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YouTube's dark mode reaches Android users
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YouTube has taken its sweet time bringing its "dark theme" to Android (iOS users got the option in March), but it's finally here. The streaming video giant has started rolling out the option to at least some Google-powered devices. If you have it o…

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Spotify users still can't block followers, but that could change
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Spotify isn't as much of a haven from harassment as many might like. Since the service shares your plays with followers by default, it's possible for harassers to keep up with your listening habits and exploit that to their advantage (say, by findin…

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Hacking Campaign Targets iPhone Users With Data-Stealing, Location-Tracking Malware
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ZDNet reports of a new mobile malware campaign that is “gaining access to iPhones by tricking users to download an open-source mobile device management (MDM) software package.” From the report: Once in control, the unidentified hackers can steal various forms of sensitive information from infected devices, including the phone number, serial number, location, contact details, […]

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Spotify users request refunds after over-the-top Drake promotion
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Last week, Drake smashed the single-day record for total number of album streams on Spotify with the release of his new record Scorpion, but the artist had some help in making that happen. Spotify placed Drake prominently on its playlists, effectivel…

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Facebook privacy goof makes posts by 14 million users readable to anyone
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Facebook disclosed a new privacy blunder on Thursday in a statement that said the site accidentally made the posts of 14 million users public even when they designated the posts to be shared with only a limited number of contacts. The mixup was the result of a bug that automatically suggested posts be set to […]

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92 million MyHeritage users had their data quietly swiped
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Enlarge / MyHeritage offers DNA testing and ancestry services. (credit: MyHeritage) Email addresses and hashed passwords of more than 92 million MyHeritage users were exposed in a cybersecurity breach on October 26, 2017, the popular genealogy company reported Monday, June 4, 2018. MyHeritage said that it only learned of the breach earlier that day—more than […]

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From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS X, part III
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So… Peter Bright’s new home for tech support, right? (credit: antxoa) Ten years ago around this very time—April through June 2008—our intrepid Microsoft guru Peter Bright evidently had an identity crisis. Could this lifelong PC user really have been pushed to the brink? Was he considering a switch to… Mac OS?!? While our staff hopefully […]

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From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS X
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Enlarge / OK, technically this wouldn’t have even been possible at the time of this initial article, but here’s Win10, Win8, Windows XP, and Mac OS X (High Sierra) all together. Thanks Parallels. (credit: Parallels) Ten years ago around this very time—April through June 2008—our intrepid Microsoft guru Peter Bright evidently had an identity crisis. […]

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Discord celebrates its birthday with 130 million users     – CNET
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This in-gaming chat service has *tripled* its users in the past year.

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