Jan 31, 2012, 12:45 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Google today published a letter to congress in hopes to assuage fears that it is drastically changing its privacy policies. Google explained that the policies themselves are not changing at all. Google said that private information will remain private and won't be shared or made visible. Google is still allowing the public to get driving directions on Google Maps, and perform other tasks without signing into a Google Account. Google will still offer the Google Dashboard tool, which allows users to see and control their Google data. Google will still offer its data liberation tools so that users may close their Google accounts and take their data elsewhere. The goal of this consolidation effort is to make it easier for consumers to access and digest Google's privacy policies and make user data available to those users across all Google products when users are signed into its services. Congress had asked Google to provide an explanation for the planned changes, which go into effect March 1.
Feb 9, 2022
Samsung today announced its lineup of flagship phones for 2022: the Galaxy S22 series. The top-end S22 Ultra sees the biggest changes as it essentially absorbs Samsung's Note series with an integrated S Pen stylus and a more Note-like shape and design, instead of the Contour Cut design of the other models.
Dec 23, 2020
OnePlus has unveiled a new concept phone with a color-changing surface. A wavy pattern on the back of the phone is made from "a color-changing film that contains metal oxide in glass."
Jan 26, 2021
ZTE and Visible today announced the ZTE Blade X1 5G, ZTE's first 5G phone for the US market. The Blade X1 offers sub-6 GHz 5G and solid mid-range specs for $384 from Visible.
May 19, 2022
Visible has added flagship Samsungs to the list of phones for which it supports activation via eSIM. New customers with a Samsung S22 series, S21 series, or Note20 series Samsung phone can now start mobile service with Visible "in as little as 15 minutes" by simply downloading the Visible app to sign up and activate their phone, with no physical SIM card required.
Big Brother = Google, Facebook, etc.