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Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Internal Documents Show Facebook Has Never Deserved Our Trust or Our Data

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motherboard.vice.com - The question Mark Zuckerberg has been asked ad nauseum—after each and every new scandal that has affected Facebook—is “why should users trust Facebook with their data?” It’s been asked by members of …

28 Ecommerce CRO Steps Guaranteed to Increase Sales

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www.bigcommerce.com - Let’s face it: A lot goes into launching and building an ecommerce business. First you have to decide what you’re going to sell. After you determine how you’re going to source your products, set up y…

Secret Santas across the country have paid off more than $130,000 in Walmart customers' layaway items

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www.cnn.com - (CNN)You might just need to walk into a Walmart to experience a Christmas miracle. In recent weeks, anonymous good Samaritans have paid off all layaway items in four Walmart stores in different parts…

FB QVC? Facebook tries Live video shopping

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techcrunch.com - Want to run your own home shopping network? Facebook is now testing a Live video feature for merchants that lets them demo and describe their items for viewers. Customers can screenshot something the…

Ericsson software problem causing widespread cell phone outages

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techcrunch.com - A problem with the software in Ericsson equipment is causing outages across the world including O2 users in Great Britain and Softbank users in Japan, according to a report in the Financial Times ear…

Caterina's Club

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4agc.com - At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide inf…

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY 7 tactics to drive more links to your website - Search Engine Land Shared by Oneupweb searchengineland.com - I recently presented at SMX East in New York. Aside from being one of my favour…

Google is killing off Allo, its latest messaging app flop

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techcrunch.com - The messaging app was only launched in September 2016 but it was pretty much flawed from the word go with limited usage. Google was, once again, painfully late to the messaging game. The company said…

Microsoft calls on companies to adopt a facial recognition code of conduct

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techcrunch.com - Over the summer, Microsoft President Brad Smith called for governments to take a closer look at how facial detection technology is being implemented across the globe. This week, he returned with a si…

Seized cache of Facebook docs raise competition and consent questions

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techcrunch.com - A UK parliamentary committee has published the cache of Facebook documents it dramatically seized last week. The documents were obtained by a legal discovery process by a startup that’s suing the soc…

Artie aims to bring you closer to your digital idols with autonomous AR avatars

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techcrunch.com - If you spend enough time scrolling through manicured photos of manicured lives on social media, you might come to the realization that maybe the fakeness of the online world has started to look too r…

Google partners with media outlets to provide on-demand news audio

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techcrunch.com - Getting news in the morning has long been my most used feature on Google Assistant. Asking Home “what’s in the news” brings up a quick flash briefing from a handful of selected outlets. It’s quick, i…

Chinese stocks plummet as Huawei CFO arrest raises trade fears

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techcrunch.com - A string of Chinese stocks fell hard on Thursday after the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver deepened concerns over US-China trade tensions. The Hang Seng China Ent…

App stores to pass $122B in 2019, with gaming and subscriptions driving growth

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techcrunch.com - Mobile intelligence and data firm App Annie is today releasing its 2019 predictions for the worldwide app economy, including its forecast around consumer spending, gaming, the subscription market and…

Apple puts third-party screen time apps on notice

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techcrunch.com - A number of app developers building third-party screen time trackers and parental control applications are worried that Apple’s increased scrutiny of their apps in recent weeks is not a coincidence. …

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is good, clean, butt-kicking fun

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techcrunch.com - After a few days with the game, I’m no expert. Hell, I’m not even entirely sure I’m confident enough to take on all comers. I am, however, most definitely hooked. This scrappy little gaming upstart j…

7 things to think about voice

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techcrunch.com - The next few years will see voice automation take over many aspects of our lives. Although voice won’t change everything, it will be part of a movement that heralds a new way to think about our relat…

Qualcomm expands its PC bet with its new 7nm 8cx platform

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techcrunch.com - Qualcomm wants to become a major player in the PC/laptop market. Now that there is Windows 10 on ARM, that’s more than a pipe dream, but in its earliest iterations, those Qualcomm-based Windows 10 la…

Join TechCrunch for our 2nd Annual Winter Party

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techcrunch.com - After last year’s stellar turn out of almost 1,000 Silicon Valley shakers and movers at our inaugural Winter Party, TechCrunch is returning with the 2nd Annual Winter Party in San Francisco on Februa…

22 apps with 2 million+ Google Play downloads had a malicious backdoor

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arstechnica.com - Almost two dozen apps with more than 2 million downloads have been removed from the Google Play market after researchers found they contained a device-draining backdoor that allowed them to surreptit…

