According to a new report from our sister site mGamingWatch, tech company CG Technology and Logrand Group, a Mexico-based entertainment and gaming operator, have signed an agreement for CG Technology to license its sports book system.
The system in question includes mobile sports wagering, back end account management, and wallet functions at eight Logrand Group casinos in Mexico.
Under the terms of this agreement, Logrand Group will be able to utilize CG Technology’s software in additional locations as their business expands.
Posted in Legal, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Technology
On Monday, the controversy swirling around Facebook intensified with regard to its proposed $16 billion acquisition of mobile message giant WhatsApp.
Over the weekend, the director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection issued a message to Facebook. It came as a stark reminder of the social media behemoth’s obligations to protect the privacy of its users.
“In a letter to the two companies,” NativeMobile reported yesterday, “Bureau Director Jessica Rich noted that WhatsApp has made clear privacy promises to consumers, and that both companies have told consumers that after any acquisition, WhatsApp will continue its current privacy practices.”
Posted in Announcements, Legal, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Technology
On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission officially sanctioned AT&T’s acquisition of Leap Wireless.
Last summer, AT&T confirmed plans to acquire prepaid-wireless company Leap Wireless International. AT&T said it will absorb the company behind the Cricket brand for approximately $1.19 billion in cash.
Ostensibly, the deal was intended to kick-start the carrier’s expansion into the low-cost market and values Leap shares at $15 a piece.
Posted in Legal, News, Platforms, Resources, Technology, Wireless Carriers
In an extremely rare public talk (via the web, of course) Edward Snowden, the infamous NSA leaker and current fugitive from the United States, told a transfixed tech conference audience this week here at SXSW 2014 that the U.S. government’s surveillance of its citizens is a problem that needs to be “fixed.”
Speaking via teleconference, Snowden addressed thousands of audience members for the first time since fleeing the United States in June 2013. He fled with thousands of secret government documents stolen from the National Security Agency, where he was a contractor, in tow.
The documents in his possession show that the NSA has been conducting secret monitoring of phone and Internet behavior of Americans in the name of national security.
Posted in Legal, News, Platforms, Predictions, Privacy
The epidemic of patent trolls and frivolous lawsuits has grown so pervasive and expensive that even some of technology’s biggest rivals are banding together to end this unsavory practice.
This week, Apple and Google are among the giant allies asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let them fight back against the companies that prey upon others by filing often absurd lawsuits that result in expensive legal fees.
It is believed that more than 100,000 companies were targeted by or threatened with infringement lawsuits in 2012 by entities that exist solely to extract royalty revenue.
Posted in Legal, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Smartphones, Technology
New reports show that Internet users are taking more and more steps to safeguard their privacy and that fully 25% of all Internet users worldwide are now using Internet privacy tools to protect their personal information from being recorded or tracked in some way.
The report from GlobalWebIndex estimates that 28% of Internet users, which equates to approximately 415 million people, are now using tools that “cover their online tracks” when using the internet. The survey also found that 56% of internet users are under the impression that their personal privacy is being eroded by Internet use.
The study involved approximately 170,000 users and found that, among 11% of them, the anonymity software Tor was being used to protect them from spying, in particular the NSA. It was also found that the highest increase in use of these tools was in Indonesia, Vietnam and India.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Privacy
Americans have something to hide. What is it, exactly? Recently, KS Mobile – the maker of a free cache cleaning Android application called Clean Master – explored this very mystery. And what they discovered is most interesting.
The findings of their smartphone privacy survey show that more than half of Americans (52%) would be embarrassed about friends or family seeing certain files or documents on their smartphone.
Now, before your mind goes to the gutter, consider this. The number one file American’s don’t want others to see on their smartphone has nothing to do with adult content or personal images, but bank account information. All told, 25% of Americans don’t want that information seen by others on their smartphone.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Analytics, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Privacy, Smartphones, Technology