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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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Why Millennials Absolutely CAN’T STAND this Social Media Trend

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libertyvideonews.com - Millennials — the generation that gave us such priceless cultural concepts such as safe spaces, trigger warnings, and micro-aggressions — have finally encountered a social media trend that makes thei…

Amazon and Facebook Reportedly Had a Secret Data-Sharing Agreement, and It Explains So Much

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gizmodo.com - Back in 2015, a woman named Imy Santiago wrote an Amazon review of a novel that she had read and liked. Amazon immediately took the review down and told Santiago she had “violated its policies.” Sant…

Amazon Prime is getting worse, and it’s making me question the nature of reality

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www.fastcompany.com - Amazon has more than 100 million “Prime” members, each of whom pays $119 a year for an ever-increasing list of services, but mostly, the promise of unlimited, free two-day shipping on “Prime” items. …

The Retail Reckoning: How to Survive the Digital Revolution

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loyalty360.org - The retail bubble is finally bursting. For too long, retailers have remained bloated in store footprints and overconfident in mindset. Store experiences refused innovation for decades, while merchant…

Facebook Put User Data Within Kremlin’s Grasp Last Year

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www.thedailybeast.com - Large tech companies retained access to Facebook users’ data long after everyone else was locked out, according to a New York Times story published Tuesday, including a Moscow search engine that prev…

Microsoft officially announces 'Windows Sandbox' for running applications in isolation | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - Microsoft officially took the wraps off a feature expected to come to Windows 10 19H1 early next year that it has rechristened as "Windows Sandbox." This feature, which will be part of Windows 10 Pro…

As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants

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www.nytimes.com - Unlike Europe, where social media companies have had to adapt to stricter regulation, the United States has no general consumer privacy law, leaving tech companies free to monetize most kinds of pers…

No Agenda Newsletter

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followme4.blogspot.com - No Agenda Newsletter C:\support The Show is healthier with sustaining donations known as subscriptions. Here are a few to choose from. The favorite is the lucky $33.33 a month. Click here for that. I…

With trust destroyed, Facebook is haunted by old data deals

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techcrunch.com - As Facebook colonized the rest of the web with its functionality in hopes of fueling user growth, it built aggressive integrations with partners that are coming under newfound scrutiny through a deep…

Devcon raises $4.5M to beef up adtech security

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techcrunch.com - Adtech cybersecurity company Devcon announced today that it has raised $4.5 million in seed funding. Over the past couple of years, ad fraud has become a bigger concern in the industry, but Devcon co…

Snapchat takes on TikTok with launch of Lens Challenges

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techcrunch.com - Snapchat is looking to increase user engagement with the app with the launch of a new feature called Lens Challenges. Users can opt to participate in the challenges by creating a snap with a Lens tha…

Listen to a Tesla make 6 farting noises on demand

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techcrunch.com - One of Tesla’s big selling points is the company’s ability to wirelessly push software updates to its electric vehicles. It’s what allows these vehicles to improve over time long after they’ve been p…

Gift Guide: Indie games for players worn out on AAA titles

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techcrunch.com - 2018 has been a big year for big games, and with new titles from the Assassin’s Creed, Red Dead Redemption, Call of Duty and Battlefield franchises all competing… it’s enough to make a gamer want to …

These ten enterprise M&A deals totaled over $87 billion this year

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techcrunch.com - M&A activity was brisk in the enterprise market this year with 10 high-profile deals totaling almost $88 billion. Companies were opening up their wallets and pouring money into mega acquisitions. It’…

Consumer advocacy groups call on FTC to investigate kids’ apps on Google Play

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techcrunch.com - A coalition of 22 consumer and public health advocacy groups, led by Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), have today filed a complaint with the Fede…

Crew, a Workplace and Slack messaging rival for shift workers, raises $35M, adds enterprise version

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techcrunch.com - When it comes to shift workers communicating with each other in the workplace when they are not face-to-face, gone are the days of cork announcement boards. Now, the messaging app is the medium, and …

Using Facebook’s latest privacy stumble, lawmakers push for strong FTC oversight

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techcrunch.com - Lawmakers are again unhappy with Facebook after the latest big story again portraying Facebook’s failure to protect the private data of its users. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the comp…

