Samsung phones might be secretly texting photos, Yelp beats negative reviewersToday's tech news includes rumours of Samsung phones texting photos without permission, a win for Yelp on negative reviews and Uber's new safety patent.
This is CNET and here are the stories that matter right now. Samsung is investigating reports of galaxy phones sending private photos without the user's permission. A number of users on Reddit and Samsung forums have complained about the issue, according to user moto, including one user claiming their galaxy S9 plus sent an entire gallery of photos to their girlfriend While they were sleeping. Samsung says it is aware of the reports and it's technical teams are looking into the issue. California Supreme Court has ruled that online review site Yelp cannot be ordered to take down negative or defamatory posts, The Associated Press reports. [MUSIC] The four three decision handed down on Monday overturned two lower court rulings with The Supreme Court arguing they improperly treated Yelp as a publisher of information provided by another. [MUSIC] And finally, Uber has applied for a patent for safe routing for navigation systems According to the patent, the feature will let users select the route that is safer than the fastest route. Taking into account things like crime statistics, safe drop off locations, and even social media posts. The feature could also assess the safety of the driver's vehicle by comparing the make and model to federal crash statistics. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the cnet tech today app in the Apple or Google Play stores.