Tag Archive: Data


Save money in college with these affordable data plans

College students have a lot of things to pay for from books to party supplies. Whether you need a lot of data or can get by on Wi-Fi, for the most part, there is a plan that fits your needs. If you haven’t been keeping an eye on phone carriers, you may have some room to save some money or get a better service for less with these carriers.

Best Overall: Visible

One of the most  [Read More…]

Google stops sharing info with wireless carriers over data privacy concerns

It put an end to the Mobile Network Insights program back in April.

What you need to know The Mobile Network Insights service delivered anonymous data to wireless carriers to show weak spots in their network coverage. The data helped carriers find areas that needed to be improved to make their networks more reliable. Google shut down the service back in April due to privacy concerns.

In April of this year, Google shut down a valuable resource  [Read More…]

Is Visible offering real Unlimited Data?

Best answer: Yes! Visible will never slow down your data just because you’re using a lot of it, meaning you’re free to stream and browse to your heart’s content. New and existing customers can currently get unlimited LTE speeds with the service, but at a later date, Visible will implement a speed cap of 5Mbps.

Truly unlimited: Visible ($ 40/month at Visible) Works with Visible: Google Pixel 3a ($ 400 at Amazon) You can use as much  [Read More…]

Verizon overhauls unlimited data plans yet again

Just when you thought you had Verizon’s unlimited data plans all figured out, the carrier has to go and shake things up all over. The largest wireless provider in the US now has no less than four new “Unlimited” options. And that’s on top of the “Just Kids” plan.

Announced on Friday, the new plans take effect on August 5; customers can keep their current rate plan if they’d like or switch to the new stuff via the My Verizon  [Read More…]

Netflix wants to use your physical activity data to improve video quality

Netflix hasn’t revealed exactly how a user’s physical activity data will help it improve video playback quality, but it’s trying anyway.

What you need to know Netflix is currently running a test that aims to improve video playback quality when someone is on the go. To track a member’s physical activity, the Netflix app on Android is requesting access to physical activity data from some users. The company says it has no plan to roll out the  [Read More…]

Google is paying people $5 to collect their face data for its Face ID rival

The Pixel 4’s facial recognition feature could possibly be superior to Apple’s Face ID.

What you need to know Google employees are reportedly collecting face data from random people in public places for $ 5. The company is probably collecting the data to help it optimize the 3D facial recognition feature on the upcoming Pixel 4. A recent leak had shown the top bezel on both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will have multiple sensors.  [Read More…]

Google fined for collecting personal data with Street View cars in 2010

The company only has to pay $ 13 million.

What you need to know In 2010, Google’s Street View cars collected emails and passwords from unprotected Wi-Fi networks. Google’s finally reached a settlement and has agreed to pay $ 13 million. All of the data that was collected will be destroyed.

Google has finally reached a settlement concerning a privacy scandal that occurred back in 2010. Nine years ago, Google found itself involved in the “Wi-Spy” incident  [Read More…]

Google Stadia head Phil Harrison believes ISPs will lift data caps

Let’s see if companies like Comcast agree.

What you need to know Google Stadia is an upcoming game streaming service. You pay $ 10 a month to access your titles and have to buy games separately. Google believes that internet service providers will raise data caps for game streaming. The launch of 5G wireless technology may also remove data caps.

Google Stadia is an upcoming game streaming service. For $ 10 a month, you can stream games  [Read More…]

Become an AWS data master with this 9-course bundle

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has earned a reputation among tech giants for building some of the most powerful and robust networking infrastructures on Earth. So it should go without saying that if you want to land some of the best careers in a virtually endless number of tech subcategories, you need to have a solid understanding of how this platform works. 

The Ultimate AWS Data Master Class Bundle will get you up to speed with some of  [Read More…]

Google now lets you auto-delete your location history and activity data

Available right now in the Google app for Android and iOS.

What you need to know Google now allows users to auto-delete location history and web/app activity data. You can schedule it to be deleted every 3 or 18 months. The tool is available now in the Google app for Android and iOS.

Privacy and security are of ever-increasing importance, especially when large companies like Google store so much of our personal data. Google gets a lot  [Read More…]