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Facebook sues analytics firm that stole user data through third-party apps Technology 

Facebook sues analytics firm that stole user data through third-party apps

Facebook has filed a federal lawsuit against a company called OneAudience, accusing it of stealing the personal information of its users. According to Facebook’s announcement, OneAudience paid third-party developers to install a malicious software development kit (SDK) in their apps that allowed it to collect people’s data without their knowledge. News of the exposure first came out last November when Facebook and Twitter verified the findings of independent security researchers. At the time, Facebook said OneAudience and another SDK developer called Mobiburn obtained information like people’s names, emails and gender….

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Tesla offers Model Y customers a cheat code to get delivery quicker Technology 

Tesla offers Model Y customers a cheat code to get delivery quicker

Tesla, billionaire Elon Musk’s purveyor of electric cars, is urging Model Y buyers to change their order preferences if they want to jump behind the wheel of the all-electric SUV more quickly. Drivers who ordered the Model Y Performance or the Model Y Long Range AWD with a seven-seat interior can get the vehicle by March if they downsize to a standard five-seat interior, the digital outlet Electrek reported. The change will also remove the $3,000 interior upgrade charge from their bills, the automaker wrote in an e-mail to buyers…

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Our favorite baby food delivery subscription services in 2020 News 

Our favorite baby food delivery subscription services in 2020

Meal delivery service isn’t just for grownups anymore — there are plenty of baby food delivery services to keep little ones happy and fed and busy new parents from pulling their hair out. But how do you find the best baby food delivery plan for you and your growing family? For new parents, few things are as essential as keeping their little ones well-fed with nutritious, high-quality baby food ensuring proper development and growth (not to mention fewer meltdowns). There are more baby food brands than ever — including organic…

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The first coronavirus vaccine is ready for human testing News 

The first coronavirus vaccine is ready for human testing

Fears over a larger global spread of the coronavirus and its disease COVID-19 show no signs of slowing. Global economies are beginning to feel the pinch and even the 2020 Tokyo Olympics faces a possible cancellation. With all this going on, scientists have been working feverishly in the background to develop countermeasures to combat the virus, and one US biotech company says it might have the answer. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the firm called Moderna announced that it has developed a coronavirus vaccine that will soon be ready…

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Uber will start putting ads on top of some of its vehicles News 

Uber will start putting ads on top of some of its vehicles

Uber inked a deal to place ads on the roof of some of its vehicles, in a move that will likely generate some new revenue for the notorious cash-burning company and comparisons to Uber’s original adversary, the old-school taxi industry. Adweek is reporting that Uber struck a deal with out-of-home ad-tech company Adomni that will introduce ads to some of its vehicles in three cities starting April 1st. While Uber drivers could place ad displays on top of their vehicles through third-party companies like Firefly, this marks the first time…

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SIM swap fraud: What it is, why you should care and how to protect yourself Technology 

SIM swap fraud: What it is, why you should care and how to protect yourself

In January, a published study revealed how incredibly easy it is for hackers and fraudsters to take control of your phone number, potentially leading to thousands of dollars in fraud — that’s your money on the line. The practice of SIM swapping is becoming more common, and despite carriers putting safeguards in place, it’s scary how quickly the researchers were able to take over a phone number. The SIM card inside your phone is a small plastic chip that tells your device which cellular network to connect to, and which…

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Google Play Store malware subscribes to premium services without your permission Technology 

Google Play Store malware subscribes to premium services without your permission

A popular smartphone virus that subscribes Android users to premium services without their consent keeps appearing in the Google Play app store, new research shows. A malware application known as the Joker family or “Bread” keeps reappearing in the Google Play store despite its known presence and threat to users’ bank accounts, researchers at cybersecurity company Check Point Research discovered. “It’s a sort of malware that has the ability to subscribe a victim to a premium service without consent,” Aviran Hazam, Check Point’s head of mobile threat intelligence, told FOX…

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You can Skype with up to 50 people at once — here’s how it works Technology 

You can Skype with up to 50 people at once — here’s how it works

If you need to arrange a video or audio conference call with a group larger than Skype can handle, then you’re probably in some sort of professional setting and you should just ask HR to figure it out. For most of us, though, Skype will be more than capable of accommodating your group as up to 50 people can Skype together at the same time on a PC or Mac computer. Check out the products mentioned in this article: How Skype conference calls work The number of people that could…

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Gmail’s new filters make it easier to search your email Technology 

Gmail’s new filters make it easier to search your email

Gmail’s search is getting a significant update that will allow users to more easily narrow results to help them find a specific email. Before today, users could type in search filters by hand (e.g. label:work, has:attachment, from:marketing@company.com, etc.) or use the drop-down box to perform an advanced search. But these options were less obvious, cumbersome and therefore under-utilized by many Gmail users. With the upgraded version of Gmail search, new filters — which Google calls “search chips” — will appear directly below the search box for simple, one-click access. At…

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This could be Microsoft’s most important product in 2020. If it works Technology 

This could be Microsoft’s most important product in 2020. If it works

Building 83 doesn’t stand out on Microsoft’s massive Redmond, Washington, headquarters. But last week, the nameless structure hosted what might be the software giant’s most important product of 2020. Tucked away in the corner of a meeting room, a sign reading “ElectionGuard” identifies a touchscreen that asks people to cast their votes. An Xbox adaptive controller is connected to it, as are an all-white printer and a white ballot box for paper votes. If you didn’t look carefully, you might have mistaken all that for an array of office supplies….

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