• Walmart employees can now use their cell phones during work - and the company is giving them discounts on their phone bills

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    Walmart will soon allow employees to use their cell phones during work, reversing a previous ban on the devices.
    Employees will be able to download a suite of Walmart apps that give them access to sales data, company announcements, and other work-related information.
    Employees who participate in the new program, which Walmart is calling "bring your own device," will get a discount on their cell phone bills.
    The program will give Walmart some limited access to information on employees' phone usage.
    Walmart employees are getting new cell phone privileges.
    The company plans to announce...
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  • Oxford researchers exposed the avalanche of data Google and Facebook can hoover up from apps on your phone

    Oxford researchers exposed the avalanche of data Google and Facebook can hoover up from apps on your phone

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    A study of just under a million apps by Oxford University researchers found that big tech companies can hoover up enormous amounts of data from third-party apps.
    The study found that just under 90% of the apps analysed could send data to companies owned by Google's parent company Alphabet.
    News apps and those aimed at children were found to be particularly tracker-heavy.
    Google disputed the methodology used by the Oxford researchers.
    Companies like Google and Facebook can hoover up vast quantities of data from third-party apps on people's smartphones, according to a detailed new study by...
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