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Mobile Minutes: Apple sued over touchscreens; Square’s new partnership; WhatsApp privacy changes; Fitbit for swimming

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August 30, 2016

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Apple is sued over unresponsive iPhone 6 touchscreens
Apple Inc. has been sued by owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones who say a design defect causes the phones’ touchscreens to become unresponsive, making them unusable.
Read more on Reuters

Square is expanding lending and payment services with two competitors
Square announced a new partnership on Monday that would allow restaurants that use point-of-sale hardware made by competitors TouchBistro and Vend to access Square’s software and services, including lending.
Read more on Fortune

WhatsApp privacy changes raise EU concern over user data control
Facebook Inc. will find it hard to escape yet more scrutiny from data-protection regulators in Europe following policy changes that will allow data from its free messaging service WhatsApp to be used for advertising and allow businesses to message its more than one billion users.
Read more on Bloomberg

Fitbit unveils new tracker for swimming
Good news for step-counting swimmers: Fitbit’s newest line of fitness trackers includes a waterproof device that recognizes when you start to swim and measures your laps.
Read more on USA Today

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