Tag Archives: Smartphones

11Aug/22

Scam loan apps extorting Mexicans thrive in Google Play Store

  • Menacing messages, threats spiral along with debt
  • Legal loophole creates Wild West for lending apps
  • Complaints mount but regulators powerless to act

By Diana Baptista and Avi Asher -Schapiro

MEXICO CITY, Aug 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A week after Pedro Figueroa borrowed 10,000 pesos ($500) from José Cash, a popular Mexican lending app, the barrage of online abuse began.

A slew of WhatsApp messages swamped his phone, threatening harm – to him and his reputation – if he did not pay. Continue reading

25Jul/22

Almost 30 million UK 4G smartphone owners automatically included in Which? £480 million legal action against Qualcomm

The consumer champion believes Qualcomm, a multi-billion-dollar US tech company, has been abusing its dominant market position in breach of competition laws, resulting in smartphone manufacturers Apple and Samsung overpaying Qualcomm, with these extra costs passed on to consumers. Continue reading

22Jul/22

BUILDER.AI REVEALS THE APPS AMERICA CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

It’s no secret that we’re living in an increasingly digital world. ‘Screen time’ has all but consumed our workplaces, educational settings and simply put, our free time. According to new research by Builder.ai®, over 27% of Americans claim to have over 30 apps on their phone, but more than half of those admit to using only 10 or less. And of those apps being used, over 30% rank social media, entertainment and finance as the top three types of apps they could not live without. Continue reading