Thursday, September 30, 2010

This Morning's Top Stories in Tech and Mobile

Posted by OurTech Team | Thursday, September 30, 2010 | Category: |

This series is brought to you by HTC EVO 4G, America's first 4G phone. Only from Sprint. The "First to Know" series keeps you in the know on what's happening now in the world of social media and technology.
Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. We’re keeping our eyes on three particular stories of interest today.
Study Finds that 50% of Android Apps Secretly Share User Data
A study of 30 of the 358 most popular apps for Android devices found that 50% of them sent location information to advertisers without users' knowledge.

Some apps dispatched location information as often as every 30 seconds, even when an application was not running. One sent this information to advertisers before it was even run for the first time. Seven apps shared unique identifier numbers, and others dispatched phone and SIM card numbers.
More Top Executives to Depart Yahoo
More top executives are leaving Yahoo, including the Hilary Schneider, EVP of the Americas region; David Ko, SVP of audience, mobile and local businesses; and VP of Media Jimmy Pitaro, AllThingsD reports. The resignations are scheduled for announcement on Friday.
WordPress Rolls Out Video Support for iOS
WordPress has launched a new version of its app [iTunes link] for iPhone and iPad devices.
Users can now record, upload, embed and play videos within the application, as well as autosave their work. Media management has also been improved, among other small but very welcome additions.
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