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Facebook to pay users to monitor their cellphone use

Facebook announced Tuesday it's launching a new optional program to pay users if they allow the social media company to monitor how they use their cellphone....

Facebook to pay users to monitor their cellphone use

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Apple criticized for launching $1K monitor stand — monitor sold separately Apple is being criticized for the lofty price of its newly-launched Pro Stand, which will sell for US$999, released at the company's annual developer conference on Monday....
23:15, 2019-06-05

New Facebook app will pay users for their data Facebook is launching a new app called Study which will pay users for their data following a series of scandals about the way the company acquires and handles users' data....
12:30, 2019-06-12

Facebook to launch cryptocurrency for FB users Facebook unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency for its 2 billion-plus users worldwide. The currency, called Libra, could drive more e-commerce and boost ads on its platforms, but also raise privacy concerns. (June 18)       ...
05:45, 2019-06-19

Facebook launches app that will pay users for their data New app comes months after Apple cracked down on Facebook for similar apps that paid users for extensive data on phone usageA new Facebook app will allow users to sell the company data on how they use competitors’ apps.Facebook announced Tuesday that it is recruiting participants to download its new...
03:45, 2019-06-12

Facebook will once again pay users to install an app that tracks their app usage Facebook on Tuesday announced a new app is called Study that is designed to give Facebook data on what apps participants install, how much time they spend on those apps and more....
23:30, 2019-06-11

Facebook says some users facing outage on its platforms Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it is working to resolve issues faced by some users while sending media files on its social media platforms including WhatsApp and Instagram....
18:45, 2019-07-03

Facebook Pressed on Protections for Cryptocurrency Users House lawmakers questioned Facebook about how its cryptocurrency should be regulated and its plans to protect users, underscoring the political hurdles facing the company as it seeks to issue the digital cash called Libra....
03:45, 2019-07-18

It’s not just you: Facebook confirms its site is having problems for many users If you logged into Facebook today, you may have noticed that the site is acting a bit wonky. Pages are slow to load and many images on individual profiles aren’t showing up. The issues above aren’t just exclusive to Facebook, however. Users across Facebook’s suite of properties &md...
00:30, 2019-07-04

Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is launching a new digital currency to make e-commerce accessible to more people around the world. The social media giant is announcing Libra, a cryptocurrency it is creating with more than two dozen partners including Uber, PayPal, Visa and Spotify. The digital currenc...
13:15, 2019-06-18

Facebook users around the world report widespread glitches Facebook said Wednesday it is working to resolve issues faced by some users while sending media files on its social media platforms including WhatsApp and Instagram. More than 14,000 users reported issues with Instagram, while more than 7,500 users reported issues with Facebook and 1,600 with WhatsA...
21:15, 2019-07-03

GOP senator wants to give users power to say no to Google and Facebook In his latest salvo aimed at big tech, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said Monday he will introduce legislation that would give consumers greater power to prevent companies from harvesting their data. His bill, which he plans to introduce Tuesday, aims to bolster “Do Not Track,” an internet fe...
18:30, 2019-05-21

Outages hit Facebook, Instragram, WhatsApp users worldwide Social network Facebook and associated platforms Instagram and WhatsApp all suffered international outages Wednesday -- primarily in the United States, South America and Europe....
20:45, 2019-07-03

Facebook launching app that pays users for data on app usage SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is launching an app that will pay users to share information with the social media giant about which apps they’re using. The company previously rolled out two similar apps. But both were shut down after drawing criticism for infringing on privacy, and one was cite...
00:15, 2019-06-12

Snapchat working to bring Facebook-like functionality to users Facebook has been guilty for copying many features from competitors, but that doesn't mean it can't go the other way around in some instances. Snapchat is reportedly working on a brand new feature that Facebook already offers to its users for quite some time.App researcher Jane Wong discovered a new...
21:30, 2019-06-08

Facebook: Thousands of users reporting outages on its platforms DALLAS (KXAS) – Users were reporting issues across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp on Wednesday. Facebook and Instagram said on their Twitter accounts around 12:15 p.m. ET that “some people” were were having trouble uploading or sending images and videos. The issue also affected f...
21:15, 2019-07-03

Facebook Says Libra Can Change the World. It Needs to Convince Users. Facebook has big plans to remake the financial system with its cryptocurrency-based payments network. But persuading people to adopt a brand-new technology could be tough....
21:00, 2019-06-27

New bill could force Facebook, Google to disclose value of users’ data There’s no such thing as a free lunch — certainly not in Silicon Valley. That’s the message from a pair of US senators who introduced a bill Monday to force tech giants like Facebook and Google to tell users just how much the personal data they collect is worth. Senators Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Josh...
04:30, 2019-06-28

Would you trust Facebook with your money? What Libra cryptocurrency means for users Facebook revealed it will launch a digital currency similar to Bitcoin, called Libra. Here's what that move might means for its users.       ...
20:15, 2019-06-18

Technical Issues Plague WhatsApp, Instagram And Facebook; Users Complain And the apps are down again. Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook users are facing problem in logging in, sharing and downloading content, and using the apps in general....
22:30, 2019-07-03

Facebook got in trouble for discriminatory housing ads. Now, all U.S. users can search job, credit postings Facebook says it will make advertisements for jobs, loans and credit card offers searchable for all U.S. users.       ...
23:00, 2019-07-01

UPDATE 1-Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram glitches affect some users globally Facebook Inc said on Wednesday some of its users globally were facing issues while sending media files over its social media platforms including WhatsApp and Instagram, and the social media company said it was working to fix the problem....
00:15, 2019-07-04

Facebook Watch almost doubles its viewership in 6 months, hits 140 million daily users The tech giant's YouTube rival boasts more than 720 million monthly users, almost doubling since December.       ...
23:00, 2019-06-12

Ohio congresswoman says lack of financial literacy could be a problem for Facebook Libra users Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, grilled Facebook's David Marcus, asking about the steps he will take to educate the 1.7 million unbanked people Libra plans to reach....
15:15, 2019-07-19

Inflatable angry emoji looms over Facebook annual meeting as users vent frustrations Protesters carrying an inflatable angry emoji greeted Facebook Inc shareholders as they gathered for the company's annual meeting on Thursday, the latest sign of its struggle to shake off privacy scandals and rein in fake news and hate speech....
23:30, 2019-05-30

Sheryl Sandberg defends Facebook data-collecting app: Users 'knew they were involved and consented' "The important thing is that the people involved in that research project knew they were involved and consented," Sandberg tells CNBC's Julia Boorstin after an earnings report that smashed expectations....
17:00, 2019-05-21

Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp are 'being buggy,' users report outages around the world Instagram and Facebook apps are suffering outages for some users in the United States and Europe. WhatsApp users are also seeing issues.       ...
21:45, 2019-07-03

Huawei’s EMUI 9 sees over 80 million users with more users expected Huawei’s Emotion UI, or EMUI as it's more commonly known, has come a long way over the years. EMUI 9 did away with a lot of the clunkiness that burdened stock Android and improved on it with a UI implementation that feels natural, simple and intuitive. It brought features such as full-sc...
13:15, 2019-06-13

No, Using a Cellphone Isn't Causing You to Grow a Horn You might have heard recently, from publications like the Washington Post, NBC, and of course, Newsweek, that some people are growing a “horn” or a “spike” out of the back of their skull from using a smartphone too much.Read more......
00:15, 2019-06-21

Cellphone Tower Companies Race Higher As the biggest wireless companies in the U.S. prepare to bring 5G to more customers, cellphone-tower operators are shaping up to be big winners in the stock market....
19:45, 2019-07-15

Young people are growing horns from cellphone use: study Are smartphones turning us into monsters? In a BBC report about the changing human skeleton published last week, biomechanics researcher Dr. David Shahur of the University of The Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, says he’s noticed an increasingly common horn-like growth at the base of t...
01:45, 2019-06-21

Dr. Siegel on why teens are 'growing horns' from prolonged cellphone use New research suggests that teens are sprouting horns on the back of their heads, and Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel argued that it's likely connected to prolonged cell phone use....
17:30, 2019-06-21

Cellphone interference still poses a risk aboard some Boeing jets Even switching your phone to airplane mode won't keep it from being a risk on some Boeing jets. A 2014 FAA study revealed that some cockpit screens on Boeing 737 and 777 jets are vulnerable to interference from WiFi, cell phone signals or even weathe......
00:30, 2019-07-19

Kevin Spacey accuser may be forced to testify about missing cellphone Massachusetts judge has ordered the accuser, his parents and his lawyer to appear in court if phone wanted by lawyers is not foundThe man who accused Kevin Spacey of groping him at a bar could be forced to testify about what happened to a cellphone wanted by lawyers for the Oscar-winning actor.A Mas...
15:30, 2019-07-08

Thief steals cellphone, then posts creepy selfie to victim’s Instagram A New Jersey thief stole a man’s cellphone — then taunted his victim by posting a freaky selfie to the guy’s Instagram story, local police said this week. The Kearny Police Department shared the bulgy-eyed snapshot of the suspect in hopes that the community can help track him down, the d...
23:45, 2019-07-05

Cable Answers Cord-Cutters With Half-Price Cellphone Service Cable-TV provider Altice USA is preparing to launch a mobile service likely to cost between $20 and $30 a phone, joining Comcast and Charter in trying to stem cord-cutting by undercutting wireless carriers....
12:45, 2019-05-28

Kevin Spacey's accuser says his cellphone sought by defense is missing Kevin Spacey says his accuser's phone will show he's not guilty of groping. The accuser says he hasn't seen the phone since giving it to cops in 2017.        ...
04:45, 2019-06-20

Police: A 69-year-old Arizona woman is missing in California's Mojave Desert without supplies, cellphone Authorities in California are searching for Barbara Thomas, a 69-year-old woman who went missing while hiking in the Mojave Desert.        ...
03:45, 2019-07-16

Did a spectator's ringing cellphone hurt Paul Broadhurst's chances of repeating? Paul Broadhurst was looking to defend his Senior PGA Championship, but a break forced by a spectators ringing cellphone highlighted a disastrous hole.        ...
07:45, 2019-05-27

10 smartwatches that help monitor your activity Apple Watch, Fitbit Charge, LG and more. If you're looking for smartwatches for health and fitness tracking features, here are 10 options to consider.        ...
14:45, 2019-05-21

The Favorite Monitor of Pro Gamers Everywhere Has Never Been Cheaper Asus’s ROG line of gaming monitors are the favorite among pro gamers and with good reason: they’re awesome. This ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q 34" monitor is packed with all the stuff you’d want from a gaming monitor....
17:45, 2019-05-30

How Ridiculous Is Apple's $1,000 Monitor Stand, Really? At $5,000, Apple’s new Pro Display XDR definitely ain’t cheap, but with a 32-inch screen, 6K resolution, full HDR support (with a ridiculous peak brightness of 1600 nits), and color reproduction that some are claiming is better than OLED, you can sort of see where all that money is going.Read more.....
21:30, 2019-06-04

New Apple monitor stand costs as much as an iPhone Apple made waves Monday with a computer monitor stand that costs as much as its latest iPhone. The $999 Pro Stand is designed to hold up Apple’s new $4,999 Pro Display XDR monitor, which works with the $5,999 Mac Pro. That is to say, Apple’s newest computer will cost at least $12,000 before boosting...
10:00, 2019-06-05

Best monitor 2019: the top 10 monitors and displays we’ve reviewed While the best monitors aren’t going to boost up your computer, they will definitely make your computing experience so much better since they make everything easier to see and read, boosting productivity. And although there are many pricey displays out there, many of the best monitors are aff...
00:45, 2019-07-18

AI could monitor farms from space to look for illegal pollution AI can find farms from space. The technique is being used to monitor some farms in Europe and may eventually be able to flag those that break the law...
04:45, 2019-05-22

A $999 monitor stand is everything wrong with Apple today You can pinpoint the exact moment when Apple lost the WWDC audience on Monday. John Ternus, the company's VP of hardware engineering, had just revealed that the Pro Display XDR, its new high-end 6K monitor, will cost $4,999. That's pricey, but reason......
01:00, 2019-06-05

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02:45, 2019-06-05

How to connect your Mac computer to a TV, and use a TV as a mirrored screen or second monitor Shutterstock If you want to use your Mac computer with a much larger screen, you can connect your Mac to a TV with a cable — or wirelessly, if you have a smart TV. Televisions can be used as second (or even third) monitor for a Mac, to help with your work, or with gaming. Connecting a Mac ...
15:45, 2019-07-10

Pro Display XDR - first look: Apple's new monitor is not for mere mortals Let's just preface this by saying that, unsurprisingly, we're not professional creatives that need a monitor with exquisitive color reproduction and high brightness for HDR playback.So, with that in mind, it should hopefully contextualise what we're saying about Apple's Pro Displ...
06:15, 2019-06-04

Using smart watches to monitor your heart could do more harm than good Fitness trackers like the Apple Watch now allow you to detect heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation. That's not always a good thing, says doctor Margaret McCartney...
15:30, 2019-07-22

Da MSI un monitor curvo da 32 pollici per gamers a soli 300 euro Un monitor curvo da 32 pollici con una risoluzione da 1920x1080 pixel e una curvatura da 1800R che consente di vedere tutti i punti dello schermo alla medesima distanza è perfetto per i gamers. Un po' meno per quelli che pensano di usarlo per navigare sul web o lavorare viste le dimen...
16:30, 2019-07-04

Why Europe needs to monitor China's rare earths threat European manufacturers will need to keep an eye on China's "near-monopoly" on the extraction and supply of rare earth minerals as they move toward electric power, experts have told CNBC....
08:15, 2019-06-06

AI that spots inequality could monitor living conditions in cities An algorithm that can detect inequality in cities from Google Street View images, could be used to monitor projects aimed at improving living conditions...
16:30, 2019-05-21

Air strikes on Syrian rebel enclave intensify: monitor Air strikes targeted rebel-held cities in northwest Syria on Friday, a war monitor reported, widening bombardment of the last major insurgent enclave to areas that had mostly escaped it....
02:30, 2019-07-13