WhatsApp makes group calls easier, but calls still limited to four people

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techcrunch.com - WhatsApp is making group calls easier with a change to the way its mobile app works. Before, users would have to start a 1:1 video call, then add participants – there wasn’t an option to begin a grou…

Google’s Cloud Spanner database adds new features and regions

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techcrunch.com - Cloud Spanner, Google’s globally distributed relational database service, is getting a bit more distributed today with the launch of a new region and new ways to set up multi-region configurations. T…

The most common forms of censorship the public doesn’t know about

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techcrunch.com - Amid all the discussion today about online threats, from censorship to surveillance to cyberwar, we often spend more time on the symptoms than on the underlying chronic conditions. If we want to make…

Gift Guide: The best gear for that friend who wants to start a podcast

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techcrunch.com - Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gift Guide Hub. As the producer of the TechCrunch podcast Equity, I get this question all the time. Fortunately, i…

Pretend to be productive by reading TechCrunch in your terminal window

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techcrunch.com - Developers and hipsters, it’s time to join together and ditch your web browser to read this article. Kosuke Yoshimura developed a fun little project and shared it on Product Hunt today. TechCrunch-CL…

Help TechCrunch find the best lawyers for startups

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techcrunch.com - TechCrunch is working on a new project to help you build a better company. We’re looking for the great service providers in the startup world: the lawyers, accountants, recruiters, human resource man…

Dealmaster: Take 30% off Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K media streamer

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arstechnica.com - Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by a range of deals on Amazon devices, including the new Fire TV Stick …

Minecraft lays its last brick on Xbox 360, other last-gen consoles

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arstechnica.com - Following an announcement earlier this year, Microsoft and Mojang have followed through on bad news for owners of Minecraft on older game systems. Yesterday marked the end of development on the popul…

Facebook “partner” arrangements: Are they as bad as they look?

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arstechnica.com - A report by The New York Times on Tuesday evening laid out a series of apparently scandalous revelations about how Facebook gave other technology companies access to users’ private information, inclu…

Enter for a chance to win consoles, smartwatches, and more in the 2018 Ars Charity Drive

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arstechnica.com - It's once again that special time of year when we give you a chance to do well by doing good. That's right—it's time for the 2018 edition of our annual Charity Drive. This year's swag pile is full of…

Report: Facebook let major tech firms access private messages, friends lists

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arstechnica.com - The news comes days after Facebook disclosed a massive photo bug, weeks after 50 million people were affected by an access-token harvesting attack, and less than a month after it was revealed that Fa…

Exingeniero de la NASA inventó una bomba de brillantina fétida para sorprender a ladrones

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www.telemundo.com - -La bomba casera expulsa polvos brillantes en todas direcciones y un olor fĂ©tido -Rober publicĂł su inventĂł en YouTube, asĂ­ como las reacciones de los ladrones al ser sorprendidos Mark Rober, quien tr…

The 9 big design trends of 2019

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www.fastcompany.com - Everyone is overworked and unhappy. Digital platforms have sucked the last of our attention and sanity. If you read the headlines in 2018, you’d have every reason to feel pessimistic about the future…

When to Use Old Code | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - COBOL is a programming language that was originally designed in 1959, an era that many people might think of as being “before computers”. That’s not true, of course; they just didn’t have computers a…

Facebook's data sharing excesses even surprised its 'partners'

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www.engadget.com - We regret to inform you that we may have published our article titled "Facebook's terrible 2018" just a few hours too early. Tonight the New York Times has once again dug into the social network and …

Forget your deepest, darkest secrets, smart speakers will soon listen for sniffles and farts too

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www.theregister.co.uk - Smart speakers will listen for your farts, yawns and sneezes and analyse it to sell you stuff, a British AI company hopes. Audio Analytic's goal is to "map the entire world of sounds beyond speech an…

Android suggests ways you can “switch off” during holidays

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androidcommunity.com - You would think that device and app makers would encourage people to stay connected during the upcoming holidays. While some actually do, Google is taking a different tactic this year and is suggesti…

Huawei P30 Pro protective phone cases revealed on Mobile Fun

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androidcommunity.com - Last week, we saw those Samsung Galaxy S10 protective phone cases on Mobile Fun. They gave us a glimpse of how the S10 phones could look like. The images are closest to the real thing because we know…

