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Today's Tech: Apple beats customers on spying charges, the coming spectrum crunch, and Microsoft narrows its search for a CEO

Ever feel like someone's watching you? Well one US court doesn't think so. Claims from consumers that Apple had violated its privacy policy were today dismissed from court due to a lack of evidence. Four plaintiffs said that Apple devices were transmitting user data to third parties, who were then able to collect and analyse it without the user's knowledge. The case related to allegations in 2011 that the iPhone's iOS had been designed specifically to track user's locations, in direct contradiction of Apple's privacy policy. We're not convinced that defeating your own customers in a costly court battle is exactly textbook PR, but who knows what they're thinking in Cupertino.

Microsoft's search for a CEO to replace outgoing Steve Ballmer has been reduced to just two candidates, according to recent reports. Citing people familiar with the matter, business news site Bloomberg has claimed that Ford CEO Alan Mulally and Microsoft Cloud boss Satya Nadella are the front-running contenders for Microsoft's top spot. The hunt has drawn in many high profile names already, including former Skype president Tony Bates and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop. However, Bloomberg's anonymous sources believe that they are no longer favoured by the company.

The UK could soon be heading for a "spectrum crunch," according to new research. The demand for data in the UK is growing at such a rate that by 2020 mobile and Wi-Fi spectrums will be overloaded, according to leading wireless consulting firm Real Wireless. The company warned that unless this issue is confronted, the country's communication networks will be unable to cope with the data demand. The report claims that around 300 MHz more cellular and 350 MHz more Wi-Fi spectrum needs to be made available. Hurry!

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