Operating systems

!important - The First App that Could Save Your Life

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 11:00am

While existing vehicle-based sensors such as cameras, radars, sonars, and lidars address the first category, the remaining categories are left unsolved by current technologies.

Key Points: 
  • While existing vehicle-based sensors such as cameras, radars, sonars, and lidars address the first category, the remaining categories are left unsolved by current technologies.
  • Functioning as a digital safety belt, the !important app communicates the user's location to nearby connected vehicles.
  • This first pedestrian-based technology works in all 20 common scenarios and could save a million lives over the next decade.
  • The !important app is currently available for free on the iPhone and Android App stores.

!important - The First App that Could Save Your Life

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 11:00am

BERKELEY, California, July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Of all 250,000 pedestrian fatalities a year, 65% present a massive problem for the automotive industry.

Key Points: 
  • BERKELEY, California, July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Of all 250,000 pedestrian fatalities a year, 65% present a massive problem for the automotive industry.
  • Functioning as a digital safety belt, the !important app communicates the user's location to nearby connected vehicles.
  • This first pedestrian-based technology works in all 20 common scenarios and could save a million lives over the next decade.
  • The !important app is currently available for free on the iPhone and Android App stores.

OpenSynergy Collaborates With Google and Qualcomm on Virtualizing Android Automotive OS

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 6:30am

Google has announced collaborations with several vehicle manufacturers to power in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems with Android Automotive OS, Google's open-source Android platform.

Key Points: 
  • Google has announced collaborations with several vehicle manufacturers to power in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems with Android Automotive OS, Google's open-source Android platform.
  • Hence, Google is working on virtualization of Android Automotive OS by leveraging and extending VIRTIO, an established virtualization standard maintained by the OASIS consortium, which Google is a member of.
  • Android Automotive OS will be supported as a guest virtual machine on automotive industry standard based hypervisors.
  • Last year Google, OpenSynergy and Qualcomm decided to collaborate on the implementation of this reference platform.

OpenSynergy Collaborates With Google and Qualcomm on Virtualizing Android Automotive OS

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 6:30am

Google has announced collaborations with several vehicle manufacturers to power in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems with Android Automotive OS, Google's open-source Android platform.

Key Points: 
  • Google has announced collaborations with several vehicle manufacturers to power in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems with Android Automotive OS, Google's open-source Android platform.
  • Hence, Google is working on virtualization of Android Automotive OS by leveraging and extending VIRTIO, an established virtualization standard maintained by the OASIS consortium, which Google is a member of.
  • Android Automotive OS will be supported as a guest virtual machine on automotive industry standard based hypervisors.
  • Last year Google, OpenSynergy and Qualcomm decided to collaborate on the implementation of this reference platform.

Press release - Pre-session briefing on Tuesday 7 July at 17.00

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 12:05am

Journalists may attend the press conference in person, respecting the precautionary measures in force (see below), or participate remotely.

Key Points: 
  • Journalists may attend the press conference in person, respecting the precautionary measures in force (see below), or participate remotely.
  • Parliament will be using an interactive virtual press environment (with interpretation) based on Skype TX, in conjunction with the traditional EbS and web-streaming services .
  • If you are unable to attend and wish to ask a question:
    You will need a SKYPE account.
  • After asking a question / listening to the reply (and any follow-up), you should then disconnect from Skype so that the next journalist in line can be connected to the press briefing room.

iOS Privacy Advances

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 12:02am

This has been the case particularly for global platforms providing the services used by billions in the course of daily life.

Key Points: 
  • This has been the case particularly for global platforms providing the services used by billions in the course of daily life.
  • Apples 2020 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) previewed a variety of privacy advances coming soon to various Apple products, including their most recent mobile operating system, iOS 14.
  • Apple executives reiterated throughout the event that, privacy is a fundamental human right at the core of everything we do and a notable portion of their announcements directly reflect this perspective.

App Tracking Controls

    • As of iOS 14, Apple will require developers to obtain consent prior to tracking users across apps and websites owned by other companies, including tracking by user ID, IDFA, device ID, fingerprinting, or profiles.
    • This new just-in-time notification will provide users with two options: Allow tracking or Ask app not to track.
    • The new functionality will also allow users to view and edit this setting for each app on the device within Settings.
    • App data may also be sent to a third-party if that third-party partner uses the data solely for fraud detection, fraud prevention, or security purposes and solely on behalf of the app developer (for example, to prevent credit card fraud).

Attributing App Installations


    Apps will be able to leverage Apple’s SKAdNetwork to attribute app installations via aggregate conversion reporting. Ad networks will need to register and provide campaign IDs to the App Store, and Apple will report the aggregate results of campaigns driving installations without sharing information about individual users.

Location Updates

    • Currently, users are presented with several options when an app requests access to location.
    • A new, more privacy-preserving option will offer users the ability to share an approximate location that reflects an area of approximately 10 square miles, allowing for a personalized experience without sharing precise location information.
    • To help users understand the difference and the precision of location sharing, iOS will now provide a visual representation as part of the location permission dialogue.
    • The option to share precise location with individual apps can also be managed with the device Settings.

Simplified App Privacy Notices

    • Apps are already required to provide a link to a privacy policy under current App Store requirements.
    • With iOS 14, apps will need to provide specific information available for users to review prior to installation in a standardized format, similar to a nutrition label, within the App Store interface.
    • Because SDKs run in-process with other app code, and share the apps access permissions, developer responses are required to reflect both the practices of the app as well as any 3rd party code within the app.
    • Since these declarations are effectively additional privacy disclosures provided by an app, companies will need to take care to ensure they are accurate legal representations of their practices.

