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RCS Chat is launching on Google Fi

9 days ago   |   By The Verge

Today, Google is announcing that it's rolling out RCS Chat on the Google Fi network. Google is also announcing that it's improving data speeds for users who roam.
The RCS rollout follows limited support on Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Google is making RCS available on a broader array of phones than Verizon and T-Mobile; it should work on Pixel phones, the Moto G6, LG V35, LG G7, and Android One Moto X. Other networks have launched RCS Chat on just a few phones, including the Pixel 3 on Verizon and some Samsung phones on T-Mobile.
It's been a bit weird to see Google Fi lagging behind...
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Facebook's new Stories feature for event sharing actually sounds useful

Facebook's new Stories feature for event sharing actually sounds useful

9 days ago   |   By The Verge

Facebook continues to undergo the most contentious period in its history, as it struggles with the fallout from numerous scandals related to data privacy, misinformation, and fake news, as well as larger issues around the social network's corrosive role in democratic societies .
But as young users abandon the platform for the hipper Instagram and the site's reputation keeps taking a hit, one key feature has remained absolutely vital: events. Facebook is still the best place to organize a calendar of social events, birthdays, concerts, and other real-world meetups, thanks to the existing...
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Google Knew Carriers Were Sharing Location-Data, Demanded Sprint & T-Mobile Not Share Fi's Customer Data

Google Knew Carriers Were Sharing Location-Data, Demanded Sprint & T-Mobile Not Share Fi's Customer Data

9 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Last week, a pretty big story broke out of Motherboard , regarding the four US carriers. The fact that the carriers were sharing location-data of its customers, not only sharing but selling it. The investigation by Motherboard showed just how easy it was to get hands on someone's location-data, and it doesn't cost a whole lot either. AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile were all selling data, though the investigation wasn't able to catch Verizon doing it. Now some more information is coming to light, which is the fact that Google not only knew about the carriers sharing customers' location-data, but...
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