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Facebook's Clear History Privacy Option: Boon or Sop?
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Facebook plans to offer members a tool that to prevent tracking of their online activity outside the network. The Clear History feature will allow users to see which websites and applications send Facebook information when they use them, delete the data and prevent Facebook from collecting and storing it in the future. Although that information […]

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Facebook Takes On Tinder By Playing Cupid
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Not just your mum, relatives, and neighbours, now even Facebook wants to help you find the right match. At the F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would soon introduce a dating feature.This move makes sense for the social media giant, as Tinder have been using Facebook information for years. Unlike Tinder though, Facebook’s dating […]

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Phone maker settles charges it let partner collect customers’ text messages
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Enlarge (credit: BLU) Phone maker BLU is settling charges that it allowed a China-based partner to collect a mountain of customers’ personal data—including full content of text messages, real-time locations, telephone numbers, contacts, and installed apps—despite promises it would keep such details private. Under a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission announced Monday, BLU […]

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Halide’s iOS camera app now lets you strip the location data from your photos
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Halide, the premium iOS camera app from ex-Apple designer Sebastiaan de With and Twitter engineer Ben Sandofsky is today launching one of its biggest upgrades since its arrival last year. The updated app includes a Self-Timer, redesigned photo reviewer, accessibility improvements, and more. But perhaps its best feature is the ability to take better control over your […]

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Rumour Roundup: LG Upcoming Flagship Smartphone G7 ThinQ
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LG’s recent flagships such as the G6, V30, and V30+ failed to make money for the Korean smartphone giant. Now, the eyes are set on the upcoming flagship G7 ThinQ that may spearhead LG’s resurgence in the phone market. If sources are to be believed the launch is imminent and could happen anytime next week. […]

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Apple is reportedly building an insane ’16K’ VR headset
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Apple has long been rumored to be working on a pair of augmented reality glasses, but a report today suggests that they’re looking to compete with Google, Microsoft and Facebook in the virtual reality space as well. CNET reports that Apple has its eye set on the 2020 release of a wireless headset that combines […]

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Microsoft attempts to spin its role in counterfeiting case
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Earlier this week Eric Lundgren was sentenced to 15 months in prison for selling what Microsoft claimed was “counterfeit software,” but which was in fact only recovery CDs loaded with data anyone can download for free. The company has now put up a blog post setting “the facts” straight, though it’s something of a limited […]

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Meet 11 new startups launching out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
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Today, 11 new companies launch out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator based in NYC. This is the 14th cohort of startups to launch out of ERA, and each company has received $100,000 in seed funding from the accelerator. These startups span a wide variety of industries, from hospitality to new retail to healthcare. So without […]

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New hacks siphon private cryptocurrency keys from airgapped wallets
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Enlarge / Simplified figurative process of a Cryptocurrency transaction. (credit: Mikael Häggström / Wikimedia) Researchers have defeated a key protection against cryptocurrency theft with a series of attacks that transmit private keys out of digital wallets that are physically separated from the Internet and other networks. Like most of the other attacks developed by Ben-Gurion […]

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