DuckDuckGo shames Google for ‘spying’ on iPhone users

Apple rolled out two major privacy features in iOS 14. The new app privacy labels tell users just how much data an app can collect about them. Then there’s the app tracking transparency (ATT) feature that forces developers to ask for permission to track iPhone and iPad users. via Technology and News Today https://bgr.com/2021/03/18/ios-14-privacy-features-duckduckgo-vs-google-spying/

Stella McCartney shows off the world’s first clothes made from mushroom leather

Stella McCartney is today showing off its first set of clothes made from a new form of artificial leather; Mylo’s Unleather, a mycelium leather created by startup Bolt Threads. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/stella-mccartney-bolt-threads-mylo-unleather-mushrooms-sustainability-environment-high-fashion-150054154.html

For Virgin Hyperloop, trust is its most valuable commodity

At this year’s virtual South by Southwest (SxSW), Virgin Hyperloop turned up to talk about trust, and the future. The company could have simply shouted about the success of its first crewed mission back in November 2020, but it doesn’t want to look back. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/virgin-hyperloop-trust-sxsw-2021-133046699.html

Conspiracy theorists and white supremacists want to ‘incite fear’ by targeting cell towers

Cellphone towers are being increasingly targeted by conspiracy theorists, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists who wish to “incite fear, disrupt essential services, and cause economic damage,” according to an internal New York Police Department report seen by The Intercept. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/18/22337614/extremist-groups-targeting-cell-towers-far-right-white-nationalist-conspiracy-theories