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Facebook is secretly using your iPhone’s camera as you scroll your feed Technology 

Facebook is secretly using your iPhone’s camera as you scroll your feed

iPhone owners, beware. It appears Facebook might be actively using your camera without your knowledge while you’re scrolling your feed. The issue has come to light after a user going by the name Joshua Maddux took to Twitter to report the unusual behavior, which occurs in the Facebook app for iOS. In footage he shared, you can see his camera actively working in the background as he scrolls through his feed. The problem becomes evident due to a bug that shows the camera feed in a tiny sliver on the…

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Netflix is getting a button to skip Trump jokes Technology 

Netflix is getting a button to skip Trump jokes

Comedian Seth Meyers is partnering with Netflix to introduce a button where you can select whether to skip his jokes about US President Donald Trump, as reported earlier Monday by CNN. For his special — Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby, which is coming to Netflix on Nov. 5. — you’ll be able to skip over all political jokes in much the same way you can skip intros, Netflix confirmed. The comedian hosts Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC, as well as previously hosting SNL. He told CNN that because he…

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NordVPN user accounts compromised and passwords exposed, report says Technology 

NordVPN user accounts compromised and passwords exposed, report says

Virtual private network NordVPN is reportedly dealing with yet another security fallout. Up to 2,000 users were the likely targets of credential-stuffing attacks that granted unauthorized access to their accounts, according to a Friday report. Last week, NordVPN said it was the victim of a data breach in 2018. Users’ credentials, which contained email addresses, plain-text passwords and expiration dates associated with user accounts, were posted on online forums like Pastebin, according to Ars Technica. The publication polled a small sample of users from a list of 753 credentials and…

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Exclusive: Government officials around the globe targeted for hacking through WhatsApp – sources Technology 

Exclusive: Government officials around the globe targeted for hacking through WhatsApp – sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior government officials in multiple U.S.-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) WhatsApp to take over users’ phones, according to people familiar with the messaging company’s investigation. Sources familiar with WhatsApp’s internal investigation into the breach said a “significant” portion of the known victims are high-profile government and military officials spread across at least 20 countries on five continents. Many of the nations are U.S. allies, they said. The hacking of a wider group of top government officials’ smartphones…

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Netflix is testing a feature that lets you speed up boring episodes Technology 

Netflix is testing a feature that lets you speed up boring episodes

Netflix is always experimenting with new features to change your viewing experience. Its new test is a slightly weird one – the company is adding a feature to let you speed up or slow down video playback on your phone. According to a report by Android Police, the streaming platform is exploring an option on its Android app that’ll let you speed up episodes up to 1.5x and slow them down to 0.5x. The company confirmed it’s a mobile-only test in a blog post: We’re always experimenting with new ways…

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How to Manually Enable RCS on Android Right Now Technology 

How to Manually Enable RCS on Android Right Now

It’s been a while since Google announced plans to push RCS adoption so that Android users could finally move on from the outdated SMS technology, but most users are stuck waiting for their mobile carriers to flip the switch at some point in 2020—that is, unless you decide to take matters into your own hands and flip those switches yourself. If you’re not sure what RCS is or why you would want to enable it, our RCS primer has all the details, but the most important reason is that RCS…

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Avast Hacked Again As Spies Steal Its Passwords Technology 

Avast Hacked Again As Spies Steal Its Passwords

Avast has become the victim of a cyberespionage campaign that saw hackers gain deep access to its network. But the Czech company, which has more than 400 million customers for its various antivirus and cybersecurity products, claims the damage is limited. In an announcement Monday morning, Avast said its internal network had been breached using a username and password for a temporary VPN account. The account had mistakenly been kept open and did not require a second factor of authentication, providing an easy way onto Avast computers. The attack was…

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Delete This New Batch of Crappy Android Adware Apps From Your Device Technology 

Delete This New Batch of Crappy Android Adware Apps From Your Device

While I’m willing to bet that you probably haven’t downloaded any adware from the Google Play Store recently, a new report from ESET indicates that various Android users have downloaded 42 different adware-filled Android apps more than eight million times in total. So, just in case, here’s what’s going on—and a list of all 42 apps you should remove from your phone, if you were suckered into installing one. According to ESET, these apps—a subset of which had been active on the Google Play Store since July of 2018—all appeared…

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The biggest announcements from Google’s 2019 Pixel event Technology 

The biggest announcements from Google’s 2019 Pixel event

Google’s big 2019 hardware event has concluded. The company announced a bunch of products, including the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, new Pixel Buds, Stadia, Nest Wifi, Nest Mini, and Pixelbook Go. If you want to see our insights on the minute-to-minute updates from the event as they happened, check out our live blog. But if you just want the headlines and takeaways with the context that you need, we’re putting them all below. GOOGLE BREAKS DOWN WHAT’S NEW WITH THE PIXEL 4 CAMERA Google’s Pixel 4 uses hybrid…

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This $100 iTunes gift card is down to just $85 if you hurry Technology 

This $100 iTunes gift card is down to just $85 if you hurry

There are plenty of reasons why you should save on iTunes gift cards when you can. From discounts on services like Apple Music to saving on mobile games and more, anyone who regularly finds themselves browsing the App Store or iTunes and making purchases, or even making purchases within apps, can save quite a bit this way. Right now, PayPal Digital Gifts via eBay is offering a $100 iTunes Gift Card for just $85 total. This deal is for digital gift cards which will be sent to your email, usually…

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