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Facebook Rolls Out Animated Reactions, Filter, And More On Messenger
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Facebook has recently rolled out animated reactions, filters, and a couple of effects allowing users to have more interesting video chats with their friends  on Facebook Messenger. Along with this, a recent post published on The Indian Express has also mentioned that Facebook has introduced the screenshot-capturing feature which allows users to take screenshots while […]

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Europe fines Google a record $2.7 billion for abuse of power
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The European Commission's long-running investigation into Google has finally come to an end, and it's not good news for the search giant. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager confirmed today that the company has been fined €2.42 billion ($2.72 billio…

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Australia advocates weakening strong crypto at upcoming “Five Eyes” meeting
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Enlarge / Australia’s Attorney General George Brandis (L) speaks at a press conference Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull looks on in Sydney on December 30, 2015. (credit: Saeed Khan / Getty Images News) Two top Australian government officials said Sunday that they will push for “thwarting the encryption of terrorist messaging” during an upcoming meeting […]

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BlackBerry’s no-phone business model isn’t working out as planned
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Enlarge / Hardly anyone is buying these. (credit: Crackberry) BlackBerry Ltd, the company that once led the world’s “smartphone” market and ruled the corporate mobile e-mail world, posted its financials today for the most recent three months, and they were not pretty. Software and professional services sales were down by 4.7 percent, totaling $101 million […]

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Code 'recipes' from IFTTT help you stay on top of government news
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It's not exactly hard to find publicly available government info and new announcements online. A bunch of new IFTTT recipes (now officially called applets) can make sure you never miss them when they become available, though. The platform has reveale…

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Former CenturyLink Employee Accuses Company of Running a Wells Fargo-Like Scheme
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A former CenturyLink employee has filed a lawsuit this week claiming she was fired for “blowing the whistle on the telecommunications company’s high-pressure sales culture that left customers paying millions of dollars for accounts they didn’t request,” reports Bloomberg. From the report: The plaintiff, Heidi Heiser, worked from her home for CenturyLink as a customer […]

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Georgia’s lax voting security exposed just in time for crucial special election
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(credit: Verified Voting) To understand why many computer scientists and voting rights advocates don’t trust the security of many US election systems, consider the experience of Georgia-based researcher Logan Lamb. Last August, after the FBI reported hackers were probing voter registration systems in more than a dozen states, Lamb decided to assess the security of […]

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Gadget Ogling: Apple at Home
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Apple just pulled back the curtain on HomePod, its smart speaker that seeks to hold dominion over your home empire and all the gadgets that reside within. HomePod holds a 4-inch woofer and seven tweeters, and it has six microphones to pick up your voice commands for Siri, wherever you happen to be in the […]

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Meet Binky, the anti-social media simulator
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 Something happened to social media recently. I don’t know exactly when things changed, but almost overnight, randomly scrolling through feeds became a lot less enjoyable. Flame-wars, bad news, fake news, worse news and anxiety-fueling comment sections meant that social media is no longer the escapism it once was. Along comes Binky counter all of that, creating […]

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