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Android to Warn of Nefarious AirTag Tracking

Android users can now get alerts if a tracking device such as an Apple AirTag may be targeting them. The alerts were already available on iPhones, but Google and Apple are now working together, albeit with some holdups. An Apple AirTag is a small ... device that emits a Bluetooth signal. The idea is to attach it to valuable or important items such as keys, purses or luggage. Around a billion Apple devices are set to scan for the signals and anonymously report the location and identity of the AirTags, meaning that owners can track down lost items with varying degrees of precision. Like most tech, ... (view more)

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US Military Bans Fitness Trackers, Citing Spy Risk

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has banned military staff from using geolocation tools such as GPS-enabled fitness trackers in "operational areas." The move follows fears such data could be unintentionally public and threaten security. Earlier ... this year fitness tracker company Strava published a worldwide map showing the most popular routes for its users to run and carry out other exercise activity. The map showed routes in increasing levels of brightness depending on their popularity. Middle East Bases Unintentionally Mapped Several users then spotted several routes in countries such as ... (view more)

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'Inactive Users Tracker', and 'Dynamic Html Editor'

Inactive Users Tracker With system administration, it is good practice is to disable any user account after a certain period of inactivity. Inactive Users Tracker automates the management of inactive user accounts; the program periodically checks ... all user accounts in specified Windows domains and reports to you all accounts inactive for more than a specified number of days and can automatically disable inactive user accounts. Dynamic Html Editor A number of folks in our forum recommend this -- Dynamic HTML Editor is a graphical WYSIWYG editor for WEB pages; it allows ... (view more)

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