Australia passes new law to thwart strong encryption

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arstechnica.com - The new law, which has been pushed for since at least 2017, requires that companies provide a way to get at encrypted communications and data via a warrant process. It also imposes fines of up to A$1…

Apple’s anticipated ECG app rolls out today in watchOS 5.1.2

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arstechnica.com - The newest update for Apple Watches is out now, bringing a highly anticipated feature to Series 4 devices. Apple pushed out watchOS 5.1.2 today, which includes its ECG app for monitoring irregular he…

Apple will skip 5G in 2019, report says

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arstechnica.com - Apple will not introduce an iPhone capable of taking advantage of faster 5G cellular data networks in 2019, a report from Bloomberg says. Citing people familiar with Apple's plans, the report specifi…

Google bridges Android and iOS development with Flutter 1.0

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arstechnica.com - Today Google is launching Flutter 1.0, the first stable release of its open source, cross-platform UI toolkit and SDK. Flutter lets developers share a single code base across Android and iOS apps, wi…

Post-mortem: Tying Edge to Windows 10 was a fatal error

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arstechnica.com - The company's browser will still be named Edge and should retain the current look and feel. The decision to switch was motivated primarily by compatibility problems: Web developers increasingly test …

North Korean Hackers Move Onto Attacking Individuals After Exchanges Boost Security

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cointelegraph.com - The CEO of cybersecurity firm Cuvepia declared that his company detected over 30 attacks on crypto-bearing individuals probably carried out by North Korean hackers, English-language media site South …

Mobile app design in 2019 – UX Collective

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uxdesign.cc - There has been long going debate on top vs bottom navigation, we will finally sway towards the latter in 2019. Widespread adoption of these two UX elements across iOS and Android will define this tra…

The Friendship That Made Google Huge

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www.newyorker.com - One day in March of 2000, six of Google’s best engineers gathered in a makeshift war room. The company was in the midst of an unprecedented emergency. In October, its core systems, which crawled the …

Google’s private browsing doesn’t keep your searches anonymous

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nakedsecurity.sophos.com - New research has found that it doesn’t matter what you do to burst out of Google’s search filter bubble: you can log out of Google, then enter private browsing mode, but those precautions won’t rende…

Facebook's Dirty Tricks Are Nothing New for Tech

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www.wired.com - In 1999, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison suspected that Microsoft was secretly funding the seemingly independent advocacy groups that were loudly defending Microsoft amid a heated antitrust investigation. S…

New Adobe Flash Zero-Day Exploit Found Hidden Inside MS Office Docs

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thehackernews.com - Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player that hackers are actively exploiting in the wild as part of a targeted campaign appears to be attacking a …

Email Dump Suggests Facebook Traded User-Data Access For Ad Spending

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www.forbes.com - Salon Viva Technology 2018, Startup connect : Day One2018 Chesnot 2018 Chesnot Are you friends with Facebook? Or are you a rival who doesn’t spend on ads? If you were the latter a few years ago, you …

Google now allows its Chrome browser to remove all ads from ‘abusive’ sites - MarTech Today

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marketingland.com - Out this week, Google’s latest Chrome browser now has more muscle to battle annoying online advertising. Version 71 — for Windows, Mac and Linux — adds the ability for Chrome to detect websites with …

Yandex Phone announced with Russian AI assistant Alice

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androidcommunity.com - Yandex is more popular for being a company that won an anti-trust complaint against Google in Russia. The company has been around even before then, rolling out a web browser, launcher, and a search a…

Next-gen OnePlus flagship with Snapdragon 855 to offer 5G support

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androidcommunity.com - There is no mystery surrounding Qualcomm and its new Snapdragon 855 processor but we were confused at first because we were calling it the Snapdragon 8150. As it turned out, the name Snapdragon 855 i…

Bose Frames are sunglasses and wireless “headphones” in one

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androidcommunity.com - If you don’t like having many things in your head area, like sunglasses, a Bluetooth receiver, and earphones all at the same time, you can now do away with the three and have just one pair of sunglas…

LG G7 ThinQ bootloop issue acknowledged, being addressed

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androidcommunity.com - The LG G7 ThinQ boot loop issue made a comeback recently. Actually, we’re not really sure if the issue ever went away. We were only waiting for the other South Korean tech giant to acknowledge the pr…

