It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Friday, May 7 and I’m your host Alex Coop.
After Apple rolled out its App Tracking Transparency feature at the end of April, a new report says only four per cent of iPhone users in the U.S. have agreed to let apps track them on their device. The report from Verizon-owned analytics firm Flurry says that number jumps to 12 per cent when talking global figures, but it’s still not the best news for companies like Facebook that have made fortunes by sell your data to advertisers. Users who want to turn off tracking altogether without rejecting permissions for each app individually can toggle “Allow Apps to Request Track” in the iPhone’s privacy settings.
A cyberattack has shut down 5,500 miles of a U.S. pipeline that carries nearly half of the east coast’s fuel supplies, according to the Washington Post. Colonial Pipeline told that publication that the cyberattack took place Friday and included ransomware. The company says it’s acquired the services of a third-party cybersecurity firm as well as law enforcement and other federal agencies.
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