Raspberry Pi 4 is on sale with 3x faster CPU and dual 4K monitor support for $35 The Raspberry Pi 4 has been launched, and the latest iteration of the popular compact computer board introduces a much faster processor, plus a selection of models with different amounts of RAM, starting from £34 or $35 (around AU$50).The new CPU is a 1.5GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 (64-bit) wh...
10:45, 2019-06-24

| Almost 950 killed in a month of northwest Syria violence - monitor A spike in violence in and around a jihadist bastion in northwest Syria has killed 948 people in a month, almost a third of them civilians, a war monitor said....
21:30, 2019-05-31

Researchers develop e-tattoo heart monitor with ECG and SCG sensors An electronic tattoo measuring only 28 micrometers thick can be worn over the heart, serving as both an electrocardiogram and seismocardiogram sensor.Read More...
23:15, 2019-06-21

Samsung unveils its first gaming monitor with NVIDIA's G-Sync Samsung is no stranger to gaming monitors, but you've had to use AMD FreeSync (if it was even available) if you were determined to eliminate any trace of screen tearing artifacts. What if your PC uses NVIDIA graphics, though? You can relax -- Samsu......
18:15, 2019-06-10

Exclusive: AI to monitor UK roads for accidents or unusual behaviour Some councils in the UK are going to test artificial intelligence on their CCTV cameras for automatically detecting traffic accidents and unusual road behaviour...
04:45, 2019-05-22

Samsung’s first G-Sync gaming monitor launches in July for $399 Add Samsung to the slew of companies with gaming-related announcements this week, in tandem with the industry’s annual E3 confab happening in Los Angeles. The South Korea-based electronics giant has unveiled a new 27-inch curved gaming monitor, the CRG5, which features a super-fast 240Hz refre...
02:45, 2019-06-11

Sensors made from gummy bears could monitor how children chew A sensor made with a gummy bear could help researchers study how children chew. It's cheap to make and offers a tasty treat for the child being tested...
16:30, 2019-05-21

EnSilo raises $28 million to monitor and remediate cyber threats EnSilo's security platform enables IT teams to proactively respond to cyber threats and conduct detailed analyses of ongoing and past intrusions.Read More...
13:30, 2019-06-04

Samsung announces the CRG5 – its first G-Sync-compatible gaming monitor Samsung has announced the CRG5, a 27-inch curved gaming monitor that not only runs at 240Hz, but is also Nvidia G-Sync compatible, making for a buttery smooth gameplay experience. The Samsung CRG5 was unveiled today at the E3 2019 PC Gaming Show, and it will be out in July for $399 (about £...
22:45, 2019-06-10

The Latest: Districts’ lawyer vows to monitor school funding TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Kansas Supreme Court’s newest ruling in a protracted lawsuit over funding for public schools (all times local): 10:25 a.m. An attorney representing four local public school districts in Kansas is promising to continue monitoring the state’s education...
17:45, 2019-06-14

ASUS made the world's first 240Hz portable monitor for gamers Portable USB monitors are no stranger to Computex, but this year, ASUS brought us something a little more ambitious: the world's first 240Hz portable gaming monitor. The ROG Strix XG17 features a 17.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD, and it's a high......
15:30, 2019-05-27

Smart speakers can monitor for cardiac arrest, may help save lives Researchers at the University of Washington developed a tool for smart speakers such as Amazon's Alexa and Google's Home that can monitor people for cardiac arrest while they're sleeping -- and call for help if needed....
18:30, 2019-06-19

Fed monitor: Mayor de Blasio’s new housing chief misled public Same as the old boss. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s latest choice to head the New York City Housing Authority “omitted material details” while testifying about its lead-paint scandal — including how officials failed to adequately investigate whether kids are being exposed, according to documents obtained b...
13:15, 2019-06-03

US intel agencies encourage universities to monitor Chinese students U.S. intelligence agencies have advised American universities to monitor certain Chinese students and visiting scholars amid concerns of China’s threat to the U.S....
17:00, 2019-06-29

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Reportedly Coming With an ECG Monitor Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 will be launching in three variants and they will indeed come with an ECG reader for heart rate tracking, claims a report....
18:00, 2019-07-17

Wirecutter's best deals: Save $150 on a Dell 34-inch 2K curved monitor This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated list of deals here....
00:30, 2019-07-19

| Strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes NE of Tonga: US quake monitor A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck centred 97 kilometres (60 miles) north-east of Ohonua, on the Pacific island of Tonga, the US Geological Survey reported....
07:45, 2019-06-16

Quadriga Founder Spent Client Money, Bankruptcy Monitor Says The court-appointed monitor for bankrupt QuadrigaCX said the Canadian cryptocurrency exchange’s late founder took most of the money entrusted to him by clients and spent much of it on himself and his wife....
06:30, 2019-06-21

Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor credit with saving another man’s life The Apple Watch may have initially been positioned as a fashion accessory — thanks in large part to Jony Ive — but it soon became apparent that its fitness and health-tracking features were what really attracted users to the device. Over time, Apple has done an impressive job of fleshing...
21:45, 2019-07-21

Watch: Asian water monitor lizard hisses at Florida man on his porch A Florida man who thought he heard his girlfriend arrive home looked outside and discovered a more shocking sight on his front porch: a massive Asian water monitor lizard....
00:15, 2019-06-07

LG claims its ultra-fast LG UltraGear monitor is a ‘gamer’s dream come true’ LG has unveiled its latest gaming monitor, the LG UltraGear, at E3 2019, which features ultra-fast one millisecond response times – a world-first for an IPS gaming monitor.In fact, LG claims the UltraGear is a “gamer’s dream come true”, not only because of the 1ms respons...
13:00, 2019-06-12

Government To Closely Monitor Shadow Lending Sector: Nirmala Sitharaman India has over 10,000 registered NBFCs lending to millions of households who may not have credit worthiness to borrow directly from a commercial bank....
14:30, 2019-07-06

Top Democrats tell intelligence chiefs they must help monitor Barr’s review of Russia probe The House and Senate Intelligence committee chairs informed the heads of the CIA, FBI and NSA, as well as the director of national intelligence, that they want to know what the attorney general intends to declassify....
07:45, 2019-06-01

EnSilo is raising a series B to monitor and remediate cyber threats (Updated) EnSilo's security platform enables IT teams to proactively respond to cyber threats and conduct detailed analyses of ongoing and past intrusions.Read More...
02:45, 2019-06-05

Russian Air Strikes On Syria Market Kill 23, Moscow Denies: Monitor Russian air strikes on a market in northwestern Syria killed 23 people on Monday, a monitor said, in the latest violence to plague the country's last major opposition bastion....
15:15, 2019-07-22

Review: Samsung’s Space Monitor saved me from cluttered-desk hell Samsung’s Space Monitor is a clever gadget whose sum is greater than its parts. On first glance, it’s simply a decent screen mounted on an innovative bracket. But it’s hard to overstate how huge an impact it’s had on my workflow as both a tech reviewer and a musician. There’s a lot of great displays...
02:15, 2019-07-23

| Syria flare-up kills 35 fighters, including 26 pro-regime forces: monitor At least 35 combattants including 26 pro-regime forces were killed Saturday in clashes and air strikes that erupted at dawn in northwestern Syria, a war monitor said....
22:15, 2019-06-15

New smartwatch has ECG and heart rate monitor for a fraction of the Apple Watch's price The breakout feature on the Apple Watch series 4 has been the timepiece's electrocardiogram (ECG), monitor. This looks for abnormal heart rhythms and can help detect atrial fibrillation (AFib); this condition can lead to blood clots, strokes and can be fatal. The monitor on the Apple Watch has alrea...
06:45, 2019-06-12

Mabu the robot helps congestive heart failure patients monitor symptoms The majority of initial Kaiser Permanente patients using Mabu, a robot for congestive heart failure patients, say it helps them track disease symptoms.Read More...
17:30, 2019-05-27

Amazon Considers Adding ‘Surveillance as a Service’ to Delivery Drones Because Maybe Every Product Should Monitor Us It’s become abundantly clear that Amazon is interested in incorporating surveillance into many of its products and services—through the internet, in our homes, and from the sky. Read more......
21:15, 2019-06-21

Non-invasive glucose monitor EasyGlucose takes home Microsoft’s Imagine Cup and $100K Microsoft’s yearly Imagine Cup student startup competition crowned its latest winner today: EasyGlucose, a non-invasive, smartphone-based method for diabetics to test their blood glucose. It and the two other similarly beneficial finalists presented today at Microsoft’s Build developer ...
16:30, 2019-05-21

In Troubling Experiment, UK University To Monitor Students' Social Media To Prevent Suicide A university in the UK announced that it will surveil student social media posts, among other data, to try and determine whether they are suicidal. The project is part of a pilot program and will reportedly be deployed across all British institutions if it works as intended.Read more......
23:45, 2019-06-05

Facebook wants to let you share your WhatsApp status to Facebook and Instagram What’s the first thing you can think of when you hear that Facebook is considering allowing WhatsApp users to share their status updates to Facebook, Instagram, and other apps? If you said “Cool,” that’s understandable — it could be a cool feature! If you think it&rsquo...
02:30, 2019-06-28

Hero Labs raises £2.5M for its ultrasonic device to monitor a property’s water use and prevent leaks Hero Labs, a London-based startup that is developing “smart” technology to help prevent water leaks in U.K. properties, has raised £2.5 million in seed funding. The round is led by Earthworm Group, an environmental fund manager, with further support via a £300,000 EU innovation grant and...
17:00, 2019-07-15

Trump says US will ‘closely’ monitor American Taliban member, adds ‘nothing’ could have been done to stop prison release WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says US will ‘closely’ monitor American Taliban member, adds ‘nothing’ could have been done to stop prison release. The post Trump says US will ‘closely’ monitor American Taliban member, adds ‘nothing’ could have been done to st...
23:45, 2019-05-23

Philips Brilliance LCD Monitor with USB-C Dock (329P9H), hands on: 32-inch 4K display with unmatched connectivity The large 4K display of the Brilliance 329P9H is well suited for presentations, video editing and graphics work. However, its greatest strength is the versatility of its built-in USB-C dock....
10:30, 2019-07-10

SignalFx raises $75 million to monitor cloud apps, services, and environments in real time SignalFx, which develops a real-time cloud monitoring solution for customers in a range of verticals, has raised $75 million in venture capital.Read More...
16:15, 2019-06-12

Apple continues expanding into health care by selling a consumer-focused diabetes monitor in stores The introduction of the $69.95 monitor is a prime example of how Apple is increasingly breaking into the health space by making the iPhone and Apple Watch a key hub for people's personal health....
20:01, 2019-06-27

How Facebook Fought Fake News About Facebook A month before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a rumor spread on Facebook. People were sharing a viral gimmick familiar to email spammers: Copy and paste this message to all your friends, or......
06:30, 2019-07-09

This clever $60 gadget lets you control your garage door and monitor it from anywhere using an app on your phone, which is good news for safe package deliveries Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Steven John/Business Insider When p...
04:15, 2019-06-18

The Apple Pro Display XDR is an ultra-expensive, ultra-powerful HDR monitor The new Mac Pro is unabashedly aimed at visual creatives: videographers, photographers, and the like. But what good is a souped-up machine if it’s paired with a naff monitor? Enter the new Apple Pro Display XDR, which will arrive this fall, retailing at $4,999. Pricey, but when you compare it to pro...
00:15, 2019-06-04

The best gaming monitor 2019: the 10 best gaming screens of the year These days, the best PC games can take you to places and let you see things that you never thought possible, which is why you should think about picking up one of the best gaming monitors to bring your gaming experience to the next level.What makes the best gaming monitors better for gaming, you ask...
06:15, 2019-05-24

31% of Help to Buy users didn't need it, says watchdog A third of home buyers who used the Help to Buy scheme last year could have purchased a property without the initiative, research by a government spending watchdog has revealed....
21:15, 2019-06-13

Flipboard Users: Update Your Passwords Right Now Flipboard, the news aggregation app and website, announced to its users in an email today that a massive security breach left account login information vulnerable and accessible to hackers for over nine months. The company is taking measures to keep user information secure, but if you used your Flip...
18:45, 2019-05-29

CBOE Introduces New Options App for ios Users CHICAGO, IL -- November 4, 2014 -- The Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) today announced it has released its new state-of-the-art “CBOE Mobile” options application for iPhone and iPad users....
13:45, 2019-05-22

Twitter for Web's Big Redesign Is Rolling Out to All Users Twitter has announced that it has started rolling out its major desktop redesign to all users from Monday. The fresh design includes a new navigation bar and a bunch of other changes....
15:00, 2019-07-16

Electric car users to pay no company car tax in 2020 Government review sees changes to 2020 benefit in kind ratings to boost low and zero emission vehicles Changes to the UK’s company car tax system will mean drivers choosing a pure electric car pay no benefit-in-kind charges from next year. After a review of the industry changes brought about by th...
02:30, 2019-07-10

Netflix users hit by phishing scam Netflix has issued a warning to its customers in Ireland after a number of users reported receiving an email from the company regarding their accounts.The cybercriminals behind phishing attacks are always looking for new targets and it appears that Netflix users are their latest mark. A number of cu...
22:45, 2019-06-17

OnePlus 7 Pro users are now complaining about a new issue OnePlus might start feeling like The Little Dutch Boy, plugging up one hole in the dam only to find another crack forming. Just yesterday, OnePlus 7 Pro users started to receive an update designed to improve the performance of the phone's camera system. Complaints about the triple camera setup on th...
02:30, 2019-05-28

7-Eleven app users in Japan lose $500,000 7-Eleven convenience store customers in Japan using the "7pay" payment app lost hundreds of thousands of euros after a security breach. Seven Pay officials said there were signs of illegal access from abroad....
14:45, 2019-07-05

Sling TV's sports add-on just got more expensive for some users Sling TV is once again raising prices, and you won't be thrilled if you're a sports enthusiast. New customers for the Sling Orange package now have to pay $10 per month for the Sports Extra channel bundle instead of the previous $5. Existing custom......
19:45, 2019-07-01

Twitter outage affects users across the US The company restored access late Thursday afternoon, but some users were still experiencing issuesTwitter experiencing outages for several hours, with users across the US and elsewhere reporting not being able to access the platform throughout the day.Access was restored on Thursday afternoon, with ...
23:45, 2019-07-11

Twitter Was Down for an Hour and Users Were #Devastated (SAN FRANCISCO) — “Miss us?” Twitter tweeted from its official account as the Great Twitter Outage wound down. We did, apparently. For nearly an hour Thursday, the site we use to keep up with everything and nothing appeared inaccessible for people around the world, regardless of ce...
02:45, 2019-07-12

