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This browser extension unhides Instagram Likes 2019-12-03 13:51:27Instagram is hiding Like counts to make people feel better. But what if you’re curious, competitive or just petty? Now you can re-embrace the po

Facebook expands its efforts against ad discrimination 2019-12-03 10:01:57Under the terms of a settlement with the ACLU and other civil rights groups earlier this year, Facebook has been taking steps to prevent discrimi

Facebook updates crisis response tools, adds WhatsApp integration 2019-12-02 16:03:47Facebook is expanding Crisis Response, its disaster-reporting and communications feature that’s been used in 300 crises in more than 80 countrie

Daily Crunch: Facebook announces photo transfer tool 2019-12-02 14:34:04The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox ever

Twitter launches a Privacy Center to centralize its 2019-12-02 13:57:16Twitter today is launching a new resource that aims to serve as the central place for everything related to the company’s efforts around privacy

Facebook launches a photo portability tool, starting in 2019-12-02 06:14:36It’s not friend portability, but Facebook has announced the launch today of a photo transfer tool to enable users of its social network to port

European parliament’s NationBuilder contract under investigation by data 2019-11-28 11:28:20Europe’s lead data regulator has issued its first ever sanction of an EU institution — taking enforcement action against the European parl

Twitter tests new conversation features from twttr prototype, 2019-11-27 16:17:01Twttr, the prototype app Twitter launched earlier this year, has been testing new ways to display conversations, including through the use of threaded

Twitter to add a way to ‘memorialize’ accounts 2019-11-27 15:11:24Twitter has changed its tune regarding inactive accounts after receiving a lot of user feedback: It will now be developing a way to “memorialize

Brexit ad blitz data firm paid by Vote 2019-11-27 06:08:55A joint investigation by watchdogs in Canada and British Columbia has found that Cambridge Analytica-linked data firm, Aggregate IQ, broke privac

Instagram founders join $30M raise for Loom work 2019-11-26 11:39:31Why are we all trapped in enterprise chat apps if we talk 6X faster than we type, and our brain processes visual info 60,000X faster than text? Thanks

Inside the Instagram AI that fills Explore with 2019-11-25 20:48:29Instagram has posted an article describing the behind-the-scenes machinery that fills the Explore tab in Instagram with new, interesting stuff every t


Elon Musk defends his right to be a 2019-12-04 18:14:46Elon Musk apologized to the jury before reading some of his tweets aloud while testifying in court Wednesday. "I was calling myself Treelon at that t

iPhone 11 Pro collects “mystery” location data even 2019-12-04 17:28:15The new Apple iPhone 11 Pro has an interesting issue: it’s collecting mysterious location data from its users, even when it technically shouldn&

Reddit's most upvoted post of 2019 was a 2019-12-04 16:49:05Reddit users criticized the platform's massive investment from a Chinese tech giant with a photo from the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, an event th

Climate change models have been kicking ass since 2019-12-04 16:25:55Half a century ago, before the first Apple computer was even sold, climate scientists started making computer-generated forecasts of how Earth would w

The beloved AirPods Pro are on sale again 2019-12-04 16:22:36TL;DR: Although it's a small discount, you can get a pair of AirPods Pro for $14 off on Amazon — they aren't in stock yet, but you can lock-in

Here’s how robots could gain feelings — Strictly 2019-12-04 14:57:27Two USC researchers argue that in order to empathize with humans, robots must care about their own health. This includes a fear of mortality. Read mor

Elon Musk testifies in court over ‘pedo guy’ 2019-12-04 14:54:47The Tesla CEO is being sued for defamation by Vernon Unsworth, the man Musk referred to in the tweet. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Law

Lyft accused of ignoring 'ongoing sexual assaults' in 2019-12-04 14:44:05The number keeps growing.  Lyft is facing yet another lawsuit, filed Wednesday in San Francisco, by 21 women alleging they were sexually assaulte

