Google denies Android Auto car system sends it user’s driving data

Google says it ‘takes privacy very seriously’ after motor magazine reports Porsche chose to use Apple CarPlay after privacy fears

Google has denied claims that its operating system for in-car entertainment, Android Auto, spies on users.

The report, from Motor Trend magazine, said that Porsche had chosen not to use Android Auto in its newest cars, instead opting for Apple Carplay over privacy fears.

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Can Tesla downshift from $130,000 SUVs to mass market electric cars?

After unveiling the luxury Model X, Elon Musk’s company has a big challenge ahead as it aims for a bigger audience with its Model 3, promised for 2017

On 21 September, Tesla’s chief executive and founder, Elon Musk, used all the tricks in his showman’s book to launch the company’s latest all-electric vehicle, the Model X, at the company’s San Francisco Bay headquarters.

Tesla’s mission, he said, is to “accelerate the advent of sustainable transport”, hoping that the new SUV will help the company appeal to a wider audience of American motorists. But with its $130,000 price tag, the Model X could end up having an awkward relationship with sustainability.

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Google to improve loading speed to counter ad-blocking, Facebook and Apple

The search company unveils Accelerated Mobile Pages in bid to work with publishers, ad companies and rival platforms

Google is attempting to counter the threat from ad-blocking and rivals Facebook and Apple by radically improving the loading speed of web pages on smartphones and tablets.

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) aims to simplify the structure of mobile web pages and place the data needed to deliver them closer to users both physically and virtually in a bid to to achieve almost “instant” delivery of articles to anywhere in the world.

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Aaron Sorkin denies claims that Steve Jobs supporters hate biopic

Screenwriter appears on US television to note that the tech guru’s widow Laurene Powell Jobs and Apple CEO Tim Cook have not yet seen Oscar-tipped drama

The Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has hit back at claims family and former colleagues of Steve Jobs are fiercely opposing his controversial forthcoming eponymous biopic of the late Apple co-founder.

The Wall Street Journal wrote on 4 October that the tech guru’s widow Laurene Powell Jobs had repeatedly tried to “kill” Danny Boyle’s film, which stars Michael Fassbender in the title role. Current Apple CEO Tim Cook also described recent attempts to immortalise the late Jobs on the big screen as “opportunistic” during an appearance on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert last month.

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Surface Book is a sign that Microsoft is back in the game

Microsoft are betting big on a premium laptop that rivals Apple’s MacBook Pro and turns into a tablet – but it’s the kind of innovation they have needed

Microsoft did something shocking last night. It launched something people might actually lust over, something sleek, something powerful, something innovative. The Surface Book.

At an event in New York rammed with press and industry types and live-streamed to the world, Microsoft confidently and defiantly unveiled its grand vision of Windows 10 devices.

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Apple approves adblocker that even blocks Apple News

Will Been Choice, which hit the App Store this week, be allowed to stay up?

For the first time, Apple has approved an app which allows users to block adverts inside mobile apps – even the company’s own ad-supported Apple News.

The app, named Been Choice, is only available on the US app store, where it arrived on Tuesday. It uses the new ad-blocking features included in the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system to let users block adverts in the Safari web browser, similar to other adblockers such as Crystal or Purity.

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