Snapchat Looks to Let Users Add Music to Posts Snap is in talks with major record labels to expand the ways users can include music in posts on its flagship Snapchat app, as the company faces competitive pressure from Facebook and TikTok....
14:15, 2019-05-24

Alexa Now Gives U.K. Users N.H.S. Medical Advice Britain’s National Health Service has collaborated with Amazon to offer health information through Alexa, prompting questions about privacy and market advantage....
23:30, 2019-07-10

Here’s how gamification can help your business understand your users Today’s operations require more comprehensive stores of information, most of which deals expressly in the human behavior of consumers or internal teams. To truly understand a product’s performance, for example, companies must know how many people buy it, how they use it, and what the consensus is—go...
16:45, 2019-07-03

Can Roblox’s 90 million users be civil to each other? Laura Higgins is head of digital civility at Roblox, which means it's her job to ensure that all 90 million monthly users are nice to each other.Read More...
17:45, 2019-07-02

The TiVo For Antenna Users Has Never Been Cheaper Online TV subscriptions just keep getting more expensive (and don’t get us started on actual cable), but making the switch to an OTA antenna doesn’t mean you have to give up your DVR....
00:15, 2019-06-14

Spotify now has a Lite app for Android users in 36 countries Spotify has just launched a Lite version of its Android app that’s designed to work well on low-end devices and spotty connections. The app comes in at under 10MB, and is set to stream tunes at ‘Basic’ quality by default, which the company says should work out to roughly 0.5MB per song on average. Y...
08:45, 2019-07-09

Spotify might let users build and listen to playlists together Spotify appears to be working on a "Social Listening" feature that will let multiple users control a playlist from separate devices. They'll also be able to listen to the same songs in real-time. The company hasn't announced the added capability yet,......
19:30, 2019-05-31

Spotify's new feature allows users to listen to music together Spotify is bringing new features to its mobile app almost on a weekly basis, although not all are important to mention. However, the upcoming improvement Spotify users are expected to get in the coming days seems quite interesting.Jane Wong, a technology blogger who likes to uncover unreleased featu...
21:00, 2019-05-31

Instagram will ask users to rethink posting something offensive Instagram will ask users to think again if they are about to post something that could be considered offensive and early tests suggest it could work, says the firm...
14:45, 2019-07-09

New renders showcase the iOS 13 features that iPhone users want most iOS 13 is the next major iPhone and iPad operating system update, and Apple will unveil its most important features on Monday, during its WWDC 2019 keynote. Some of these features already leaked, and we know we’re getting a couple of highly anticipated features including Dark Mode and a new UI...
07:30, 2019-05-31

Google bans apps that let users buy marijuana Alphabet's Google on Wednesday banned apps on its app store that facilitate the sale of marijuana or related products, as part of a change to its content policy....
06:15, 2019-05-30

South Korea reaches one million 5G users South Korea already has one million 5G subscribers, reaching the milestone in just 69 days – outpacing the adoption of 4G.The desire within South Korea, one of the world’s most advanced mobile nations, to be a leader in 5G was so great that the country’s Ministry of Science and ...
13:15, 2019-06-13

One In 5 US Twitter Users Follows Donald Trump: Report Nineteen percent of US Twitter users follow President Donald Trump on the social platform, and a majority of those people approve of his job performance, a survey showed Monday....
00:15, 2019-07-16

Firefox zero-day was used in attack against Coinbase employees, not its users There were actually two zero-days -- not one -- combined into an exploit used in a spear-phishing attempt. Other cryptocurrency organizations were also targeted....
15:30, 2019-06-20

Jerusalem's Old City now accessible for wheelchair users Jerusalem's Old City, sacred to three major faiths, is now wheelchair accessible. Find out how this ancient city is opening up to people with mobility issues....
12:30, 2019-06-07

PlayStation and Instagram back up after outage for some users Many users experienced difficulty Thursday with the PlayStation Network and Instagram. Both systems are now back up and running.       ...
04:45, 2019-06-14

Instagram is down, so users are flocking to Twitter to complain Users around the world began reporting Thursday afternoon that they’re unable to access their Instagram accounts, with the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service apparently suffering a major outage. The problems didn’t appear to be uniform, with some users saying they couldn’t perfor...
00:30, 2019-06-14

UK Alexa users can now get answers to medical questions right from the NHS Amazon’s Alexa is all set to gain medical smarts in the UK, thanks to a partnership with the National Health Service (NHS). The healthcare service said it’s teaming up with Amazon‘s voice assistant to help answer medical queries with advice from the service’s official website. From this week, UK use...
10:15, 2019-07-11

Australian police can now snoop on public Wi-Fi users Connecting to public Wi-Fi always carries certain risks but users who access the internet at McDonald's and Westfield in Australia could be targeted for surveillance by police under the country's new encryption legislation.According to a briefing by the home affairs department obtained thr...
03:45, 2019-05-29

Is Twitter Notifying Users When Their Tweets Are Shared in DMs? No. What? Of Course Not. Twitter is a lot of things, but where it consistently excels is as at being a petri dish to watch context collapse in real time. Take, for example, a very obvious joke turned nightmare scenario circulating credulously across the platform today via a celebrity news account.Read more......
23:45, 2019-06-10

A peek into opioid users' brains as they try to quit Government scientists are starting to peek into the brains of people caught in the nation's opioid epidemic, to see if medicines proven to treat addiction, like methadone, do more than ease the cravings and withdrawal....
11:00, 2019-07-11

Windows users must patch PCs against BlueKeep, NSA warns The NSA (National Security Agency in the US) has gone as far as to actively warn users of older versions of Windows that unless they are patched, their systems are open to a major attack which could potentially be the next WannaCry.This is about the BlueKeep vulnerability which Microsoft warned on a...
11:45, 2019-06-06

Several Pixel 3a users get a glimpse of the future thanks to Google You can't blame some Google Pixel 3a owners for double checking the calendar today. That's because a few of them received the July Android security update on June 19th, just two weeks after the June update was sent. Several of those affected ran to Reddit (via Droid-Life) where they posted their exp...
02:00, 2019-06-20

Alibaba is nudging users to be more ethical with its in-app minigames Four years ago, in a move designed to explore the viability of new offline sales models, Alibaba ran a little experiment. Two of its financial service offerings, Alipay digital wallet and its onboard credit scoring platform Sesame Credit, cooperated in the launch of two unmanned supermarkets. The st...
11:00, 2019-06-23

New era for users of Android's Messages app starts later this month Instead of continuing to wait for carriers worldwide to get together to support the global rollout of Rich Communication Services (RCS), Google is taking the next generation of Android messaging into its own hands. According to The Verge, starting later this month in the U.K. and France, Android use...
06:30, 2019-06-18

Phishing scam targeted UK airport users The UK was targeted by a large number of significant cyber-threats last year, according to new government figures.A wide-ranging phishing campaign that used spoof emails from a major UK airport to try and steal customer details was revealed as one of the biggest threats blocked by GCHQ's Nation...
03:15, 2019-07-17

Samsung asks users to please virus-scan their TVs Yesterday on Twitter, Samsung's US support team reminded everyone to regularly—and manually—virus-scan their televisions. Samsung's team followed this up with a short video showing someone in a conference room going 16 button-presses deep into the system menu of a Samsung QLED TV to activate the te...
02:15, 2019-06-19

Startup that owns TikTok now has one billion users ByteDance, the Beijing-based startup behind popular short video platform TikTok, has amassed more than one billion monthly active users across its apps....
05:00, 2019-06-21

Netflix Reports First Drop in U.S. Users in Nearly a Decade Netflix ended the second quarter with fewer subscribers than expected, an underwhelming performance that comes as a slew of rivals are about to enter the field of streaming services....
10:45, 2019-07-18

Snap could let users add songs to their disappearing messages Snapchat is reportedly looking to make it easier to incorporate music into its ephemeral messages, so users don't have to resort to using tricks and loopholes. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company is currently seeking broad rights to Uni......
19:00, 2019-05-24

"Sunny, My Son", Says Dharmendra In Tweet That Leaves Users Wondering Newly-elected BJP parliamentarian Sunny Deol received some fatherly advice from Dharmendra today morning, in the form of a confusing social media post...
08:30, 2019-07-04

AT&T will finally help users effectively block harassing robocalls Over the past few years, annoying robocalls have seemingly become inescapable and, for some, an everyday nuisance. Last year alone, there were upwards of 48 billion robocalls made to individuals in the United States, a figure which represents a 325% increase compared to 2017. What’s more, the ...
02:30, 2019-07-10

'Alien: Isolation' will terrify Switch users later this year Xenomorphs will soon hunt you down on the road. Creative Assembly and Sega are bringing the survival horror of Alien: Isolation to the Switch sometime later in 2019. There are precious few details of what will change, but the portability is an obvi......
00:30, 2019-06-12

HomePod will support multiple users and music handoffs Apple just addressed some of the complaints about the HomePod in one fell swoop. A future update to the smart speaker will bring multiple major upgrades, most notably support for multiple users. Like its rivals, it can recognize who's speaking and cu......
00:01, 2019-06-04

Google users can now auto-delete location data Though Google is releasing the auto-delete feature to heighten privacy safeguards, the collection of user data is the heart of the company’s business model....
02:15, 2019-06-28

Firefox will soon alert users if their saved passwords have been breached With the security of personal information becoming an increasing priority amongst the general public, many tech companies are promising heightened protection in response, and are introducing new methods of dealing with any breaches once they've occurred.However, for users, half the battle is kn...
05:30, 2019-07-18

Instagram's anti-bullying AI asks users: 'Are you sure you want to post this?' Instagram said early tests found it encourages users to ‘share something less hurtful once they have had a chance to reflect’Instagram is inviting users to think again before posting unkind comments with a new tool designed to curb bullying on the social media platform.The company is rolling out a n...
18:15, 2019-07-09

FaceApp denies storing users' photographs without permission App was launched by Russian developer in 2017 and uses AI to change people’s featuresThe developer of a popular app which transforms users’ faces to predict how they will look as older people has insisted they are not accessing users’ photographs without permission.FaceApp, which was launched by a R...
08:15, 2019-07-18

55,000 cryptocurrency users affected in Bitpoint’s $28 million hack Embattled cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint has revealed that roughly half of its 110,000 users were affected by last week’s $3.02 billion yen ($28 million) hack, reports The Mainchi. Speaking at a Tokyo press conference, Bitpoint president Genki Oda noted that of the 3.02 billion yen stolen, custome...
04:30, 2019-07-17

La Liga app spied on users to catch illegal streamers Spain's top professional football league, La Liga, has been fined $284k by the country's data protection agency for using the league's mobile app to spy on its fans.The app, which has been downloaded on millions of devices, was reportedly used by La Liga to monitor bars showing footba...
00:00, 2019-06-14

Scientists peek into opioid users’ brains as they try to quit Government scientists are starting to peek into the brains of people caught in the nation’s opioid epidemic, to see if medicines proven to treat addiction, like methadone, do more than ease the cravings and withdrawal....
23:45, 2019-07-09

Hilarious #HornChallenge Has TikTok Users Laughing Out Loud The #HornChallenge involves pressing the face of a friend, family member or, in some cases, even a pet, as a honking sound plays in the background. Since the trend started, thousands of videos with......
20:30, 2019-06-27

New feature in iOS 13 gives users more control over apps that track their location Late last month, we passed along the results of an investigation conducted by The Wall Street Journal that showed how 99% of third-party iOS apps promoted by Apple in the App Store contained secret trackers. With Apple trying to set the pace when it comes to privacy for smartphone users, a new featu...
02:45, 2019-06-09

IT glitches 'stopped seven million payment card users' More than seven million people were left unable to use their payment cards due to IT hitches in the past year, according to estimates by consumer group Which?...
01:30, 2019-06-13

Dating app users more likely to control their weight in unhealthy ways People who use dating apps such as tinder are more likely to go to great lengths to get a slim figure. Buzz60's Mercer Morrison has the story.        ...
20:30, 2019-05-31

T-Mobile says it can’t be sued by users because of forced-arbitration clause Enlarge / A T-Mobile store in New York City. (credit: Getty Images | helen89) T-Mobile US is trying to force customers into arbitration in order to avoid a class-action lawsuit that accuses the phone carrier of violating federal law by selling its customers' real-time location data to third partie...
20:30, 2019-07-09

Chrome will limit full ad blocking to enterprise users The days of easily blocking ads in Google Chrome may soon be over thanks to a proposed change to the browser's extensions system called Manifest V3 that Google announced back in January.Manifest V3 would prevent current ad blockers from working efficiently and despite overwhelming negative feed...
23:30, 2019-05-30

YouTube promises to give users better control over videos In a surprising move, YouTube revealed plans to offer users more control over their Homepage and Up Next videos. Apparently, three specific changes will be introduced in the coming days, which will allow YouTube users to set their preferences when it comes to what videos appears on their page.For st...
22:45, 2019-06-27

4 Your Health: 1st time opioid users more at risk to get hooked People receiving opioids in the hospital for the first time are more at risk of becoming addicted. People who take opioids for the first time while in the hospital may be at a higher risk of long-term use. That’s according to a new study from the University Of Pittsburgh. It tracked over 190,0...
22:00, 2019-06-18

The NSA is urging Windows users to update their computers ASAP If you’re a Windows user who has yet to update your operating system after the discovery of the Bluekeep vulnerability a few weeks ago, then maybe a warning from the NSA will be enough to spur you on. Bluekeep is a vulnerability that’s been compared to the devastating 2007 malware WannaC...
01:00, 2019-06-06

Instagram announces ads will be served to users' Explore feed Instagram has just confirmed it will bring ads to your Explore feed. As one of the go-to features for Instagram users who search for places, shops and connect with people businesses and creators, Explore looks like a great monetization tool.According to Instagram, more than 50% accounts on its socia...
22:45, 2019-06-27

Samsung tweet urges users to scan their TVs for viruses If you have a Samsung smart TV, chances are you already scan it for viruses regularly. You don't? Well, Samsung thinks you should. The South Korean TV manufacturer's support account sent out a tweet urging users to scan their TVs for malware regularly... and then hastily deleted it. T...
12:30, 2019-06-18