Instagram will start cracking down on underage users 2019-12-04 14:42:08Instagram is finally trying to stop underage users from using its app. Well, kind of.  Beginning today, it's requiring new users to provide thei

California’s strengthening storms mean more billion-dollar disasters 2019-12-04 14:01:00A deluge so extreme hit Northern California in late February 2019 that a news photographer spotted a man rowing through town in a garbage dumpster. Th

2019 is now recorded for having the highest 2019-12-04 13:30:00While increase from 2018 to 2019 is lower than in previous years, the effects of the increase will still be felt. Read more...More about Tech, Climate

Google cofounders step down from roles as Alphabet 2019-12-04 13:29:02While the two will no longer be execs within the company, they will remain on the board. Read more...More about Tech, Google, Mashable Video, Alphabet

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India’s IT minister conflates deepake with fake news New! 2019-12-05 08:57:18A lot of countries and states are forming, or thinking about forming policies around deepfake content. However, a question answered by minister R

Bitcoin-hungry hackers ‘target major US data center firm’ New! 2019-12-05 08:21:05A prominent data center provider in the US has reportedly been hit by the Sodinokibi ransomware, which several months ago earned a hacker $287,00

Dopamine fasting: an expert reviews the latest craze New! 2019-12-05 08:17:44It’s the latest fad in Silicon Valley. By reducing the brain’s feel-good chemical known as dopamine – cutting back on things like fo

Twitter to introduce stricter content NSFW guidelines — New! 2019-12-05 07:56:23Over the past year, social networking platforms Facebook and Instagram have made it almost impossible for NSFW artists to exist on the platforms in th

Spotify’s 2019 Wrapped has arrived: Here’s what you New! 2019-12-05 06:58:02It’s the most wonderful (or irritating, your choice) time of the year! That’s right, Spotify has released its 2019 Wrapped list! If you&rs

24 Chinese nationals arrested in Thailand over alleged New! 2019-12-05 06:25:06Authorities have busted a call center in Thailand and arrested 24 Chinese nationals for allegedly running a Bitcoin investment scam. Chiang Rai Times,

WhatsApp deactivates Kashimiri accounts after 4-month internet ban New! 2019-12-05 05:54:39Chat app WhatsApp has kicked out several users from Kashmir after four months of internet shutdown in the state, BuzzFeed News reports. 

CHEAP: Forget about vacuuming with $200 off the New! 2019-12-05 05:14:52Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Are you sick of vacuuming your house? If the answer is yes, yo

Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler appointed as New! 2019-12-05 04:36:39Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, t

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 will force manufacturers to buy New! 2019-12-05 04:30:13Qualcomm announced details about its newly launched Snapdragon 865 flagship processor last night. The chip can support phones with 144Hz refresh rates

iPhone 11 Pro collects location data even when 2019-12-04 09:02:53It appears iPhone 11 Pro is collecting your location data even when it’s not supposed to, security researcher Brian Krebs has found. The cu

This new app is leveraging blockchain to help 2019-12-04 08:58:01For the ongoing series, Code Word, we’re exploring if — and how — technology can protect individuals against sexual assault and hara

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The CCPA Will Take Effect Jan. 1 - 2019-11-29 07:00:00Although not every United States business will be affected, the new California Consumer Protection Act almost certainly will have implications for man

Consider Service Mesh as a Security Tool 2019-11-26 12:40:26If you're like most security pros, chances are you're starting to get frustrated with microservices a little -- or maybe a lot. Microservice archite

Health Tech Trends: Connected Devices, Telehealth, Independent Living 2019-11-25 12:58:54The U.S. healthcare industry is in the midst of transformation, including an overhaul of its information infrastructure from physical to digital, and

Why a Single Source of Truth Often Isn't 2019-11-21 14:07:00This week, Salesforce used its annual Dreamforce mega-show to make a host of announcements, ranging from contact center partnership with Amazon to a s

How Safe Are Home Security Systems? 2019-11-21 13:01:34I have loved the story of Ring doorbells ever since seeing the CEO Jamie Siminoff on TV's Shark Tank several years ago. I also loved the SimpliSafe s