Poweramp music player finally releases version 3

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androidcommunity.com - Yes, people still use music players to play music that they own a digital copy of. Not everyone just goes and streams from Spotify or Google Play Music (although most of us probably do). However, it’…

Google’s Gboard adds 50+ new language variants to virtual keyboard

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androidcommunity.com - While half of the world’s population speaks the ten most common languages, there are still a lot of other languages that are spoken and written and are not widely supported in apps and devices. Gboar…

Samsung Galaxy M20 with 5000mAh battery may roll out soon

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy M20. We’re already sure of that but we don’t know when exactly. We know it will be soon but at this point, we really can’t tell you when to expect the new device.…

HTC to improve on mobile strategy, smartphone sales next year

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androidcommunity.com - HTC needs to make some changes in its business strategy soon. Google has got a hold of the brand already but we’re not sure about the tech giant’s concrete plans. We heard HTC may stop manufacturing …

Google Play and Android milestones highlighted for mobile consumers

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androidcommunity.com - It’s the holidays and 2018 is about to set. Google has seen a lot of changes and introduced a number of innovations and new technologies. The Google Play specifically has reached milestones when it c…

Microsoft Announces New Office App for Windows 10 - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft today announced a new Office app for Windows 10. It will replace the My Office app that currently ships with the system. “Starting today, we’re bringing the new Office.com experience to Win…

Razer Launches Its Xbox One Keyboard and Mouse, Available for $249.99 - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Razer is officially launching its first ever Xbox One keyboard and mouse. The company has been teasing the new Xbox One keyboard and mouse for a while, and it’s finally available for pre-order today.…

Introducing Project Mu - Windows Developer Blog

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blogs.windows.com - The Microsoft Devices Team is excited to announce Project Mu, the open-source release of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) core leveraged by Microsoft products including both Surface a…

Did Google cripple Edge’s youtube performance? – Jeremy Noring – Medium

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medium.com - Recently this article has been making the rounds on slashdot and other tech sites. The TL;DR of the article is a Microsoft intern insinuates that Google may have intentionally crippled Edge video ren…

Windows 10 19H1 Build 18305 Introduces Windows Sandbox, Simplified Start Menu, New Settings UI, More - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft is releasing a brand new build of Windows 10 19H1 to Insiders in the Fast Ring today. Build 18305 is the latest 19H1 build, bringing a couple of new features and a number of fixes for Insid…

Facebook Drags Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon Into Latest Privacy Controversy - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - It’s a new week, which means it’s time for another new privacy controversy for Facebook. This time around, the company has gotten itself into a data-sharing controversy, revealed by The New York Time…

How You Influence Others and Make an Impact by Randy Gage

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www.randygage.com - Home | Blog | How You Influence Others and Make an Impact Today’s post is a special one. It’s for people who want to be a thought leader, speaker, author, coach, consultant, information entrepreneur,…

12-19-2018 - [X&Y] Online Dating Domination 3.0 Is LIVE

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archive.aweber.com - GET THE VERY LATEST ADVANTAGES ON DATING SITES AND APPS The first new version of Online Dating Domination in over five years is now live. All of the newest strategies have been added, giving you an a…

SearchCap: JavaScript nofollow, Google restaurant bookings & remarketing - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Organic search remains the most important step in the purchase funnel. But with hundred…

Facebook Used Data from Chinese 'Security Threat' Huawei for Site Feature | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - The Times reviewed more than 270 pages of reports generated by the system — records that reflect just a portion of Facebook’s wide-ranging deals. Among the revelations was that Facebook obtained data…

Facebook's bad news from the last 24 hours, ranked

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mashable.com - It hasn't been Facebook's year. Or, years, really. But it really, really hasn't been the company's day. Over 24 hours starting Tuesday night, news organizations have dropped multiple reporting bombs …

35 Million Getty Images Are Can Now Be Embedded On Your Website Free -

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www.kevinmuldoon.com - Finding the right images for your blog posts can be a real pain. To complicate matters even more, bloggers need to ensure that they only use free and creative common images. This greatly restricts th…

5 Ways to Keep Your Email Subscribers Engaged Without Spamming Them - New Artist Model

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newartistmodel.com - Your email list is one of your most valuable assets when it comes to marketing your music. So it’s important to get email marketing right and keep your fans engaged. If you go months without sending …

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