New report claims some Snapchat employees spied on users A new report from Motherboard reveals that Snap employees in the past have abused internal tools in order to glean information about user emails, user location data, and other types of sensitive data. What’s particularly worrisome is that some Snap employees were said to have used these tools ...
01:30, 2019-05-24

Paid Dropbox users are getting 1TB more storage space today Dropbox has spent much of the last few years focused on its products for enterprise business, but the company got its start by offering a simple, reasonably priced cloud storage and sync option. With major competition in the space from Google Drive,......
21:00, 2019-05-29

Some OnePlus 7 Pro users received a strange notification today You can excuse OnePlus 7 Pro owners if they seem a bit confused today. Several owners of the device posted screenshots online indicating that they had received some sort of strange notification that can best be described as gibberish. One screenshot embedded in a tweet posted by Twitter user Nicole ...
22:45, 2019-07-01

Some OnePlus 7 Pro users are reporting issues with the phone's touchscreen Some OnePlus 7 Pro models are apparently exhibiting hardware problems just days after release, in the form of phantom touchscreen taps that apps seem to respond to but which haven't been made.As reported by Android Police, the mysterious ghost touches don't seem to correspond to one partic...
12:30, 2019-05-25

Chrome users can now give and receive remote support via the web Remote desktop applications have grown in popularity as they can be used to provide support remotely and with the release of Chrome 75, Google is making it even easier for users to get and give support to one another.The company recently announced that Chrome Remote Desktop is officially out of beta...
05:45, 2019-06-07

Google wants next billion users, but has no plans to launch in China Google CEO Sundar Pichai said his company doesn't have plans to launch in China, but that doesn't mean the tech giant wants to ignore its hundreds of millions of Internet users....
05:00, 2019-06-18

Slack password reset coming to thousands of users Slack is set to reset password for thousands of users as it looks to respond to a data breach.The popular messaging app has confirmed it will reset the passwords of users it believes could be affected by a historical data breach.Around one percent of all Slack users are thought to be affected by the...
19:30, 2019-07-18

Microsoft warns users about email security scam Security researchers at Microsoft have issued a warning concerning an ongoing spam wave which utilizes malicious RTF documents to infect users' systems with malware.According to the company, the spam wave is specifically targeting European users as the emails are sent in various European langua...
22:45, 2019-06-10

Survey suggests 97% of Mac users are more productive after switching from Windows A new study suggests that after switching from a Windows PC to a Mac, 97% of enterprise users feel more productive.The survey was conducted by the Vanson Bourne market research firm for Jamf, which is a company that specialises in management solutions for Apple devices for businesses, governments an...
12:15, 2019-06-21

Dropbox Boosts Storage, Features, and Price for 'Plus' Users We’ll start with the semi-bad news: Dropbox is kicking up the price of its Plus plan from $10 to $12 per month. You’ll have to go for one fewer coffee if you want to stay on budget with your wild cloud-storage spending....
01:15, 2019-05-31

Amazon's Alexa Will Provide U.K. Users With Medical Information Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa will provide medical information to users in Britain that comes directly from the country’s state-backed National Health Service, a deal that broadens the tech giant’s push into health care....
17:45, 2019-07-10

Cryptopia needs $2M to keep a database alive – or users might never recover their tokens Defunct cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia warned it will take “some months at least” to figure out how to return tokens owed to its users. Cryptopia administrators have also requested “urgent interim relief,” which they say is critical to maintain a single SQL database that stores all of its users’ ...
07:45, 2019-05-28

My browser, the spy: How extensions slurped up browsing histories from 4M users Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) When we use browsers to make medical appointments, share tax returns with accountants, or access corporate intranets, we usually trust that the pages we access will remain private. DataSpii, a newly documented privacy issue in which millions of people’s brow...
18:00, 2019-07-18

Spotify free-tier users will be targeted with more relevant ads Spotify has found a way to better generate more revenue from the ads it delivers to users of its free music streaming service. Although today's announcement is aimed at advertisers that will now be able to target ads based on the category of podcasts people listen to, users of Spotify's free service...
21:15, 2019-06-17

US recommends Windows users patch against worm vulnerability Microsoft Windows users who haven't patched their OS (or are using an unsupported version) are at risk of attackers exploiting a vulnerability known as BlueKeep. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Homeland Security's lead cy......
22:45, 2019-06-17

ActionDash 3.0's new 'Focus' mode keeps Android users on task At I/O earlier this year, Google announced that Android Q will upgrade the recently added Digital Wellbeing feature with a Focus Mode to quiet attention-grabbing apps so you can get things done. However, there's a way to get that feature, and a few o......
16:45, 2019-06-29

FCC ruling brings good news for many U.S. smartphone users Some analysts say that half of the calls you receive on your mobile phone this year will be spam/scam calls. And we can tell you that in the U.S., this stat is absolutely on target. And even if you block one number from calling, another one will be used to disrupt your day. Whether it is a scam call...
15:30, 2019-06-07

The new faces of hepatitis C: Pregnant women and drug users Hepatitis C was in the rearview mirror. A drug approved in 2014 was found to be so effective in quashing the virus that doctors around the world breathed a sigh of relief. The World Health Organization even projected its total eradication by 2030. Then, shockingly, the number of new hep-C cases star...
00:45, 2019-06-18

Google Pay will no longer let UK users send money to friends If you use Google Pay to send money between your friends, you may soon be cut off from splitting the bill. The company informed users today via email that it will be killing off the Google Pay Send peer-to-peer money transfer feature in the UK. The c......
21:30, 2019-06-14

Mobile phone users can now switch network with just one text New process makes it easier to get PAC code without provider trying to persuade users to stayConsumers are now able to switch their mobile phone provider simply by sending a text message – avoiding the cumbersome process which had been in place previously.The new rules from the regulator Ofcom apply...
18:00, 2019-07-01

Blockchain startup hacked itself to ‘save’ $13M of its users’ cryptocurrency A blockchain startup hacked its users’ wallets to save $13 million in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency from being stolen, ZDNet reports. Security researchers advised the Komodo Platform of a ‘backdoor‘ in Agama, one of its older wallet apps, that would have allowed hackers to siphon any and all digi...
07:30, 2019-06-07

iPhone users can now use Android tech to unlock their devices Google is making it easier for iPhone and iPad users to verify sign-ins with the announcement that Apple device owners will now be able to use their Android device as a security key.The search giant recently revealed that it had developed a new Bluetooth-based protocol which allows smartphones runni...
07:00, 2019-06-14

Tinder's new feature lets users choose up to three sexual orientations Starting this month, the app will include a new "orientation" feature, which allows users to choose from several terms to describe their sexual orientation....
16:15, 2019-06-05

Dropbox silently installs new file manager app on users’ systems This is what Dropbox looks like now. It used to be a folder, now it's a file manager. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] Hey Dropbox users, how has Dropbox been for you lately? Major changes are coming ...
19:15, 2019-07-18

Official Apple video promotes new features available to Memoji users in iOS 13 Today was opening day of the WWDC developer conference and as expected, iOS 13 was unveiled. The company already posted a video promoting the new makeup, hairstyles, and other fashion accessories that can be used with the Memoji feature once iOS 13 is launched later this year. Memoji are personalize...
01:45, 2019-06-04

Snapchat employees reportedly snooped on users with 'SnapLion' tool A bombshell Motherboard report reveals that employees across several departments at Snapchat can view user location information, saved Snaps, phone numbers and email address through a tool known as SnapLion. It's not clear exactly how widespread abus......
04:15, 2019-05-24

Apple more upfront with iPhone users on battery health: UK watchdog Britain's competition watchdog said on Wednesday that Apple Inc has committed to be "clearer and more upfront" with iPhone users about battery health and performance, after the regulator looked into consumer concerns on the matter....
17:15, 2019-05-22

iPhone users can now download bigger apps & games over cellular Apple has never been a fan of large file downloads over data, but this week the Cupertino giant has unexpected upped its cellular download limit for iPhones and iPads to 200MB from the previous cap of 150MB.The move means iOS users are now free to download bigger apps and games from the App Store. L...
21:00, 2019-05-31

OnePlus 7 Pro users are experiencing some pretty bizarre issues on Verizon The OnePlus 7 Pro is without a doubt one of the world's best Android smartphones, but despite this bad boy essentially escalating its manufacturer's status in the mobile industry from underdog and flagship killer to top dog and flagship maker, there are still a few things that could have been better...
13:45, 2019-05-24

Superhuman offers users a shortcut to empty inbox nirvana The Silicon Valley startup makes bold claims for its slick technology that aims to rid people of torrents of unread emailsIn many ways, Superhuman is your archetypal Silicon Valley darling. It was founded by a brilliant Cambridge graduate who sold his first company to LinkedIn in 2012 then quit to s...
08:15, 2019-07-12

'View' hosts tell AOC and Trump to 'suck it up!' instead of blocking Twitter users "The View" hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Meghan McCain knocked two of the nation's most prominent politicians for being too thin-skinned in response to criticism on Twitter....
20:45, 2019-07-10

Researchers pose as heroin users to find treatment gaps Researchers posing as heroin users seeking help contacted hundreds of treatment clinics in U.S. states with the highest overdose death rates. The study found the “secret shoppers” were denied appointments much of the time, especially if they said they were insured through Medicaid. Scien...
01:01, 2019-06-04

Twitter to Flag Users for Speech Offending Religious Groups Twitter has updated its policy on hateful conduct to better protect religious groups, the latest effort by the company to police speech and prevent abuse on its platform....
20:45, 2019-07-09

Realme 2 Pro Users Report Bootloop Issue Following Android Pie Update Realme 2 Pro users are reporting a bootloop issue following the recent Android Pie update for the phone, but a workaround has been shared by the company to avert it....
17:45, 2019-06-03

Google Drive users on a discontinued plan are getting an unexpected freebie It's getting harder and harder to complain about running out of storage space on today's high-end and even mid-range smartphones, especially if you also add in an ultra-affordable or insanely hefty microSD card. At the same time, it's generally a good idea to back up some of your most precious stuff...
10:15, 2019-05-23

'Being mean is lucrative': queer users condemn YouTube over homophobic content Site’s waffling over harassment during Pride month was ‘not surprising’, YouTuber saysYouTube’s haphazard response to an anti-gay harassment controversy this week underscores the company’s continuing failure to protect creators from hate speech, queer users say.The platform’s initial refusal to disc...
09:00, 2019-06-08

Ethereum still loved by dapp developers, but trails behind in active users Ethereum might feature more decentralized apps (dapps) than any other blockchain, but its rivals are enjoying significantly higher usage. In fact, TRON dapps attracted more active users than any other network over the past three months, reports Dapp.com with new research. “484 new dapps were added t...
21:30, 2019-07-03

Russia wants Tinder data — but info could be used to target LGBTQ2 users This month, the Russian Communications Oversight Agency added Tinder to the list of companies required to hand over information to the country's intelligence agencies....
21:30, 2019-06-03

La Liga Fined €250,000 For Spying On App Users To Crack Down On Illegal Streams Spain’s La Liga was fined €250,000 today by the Spanish Data Protection Agency, one year after admitting that its mobile app was spying on some users’ phones in an attempt to find out if they were watching games on illegal feeds....
01:30, 2019-06-12

UK hacker jailed for six years for blackmailing pornography site users Zain Qaiser targeted millions of computers with ransomware demanding large sumsA hacker who blackmailed users of pornography websites in what investigators say is the UK’s most serious cybercrime case has been jailed for six years and five months.Zain Qaiser targeted millions of computers with malic...
20:00, 2019-05-21

MercadoLibre preps to offer investment platform for e-wallet users MercadoLibre Inc, Latin America's top e-commerce platform, is taking its latest step into the world of banking, saying on Wednesday that it would start allowing Mexican users of its e-wallet to earn interest on money saved in its app by year-end....
01:30, 2019-07-18

Robinhood users have been scooping up Tesla's plunging stock (TSLA) Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images Robinhood users have been adding Tesla to their holdins despite an extremely difficult time for the electric-car maker, according to data from the Robinhood trading app. The number of accounts holding Tesla shares on the app increased even as analysts and shareholders ha...
00:15, 2019-05-24

Apple agrees to notify users when iOS updates throttle down performance Following the last year debate about whether or not Apple should have informed consumers that some of its updates will slow down their iPhones, the UK Competition and Markets Authority kicked off an investigation to learn more about the matter.The investigation only started after Apple admitted that...
05:45, 2019-05-23

Uber Glitch Charges Users 100 Times Normal Price in the US Uber passengers in multiple cities were startled Wednesday when they were charged 100 times their normal fare for short trips, a glitch that sparked jokes about surge pricing gone wild....
12:30, 2019-07-18

Can weed users be trusted with guns? A battle in America's heartland As legalization reaches the red states, the conflict between federal gun and marijuana laws becomes an issueIn November 2018, a Pennsylvania doctor who both used and prescribed medical marijuana sued the US. government. He had attempted to buy a revolver for self-defense, but he had been denied at t...
10:45, 2019-06-24

Instagram hides number of 'likes' from users in Australian trial Social media giant says the trial, which rolls out Thursday, will ‘reduce pressure’ on users of the platform Instagram users in Australia will no longer be able to see how many likes a post has a received under trial changes to “remove pressure” on the digital platform’s users.Instagram will on Thur...
09:45, 2019-07-18

BlackBerry Messenger shuts down as owners blame lack of users Consumer version of BBM will cease but app aimed at businesses will continueBBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, the encrypted messaging service that introduced many to the joys of mobile chat – and was blamed for the 2011 London riots – is finally shutting down on Friday.The Indonesian company that owns t...
02:15, 2019-06-01

Crop tops for men? Twitter users don't know how to feel about the new trend Every decade there seems to be a crop top resurgence. Now you can find them on Amazon, Etsy and ASOS -- for men.        ...
22:15, 2019-05-31

Twitter Asked 193 Million Users to Verify Accounts in H2 2018 As part of its efforts to prevent manipulation of the platform by bots and fake accounts, Twitter challenged 19.35 crore (193 million) accounts for verification in the second half of 2018....
09:30, 2019-06-03

10+ million Android users installed a fake Samsung update app In recent months, we’ve seen quite a few reports of the Google Play Store hosting counterfeit apps that are designed to dupe users and earn money through ad farms. In the latest reveal, CSIS Security Group’s report suggests that a fake app  – promising updates for Samsung phones – has been installed...
15:45, 2019-07-05

