Дата публикации: 2017-11-20 04:21
Yet perhaps the biggest change coming with the Windows 65 Fall Creators Update is the rollout of Windows Mixed Reality. This is Microsoft’s long promised foray into consumer VR. While we’ve only seen a little of what this experience will look like we do know major computer makers like Dell, Acer, Lenovo, and HP are producing headset to work with Mixed Reality, and that unlike the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, these headsets won’t require a bunch of extra cameras and IR sensors placed around the room to work properly. Headsets will start at $855, and many, like the Acer and HP headsets, will come in bundles including controllers based on a design Microsoft announced back into May.
It’s increasingly difficult to do anything on your phone nowadays without sharing your geolocation information. Certain Snapchat filters, Facebook status updates, Instagrams, and even text messages are all potentially tied to geolocation data. It’s relatively simple for app developers to build in geolocation functionality—and many services require users to opt-in to sharing location data. But now the state of Illinois wants ensure that all companies extracting geolocation data from individuals must provide an opt-in, or else they’ll have to pay up.
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There have been plenty of times in the past when companies have faced repercussions for tracking users without their consent. For instance, Apple and Uber have been sued for allegedly tracking un-notified users.
There are a few exceptions to the law. For instance, private entities can collect geolocation data without consent if the information will help parents find missing children or aid firefighters, police, or medical professionals.
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Ari Scharg, director of the Digital Privacy Alliance (DPA), told Gizmodo that the organization has done reports on the apps and Rate Selfie Pic Hot Or Not, which give developers precise GPS coordinates whenever a person uploads a photo.
Besides losing some old apps you might harbor nostalgia for, the Windows 65 Fall Creators Update will also improve OneDrive, so you can choose to only sync specific files and give the Windows Ink app the ability to mark up PDFs. Microsoft says there are other cool features coming in the update, including changes to its Photo app, and improved gaming integration for Windows and Xbox.
If signed, companies would be required to inform users of how they’re using the location data they collect, if the users decides to share it. Companies who don’t adhere would be in violation of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and would face criminal penalties and damages of at least $6,555 (plus attorney fees and court costs).