STLR Link Roundup – February 1, 2019

Apple Turns to Self-Help to Punish Violators of Developer Policies Regarding Personal Data This week, Apple suspended internal apps used by both Google and Facebook employees on Apple’s iOS operating system after acknowledgement that Google and Facebook independently used these internal apps to gather data on internet use from consumer volunteers. Apple has since restored the apps on Apple devices. This approach has highlighted the lengths Apple is willing to go to protect user information, Continue Reading →

State Vaccine Mandates vs. Federal Vaccine Regulation

The results of a 2017 survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were released earlier this month, finding that the percent of U.S. children under two years old who have not been vaccinated has quadrupled since 2001, resulting in 1.3% of children today not receiving any of their recommended vaccines. There are four main reasons why parents don’t vaccinate their children: religious beliefs, personal beliefs or philosophical reasons, safety concerns, and a Continue Reading →