PlayStation is back after hours-long outage but Instagram is down for some users Many users experienced difficulty Thursday for about four hours with many gamers experiencing difficulty logging in and accessing PlayStation.       ...
02:30, 2019-06-14

Hack on Stack Overflow exposes private data for ~250 users (credit: Pixabay) Stack Overflow said hackers obtained private data for about 250 users after breaching the site and spending the next week escalating their access. “While our overall user database was not compromised, we have identified privileged Web requests that the attacker made that could ha...
15:00, 2019-05-21

CryptoKitties and Dice Games Fail to Lure Users to Dapps Blockchain-based platforms have attracted thousands of volunteer developers with the promise of decentralized alternatives to Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS. What they don’t have yet are users....
13:45, 2019-05-29

Evernote security flaw could have exposed data of millions of users Security researchers have discovered a critical flaw in the Evernote Web Clipper Chrome extension which could allow potential attackers to access a users' personal information from third party services online.The vulnerability, a Universal Cross-site Scripting (UXSS) referred to as CVE-2019-125...
07:00, 2019-06-14

OnePlus 7 Pro users report ‘ghost touches’ that occur without any input It should be an exceptional week for OnePlus, considering the stellar response the OnePlus 7 Pro got after launch and the fact that the young smartphone vendor just launched its first ever 5G phone. However, OnePlus is already being forced to put out fires. OnePlus addressed criticism that it’...
18:30, 2019-05-25

OnePlus 7 Pro users complain about a 'ghostly presence' tapping on their screen If you own a OnePlus 7 Pro and have been plagued by a touchscreen that seems to be receiving inputs from a ghost, don't worry. You're not going crazy. Some OnePlus 7 Pro owners are complaining on the OnePlus Forum (via Android Police) that the screen on their device is responding to"phantom" taps on...
21:30, 2019-05-25

YouTube TV is giving away free Showtime subscriptions to longtime users They say that nothing in life is free, but Google would beg to differ, as select YouTube TV subscribers are now being offered a free subscription to Showtime from now through September 5th. The subscription typically costs $10.99 per month, but if you are granted this limited-time offer, you can try...
04:00, 2019-06-15

Ajit Pai Is Working Hard to Make Broadband Users Dumb Again The death of federal net neutrality protections in the United States didn’t only give ISPs license to penalize customers who don’t agree to buy their services. It also pointlessly mystified the process whereby consumers acquire the most basic, unsimplified details about their home internet’s price, ...
13:00, 2019-06-29

Airbnb users getting scammed with fake rentals, account closures Some Airbnb users are being scammed with their accounts being accessed and being charged for non-refundable reservations made on their payment method.        ...
14:45, 2019-05-21

CIA's Instagram account following just 11 social media users -- mostly from Hollywood: reports The CIA’s official Instagram account, which was launched in April, was not following any other accounts until Thursday afternoon when it began following only 11 other Instagram users — most of them Hollywood actors who have portrayed CIA agents on the big screen, according to a report....
07:45, 2019-06-28

Comcast created an eye-control remote to help users with mobility challenges Comcast launches a free X1 TV remote that lets customers with physical disabilities change channels, surf and sets recordings with their eyes.       ...
21:00, 2019-06-17

Google now lets users auto-delete their location and web history Back in May, Google announced it would be introducing an option for users of its services to automatically delete their online history, and today the tech giant has begun rolling out the update around the globe.Specifically, Google account holders will be able to choose a time limit of either 3 or 1...
06:15, 2019-06-28

Apple Music grows to over 60 million monthly users worldwide Apple Music and Spotify continue to compete for world domination, as both music streaming services claim they have many millions of subscribers. Up until now, Spotify was the supreme ruler with more than 100 million subscribers worldwide reported two months ago.Before that, Apple said it has amassed...
15:15, 2019-06-28

Comcast built an eye-control remote to help users with movement issues in an attempt to improve the accessibility of its services, Comcast announced today the launch of a feature that will allow users to control their television using only their eyes. The Xfinity X1 eye control will give Comcast customers the ability to......
21:45, 2019-06-17

Spotify finally adds a sleep timer for Android users Users of the Android version of Spotify, like Reddit user Studdz, have been raving over the past few days about the quiet addition of a highly requested feature to the Android version of the music streaming app. Users have started noticing the presence of a Sleep Timer as one of the options in the &...
05:30, 2019-05-28

Report: QuadrigaCX CEO used fake trades to misappropriate users’ cryptocurrency The Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX appears to have been playing with fire long before it collapsed – and took $134 million with it – earlier this year. According to the latest report from administrators, EY, QuadrigaCX had been operating a fraudulent cryptocurrency exchange. It failed t...
12:15, 2019-06-20

Huawei is selling lock screen ads on certain models; users are not happy Have things come to this for Huawei? Is the company having so much trouble selling its phones that it needs to sell lock screen ads on its handsets? Several tweets from Huawei owners (via Android Police) show how those using the pre-installed "random landscape backgrounds" are having the real estate...
09:00, 2019-06-14

Google announced new AR YouTube filters that let users virtually try on makeup Google is experimenting with AR makeup filters this summer to let you test out new lipstick shades using your smartphones front-facing camera.       ...
00:00, 2019-06-20

HP Chromebook 14A G5 review: An AMD-powered workhorse for education or business users The 14-inch HP Chromebook 14A G5 has its drawbacks, including a moderate screen resolution, but it offers a very good keyboard and comes at an attractive price....
13:15, 2019-05-30

Google will let enterprise users escape Chrome's ad-blocking restrictions Google announced Manifest V3 earlier this year -- a proposed change to Chrome's extension system that would essentially stop ad-blockers from working effectively. Despite the significant backlash Google faced in the aftermath of this decision, it's n......
18:15, 2019-05-30

China's Didi Chuxing to allow app users to access rivals' services China's biggest ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing will allow users of its smartphone app to access services provided by apps of three domestic auto firms and others, in a push to generate more orders....
16:45, 2019-07-15

OnePlus accidentally sent some users a creepy yet hilarious push notification How would you feel if you got a random push notification one morning that just read “Hahahahaha”? For a number of OnePlus 7 Pro users on Monday, that wasn’t a hypothetical question. Some of them got spammed with what OnePlus acknowledged was the result of a botched internal test th...
02:15, 2019-07-02

Gay dating app Jack’d to pay $240K for exposing users’ nude photos Jack’d, a popular gay hookup and dating app that left users’ nude photos exposed, has agreed to pay $240,000 to New York state and amp up security in an agreement with the state Attorney General’s office, officials announced Friday. The app, which is run by parent company Online Bu...
05:00, 2019-06-29

Snapchat employees reportedly spied on users' data A report says Snapchat employees use internal tools to access user data including locations, email addresses and saved photos.        ...
00:45, 2019-05-25

Mozilla urges Firefox users to update browser immediately due to vulnerability Following the discovery of a zero-day vulnerability in its browser, Mozilla is urging Firefox users to immediately update to the latest version of its desktop app − that includes Firefox ESR, which is intended for use by system administrators who control desktop environments in schools, offic...
10:00, 2019-06-19

Study: High-risk opioid users seek safe spaces Roughly 77 percent of people in Baltimore, Boston and Providence, R.I., addicted to heroin, fentanyl and illicit opioid pills want safe injection facilities and overdose prevention sites...
00:30, 2019-06-06

Twitter users baffled as Elon Musk claims he has 'deleted' his account Elon Musk has left his 27 million followers confused by claiming he has deleted his Twitter account - despite his profile remaining live for all to see....
16:45, 2019-06-17

Google now allows users to auto-delete location history and activity data Google is making it possible for Android and iOS users to auto-delete location history and activity data starting today. Although the search giant already provided the ability to turn on or off the Location History and Web & App Activity directly from the Google Account, including the option to manu...
22:45, 2019-06-27

Dropbox Transfer Lets Users Easily Send Up to 100GB Files Dropbox has announced a new service that will allow easy transfer of large files, with sizes as much as 100GB. Dubbed as Dropbox Transfer, the new service is currently in beta....
14:30, 2019-07-10

Xiaomi once again blatantly rips off Apple and this time it threatens to sue users who expose it Xiaomi might not be a name you have heard much in North America, but it's one of the biggest phone makers in Asia and is popular in Europe. The company is best known for its dirt cheap phones that undercut the competition on price, but it's known for something else too: ripping off other companies' ...
23:00, 2019-07-03

Over 100 Chinese loan apps are leaking millions of users’ financial data In China, over 100 loan apps are leaking their users’ private data, including contact details, financial information, and even location data. The information is contained in a database spanning 889 GB; it was discovered by the lead of antivirus review site SafetyDetective’s research team, Anurag Sen...
10:30, 2019-07-19

Tons of iPhone users are joining the dark side by switching to Samsung It seems Apple fans are finally shaking off the iPhone mania: compared to last year, fewer people are trading in their old iPhones for the latest models. iPhone retention this year is down 15.2 percent in contrast to March 2018, according to data CNET obtained from phone-swap service BankMyCell. The...
17:30, 2019-07-18

Gmail Smart Compose feature rolling out to G Suite users on Android and iOS One year after it revealed the Smart Compose feature for Gmail, Google is finally making it available to G Suite users. Since most of you have been probably using the feature for a few months now, you already know that it's been pushed out to consumer accounts first.If you haven't yet used Smart Com...
13:01, 2019-06-04

Snapchat employees abused data access, spied on users: report Snapchat employees have been using internal tools — which offer them privileged access to user data — to spy on people’s pages, a report says. Two workers who are no longer with the app’s parent company, Snap, spoke to Motherboard about the alleged abuse of power– which...
06:45, 2019-05-24

Global opioid users rise amid US drug crisis, UN report says Global use of deadly opioid drugs has risen significantly, a new United Nations report said Wednesday, amid a growing synthetic drug crisis in the United States....
21:01, 2019-06-27

Twitter rolls out a notice for tweets from important users that break its guidelines Twitter said on Thursday it would identify and de-emphasize tweets that broke its rules but came from important sources such as politicians.Read More...
14:30, 2019-06-28

Microsoft Teams has 13 million daily active users, beating Slack Microsoft Teams has 13 million daily active users and 19 million weekly active users, more than Google's Hangouts Chat, Facebook's Workplace, and Slack.Read More...
01:30, 2019-07-12

Private contact data of millions of Instagram users was reportedly exposed Facebook is investigating a report that claims the private contact data for millions of the influencers, brands, and celebrities who use the company’s Instagram subsidiary has been exposed online. That news comes via TechCrunch, which recounted in a post on Monday that an unprotected database ...
16:45, 2019-05-21

Gmail's 'confidential' messages feature rolls out to G Suite users next month Roughly a year ago, Google rolled out Confidential Mode for Gmail users as part of a big refresh to its web email system – an update that also included other new features such as Smart Compose and an overhauled, customizable interface.Now, Google has announced that its Confidential Mode will ...
08:15, 2019-05-30

Social media users help cops bust alleged turtle killer Justice came slow and steady for this alleged turtle killer. Devin Antoine Simpson, 20, was busted by cops in North Carolina for kicking to death the helpless pet — after outraged social media users saw a video of the attack online, authorities said Monday. Viewers of the clip from as far away...
05:15, 2019-06-05

New Yolo anonymous Q&A app attracts millions of teenage users, has parents wary The new anonymous Q & A app, Yolo, has gained popularity among young Snapchat users but has raised concerns of bullying and privacy among parents.       ...
14:15, 2019-06-18

Instagram’s anti-bullying feature warns users if they’re about to post a mean comment Adam Mosseri, the head of Facebook-owned Instagram, said the company is willing to make decisions that keep its users safe from online bullying, even if it leads to decreased usage. “We will make decisions that mean people use Instagram less if it keeps people more safe,” Mosseri told Time in an art...
13:45, 2019-07-09

Telegram Hit by DDoS Cyber-Attack, Users May Experience Connection Issues Telegram has been hit by a "powerful" distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack and users in the United States and other countries may experience connection issues....
17:45, 2019-06-12

Reddit users urge man allegedly given 12 months to live to tell his wife: 'She'll never forgive you' Commenters let an anonymous Reddit poster claiming that he has between 12 and 16 months to live have it after he said he was hesitating to tell his wife of four years that he was dying....
00:45, 2019-06-28

Amazon Echo users can now ask Alexa to delete stored voice recordings Thanks to a seemingly endless number of privacy scandals involving Facebook and other entities, tech users across the board have recently become much more privacy-minded. In turn, tech companies have become far more pro-active about empowering customers and assuring them that their data isn’t ...
00:01, 2019-05-30

Hackers abuse ASUS cloud service to install backdoor on users’ PCs Enlarge (credit: Jeremy Brooks / Flickr) ASUS' update mechanism has once again been abused to install malware that backdoors PCs, researchers from Eset reported earlier this week. The researchers, who continue to investigate the incident, said they believe the attacks are the result of router-leve...
15:00, 2019-05-21

China's TikTok to store Russian users' data locally: watchdog The Chinese video app TikTok will store Russian users' data locally to comply with Russian law, the communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said on Monday after a meeting with the company....
20:15, 2019-07-15

Google adds new Maps features that offer some users rewards and perks Google has just announced a new set of features for business owners that will allow them to give Maps users an incentive to follow and, eventually, buy from them. Five years after launching Google My Business, which supposedly helped more than 150 million local business connect with people who are l...
09:30, 2019-06-21

Microsoft practically begs Windows users to fix wormable BlueKeep flaw Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) Microsoft security officials say they are confident an exploit exists for BlueKeep, the recently patched vulnerability that has the potential to trigger self-replicating attacks as destructive as the 2017 WannaCry attack that shut down computers all over the world. ...
02:00, 2019-06-01

Hackers exploit Mozilla Firefox bug reportedly affecting Coinbase users Mozilla has warned hackers are exploiting a critical “zero-day” exploit in its Firefox browser — and cryptocurrency owners are most at-risk, ZDNet reports. Details of the bug are scarce, but Mozilla has described it as a “type confusion vulnerability” that could occur when interacting with JavaScrip...
20:30, 2019-06-19

