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Oculus co-founder shipping free Rift repair kits to users with VR headset audio issue
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Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey isn’t in the VR hardware business these days since getting canned by Facebook (he’s focused on smart border security at his new company Anduril), but he still wants people to like the product he helped design. A couple of months back he detailed some of the rather intricate mods he had […]

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Users complain of account hacks, but OkCupid denies a data breach
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It’s bad enough that dating sites are a pit of exaggerations and inevitable disappointment, they’re also a hot target for hackers. Dating sites aren’t considered the goldmine of personal information like banks or hospitals, but they’re still an intimate part of millions of people’s lives and have long been in the sights of hackers. If […]

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Google Play caught hosting an app that steals users’ cryptocurrency
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Enlarge (credit: Yu Chun Christopher Wong/S3studio/Getty Images) Google Play has been caught hosting yet another malicious app, this time one that was designed to steal cryptocurrency from unwitting end users, researchers said Friday. The malware, which masqueraded as a legitimate cryptocurrency app, worked by replacing wallet addresses copied into the Android clipboard with one belonging […]

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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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Slack now has more than 10 million daily active users
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As Slack reportedly readies itself for an entry to the public markets, the high-flying startup is ready to brag a little bit about what it has accomplished in the past year. In a blog post, the company shared that it now has 10 million daily active users on the platform, up from 8 million DAUs […]

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LiFiMax's invisible light internet works with up to 16 users
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If you need to connect multiple folks in a room but are concerned about security or radio frequency pollution, French company Oledcomm has a new LiFi tech solution. LiFiMax mounts on a ceiling like a smoke detector or light and provides up to 16 dong…

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Google Hasn't Kept Promise to Stop Bubble-Wrapping Users: Report
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Google hasn’t released consumers from its filter bubble — the package of personalized search results it delivers — despite having promised to do so, according to study results from DuckDuckGo. Most participants saw results unique to them, the researchers found, which could not be explained by changes in location, time, by being logged into Google, […]

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Quora says 100 million users may have been affected by data breach
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Quora said today that a security breach may have compromised data from about 100 million users. In an email sent to users today and a blog post by CEO Adam D’Angelo, the company said a “malicious third party” gained unauthorized access to Quora’s systems on Friday. Its internal security teams and a “leading digital forensics […]

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Tech giants offer empty apologies because users can’t quit
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A true apology consists of a sincere acknowledgement of wrong-doing, a show of empathic remorse for why you wronged and the harm it caused, and a promise of restitution by improving ones actions to make things right. Without the follow-through, saying sorry isn’t an apology, it’s a hollow ploy for forgiveness. That’s the kind of […]

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