The company knew in 2010 that an app was grabbing users' personal information.
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IT Editor, Software & Hardware
I’m MIT Technology Review’s IT editor for hardware and software and enjoy a diverse diet of algorithms, Internet, and human-computer interaction with chips on the side. Working in our San Francisco office, I cover new ideas about what computers can do for us, whether they spring from tech giants, new startups, or academic labs.
My journey to the West Coast started in a small English town called Wantage and took in the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, and five years writing and editing technology news coverage at New Scientist magazine.
Tom Simonite's Stories
The Jeopardy-playing computer pays its way by helping to sell products.
Wolfram Alpha can now analyze data you provide, so you can do things like map out your e-mail relationships.
iRobot's Warrior is strong enough to tow a car and dexterous enough to open its trunk using the handle.
Intel teams up with a startup to create a server twice as efficient as those that power websites and apps today.
Software mines security footage to help business owners see what people do once they're inside the store.
Instead of blocking attacks, a startup distracts attackers with false information.
The site can now provide summaries and stats that offer a window on your life months or years in the past.
The maker of luxury vehicles is developing a less expensive line aimed at people more interested in phones than cars.
Eyeglasses that overlay data and imagery onto the real world will unlock new kinds of mobile computing.