Colombia leader hits out at 'hypocrisy' of middle-class cocaine users Iván Duque decries social acceptability of drug that inflicts environmental and social damage on producersMiddle-class cocaine users are inconsistent hypocrites if they fail to recognise the environmental and social damage their drug use is inflicting on producer countries, the Colombian president h...
00:30, 2019-06-18

OnePlus 7 Pro Users Report 'Phantom Touch' Display Issue, Fix Incoming OnePlus 7 Pro touch issue is easily triggered when he CPU-Z app is used, but reports of the issue being triggered in other apps has also been reported...
11:00, 2019-05-25

Tencent Music charges for more content as paying users drive profit beat China's Tencent Music Entertainment Group said it had started charging for more of its content in the first quarter as the popularity of its pay-for-streaming services helped drive up profit....
15:00, 2019-05-21

International money transfers hit $613 billion this year — here's what young, tech savvy users value most about them This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can read the report here. Business Insider IntelligenceRemittances, or cross-border peer-to-peer ...
10:30, 2019-07-05

Hurry and claim your free four-month Apple Music subscription right now at Groupon (new users only) It's definitely not every day that you get the chance to claim a free four-month subscription to the world's second most popular music streaming platform, but believe it or not, that's precisely the amazing deal Groupon is offering for the second time in just a little over a month.Once again, you on...
22:45, 2019-06-27

YouTube Bravely Bans Nazis Hours After Throwing LGBT Users Under the Bigot Bus The best place online to lead us unsuspecting sheep from an innocent recipe video to either a defense of racialist pseudoscience or pushes pedophiles towards videos of kids has decided maybe, just maybe, it doesn’t want to be known for those things anymore. So it’s taking the most obvious step there...
23:45, 2019-06-05

Apple’s privacy-focused features risk trapping users in its walled garden During its WWDC keynote, Apple fired several shots against Facebook and Google with a number of privacy-focused features. But the one that deserves a special mention is the company’s single sign-on (SSO) feature. Apple’s SSO is a lot similar to log in with Facebook, Google, or Twitter buttons you se...
12:45, 2019-06-04

Popular video conferencing service has major flaw that affects Apple users There’s a worrying zero-day vulnerability which has been reported as affecting the Zoom videoconferencing app for the Mac. It can be abused to activate the user’s webcam and force them to join a conference call against their will – apparently even if they’ve previously un...
13:45, 2019-07-09

Twitch sues users who posted porn, racism, and more to Artifact stream page Enlarge / A capture shows the flood of "Ayaya" anime meme streams that took over Twitch's Artifact stream page in May. (credit: Know Your Meme) In a federal lawsuit filed last week, Twitch accuses 100 unnamed defendants of breaking its terms of service by flooding the site's directory of Artifact ...
18:45, 2019-06-19

Legitimate opioid prescriptions increase risk for drug users who doctor shop About one in every 200 people prescribed opioids in 2016 had a family member who sought medications from multiple prescribers and to fill them at multiple pharmacies, a practice known as doctor shopping....
16:15, 2019-05-21

President Trump Can't Block Twitter Users, Federal Appeals Court Rules A federal appeals court in New York ruled President Trump’s practice of blocking some users on Twitter violates the free-speech protections of the First Amendment....
22:15, 2019-07-10

Sign In With Apple Exposes Users to Security Risks, OpenID Foundation Claims OpenID Foundation says that although Apple has used significant parts of OpenID Connect for Sign In with Apple implementation, its code is not completely aligned with OpenID, leaving the users......
11:15, 2019-07-02

Candy Crush Developer Says 9.2 Million Users Play At Least 3 Hours a Day, But It's Totally Not Addictive Alex Dale, a senior executive at Candy Crush Saga developer King, told a UK House of Commons select committee that approximately 3.4 percent or 9.2 million users spend “three or more hours a day” playing the game, and that one player spent an astonishing $2,600 on microtransactions within the app in...
18:45, 2019-06-27

| WATCH: iPhone apps use hidden trackers to share data without users' consent A privacy test conducted by Washington Post columnist Geoffrey Fowler has found that popular iPhone apps are using trackers and sharing user data, sometimes including sensitive information like email, phone number, location, and IP address....
22:45, 2019-07-01

Amazon Patent Tips Plans to Record Users Even Before 'Alexa' Wake Word A newly-published patent application from Amazon shows that the e-commerce giant is planning to let Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices to record what is said even before a wake word, like "Alexa"....
18:00, 2019-05-25

‘Users have no idea’: Mozilla exec says Amazon Alexa recordings ‘shocked’ his family Alan Davidson, the vice-president of global policy, trust and security for the company that makes the Firefox browser, appeared at a Canadian committee....
23:45, 2019-05-29

Twitter apologizes for suspending users critical of China ahead of Tiananmen anniversary In a statement posted to the company's Public Policy Twitter feed on Saturday, Twitter said "a number of accounts" had been suspended as part of efforts to target accounts engaging in "platform manipulation."...
00:45, 2019-06-03

Amazon patent filing for new Alexa feature could leave users concerned about their privacy Anyone with an Alexa-enabled device knows that to summon the virtual assistant, you need to call out her name first followed by the task you wish her to handle. For example, if you want to know what T-Mobile's shares are trading for, you would say "Alexa, what is the stock price of T-Mobile." Or you...
04:45, 2019-05-28

Suit filed by iTunes users claims that Apple did make its customers the product Ever since the Cambridge Analytica story broke, revealing that 87 million Facebook members had their personal data used without permission, Apple and its CEO Tim Cook have been saying one thing over and over: Apple's customers are not its product. In other words, Apple won't sell personal data belon...
16:30, 2019-05-25

Snapchat Employees Allegedly Misused Internal Tools to Snoop on Users: Report Existing online today means giving over a wealth of data. The hope is that the companies safeguarding it are doing so securely, but thousands of people work for these companies, and all it takes is a few bad actors with the right access to peep at some of your most intimate personal details. And, ac...
01:00, 2019-05-24

T-Mobile Says That Getting Sued for Selling Users’ Location Data Violates Its Terms of Service T-Mobile screwed over millions of customers when it collected their geolocation data and sold it to third parties without their consent. Now, two of these customers are trying to pursue a class-action lawsuit against the company for the shady practice, but the telecom giant is using another shady pr...
03:15, 2019-07-11

Massive leak exposed personal data belonging to 49 million Instagram users According to TechCrunch, an Instagram database containing the private information of 49 million members, was accidentally left exposed on Amazon Web Services. The database could have been viewed by anyone since it did not have a password for protection. The accounts in the database included those be...
20:15, 2019-05-22

Mario Kart Tour mobile game is out in closed beta for Android users The next Nintendo mobile game, Mario Kart Tour, is officially out, but only in closed beta in the US and Japan and only on Android. Players and news outlets have already reported it’s a faithful 3D racing experience...with microtransactions and multiple in-game currencies.That’s right ...
00:15, 2019-05-23

Mastercard lets transgender users choose names on their cards (if banks agree) Mastercard, one of the two dominant U.S. payment networks, is introducing debit and credit cards that will let transgender users select whatever name they want — as long as the bank that issues the card and extends the accompanying credit line goes along....
02:15, 2019-06-18

Google lets users share GIFs directly into Gmail, WhatsApp, other apps Google is making it easier to share GIFs directly into different apps, including Gmail, Hangouts, Android Messages, and WhatsApp, the search giant announced today. By implementing a new “Share GIFs” section in Google Images, users will be able to share GIFs found directly into any of the apps mentio...
22:45, 2019-06-27

Instagram Starts Test To Hide Number of Likes Posts Receive for Users in 7 Countries Some users opening their Instagram apps will notice a difference in the popular social media site. The number of likes, typically displayed under users’ posts will no longer be visible. Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, announced on Wednesday that some users in seven countries will not be...
22:00, 2019-07-18

Tennessee police warn of ‘meth gators,’ urge drug users not to flush their stashes If you’re a meth user in Loretto, Tennessee, local law enforcement would very much like for you to stop, and when you do, please don’t ditch your stash by flushing it down the toilet. That’s the message the Loretto Police Department is sending out in a Facebook post describing a re...
03:15, 2019-07-16

iOS 13 is great, but when will Apple finally allow users to freely move icons on the iPhone home screen? Apple's latest iOS 13 is the holy grail of updates that iPhone power users have been asking for years: the latest update brings users the freedom to have a pretty much full-fledged file manager on an iPhone, it even has a downloads manager in the browser, things that we thought we would never see on...
16:15, 2019-06-10

Apple lets users track menstrual cycles on Health app, Watch with software update Apple's adds Cycle Tracker to the Health app and Watch to record menstruation cycles and patterns, jumping into an industry with over 1,000 apps.       ...
22:00, 2019-06-09

Microsoft is starting to auto-update Windows 10 Home, Pro users on 1803 or older to 1903 Microsoft is starting to automatically update Windows 10 Home and Pro users on versions 1803 to 1903 using Windows Update, as officials said would happen....
23:00, 2019-07-16

Apple lets users track menstrual period cycles on Health app, Watch with software update Apple's adds Cycle Tracker to the Health app and Watch to record menstruation cycles and patterns, jumping into an industry with over 1,000 apps.        ...
09:45, 2019-06-07

Founder of crypto exchange Quadriga moved users’ funds to personal accounts: Ernst & Young Gerald Cotten, who died in December, transferred customers' money to his own accounts and likely traded fake currency deposits for real cryptocurrency, a recent report found....
23:15, 2019-06-20

Social media users call for Home Depot boycott because co-founder supports Donald Trump Social media users are calling for a boycott of Home Depot after the retailer's co-founder Bernie Marcus revealed he will support Trump's re-election.       ...
21:15, 2019-07-09

Ravelry, a social network for knitters with 8 million members, banned users from showing support for Donald Trump on the platform Lucy Nicholson/Reuters On Sunday, an online knitting community with 8 million members called Ravelry announced it was banning support for President Donald Trump and his administration on its site. It said that it would ban posts or content supporting Trump, but it would not delete project data, nor...
02:45, 2019-06-24

China and India account for most internet users: 2019 internet trends report The much anticipated annual internet statistics and trends report from Mary Meeker is here. The noted venture capitalist published her 333-slide Internet Trends report Tuesday ahead of a presentation at Recode’s Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Meeker, the Bond Capital founder and former Klei...
11:30, 2019-06-12

Taco Bell website and app go down for some users during free taco promotion Tuesday Taco Bell's free Doritos Locos taco giveaway Tuesday may have proved to be too popular for the fast-food chain's website and mobile app.       ...
07:45, 2019-06-19

Apple unveils $1,000 Pro Display stand. Twitter users say 'no thanks!' Apple's $1,000 Pro Display stand isn't included with its new Mac monitor. iPhones, iPads and other Apple products are also getting more expensive.        ...
21:30, 2019-06-05

Arlo Ultra review: Arlo's flagship security camera targets business users With 4K video support, enhanced night vision and a built-in spotlight, the Arlo Ultra is one of the most advanced and versatile security cameras currently available....
21:30, 2019-06-03

OptionsCityTM Now A Certified CFE Vendor; OptionsCity Metro Trading Platform Offers Users Trading and Market Making Capabilities on the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) CHICAGO, October 16, 2008 - The CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and OptionsCity, a Chicago-based independent trading software vendor, today announced that OptionsCity has completed the vendor certification process for the CBOE Futures Exchange and is now approved to provide its customers that are CFE Tr...
01:45, 2019-05-23

Facebook will pay you to let it spy on you After coming under fire earlier this year for quietly paying users between the ages of 13 and 35 up to $20 a month in most cases for permission to install a “Facebook Research” VPN on their phones, Facebook found itself having to defend what sounded from the outside like an extremely ske...
06:45, 2019-06-12

|Facebook,Instagramhavingconnectivityissuesforsomeusers Facebook said its applications, including the main social-media service and Instagram photo-sharing app, were experiencing connectivity issues on Wednesday....
23:30, 2019-07-03

Facebook Wants Your Blood Donating blood is a selfless act, and as with many altruistic behaviors, it’s not always easy to convince people to take a couple of hours out of their day to do it. Yet it is desperately required: every day, patients in the U.S. need about 30,000 pints (about 14,200 liters) of blood, and the ...
17:15, 2019-06-12

Facebook wants your data so bad it'll pay you for it If you've been uncertain about whether Facebook is studying your every move, and what it knows about you, there's a new way to be sure – by telling Facebook everything, and getting some sweet, sweet cash in exchange.Facebook Study is a new app from the company, announced in a post i...
17:15, 2019-06-12

What is Libra? All you need to know about Facebook's new cryptocurrency Facebook claims it wants to reach people without access to a bank account, and that Libra is the best wayOn Tuesday, Facebook announced a digital currency called Libra that will roll out for use in 2020 and allow the platform’s billions of users across the globe to make financial transactions online...
11:45, 2019-06-18

How Fox News conquered Facebook The channel attracts an ageing, angry crowd on its page, resulting in a high number of reactions, comments and shares – and that’s good for TrumpDonald Trump’s backing from the Fox News channel is well-documented, and pretty much guaranteed. But as the president gears up for his 2020 re-election cam...
17:15, 2019-07-06

Facebook's New Cryptocurrency Gets Big Backers Facebook has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant plans to unveil next week....
00:30, 2019-06-14

Everything You Need to Know About Facebook's Upcoming Cryptocurrency In case you hadn’t heard, Facebook’s working on a cryptocurrency. There have been plenty of rumors floating around on the secretive project, codenamed Libra, for a while now, but this week we saw the floodgates open with reports of a likely official launch on June 18. Read more......
01:45, 2019-06-08

Facebook Patents Shadowbanning Within the past 24 hours, Facebook was granted a patent for “Moderating content in an online forum,” which it first applied for in February of 2015. Unfortunately, the most accurate term to describe what it covers is shadowbanning. Read more......
19:45, 2019-07-16

Facebook will ban ads that tell people in U.S. not to vote Facebook Inc will ban ads that discourage people from voting ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, according to its second annual Civil Rights Audit published on Sunday....
00:45, 2019-07-01

Facebook and Instagram Can't Seem to Keep Their Shit Together Well, folks, Facebook and its “family of apps” has experienced yet another crash. A nice respite moving into the long holiday weekend if you ask me.Read more......
01:45, 2019-07-04

Why is Facebook doing robotics research? It’s a bit strange to hear that the world’s leading social network is pursuing research in robotics rather than, say, making search useful, but Facebook is a big organization with many competing priorities. And while these robots aren’t directly going to affect your Facebook exper...
16:30, 2019-05-21

