leading Internet companies, including Microsoft, Apple, Google, Yahoo and Facebook. The court denied the petition …

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‘Infinity Blade III’ Launching With iOS 7

Today’s big Apple iPhone presentation was notable for being far from surprising. Nearly all of the leaks and rumors floating around about the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C were proven true this afternoon. One of the only surprises of the conference was when Donald Mustard, co-founder of video game developer ChAIR, took to the stage. Mustard announced that Infinity Blade …

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Gears of War: Judgment Season Pass Includes Permanent Double XP

Epic Games today announced the details of its “Season Pass” DLC bundle for Gears of War: Judgment. For 1600 Microsoft Points ($20), gamers will get two DLC packs that will be made up of six multiplayer maps, two new multiplayer modes, and exclusive armor and weapon skins. Purchasers of the Season Pass will also get early access to new multiplayer …

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Epic Opens an Online Store Just in Time For Christmas

Epic Games, the creators of the Gears of War series and the Unreal game engine, today launched an online store to sell merchandise related to its games and brands. The items being sold in the Epic store are exclusive, and can’t be found in other stores. We’re excited to launch Epic’s official store and provide our loyal fans apparel and …

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Epic Games President Steps Down to Advisory Role

Mike Capps, president of Epic Games, announced this week that he will be leaving his position and stepping down to an advisory role within the company. He will also remain on Epic’s board of directors. This announcement comes just two months after design director Cliff Bleszinski announced that he would be leaving Epic. While the reason for Bleszinski’s departure was …

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Unreal Engine 3 Demoed on a Windows 8 Tablet

If you’ve been following the news leading up to the IFA conference this week in Berlin, you might think the trade show was meant as a venue for Sony and Samsung product announcements. As much as Windows 8 has been bashed as a desktop operating system, it’s widely acknowledged that the platform is an excellent interface for tablet devices. And …

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Search Engines Owed Same Free Speech Protections As CNN, Claims Google Report

In a new report commissioned by Google that examines the scope of free speech that should be permitted to search engines, UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh, who authored the report, says that search engines should be regarded as media companies, akin to how CNN and the New York Times are media companies. In that respect, the report asserts that search …

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Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Debut Trailer

The first trailer for Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two has been released today. The game features some new aspects, along with some recurring points that made the original so good. It will be available for PS3 and XBox 360 for the first time; the first installment was for Wii exclusively. It will feature voice acting, something the original …

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EPIC Files Emergency Appeal Against Google

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a consumer watchdog group, has just appealed a court ruling in a Google privacy case, in which they’d asked that the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google’s latest privacy policy changes. On February 18th, EPIC’s initial request was denied by federal court, after the FTC basically told them to mind their own business, citing …

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