Matt O'brien

Matt O'brien is an author at Religion News Service.

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China crackdown on Apple store hits holy book apps, Audible

By Matt O'brien — October 15, 2021
Amazon’s audiobook service Audible and phone apps for reading the holy books of Islam and Christianity have disappeared from the Apple store in mainland China, the latest examples of the impact of the country’s tightened rules for internet firms. Audible said Friday that it removed its app from the Apple store in mainland China last […]

Priest outed via Grindr app highlights rampant data tracking

By Matt O'brien and Frank Bajak — July 23, 2021
(AP) — With few U.S. restrictions on what companies can do with the vast amount of data they collect from webpage visits, apps and location tracking built into phones, there’s not much to stop similar spying.
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