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YouTube will pay up to $200 million after allegedly violating children’s privacy Technology 

YouTube will pay up to $200 million after allegedly violating children’s privacy

On Friday, the Federal Trade Commission voted to settle federal privacy charges against YouTube, as first reported by Politico. The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg have corroborated the report, saying the official settlement will likely be made public next week. The exact terms of the settlement are unclear, but Google will reportedly pay fines between $150 and $200 million. The charges stem from data collection and targeting practices in YouTube, which consumer groups alleged violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Some details of the settlement had been reported…

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Apple’s next iPhone event will take place on September 10th News 

Apple’s next iPhone event will take place on September 10th

Apple has sent out invitations for its annual iPhone event on September 10th, where the company is widely expected to announce the iPhone 11. The event will take place at the company’s Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California. Although Apple’s invitation doesn’t explicitly say what the company plans to announce at the event, the rumors suggest we’ll see three new iPhone models, and these will act as successors to the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max. Two of these phones are expected to feature Apple’s first triple-camera system on the…

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Starbucks Is Giving Out Free Drinks on Thursday News 

Starbucks Is Giving Out Free Drinks on Thursday

It’s that weird weekend where you either think its the end of the summer or you adamantly do not believe that to be the case. Well, there’s a Thursday afternoon deal this week for people on both sides of the decidedly unimportant issue. On Thursday, August 29, Starbucks is hosting one of its most expansive Happy Hour promotions to date. So, whether you think it’s time for the pumpkin spice biz or you’re still slurping iced drinks, you can get in on it. This week’s Happy Hour features buy-one-get-one-free (BOGO)…

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The Diseases That Are Increasingly Killing Americans: Brainstorm Health News 

The Diseases That Are Increasingly Killing Americans: Brainstorm Health

A new study in the journal JAMA helps break out exactly what is, and isn’t, killing Americans. Heart disease is far and away the number one killer in this country (some 1 in 4 deaths are associated with it). But cancer, lung diseases, and metabolic disorders such as diabetes aren’t far behind. Here is the good news-bad news situation, according to the report: “While cardiovascular disease (CVD) death rates declined by approximately 36% from 2000 to 2014, CVD remains the leading cause of mortality among US adults. Annual declines in…

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Dollar Tree, Dollar General & Family Dollar all fined for selling expired drugs News 

Dollar Tree, Dollar General & Family Dollar all fined for selling expired drugs

Dollar General, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar have all been fined for selling expired products including over-the-counter drugs Opens a New Window. . The discount retail chains Opens a New Window. will pay $1.2 million in fines and damages, according to a press release Opens a New Window. from the New York Attorney General Opens a New Window. on Monday. “New York consumers have a right to expect that products on store shelves are safe, fresh and suitable for their advertised use,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said in…

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$6M Internet Romance Scam Targets Women Worldwide Technology 

$6M Internet Romance Scam Targets Women Worldwide

A Japanese woman was left with a huge amount of credit, lots of regrets, angry and depressed after being a victim of an internet romance scam that targets women worldwide. On Thursday, 17 people were arrested out of the 80 people charged by the U.S. prosecutor for conspiring in a scam that targeted women across the globe. Majority of the charged and arrested people behind what Nick Hanna, a U.S. Attorney calls as one of the largest cases of its kind were Nigerians. The internet romance scam acquired almost $6…

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National Cheap Flight Day, Here Are the Best Deals to Watch Out For. News 

National Cheap Flight Day, Here Are the Best Deals to Watch Out For.

In many ways, it’s never been cheaper to fly commercial. Domestic fare flash sales are popping up every day, and a smattering of deeply discounted international flights seem to be up for grabs on a regular basis. Still, there are certain times of year — like right now — when you can reliably score a good deal. That’s right, August 23 marks what is frequently dubbed “Cheap Flight Day” by many travel industry experts, when airlines across the board reduce fares after the pricey summer travel season. Sure, Cheap Flight Day is…

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6 signs your phone has stalkerware (and what to do about it) Technology 

6 signs your phone has stalkerware (and what to do about it)

Of all the “wares” out there, “stalkerware” is one of the most frightening. There’s nothing fun about malware or ransomware, and these can leave you feeling foolish and abused. But stalkerware is specifically designed to know where you physically are located. In many cases, stalkers know exactly what you’re doing and when, too. One popular app uses GPS to track a phone’s location, gives you a full log of all calls sent and received, and even shows you text messages and web activity. This information is available online after you…

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Database exposes loads of incoming Apple products Technology 

Database exposes loads of incoming Apple products

Multiple new MacBook, Apple Watch, iPod touch and iPhone models are coming this fall, according to a database that’s so far been very accurate about upcoming products. It belongs to the Eurasian Economic Commission, which become a gold mine for information on Apple computers that are right around the corner. More MacBooks on the way The database lists 11 products that are described as “portable personal computers,” that run macOS Catalina. The newest model numbers are A1466, A1932, A1989 and A1990. The EEC had already added entries for MacBooks with…

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All the Free & Cheap Food You Can Get Right Now for Back to School News 

All the Free & Cheap Food You Can Get Right Now for Back to School

It doesn’t much matter if you’re counting down the days until school returns in anticipation or if you’re dreading the return and trying not to think about it. It’s coming either way. However, there’s good news. Restaurants are offering discounts to families and teachers because of school’s imminent return. Don’t want to go back? Have a burger at Jack in the Box. Shocked at how expensive Lisa Frank binders have become? The kids’ buffet is on the house at Cicis. Can’t pick why you need relief because there are so…

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