Facebook wants your actual blood Facebook isn’t happy just hoarding your data for its own good, so now it wants your actual blood. But it’s all for a good cause, as the site’s new Blood Donation notifications feature could help lives. Soon, Facebook users in several US cities will get prompts inside the app to don...
22:15, 2019-06-12

How you can see which companies found you on Facebook Facebook's new ad-transparency features can give valuable context into how companies find you, but it’s not likely to stop a tracking industry.       ...
15:15, 2019-07-13

FTC Fine Alone Won't Get Facebook Out of Crosshairs Facebook is moving closer to settling a privacy probe by its main U.S. regulator, but the large fine it has prepared to pay is unlikely to get the social-media giant out of the political hot seat in Washington....
07:45, 2019-07-14

Why Facebook Is Minting a Coin and How You Can Use It Facebook Inc. -- along with 27 partners -- is wading into the world of cryptocurrencies with Libra, a digital token that’s projected to be used in everything from commerce to money transfers. Here are the details:...
02:15, 2019-06-19

Facebook will offer more info on the ads you see There's a good chance some strange ads have popped up in your Facebook News Feed. Now, the company wants to give users more clarity about why they're seeing specific ads. In the past, users could click "Why am I seeing this ad?" But the answers were......
22:30, 2019-07-11

Facebook to ban ads dissuading Americans from voting Facebook issued an update on its Civil Rights Audit today and notes that the platform now bans messages that praise, support or represent white nationalism and white separatism. The report adds that Facebook posts should be banned even if those exact terms are not used. This would be done by picking...
07:30, 2019-07-01

Facebook's New Cryptocurrency, Libra, Gets Big Backers Facebook has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant plans to unveil next week....
04:15, 2019-06-14

Libras unhappy with name for new Facebook cryptocurrency Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency won't be seen until next year, but an unusual chorus of criticism is already being heard -- specifically, from persons born between Sept. 23 and Oct. 23....
00:30, 2019-06-20

Facebook tries another pay-for-data market research app Facebook is launching a new market research app to gather data from users' phones. The company wants to know which apps users have installed, the amount of time they spend on those apps and users' device and network types. In exchange, users will be......
00:30, 2019-06-12

Facebook's Libra Needs Scrutiny, BOE's Carney Says Facebook’s Libra project should be carefully vetted by regulators, Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney is expected to say Thursday, offering an early insight into how the U.K. central bank will approach the new cryptocurrency....
08:45, 2019-06-21

|Facebook'sLibracryptocoin:5thingsweknow,and5wedon't Facebook unveiled plans for a new cryptocurrency called Libra this week. After a week of analysis, here’s what Bloomberg reporters and editors know about Libra, along with key unknowns that remain....
14:15, 2019-06-23

Facebook Still Working On the Whole Genocide Thing In a blog post yesterday evening, social media giant Facebook announced several changes meant to mitigate the effects of misinformation and hate speech causing real-world violence, including the formation of a Strategic Response team meant to stop a repeat of what happened in Myanmar.Read more......
21:15, 2019-06-21

Facebook reveals new Libra cryptocurrency Facebook has finally taken the wraps off its long-awaited cryptocurrency.The social media giant has revealed that it will be launching the new Libra cryptocurrency as part of its blockchain-powered Calibra digital wallet, coming to Messenger and WhatsApp in 2020.Facebook says you'll be able to ...
12:30, 2019-06-18

Facebook's New Libra Coin: How Does It Work, and Should You Buy It? On Tuesday Facebook announced Libra, a cryptocurrency that it will launch (along with 27 other partners) in 2020. A little like Bitcoin and a little like PayPal, Libra will be a new digital currency, one available to people without bank accounts or credit cards, but that could potentially be a major...
20:15, 2019-06-19

Facebook to create 500 new UK tech jobs Facebook is expanding its presence in the UK with a new engineering center and the social network has announced that it will create 500 new tech jobs in London by the end of 2019.Of these new jobs, 100 will be dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI) which the company plans to use to create systems...
22:15, 2019-06-12

Facebook set for grilling on Libra cryptocurrency Facebook is set to face further scrutiny on its ambitions to launch a cryptocurrency after "very serious concerns" were raised by senior US government members.The company is set to be questioned by the US Senate Banking Committee over its Libra cryptocurrency as the government looks to clarify its s...
17:30, 2019-07-16

Is Facebook listening to me? Why those ads appear after you talk about things Facebook denies it monitors your conversations to serve you ads on your News Feed. So what does it really do? And why are there so many coincidences?       ...
22:15, 2019-06-27

How to Sign Up as a Blood Donor With Facebook When hospitals are running low on blood, there’s no way to just order more—blood banks have to get the word out to volunteers like you and me who might want to donate. Facebook is now rolling out a blood donation feature to several US cities that can notify you when your type of blood is needed in y...
17:00, 2019-06-13

Senators Want Facebook to Put a Price on Your Data. Is That Possible? A bill introduced by senators Mark Warner and Josh Hawley would require big tech companies to disclose the data they collect and value it for each user....
23:00, 2019-06-27

Facebook To Cut Off Huawei To Comply With US Sanctions Facebook said Friday it would cut off Huawei from its popular social networking apps to comply with US sanctions, further isolating the Chinese tech giant considered a national security threat by......
04:00, 2019-06-08

Facebook CEO may have known of questionable privacy practices: WSJ Facebook Inc emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's involvement in discussions about its much criticized privacy practices, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter....
23:30, 2019-06-12

ProBeat: YouTube is no better than Facebook or Twitter YouTube is not a social network, but when it comes to its rules and recommendation algorithms, the Google company is just like Facebook and Twitter.Read More...
22:45, 2019-06-07

Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra has nothing to do with Bitcoin Facebook's Libra is not a cryptocurrency and won't offer the kinds of protections that Bitcoin does. It's a way for Facebook to track what you buy.Read More...
04:15, 2019-07-05

The Morning After: Facebook is launching its own cryptocurrency Happy Wednesday to you. If you're a Firefox user, update your browser. We'll wait. If you're into crypto, read up on Facebook's own take on digital currency (and explain it to me if you could). If you're into Quidditch and hippogryphs, then get hyped......
19:00, 2019-06-19

Facebook and Twitter are growing into the mainstream The row over a fake Nancy Pelosi video shows platforms are no longer disruptors, but incumbents, gatekeepers and publishersIn the first three months of 2019, Facebook removed about 2bn fake accounts from its servers. This is roughly equivalent to all the legitimate accounts the company has on its pl...
22:30, 2019-06-02

Facebook's cryptocurrency may debut this month Facebook's long-rumored cryptocurrency may be on the cusp of launching, and with a few twists to boot. The Information sources say the digital money is expected to premiere later in June. The social network is reportedly planning a big push that wo......
12:15, 2019-06-06

U.S. SEC chief says he has not met with Facebook since Libra announcement A top U.S. financial market regulator said on Tuesday he has not discussed with Facebook its Libra currency proposal, nearly a month after the social media giant announced the project....
22:15, 2019-07-16

Facebook and Google can see what porn you’re watching Web masterminds can see what helps you masturbate. Facebook, Google and Oracle cloud are secretly tracking the porn you watch, according to a new joint study from Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Pennsylvania. Researchers investigated 22,484 sex sites using a handy tool called webXr...
22:45, 2019-07-18

SEC Weighs Whether to Regulate Facebook's Libra U.S. securities regulators are examining whether Facebook Inc.’s planned cryptocurrency should fall under their oversight, a development that could further complicate the project....
16:15, 2019-07-13

U.S. SEC chief says he has not discussed Libra with Facebook A top U.S. financial market regulator said on Tuesday he has not discussed with Facebook its Libra currency proposal, nearly a month after the social media giant announced the project....
21:00, 2019-07-16

FTC wins right for competition probe at Facebook: WSJ The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has secured the right to examine how Facebook Inc's practices affect its digital competition, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday....
20:45, 2019-06-03

It's not you, it's Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp; all four are currently down Having trouble using Facebook, Facebook Messenger Instagram or WhatsApp this morning? That's no surprise to those who view DownDetector on a regular basis. The site shows that all four Facebook-owned apps are currently experiencing issues. The outages apparently started as early as 8:04 am EDT, and ...
23:00, 2019-07-03

Apple co-founder thinks you should get off Facebook Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has some advice for most Facebook users: Delete your account. The millionaire, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, recently said that a lack of privacy is his main concern regarding the Menlo Park, Calif. company and Big Tech in general. “There are many different kin...
20:30, 2019-07-09

Facebook now provides more info about targeted ads – and tools so you can opt out In March this year, Facebook released a tool called “Why am I seeing this?”, which allowed users to take a deeper look at the ads they were being shown and the reason they were being targeted.The service was created in response to the public outcry following events like the Cambridge A...
04:15, 2019-07-12

Facebook is working on 'entirely new' apps and 'experiences' Today, Facebook announced a New Product Experimentation (NPE) Team that will be responsible for developing new apps. The goal is to give people "entirely new experiences for building community" and to do so outside of Facebook's existing platforms. A......
04:15, 2019-07-10

Why (Almost) Everybody Hates Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Libra Facebook Inc. says its mission is to “bring the world closer together.” Its plans to launch a digital currency called Libra have succeeded in uniting central bankers and financial regulators from around the globe, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponents in Congress. They’...
20:15, 2019-07-16

Facebook’s Notifications Are Out of Control. Here’s How to Tame Them. Facebook already has you hooked, but now it wants to keep you engaged with dozens of notifications each day. Here’s how to get a little peace and quiet....
21:45, 2019-05-31

Facebook Ditches Commissions, Not Dollars Facebook is finally getting smart about public relations by making important-sounding changes to its business that do virtually nothing to affect its bottom line....
13:15, 2019-05-28

FTC Gets Jurisdiction for Possible Facebook Antitrust Probe The Federal Trade Commission will lead any antitrust investigation into Facebook under an arrangement that gives the Justice Department chief oversight of Alphabet’s Google, as the U.S. government gears up for scrutiny of the country’s major tech companies over competition concerns....
19:00, 2019-06-03

Facebook and CMU's poker AI beat five pros at once Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University have built another artificial intelligence bot that beat some top poker pros. While AI bots have been to best professional players in one-on-one competition, Facebook claims it's the first time a bot has been a......
22:30, 2019-07-11

Use 'View As' to See What You're Sharing Publicly on Facebook It’s back—sort-of. Facebook has officially resurrected its “View As” feature, a way to see what your profile looks like for people-who-aren’t-you. It’s a great privacy tool with some new, annoying limitations....
01:15, 2019-05-22

Facebook Dodged a Bullet From the F.T.C. It Faces Many More. The social network may have escaped restrictions and financial bruising with the F.T.C.’s settlement, but its pain is just beginning around the world....
19:30, 2019-07-13

U.S. judge waves through D.C. case against Facebook A U.S. judge on Friday denied Facebook Inc.'s request to dismiss a lawsuit by the Washington, D.C. attorney general over the social media giant's improper sharing of 87 million users' data with British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica....
08:45, 2019-06-01

Facebook's VR Dream May Never Take Off, Oculus Co-Founder Says Oculus may not be profitable as Facebook is struggling to bring VR to the mainstream consumer market, says Jack McCauley, one of the co-founders of Oculus....
21:45, 2019-07-15

When Police Officers Vent on Facebook Emily Baker-White’s systemic look at officers on social media found thousands of racist, Islamophobic or otherwise offensive posts. Here’s how (and why) she did it....
00:45, 2019-06-04

Is Facebook Launching a TikTok Competitor? With Facebook roping in former Google employee Jason Toff for a key portfolio, speculation is rife about the social networking giant preparing the launch of a serious competitor to the TikTok....
08:15, 2019-07-17

UK MP on Libra: Facebook’s almost trying to turn itself into its own country Facebook‘s ‘cryptocurrency‘ Libra is ruffling feathers among UK politicians amid concerns that the technology giant’s entry into the world of finance would give it too much power. Similarly to their US counterparts, which questioned Facebook‘s blockchain leader David Marcus over two days last week, ...
18:30, 2019-07-22

As the controversy mounts, Facebook still seems to click The social media giant is set to unveil its second-best results this week, despite a privacy ruling and fears over LibraFacebook is expected to report its second most profitable quarter ever on Wednesday, even in the wake of a $5bn (£4bn) fine and an unprecedented level of scrutiny over its plans to...
10:00, 2019-07-21

Facebook Now Shows You Where Advertisers Get Your Data—Here's How to See It The next time you see Facebook ads for, say, erectile dysfunction pills or egg freezing, you can check to see why you were targeted by those brands and where the companies got your data.Read more......
18:30, 2019-07-12

Facebook could announce its own cryptocurrency next month Public interest in cryptocurrency could be set for a rebound as social media giant Facebook is planning to announce its own digital coin later this month according to a new report from The Information.Last year, the company appointed former PayPal executive David Marcus to start exploring possible o...
19:45, 2019-06-06

Go chat yourself with Facebook’s new Portal companion app Ignoring calls that it’s creepy, Facebook is forging onward with its Portal smart display. Today Facebook quietly launched iOS and Android Portal apps that let owners show off photos on the screen without sharing them to the social network, and video call their home while they’re out. ...
11:45, 2019-05-29

WSJ: Facebook reaches $5 billion FTC settlement The inevitable has happened for Facebook. After weeks of reports that the company was working to settle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its privacy practices, the two parties have finally come to an agreement. The Wall Street Journal rep......
22:45, 2019-07-12

Facebook is ripe for exploitation - again - in 2020 Facebook claims to have cleaned up its act. But the platform remains vulnerable to the same sorts of divisive propagandaWe won’t need Russia in 2020. We will hijack our democracy ourselves. And Facebook is sure to be a major factor in that hijacking – once again.The platform is ripe for further expl...
10:45, 2019-07-09

Bitcoin takes hit as lawmakers rip Facebook’s cryptocurrency The price of bitcoin plunged 10 percent on Tuesday after Facebook’s own digital currency project faced another drubbing — this time by lawmakers. A Facebook executive in charge of the planned digital coin, known as Libra, received a harsh reception Tuesday by members of the Senate Banking Committee,...
04:00, 2019-07-17

