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Uber hid a security breach affecting 57 million customers’ data

By | 2017-11-22T05:50:43+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Eli Logan Longview|

Uber noted in a statement yesterday that two hackers gained access to personal data on 57 million of its users worldwide and some 600,000 drivers in the US, which was stored on a third-party cloud service. The $70 billion company kept this a secret for about a year. The trove of customer data included names, [...]

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Instagram now lets you request to join a livestream

By | 2017-11-22T00:46:49+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Eli Logan Longview|

A few months ago, Instagram introduced the ability to let you invite a friend onto your livestream. Now Instagram is expanding on the feature: you can now request to join someone else’s livestream. When you’re watching someone else’s stream, you’ll see a new ‘Request’ button in the comments section. Tap on that and wait for [...]

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This app gives you 24/7 access to mental health care professionals

By | 2017-11-22T00:46:45+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Eli Logan Longview|

More than 40 million people in the US alone suffer from depression and anxiety. Less than 15 percent of those will receive treatment. To call this an epidemic would be an understatement. One company, Ginger.io, is hoping to make a difference through its app, which brings professional mental healthcare to anyone with a smartphone. Ginger.io [...]

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You can now send 4K photos via Facebook Messenger

By | 2017-11-22T00:46:42+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Eli Logan Longview|

Facebook today announced its Messenger chat app service supports 4K photo sharing. Now you can send pictures “up to 4,096 x 4,096 pixels per image,” one of, if not the highest resolutions smartphones currently support. According to Facebook, its Messenger users send 17 billion pictures via the service monthly, and many users requested they be able [...]

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Hundreds of websites record your every keystroke without you knowing

By | 2017-11-22T00:46:39+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Eli Logan Longview|

Hundreds of websites record your scrolling behavior, clicks and movements according to a study recently carried out at Princeton University. Among these are The Guardian, Reuters, Samsung, AlJazeera and WordPress.com. Most of us are aware that our searches, page views and even page scrolls are documented, but the report sheds light on how intricate that [...]

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Latin American startups are on the rise, here are some of the players leading the charge

By | 2017-11-21T19:45:44+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Eli Logan Longview|

When we think of startup hotbeds, it’s easy to focus on places like Silicon Valley and Moscow, but one area that is continuing to improve and garner attention is farther south in areas of Latin America. While it still has a ways to go before reaching the notoriety level of somewhere like California, passionate entrepreneurs, [...]

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Droplr helps you share almost anything instantly, and you can get it for life for under $30

By | 2017-11-21T19:45:41+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Eli Logan Longview|

Making collaborative file sharing easy is the goal behind Droplr Pro. Right now, you can get access to this streamlined efficiency tool for life for just $29.99 (an over 90 percent savings) from TNW Deals.

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It’s the world’s smallest wireless record player, and you have to see it in action!

By | 2017-11-21T19:45:39+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Eli Logan Longview|

If you’re a vinyl audiophile, a fan of fun, new tech, or you know someone who is, you need to get your hands on the amazingly cool RokBlok wireless record player. It’s available right now at $89, 10 percent off its retail price, from TNW Deals.

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This Chrome plugin lets you view your friends’ Instagram Stories anonymously

By | 2017-11-21T19:45:36+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Eli Logan Longview|

Instagram’s Stories are a tremendous hit, allowing people to share ephemeral little snippets from their day-to-day lives, adorned with illustrations and stickers. The only downside is that when you watch someone’s story, the person at the other end is informed. Fortunately, this third-party Chrome extension solves that, allowing you view stories with complete anonymity. The [...]

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Google is receiving Android users’ locations even location services are off

By | 2017-11-21T19:45:33+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Eli Logan Longview|

This is bad. Google actively receives location data from Android users even when location services have been switched off. Starting from early 2017, Android phones have been gathering addresses of nearby cellular towers and sending this data back to Google, Quartz reports. The most troubling part is that this has been going on even when [...]

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