Qualcomm, China Mobile team up with Chinese OEMs to optimize Snapdragon 855

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androidcommunity.com - Qualcomm’s official announcement of the Snapdragon 855 has confirmed a number of things including the final chipset’s final name. We’ve been saying it’s the Snapdragon 8150 but as it turned out, it’s…

Google Assistant is Getting AI-Powered Audio News - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Google announced today that it is using AI to enhance the audio news capabilities of Google Assistant and Google Home. “Imagine if you could have your own radio, one that’s available on-demand, acces…

Microsoft's Project Anaheim and the Future of the Microsoft BrowserπŸ‘¨πŸΎ‍πŸ’»

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love2dev.com - Maybe you have been reading or hearing rumors that Microsoft is killing the Edge browser and creating a new default Windows browser based on Blink, the rendering engine inside Google Chrome, Opera, S…

Millennial Pink is dead, and Pantone’s Color of the Year killed it

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www.fastcompany.com - The reign of Millennial Pink–that literally and figuratively cool hue whose blue undertones flattered no one–seems to be coming to an end at last. In its place? We have Living Coral. It’s Pantone’s C…

The 4 Best Tips To Avoid Malware | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - You know what’s causing credit cards to get stolen, social security numbers to get lost, and computers to get absolutely destroyed in 2019? Malware has been used by computer hackers since computers w…

The Use And Impact Of Technology And Communication Apps 2018 | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Applications have grown in popularity to replace the traditional modes of communication and other things such as gaming and money transfers. NobelApp is among applications that have been reviewed to …

China demands Huawei's CFO released after 'violating Iran sanctions'

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www.dailymail.co.uk - The arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei at the request of US authorities has caused markets to plunge worldwide as tensions between two countries soar. Meng Wanzhou, who is Huawei'…

O2 urgently investigating as data services stop working

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news.sky.com - O2 is investigating with "high priority" as its data services remain out of action, with tens of millions of users potentially affected. The problem has also hit customers of Sky Mobile, Tesco Mobile…

China Outraged Over Arrest of Huawei CFO, Accuses U.S and Canada of 'Wrongdoing' | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Meng is one of the highest profile executives in China. She is the daughter of Ren Zhengfei, the 74-year-old former military engineer who founded Huawei decades ago, and is thought to be being groome…

Promo Instant Image Resizer - Automatically optimize images for web & social media (free!) | Product Hunt

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www.producthunt.com - Greetings Product Hunters and thanks for the hunt @Benln! πŸ™ In case you aren’t familiar with Promo, we are the leading video creation platform for businesses and agencies, making it easier (and more…

Quinnipiac: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Support Amazon Campus in Queens

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www.newsmax.com - New Yorkers by a wide margin approve of plans for Amazon.com Inc to build a massive new campus in the city, although they are divided over terms of a multibillion-dollar incentive package used to lur…

Tesla Analyst: Factory an Unproductive, 'Crowded Mess' | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Pierre Ferragu, of New Street Research, visited Tesla’s producing facility in Fremont, California recently according to Barrons.com. What he discovered there was that the plant was a “crowded mess” f…

Google Censors John Stossel's YouTube Video on Socialism | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - In an article published in TownHall.com, Fox Business pundit John Stossel discusses his experience attempting to publish videos critical of socialism via YouTube and what he learned from the document…

Ecuador: U.K. Assures Julian Assange Can Leave Embassy Safely

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www.breitbart.com - Moreno said his government had received written assurances from the U.K. government not to extradite the Australian activist to any country where he would face the death penalty. Ecuador’s president …

10 Proven MLM Lead Generation Super Secrets Revealed

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www.attractionmarketingprofits.com - Are you looking to master the art & science of MLM lead generation? Are you wondering if there really is a proven network marketing lead generation system that works to consistently drive more traffi…

Get the Most Out of Your Ecommerce Email Marketing with These 5 Tips

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instapage.com - Why does ecommerce email marketing matter? Segment your list Exclusive discount emails Send post-sales emails Appreciate your customers Write better subject lines You’ve created the perfect ecommerce…

The Secret Trick to Boost Your Instagram Engagement Rate • My Lead System PRO (MLSP) Blog

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blog.myleadsystempro.com - How would you like to boost your Instagram engagement rate? I’m so excited to be sharing with you a simple strategy that I use to increase my Instagram engagement rate. If you’re not using Instagram …

How To Take Professional Looking Pictures Today

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slr-digitalcamera.com - Photography is one of the beauty in your life to the world around you. You can even earn a living if you are aware of the proper methods to take photos.The article provides you with hints and tips on…

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