Newscoop: A Facebook for news with a Wikipedia twist The Amsterdam-based startup aims to democratize news by leveraging a global network of citizen journalists. The platform is harnessing blockchain technology to verify its content and keep a check on fake news....
13:30, 2019-05-28

Facebook to face more scrutiny from Congress on Libra Facebook Inc will face more questioning on Wednesday by U.S. lawmakers over its planned cryptocurrency after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted....
13:45, 2019-07-17

Senators criticize FTC's reported Facebook settlement Three U.S. senators who have been frequent critics of U.S. tech giants wrote a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday to criticize its reported settlement with Facebook Inc....
22:15, 2019-07-16

Quitting the five tech giants: Could you really flee Facebook? Facebook. These days, all you ever see is bad news. But even though Facebook is almost as much societal disease as social network, could you let go? Today, we find out....
03:45, 2019-05-25

Facebook admits red dot notifications are annoying, may soon let you disable them Facebook is rumored to be working on reducing the number of red dot notifications in the Facebook mobile app. The company is testing tools that allow users to customize what types of in-app notifications they see – i.e. for the Watch, Profile, and Groups tabs nested in the top bar of the app. Of cou...
22:45, 2019-06-27

France says G7 focused on containing risks of Facebook's Libra Group of Seven finance ministers meeting in France this week will make it one of their priorities to contain the risks posed by new currencies such as Facebook's Libra, the meeting's host, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, said....
11:45, 2019-07-17

Alphabet is worth 50% more if broken up, but not Facebook, analyst says Given growth deceleration in FAANG stocks and heightened regulatory scrutiny on big technology companies, Alphabet is better positioned than Facebook, Needham said Monday....
21:15, 2019-06-17

Facebook ‘gives global platform to illegal dogfighting’ Social media giant breaks its own rules on violence and animal trading, say campaignersFacebook has been accused of giving a global platform to dogfighting after an investigation found the site is being used by fight organisers and unscrupulous puppy traders.Lady Freethinker (LFT), the animal rights...
22:45, 2019-05-26

Facebook and Google likely to face new regulators for news and ads ACCC report argues for an authority to monitor ads to ensure tech giants do not break anti-competition lawsFacebook and Google are likely to face a strong push for new regulators in Australia to oversee news and advertising on their platforms following the completion of the competition regulator’s i...
15:15, 2019-06-28

U.S. senators criticize FTC's reported Facebook settlement Three U.S. senators who have been frequent critics of U.S. tech giants wrote a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday to criticize its reported settlement with Facebook Inc....
20:15, 2019-07-16

Facebook's Libra coin likely to run a regulatory gauntlet Facebook Inc will face unprecedented regulatory scrutiny over a new digital currency that the social media company hopes will become globally recognized legal tender within a year....
00:00, 2019-06-29

Facebook to Boost Ad Spending as It Tries to Restore Reputation Facebook may more than double its global advertising spending as it aims to rebuild trust after a series of privacy missteps and other controversies dented the social-networking giant’s reputation....
18:30, 2019-06-14

Mnuchin joins chorus against Facebook cryptocurrency Facebook’s cryptocurrency plan has finally found a place where it isn’t controversial — because everybody in Washington seems to hate it. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday became the latest to blast “Libra,” the digital currency the social network proposed last month to simplify global mon...
10:15, 2019-07-16

Facebook ban on white nationalism too narrow, say auditors Company policy prohibits praise or support for specific term ‘white nationalism’Facebook’s new policy banning white nationalism from its site has been undercut by the company’s decision to ignore content that does not use the term “white nationalism”, according to an external audit.The auditors, app...
17:30, 2019-07-01

Fact Check Any Abortion News You See on Facebook With more and more states signing abortion bans into law, it’s no surprise that Facebook is crawling with abortion-related misinformation. This time, though, it’s more than a handful of viral links making the rounds; it’s the overwhelming majority of abortion news shared on Facebook....
18:45, 2019-05-29

Facebook wants to help connect you with blood donation centers Donating blood is a selfless act, and as with many altruistic behaviors, it’s not always easy to convince people to take a couple of hours out of their day to do it.       ...
04:45, 2019-06-14

Facebook game developers get more options for monetization Facebook game players will soon encounter more advertising tied to in-game rewards. The social media platform will be giving publishers more options to monetize their mobile games. Developers can now display in-app "rewarded video" ads and advertise......
21:00, 2019-05-29

US: Facebook currency plan ripe for illicit use Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the Trump administration has concerns that the new digital currency planned by Facebook could be used for illicit activity such as money laundering, human trafficking and financing terrorism. (July 15)        ...
23:45, 2019-07-15

Facebook won't make Libra available until regulators are happy Facebook is determined to reassure officials that its Libra cryptocurrency is above-board. As part of prepared testimony for a July 16th Senate hearing, Calibra head David Marcus has stressed that the social network won't offer the virtual money unti......
22:30, 2019-07-15

Pelosi Slams Facebook Over Altered Video House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced Facebook for its refusal to take down a doctored video of her, saying the decision demonstrates the social-media platform’s disregard for the truth....
07:45, 2019-05-30

Facebook's real goal with Libra is to become even more of a utility David Marcus, the head of Facebook's digital currency project, said the company expects Libra will drive more advertising revenue for the company....
22:00, 2019-07-15

Far-Right Propaganda Floods Facebook Ahead of EU Elections Fake accounts spread white-nationalist messages and amassed larger followings than actual far-right parties before being taken down, according to a new report....
13:00, 2019-05-22

Facebook Will Remove Messages Mocking Deaths "I am so glad she's dead" or "That's what she gets" will no longer be up on your Facebook page as the social network giant will now remove such scurrilous comments...
14:15, 2019-06-14

Facebook to make jobs, credit ads searchable BOSTON (AP) — Facebook says it plans to make advertisements for U.S. jobs and loans and credit card offers searchable for all users. That’s in addition to how the social media giant currently delivers ads — customized for individuals based on data harvested from their digital activity. Creatio...
01:45, 2019-07-01

CBP investigating Facebook posts of 70 current, former employees U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it is investigating 62 current and eight former employees connected to posts on Facebook involving derogatory, sexual and racial content....
18:15, 2019-07-16

Italy Pokes Facebook With $1.1 Million Fine, and Man, I Bet They're Sorry Now Italy’s privacy watchdog announced on Friday its decision to fine world-swallowing social platform Facebook €1 million (about $1.13 million) for the catastrophic mishandling of data associated with now-defunct Cambridge Analytica. Does that seem like a bargain to anyone else?Read more......
13:00, 2019-06-29

Average User Still Spending 38 More Minutes On Facebook Per Day Than They Should Facebook, a company so heinous that it was cited by the United Nations as being complicit in genocide, is still the most popular social network in the world. But people are at least spending less time on the site these days.Read more......
21:30, 2019-05-28

Facebook’s new currency plan under scrutiny in Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers. It’s already being shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve. Congress begi...
16:30, 2019-07-16

| Facebook use eroding in US as social media under pressure Facebook's efforts to crack down on misinformation and sensational content have reduced the time spent at the leading social network eroding, researchers say....
01:30, 2019-05-29

Facebook to Hire Banking Expert to Run 'Libra' David Marcus, Facebook's vice president of messaging products and a key figure behind 'Libra' digital currency project, made the statement in an interview....
18:15, 2019-06-29

Greed Is to Blame for the Radicalization of YouTube and Facebook Opinion: Social media has become the modern-day version of conspiracy-theorizing supermarket tabloids. When will these platforms be held accountable?...
19:15, 2019-06-30

Facebook takes down more fake accounts from Iran Today, Facebook removed 51 accounts, 36 Pages, seven groups and three Instagram accounts that were involved in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" based in Iran. According to the company, the individuals responsible pretended to be located in the US a......
02:15, 2019-05-29

Facebook introduces a scam ad reporting tool in the UK Facebook has launched a new reporting tool designed to tackle scam ads. The feature lets UK Facebook users flag online ads that link to dubious get-rich-quick schemes or questionable cryptocurrency sales, which will then be reviewed by a dedicated an......
14:30, 2019-07-16

Facebook isn’t deleting the fake Pelosi video. Should it? SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook has chosen to leave up a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in which she appeared to slur her words. That has outraged people who believe Facebook should do more to clamp down on misinformation. But Facebook has long resisted making judgments about the truthfu...
10:30, 2019-05-30

Facebook Privacy Settlement Delayed by FTC Split A long-awaited multibillion-dollar settlement between Facebook and federal regulators over privacy missteps has been bogged down by a split between Republicans and Democrats on the Federal Trade Commission....
23:30, 2019-05-24

Louisiana cop fired for Facebook post saying AOC ‘needs a round’ The Louisiana police officer who wrote on Facebook that New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “needs a round” has been fired, officials said Monday. Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson told reporters that Charles Rispoli, a 14-year veteran of the force, was given the boot for calling the ...
03:45, 2019-07-23

Facebook co-founder warns against Libra cryptocurrency Chris Hughes says firms involved such as Paypal and Mastercard will wield too much powerOne of Facebook’s co-founders has warned the social network’s plans for a digital currency called Libra could allow corporations involved in the scheme to wield power over nation states.Chris Hughes, whose role i...
18:15, 2019-06-21

CBOE and C2 to List Options on Facebook (FB) on Tuesday, May 29 CHICAGO, May 25, 2012 - The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and C2 Options Exchange (C2) today announced they will list options on Facebook (FB) beginning Tuesday, May 29. Susquehanna Securities will serve as the Designated Primary Market Maker (DPM) for Facebook options at CBOE. C2 does not u...
16:45, 2019-05-22

Fugitive offers to surrender if he gets 15K ‘likes’ on Facebook This criminal just wants to be liked. A social media-obsessed fugitive has bartered a deal with a Connecticut police department, agreeing to surrender if the force’s Facebook post featuring his wanted poster gets 15,000 “likes.” The Torrington Police Department detailed the bizarre situation involvi...
21:45, 2019-05-22

Facebook Ends Commissions for Political Ad Sales Facebook said it stopped paying commissions to employees who sell political ads, as the tech giant overhauls how it engages with campaigns ahead of elections in 2020....
11:45, 2019-05-23

Facebook Backs Away From the Hard Sell on Political Ads Facebook said it stopped paying commissions to employees who sell political ads, as the tech giant overhauls how it engages with campaigns ahead of elections in 2020....
13:30, 2019-05-23

Facebook, Twitter and the Digital Disinformation Mess The kind of disinformation now known as fake news has tainted public discourse for centuries, even millennia. But it’s been amplified in our digital age as a weapon of fearmongers, mob-baiters and election-meddlers that can widen social fissures, undermine democracies and bolster authoritarian regim...
20:15, 2019-05-23

Recommended Reading: Facebook moderator PTSD Bodies in seats Casey Newton, The Verge The job of moderating toxic content on social media is a daunting task. It also takes a massive psychological toll on those doing it. The Verge has first-hand accounts from the worst-performing Facebook mode......
15:30, 2019-06-23

Facebook's Libra Is a License to Print Money A bunch of big companies have agreed to pony up $10 million each to take part, and it is easy to see why: On some reasonable-sounding assumptions about its take-up, it could be insanely profitable in real money, too....
15:45, 2019-06-23

Facebook, YouTube most widely used platforms for US adults Looking at data from an annual telephone poll conducted by Pew Research Center and quantified in tables here by our partners at Statista, it's easy to see that YouTube and Facebook far outpace the rest of the competition when it comes to daily use on both PCs and phones. Seventy-three percent of US ...
21:30, 2019-05-23

Facebook and Instagram may have to remove like buttons for UK children The like function on Facebook and Instagram could be removed and privacy settings set to max for UK children under new proposed social media guidelines...
04:45, 2019-05-22

Facebook's Crypto Plan Borrows From China The Chinese precedents suggest the social-media giant needs to focus less on crypto engineering and more on improving the use case for its new currency....
15:30, 2019-06-19

Facebook COO: 'We Understand' Concerns About Big Tech Companies Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said that the social-media company failed to anticipate foreign interference aimed at disrupting the 2016 U.S. presidential election....
16:45, 2019-06-19

Australia: Cryptocurrency unlikely for retail payments, Facebook or not The world is still processing the specifics of Facebook‘s Libra digital currency, but even the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has realized it’s set to rub cryptocurrency purists the wrong way. In a whopping 5,800-word paper published earlier today, four RBA analysts argued there’s “little likelihoo...
12:15, 2019-06-20

Breaking up companies like Facebook is an option we should look at: Arizona AG When it comes to dealing with tech giants such as Facebook there should be a "menu of options" available — including splitting them up, says Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich....
14:38, 2019-05-21

Facebook launches robotics framework PyRobot Researchers from Facebook's Pittsburgh office and Carnegie Mellon University collaborated to make PyRobot, a robotics framework that works with ROS.Read More...
18:15, 2019-06-20

Fed, Congress Promise Scrutiny of Facebook Cryptocurrency The social network began to learn how Washington will check its push into digital currencies, with leaders of the Federal Reserve and an influential Senate committee saying they will scrutinize its rollout....
01:00, 2019-06-20

FTC to Announce $5 Billion Facebook Settlement as Soon as This Week The Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce as soon as this week a settlement with Facebook over the company’s privacy practices, according to people familiar with the matter....
19:45, 2019-07-22

How Your Facebook Posts Might Reveal Your Medical Status Researchers were able to correctly guess some people’s medical conditions by analyzing their Facebook posts, according to a new study. The people involved had consented to the research, and the results are private, but let this be a warning: You’re potentially telling the world a lot more than you l...
22:00, 2019-06-19

Facebook prototypes haptic feedback wristbands for AR/VR If you've dreamed of interacting with VR or AR content without needing to hold controllers in your hands, Facebook's wristbands could make that a reality.Read More...
00:30, 2019-07-20

Why Jesse Eisenberg Quit Facebook After 10 Minutes The star of “The Art of Self-Defense” and “The Social Network” on fighting bicycle thieves and why he shuns social media even though he headlined the definitive movie about it....
23:15, 2019-07-19

Scammers are using Facebook to run a ‘terrorist donation’ scheme Scammers are using Facebook Messenger and other apps to trick Americans into thinking they gave money to terrorist groups like ISIS and al Qaeda. According to a new warning from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General, the scammers make contact through a messaging...
21:30, 2019-05-21