New York investigates Apple’s Group FaceTime privacy bug

You knew it was just a matter of time before Apple’s Group FaceTime ‘eavesdropping’ bug drew the attention of politicians. New York Attorney General Letitia James has launched an investigation into the FaceTime flaw in hopes of understanding both its “failure to warn consumers” and reports of a “slow response” to the problem. Stated residents […]

Europe is closing in on Amazon, as Germany investigates if the firm is abusing its market position

David Ryder/Getty Images Germany’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into whether Amazon is abusing the dominance of its marketplace platform. The probe was prompted by numerous complaints lodged against Amazon by third-party sellers. It will run in tandem with a similar investigation by the EU into Amazon’s marketplace. Germany’s competition watchdog has launched an […]

FIFA investigates England over ‘possible discriminatory chants’ by fans during World Cup semi-final

FIFA has opened an investigation into “possible discriminatory chants” by England fans during their team’s World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday. FIFA released a statement the following day saying that it would launch disciplinary proceedings against the English Football Association over the alleged chants.   Read more “We can confirm that […]

Hollywood couple's Model S burns in video, and Tesla investigates

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Going Underground investigates after London’s murder rate surpassed New York (VIDEO)

Going Underground’s Afshin Rattansi and his team investigate the atrocious rise in knife crime sweeping London – speaking to former chair of the Police Federation Steve White about London’s skyrocketing murder rate. In this week’s episode, Rattansi takes a look at the 62 people have been killed on the streets of London in 2018  – […]

FCC investigates site that let most US mobile phones’ location be exposed

Enlarge / Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), as seen on April 18, 2018. (credit: New America / Flickr) The Federal Communications Commission has taken preliminary steps to examine the actions of LocationSmart, a southern California company that has suddenly found itself under intense public and government scrutiny for allowing most American cell phones’ locations to be […]

Lyft Investigates Claims of Spying on Passengers, Including Mark Zuckerberg

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The Morning After: Lyft investigates its own privacy problem

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Lyft investigates claims staff abused access to customer data

A user posted on the anonymous app Blind claiming that Lyft employees abused their access to customer data, from gathering info on exes to acquiring Mark Zuckerberg’s personal info. A Lyft spokesperson confirmed to The Information that the company is investigating whether these incidents occurred. The anonymous user, who claimed to have worked at Lyft, […]

CRYPTO INSIDER: Bitcoin cash soars while Coinbase investigates insider trading

Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for TechCrunch Welcome to Crypto Insider, Business Insider’s roundup of all the bitcoin and cryptocurrency news you need to know today. Sign up here to get this email delivered direct to your inbox. Bitcoin took a hit Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, falling as low as $ 15,848, after Coinbase announced it would support bitcoin cash, […]