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Is T-Mobile trying to buy favors from the Trump administration? - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 42 min ago
A Washington Post report shows CEO John Legere and others have booked rooms at Trump International Hotel at least 38 times since its deal with Sprint was announced.

Lincoln will build a car based on Ford's Mustang-inspired electric SUV - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 49 min ago
Don't expect them to be anything alike, though.

Steve Carell to launch Netflix comedy based on Trump's Space Force - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 58 min ago
Donald Trump's new military branch earns a send-up from the people who brought us The Office.

Google Play starts manually whitelisting SMS and phone apps

Ars Technica - 2 hours 9 min ago

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Google is implementing major new Play Store rules for how Android's "SMS" and "Call Log" permissions are used. New Play Store rules will only allow certain types of apps to request phone call logs and SMS permissions, and any apps that don't fit into Google's predetermined use cases will be removed from the Play Store. The policy was first announced in October, and the policy kicks in and the ban hammer starts falling on non-compliant apps this week.

In that October blog post, Google laid out its vision for SMS and phone permissions for Google Play apps, saying, "Only an app that has been selected as a user's default app for making calls or text messages will be able to access call logs and SMS, respectively." That statement also comes with a host of exceptions, some of which were added after communicating with members of the developer community, but the end result is still that SMS and phone permissions will be heavily policed on the Play Store.

Google says the decision to police these permissions was made to protect user privacy. SMS and phone permissions can give an app access to a user's contacts and everyone they've ever called, in addition to allowing the app to contact premium phone numbers that can charge money directly to the user's cellular bill. Despite the power of these permissions, a surprising number of apps ask for SMS or phone access because they have other, more benign use cases. So to clean up the Play Store, Google's current plan seems to be to (1) build more limited, replacement APIs for these benign use cases that don't offer access to so much user data and (2) kick everyone off the Play Store who is still using the wide-ranging SMS and phone permissions for these more limited use cases.

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Teaser for Ghostbusters film from Jason Reitman revs up original Ecto-1 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 22 min ago
The son of the original's director is charge of "the next chapter in the original franchise."

Kia Optima, Sorento, Sportage recalled a second time for fire risks - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 32 min ago
The new recall focuses on one specific step that was part of the first recall.

FCC asks court for delay in case that could restore net neutrality rules

Ars Technica - 2 hours 35 min ago

Enlarge / The Federal Communications Commission seal hangs inside a meeting room at the headquarters ahead of an open commission meeting in Washington, DC, on Thursday, December 14, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg)

The Federal Communications Commission yesterday asked judges to delay oral arguments in a court case that could restore Obama-era net neutrality rules.

Oral arguments are scheduled for February 1 at the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which will rule on a challenge to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's repeal of net neutrality rules. The court confirmed this week on its website that its schedule "will not be affected, at least initially, by the partial shutdown of the federal government" that began on December 22, 2018. The court has enough funding to operate for now and said that "[o]ral arguments on the calendar for the month of January and February will go on as scheduled."

But the FCC, which is partially shut down, filed a motion yesterday asking the court to postpone oral arguments in the net neutrality case.

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EA's open-world Star Wars game has been cancelled, others still in development - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 36 min ago
It appears that EA Vancouver's Star Wars game has gone the way of Alderaan.

Homecoming season 2 on Amazon won't star Julia Roberts - CNET

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 2 sec ago
The actress will reportedly only act as an executive producer for the second season of the thriller.

Make your garage door smart for $75 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 3 min ago
The Nexx Garage Wi-Fi door controller works with Google Assistant and Alexa. It normally costs $100.

VW GTI TCR goes on sale in Europe with a hefty price tag - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 15 min ago
It'll cost the equivalent of about $44,000.

Despite slow sales, Infiniti remains committed to QX30 and sedans - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 16 min ago
The QX50 and QX60 may be Infiniti's breadwinners, but company execs believe there's a lot more market share to be had.

Cadillac's hot new CT6-V gets pricing and preorders - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 26 min ago
The first Caddy to get the new twin-turbo V8 finally gets pricing and we're liking what we see.

John Boyega teases his most shocking Star Wars set moment - CNET

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 52 min ago
Finn shows off the bloody evidence of an intense day of filming for Star Wars Episode 9.

Sprint becomes the last major US carrier to stop selling location data - CNET

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 54 min ago
The carrier joins T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T in ending a practice criticized as an invasion of privacy.

Our really late post-CES show (The 3:59, Ep. 508) - CNET

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 54 min ago
Foldable phones and digital-assistant wars. Also, Nike’s self-lacing shoes get more affordable.

Lowjax city: Researchers crack open notorious Fancy Bear rootkit

The Register - 4 hours 3 sec ago
UEFI malware has been in the wild for more than two years

The Fancy Bear hacking group's Lojax rootkit is far from a one-off tool, and may have been active in the wild for years before it was first reported.…

Google's new US data centers will run on 1.6 million solar panels - CNET

cNET.com - News - 4 hours 1 min ago
It's part of Google's plan to purchase 100 percent carbon-free energy.

Romeo, the 'world's loneliest frog,' finally gets a crack at love - CNET

cNET.com - News - 4 hours 9 min ago
In ribbitting news, scientists think they may have found a mate for a rare water frog.

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