Keeping the 'Service' in SaaS 2019-11-20 14:52:44In today's highly competitive B2B software industry, it's not enough to staff a call center and sit back and wait for customers to reach out when th

You Might Owe Cryptocurrency-Related Taxes 2019-11-20 13:13:43Got your attention? We thought so. In a recently published Notice, the IRS seems to be offering some cautionary advice about the legal risks associate

Windows 7 End of Life 2019-11-19 12:39:52Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 on Jan. 14, 2020. Windows 7 will continue to run on Jan. 14 as it did on Jan. 13. So why is it so important t

The Rise of D2C 2019-11-18 13:51:29Direct-to-consumer commerce, or D2C, is on the rise. Increasingly, consumers are expecting to interact directly with the companies that market and man

Salesforce and Microsoft in Another Deal 2019-11-14 14:28:25With Dreamforce approaching, it's no surprise that Salesforce is making a flurry of announcements. What is surprising are two big ones involving part

Google to Offer 'Smart' Checking Accounts 2019-11-14 07:00:00Google plans to launch checking accounts next year. "We're exploring how we can partner with banks and credit unions in the United States to offer s

The Information Utility, Continued 2019-11-13 20:12:12I've been sharing my theory on the formation of an information utility for some time now. Various big vendors have announced alliances with that kind

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82-Year-Old Lady Beats Up Burglar Who Broke Into 2019-11-25 16:16:06An 82-year-old female powerlifter broke her foot off in a 28-year-old man’s rear end after he tried to break into her abode in Rochester, New Yo

Woman Born With 12 Fingers And 20 Toes 2019-11-22 17:03:20A woman who was born with 12 fingers and 20 toes contends she has become a social misfit, with neighbors convinced she is a witch. 63-year-old Kumar N

Preschool Girl Puts Classmate In Headlock After He 2019-11-21 15:28:53A 3-year-old girl is giving “girl power” a whole new meaning, after teachers found Kynlee McFetridge clinching her fellow preschooler, Jac

Attorney Dies After Being Shot By Gun Presented 2019-11-20 14:35:14A prominent barrister from South Africa has been shot and slain in court after a firearm presented as evidence in the trial inadvertently went off. Se

Guy Survives Being Swallowed By A Hippo Three 2019-11-19 13:16:25A man who narrowly survived being swallowed by a hippopotamus has opened up about the death-defying ordeal, in which he forfeited an arm. Paul Templer

Garbage Collector Uncovers Whale Vomit Worth Over $100,000 2019-11-19 11:40:48They say — one creature’s vomit is another man’s treasure — as one garbage man discovers over $100,000 worth of whale puke. So

Nine-Year-Old Child Prodigy To Graduate University 2019-11-15 19:40:37Laurent Simons, a young prodigy from Belgium, is on course to attain a bachelor’s degree at the dear age of nine. At the Eindhoven University of

This Establishment Is Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Burgers 2019-11-14 18:35:04An establishment in the Bay-area has rocked the meatless meat industry with a new, mind-bursting class of meatless meat: air-based meat. Air Protein a

How Beauty Brands Stay Authentic on Social Media 2019-11-13 23:08:47There is something to be said about the appeal of an aesthetically pleasing, perfectly curated social media presence. That said, how can a doctored fa

Hockey Fan Busted Covertly Stealing Ice Cream On 2019-11-13 19:20:02Fans at home watching the Carolina Hurricanes vs Ottawa Senators hockey game witnessed a fellow fan expertly stealing someone’s ice cream cone.

A Homeless Man Randomly Dumps Bucket Of Hot 2019-11-12 18:49:43A homeless man abruptly pulled a woman out of her out of a vehicle dragged her in the middle of the street, and splashed a bucket of diarrhea on her h

Trust and Truth Online 2019-11-12 08:00:41In the past, consumers have been able to put their trust in news sources to provide accurate information. But, as the age of social media continues to

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