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Inside Facebook Dating, launching today first in Colombia
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Does deeper data produce perfect matches? Facebook is finally ready to find out, starting today with a country-wide test in Colombia of its Dating feature. It’s centered around an algorithm-powered homescreen of Suggested romantic matches based on everything Facebook knows about you that other apps don’t. There’s no swiping and it’s not trying to look […]

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Circle wants more women to invest in cryptocurrency
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The earliest adopters of Bitcoin — the libertarian anarchist “cypherpunk” crowd — were mostly men. Today, roughly a decade after Satoshi Nakamoto’s famed white paper was released, the majority of cryptocurrency holders are still men. This poses a problem for the companies betting on the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency. At this point, they’ve already tapped into […]

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EU's Antitrust Commissioner Opens Preliminary Probe into Amazon
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European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has begun questioning merchants on Amazon’s use of their data, Vestager said Wednesday. The issue, she said, is whether Amazon is using data from the merchants it hosts on its site to secure an advantage in selling products against those same retailers. From a report: “These are very early days […]

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Box-Office Giant Ticketmaster Recruits Pros For Secret Scalper Program
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Box-office giant Ticketmaster is recruiting professional scalpers who cheat its own system to expand its resale business and squeeze more money out of fans, a CBC News/Toronto Star investigation reveals. The report adds: In July, the news outlets sent a pair of reporters undercover to Ticket Summit 2018, a ticketing and live entertainment convention at […]

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Report: Tesla facing criminal probe over “funding secured” tweet
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Enlarge / Elon Musk in Adelaide, Australia in 2017. (credit: Mark Brake/Getty Images) Elon Musk’s August 7 tweet that he had “funding secured” to take Tesla private has become the subject of a criminal investigation by the Justice Department, Bloomberg reports, citing two anonymous sources. The involvement of the Justice Department would be significant because […]

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Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Insatiable’ is even worse than you’ve heard
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“Insatiable,” the Netflix comedy about an overweight high school girl who suddenly becomes slim and beautiful thanks to having her jaw wired shut for a summer, has been drawing controversy ever since its first trailer went online. The reviews for the show were almost uniformly negative, yet they didn’t quite prepare me for the terribleness of […]

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A new CSS-based web attack will crash and restart your iPhone
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A security researcher has found a new way to crash and restart any iPhone — with just a few lines of code. Sabri Haddouche tweeted a proof-of-concept webpage with just 15 lines of code which, if visited, will crash and restart an iPhone or iPad. Those on macOS may also see Safari freeze when opening […]

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Twitter now puts live broadcasts at the top of your timeline
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Twitter will now put live streams and broadcasts started by accounts you follow at the top of your timeline, making it easier to see what they’re doing in realtime. In a tweet, Twitter said that that the new feature will include breaking news, personalities and sports. The social networking giant included the new feature in its […]

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iPhone XS and XR revealed, and iOS 12 comes your way Sept. 17     – CNET
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Here’s a recap of all the iPhone news this week.

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