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Internal documents suggest Facebook might have exploited Android APIs to collect call and text data without permission

This March reports broke that Facebook had been gathering call, SMS, and MMS metadata from Android app users for years with questionable levels of consent. Ars Technica suggested that Facebook was exploiting a loophole in Android to harvest call and SMS data without requesting the permission from users. Facebook responded that it was only collecting metadata through Facebook Lite and Messenger, both of which ask users for that permission during setup. The platform's integrity, however, has now been brought into question once more with revelations from internal emails released by the UK Parliament that show employees explicitly discussing how they might avoid any Android permissions request when accessing SMS and call history.

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Use Google Pay with Visa in the UK and win up to £50 or Home Mini, Aussies can win a golden KFC bucket (no joke)

Google is always keen to encourage more people to use its contactless payment service, which often means enticing promotions for us to make the most of. The latest such opportunity in the UK offers up to £50 in Google Play credit or the chance to win a Google Home Mini.

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[Updated] UK Black Friday and Cyber Monday roundup: The best deals this side of the pond

Thought we were going to let the Americans have all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday discount fun? Well, think again, as I've put together a list of some of the best deals you can find in the United Kingdom. It's not exhaustive, by any means, as I'm only one man and there are tons of discounts flying around, but there's hopefully an offer or two you might find useful.

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[Update: Plus £50 Google Store voucher] Google Pixelbook starts at just £699 in the UK right now, with £300 off every model

The Google Pixelbook is the Chromebook of dreams. It runs Chrome OS, sure. And it doesn't run proper Photoshop or Lightroom, sure. But it's a beautifully made convertible with a keyboard to die for and it also has a touchscreen so you can make the most of Android apps. Right now, in the UK, you can get it for £300 off in every configuration.

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Xiaomi enters UK market with Mi 8 Pro, Band 3, and much more, targeting budget-conscious consumers

Considering it was only founded in 2010, Xiaomi's rise has been meteoric. It's now the fourth largest smartphone maker in the world, leading the field at home in China and in the second largest market, India. This year has seen the company's expansion into Western Europe, where it's already reached number four in sales despite only selling in a handful of countries so far. That position is set to be bolstered by Xiaomi's official launch in the UK.

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OnePlus 6T now on sale in Europe, here's where you can buy it

With its latest phone, OnePlus has graduated from 'flagship on a budget' to be a true contender for the best smartphone around. Check out Ryne's review if you don't believe me. Open sales started in the US several days ago, but it's now available to buy in Europe too.

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[Update: Ireland, too] Xiaomi is expanding into the UK market from November 8th

It's the fourth largest smartphone brand on the planet, and yet Xiaomi doesn't directly sell devices in some of the biggest markets such as the US and the UK. There have been rumors about an entry into the US market late this year or in early 2019, but before that, the Chinese company is officially launching in the UK on November 8th.

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OnePlus announces new UK carrier and retail partnerships ahead of 6T release

As the launch of the OnePlus 6T draws ever nearer, we've got a pretty good picture of what it will be like. It's going to be the company's most advanced phone to date, and thanks to some new network and retail partnerships in the UK, it should also be easier to buy than its past products.

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The new Chromecast is already up for sale at a UK retailer

Google is expected to announce a refreshed Chromecast at its hardware event in New York today, but it seems a UK retailer got its timing a little off. Very, online purveyor of clothes, furniture, and electronics, is already selling the new model.

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Google Assistant routines are rolling out in more languages in Australia, Canada, Germany, India, and the UK

Google Assistant's routines rolled out in March, then gained customization and scheduling a few months later, but in the time since, routines have always been an English (US) feature. If your Google Home or Assistant on your phone was set to any other language, or any other variant of English, you had to make do with the old My Day feature for a morning routine and not much more. In the past day, however, routines have started popping up left and right for users in several countries.

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