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September 17, 2018

IN THE NEWS: BROWSER BATTLES

NEW YORK (AP) — Want to fight against online companies that routinely track your internet surfing habits? You now have a pair of allies in that battle. New protections built into Apple’s Safari browser and in Mozilla’s Firefox browser are providing help. Both are aimed at keeping companies from turning “cookie” data files to store information about you — and incorporate that information into efforts to electronically “stalk” you. One privacy expert says the effort Apple has made with its Safari browser is especially significant — because it’s aimed at stopping companies from overriding user decisions to delete their cookies.

IN THE NEWS: UBER DRIVERS - PAY

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It’s one of the main talking points for Uber in its effort to recruit drivers: that they can use the option to get the money they make behind the wheel right away. But now many of those drivers are talking about that now — because a glitch has kept that pay feature from working properly. The Mercury News of San Jose, California reports the problem reared its head on Friday — and persisted at least through part of the weekend. At issue is the “Instant Pay” option that lets drivers cash out their earnings as they end their shifts. It’s unclear how many drivers were affected — but some of them went on social media to complain they don’t like working for free.

ON THE WEB: TIME MAGAZINE SALE

CYBERSPACE (AP) — Time Magazine is being sold. Its parent company, Meredith Corp., has dealt it off to Marc Benioff, a co-founder of Salesforce, a cloud computing pioneer. The sale price: $190 million in cash. Meredith had completed the purchase of Time along with other publications of Time Inc. earlier this year.

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by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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