Tag Archive: Data


Microsoft, Google and more team up to help you transfer data between services

Tech giants are teaming up to make it easier to port your data between services.

Microsoft, Google, Twitter, and Facebook have partnered to form the Data Transfer Project (DTP), a new initiative whose goal it is to make transferring your data between services much easier. Initially founded in 2017, DTP’s aim is to create an open-source platform that apps and services can adopt, ultimately stoking competition by giving consumers the ability to easily try out new services  [Read More…]

How to request and download your Instagram data report

In response to huge Cambridge Analytica scandal, as well as to comply with the new European data privacy rules, Instagram started, not so long ago, rolling out a new tool that gives users access to all of their data.

It’s a convenient addition, especially since Instagram is notorious for making it very difficult to export data from the app. Users can’t drag, tap or hold on images to save them. Yes, there’s an option to “Save Original Photos” in a  [Read More…]

T-Mobile intros $5 international day passes for LTE data and unlimited calls

Summer is a popular time to take vacations. So in order to to make your holiday abroad even more enjoyable, T-Mobile this week announced it is updating its Simple Global plan to include 70 more countries and destinations.

Previously, T-Mobile users could take advantage of free international roaming in 140 territories around the world. Now that number has gone up to 210. Simple Global is included for free with T-Mobile ONE plans and offers free 2G unlimited data, unlimited SMS  [Read More…]

Store 256GB of data securely with the $40 SanDisk Ultra Fit Flash Drive

This compact flash drive is ready to store your important data.

Amazon has the SanDisk 256GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive on sale today for just $ 39.99. This deal saves you $ 30 off what it sells for regularly and is an all-time low price for the product. This deal is exclusively available to Prime members as part of Amazon’s Prime Day. If you’re not a member, you can still get in on this deal  [Read More…]

Cricket now allows talk, text, and data in Mexico for certain customers

Customers that have a $ 50/month or more expensive plan are eligible.

Cricket Wireless, the popular MVNO powered by AT&T’s network, is getting a big upgrade for customers that travel to Mexico.

Starting today, anyone that’s on a $ 50/month or more expensive plan has access to unlimited talk, text, and data in Mexico at no extra cost.

Commenting on the announcement, Cricket’s Chief Marketing Officer Tiffany Baehman said:

This is a big move in the right  [Read More…]

Cheap Android phones sold in developing markets are stealing users’ data

Even if you’re careful about avoiding sketchy apps, there’s not much you can do if your smartphone has malware built in. That’s actually the case with many smartphones sold in developing markets.

Research from Upstream Systems found that such devices might ship with data-stealing apps pre-installed.

This malware is designed to commit digital ad fraud and will collect users’ data. It will also deplete their mobile data allowance. Or trigger fraudulent charger to their pre-paid credit, without their knowledge.

Upstream’s  [Read More…]

Learn the ins and outs of data visualization tool Tableau 10 for just $19

Data is becoming ever more important in the corporate sector, driving decisions made by executives worldwide. Instead of poring over countless spreadsheets, data visualization tools provide clear and concise insights. Tableau 10 is one such tool, and while it’s a powerful asset, it takes a bit of training to operate.

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Whether you’re looking to pad your resume or improve your own business,  [Read More…]

Cheap Android phones are selling user data in developing countries

Data is collected and sold through the guise of a firmware update app.

User data and the privacy surrounding it has been a particularly hot topic this year, and while there’s been plenty of talk regarding it in the U.S., a new light is being shown onto this matter in developing countries.

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, an Android phone called the Singtech P10 that’s sold in Myanmar and Cambodia actively collects various  [Read More…]

Thousands of Android and iOS apps are leaking your data through their Firebase backend

Apps are inadvertently leaking data through 2,271 misconfigured databases.

Firebase is a great service for any small developer who needs to have an online service at their disposal. It’s powered by Google and the company goes out of its way to help developers use it in their mobile apps. You can see by simply watching any Google I/O session video about Firebase that developer actually cheer when the service is mentioned.

Apparently, some of those developers have hit a  [Read More…]

Verizon Prepaid tempts customers with double data promotion

Verizon is, for a limited time, offering its potential prepaid subscribers an offer that’s rather hard to refuse. Starting from today, those who sign up for Verizon Prepaid can receive double the normal data allotment. Indeed, this means twice as much data for your money.

For the time being, anyone who activates a new line on Verizon Prepaid will get double the data. This is for single line and family accounts as well.

During the limited time offer Verizon Prepaid  [Read More…]