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These British cows got access to 5G before most people
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There's plenty of speculation around how 5G will impact our daily lives — from enabling self-driving cars to seemingly instant downloads. But we might learn how it will impact cows before most humans put it to the test. In southwest England, 50 dair…

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Twitter cuts off API access to follow/unfollow spam dealers
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Notification spam ruins social networks, diluting the real human interaction. Desperate to gain an audience, users pay services to rapidly follow and unfollow tons of people in hopes that some will follow them back. The services can either automate this process or provide tools for users to generate this spam themselves, Earlier this month, a […]

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Facebook and Google offered gift cards for root-level access to iOS users’ data
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Enlarge / Google and Facebook circumvented the App Store to distribute VPN apps that collected user data against Apple’s policies. (credit: Aurich / Getty) Both Facebook and Google have used Apple’s Enterprise Developer Program—which is intended for exclusive use by companies to give system administrators the ability to distribute apps to employees’ devices internally—to circumvent […]

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Verizon unlimited subscribers get permanent Apple Music access
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Last year, Verizon offered unlimited subscribers six months of free access to Apple Music. Now the carrier is expanding that partnership and officially bundling Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited subscriptions with the service. Starting on January…

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Google cracks down on apps that want access to your SMS and call logs     – CNET
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2019 begins with more data control for users.

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Chrome OS To Block USB Access While the Screen is Locked
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Google will add a new security feature to Chrome OS, the company’s web-based operating system that powers its Chromebooks devices, it announced this week. From a report: The new feature, named USBGuard, will block access to the USB port access while the device’s screen is locked. According to a Chrome OS source code commit spotted […]

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Facebook pondered, for a time, selling access to user data
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Enlarge / Facebook co-founder, Chairman, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2018, in Washington, DC. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) A failure to adequately redact a public court document from February 2017 shows that, back in 2012, […]

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A Bug in Steam, Which Was Recently Patched, Could Have Given Users Access To Activation Key of Any Game
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Ukrainian vulnerability researcher has found a bug that would have allowed him to download all the activation keys (also known as CD keys) made available through the Steam gaming platform, for any game, ever. From a report: Discovered by Artem Moskowsky, the bug resided in Steamworks, a platform that Valve runs to help developers with […]

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Star Trek: Short Treks on CBS All Access to start this fall     – CNET
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Discovery’s Harry Mudd, Saru and Tilly will star in Star Trek short films set to delve into their backstories.

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