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iPhone ascendant, users happy, sales strong

iPhone users are more comfortable with advertising within their apps and more likely to use and install applications on their device than users of any other smartphone, new research scheduled for release today informs.

TNS Compete will reveal initial iPhone-focused findings as it launches its new Smartphone Intelligence service, offering survey-based and behavioral analysis on smartphone use.

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UK data watchdog ticks Google Street View

The UK Information Commissioner has declared the privacy safeguards Google uses in its Street View service to be ‘adequate’.

Street View service takes photographs of a city’s streets and publishes them together as a photo-map of a city. However, individuals can be identified in some images, raising privacy concerns.

To deal with these, Google is developing face and vehicle number plate blurring technologies which it is using in the bringing together of a Paris Street View service. Individuals can complain if they feel they are identifiable withing images, in which case the company will remove those images.
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