Microphone & Camera Indicators


    Indicators will appear on the status bar and within the Control Center when the camera or microphone is activated by an app.      

Sign-In With Apple Upgrades


    Developers will now be able to offer users the option to convert existing app accounts to Sign-in with Apple, which is tied to users’ Apple IDs.

Safari Enhancements

    • As of iOS 14, Safari will support a broader selection of extensions distributed through the App Store.
    • Just-in-time notices within Safari will notify users when an extension accesses information about a site the user is visiting, and users can opt to Allow for one day, Always allow on this website, or Always allow on every website.
    • While ITP (Intelligent Tracking Protection) has been implemented in Safari for several years, new transparency enhancements will allow users to review a list of specific trackers blocked on a website through an icon in the toolbar.

Photo and Contacts Library Access


    New access limits to the Photo Library will enable users to share only specific, selected items with an app, as opposed to the previous default of providing ongoing access to the user’s entire library. Similar technical controls will also be applied to apps interacting with a user’s contacts, allowing users to select individual contacts instead of providing apps with ongoing, blanket access to all of the user’s Contacts.

Network Access

    • While some apps need to be able to find and connect to local devices on a network in order to provide specific, related services, some apps have used access to this information to track users for other purposes.
    • Apps will now be required to prompt users and obtain permission for such access.
    • This will result in Apple devices providing WiFi networks with a MAC address that is uniquely-generated daily, preventing multiple WiFi networks from correlating the behaviors of an individual user presenting with the same MAC address.

Clipboard Data

    • If text that has been copied to the clipboard is accessed by an app, iOS 14 will provide a notification to the user in a Call Out for each instance the app accesses the information, allowing users to know when and which apps are accessing the text stored on the clipboard.
    • Researchers recently flagged TikTok and other apps accessing clipboard data in this manner.
    • Although some apps may have legitimate reasons to access clipboard data, the access by many others raises concerns.

Navient to announce second-quarter 2020 results on July 21, host earnings call on July 22

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 9:05pm

Navient will host a conference call to review results on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 8 a.m.

Key Points: 
  • Navient will host a conference call to review results on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 8 a.m.
  • Navient will notify investors when earnings results have been issued by a news release over a wire service and on Twitter @Navient.
  • In addition, the earnings results will also be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 8-K, which will be available on the SEC website .
  • A replay of the webcast will be available via the companys website approximately two hours after the calls conclusion.

SoCalGas Launches The "Fueling Our Communities" Program to Feed Vulnerable Groups in Rural Parts of Central and Southern California

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 7:00pm

The program will span over the summer season in 44 cities and will feed seniors, students, families and migrant farm workers while stimulating local small businesses.

Key Points: 
  • The program will span over the summer season in 44 cities and will feed seniors, students, families and migrant farm workers while stimulating local small businesses.
  • "Through the 'Fueling Our Communities' initiative, SoCalGas hopes to help fill an essential need by providing meals while helping local businesses as well.
  • SoCalGas' vision is to be the cleanest gas utility inNorth America , delivering affordable and increasingly renewable energy to its customers.
  • For more information visit socalgas.com/newsroom or connect with SoCalGas on Twitter (@SoCalGas), Instagram (@SoCalGas) and Facebook.

Tia Mowry, George Lopez, Loni Love, Dondré Whitfield, and More Mark a Sizzling Lineup This July on the Hit Talk Show "Money Making Conversations," Hosted by Rushion McDonald

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 3:59pm

ATLANTA, July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Two-time EMMY-winning producer, social media influencer, entrepreneur, and branding guru Rushion McDonald has a sizzling summer lineup of award-winning entertainment leaders, leading experts, powerhouse industry moguls, authors, and activists this month on his popular podcast and syndicated radio talk show "Money Making Conversations."

Key Points: 
  • ATLANTA, July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Two-time EMMY-winning producer, social media influencer, entrepreneur, and branding guru Rushion McDonald has a sizzling summer lineup of award-winning entertainment leaders, leading experts, powerhouse industry moguls, authors, and activists this month on his popular podcast and syndicated radio talk show "Money Making Conversations."
  • Packed with laughs, inspiring business and financial expertise, branding and lifestyle advice, McDonald delivers incisive and entertaining interviews covering entertainment and entrepreneurship this July, with a lineup of guests who have created groundbreaking achievements, empower their communities with tips for success and social activism, mentorship, leading a balanced life, and embracing your unique gifts.
  • "Money Making Conversations"hosted by Rushion McDonald is available on www.MoneyMakingConversations.com and across digital platforms, satellite networks and syndicated radio including: Spotify, iHeartRadio podcast, Apple Podcast, YouTube, Spreaker, Stitcher, Alexa, SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channels 141 on Howard University's Campus, and 142 on HBCU Campuses, and multiple stations across the U.S in Michigan, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, California, Iowa, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina, among other states.
  • McDonald has a Mathematics degree from the University of Houston and was trained in marketing while working at IBM.

Notice of Class Action Involving all Individuals and Entities who Purchased or Otherwise Acquired Shares of Yelp Common Stock

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 2:16pm

If you are a Class Member, you have the right to decide whether to remain a member of the Class.

Key Points: 
  • If you are a Class Member, you have the right to decide whether to remain a member of the Class.
  • If you choose to remain a member of the Class, you do not need to do anything at this time other than retain your documentation reflecting your transactions in Yelp common stock.
  • If you are a Class Member and do not wish to remain a member of the Class, you must take steps to exclude yourself from the Class.
  • It is within the Court's discretion as to whether a second opportunity to request exclusion from the Class will be allowed if there is a settlement or judgment in the Action.