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Australia’s spy agencies caught collecting COVID-19 app data

Australia’s spy agencies caught collecting COVID-19 app data Australia’s intelligence agencies have been caught “incidentally” collecting data from the country’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app during the first six months of its launch, a government watchdog has found. The report, published Monday by the Australian government’s inspector general for the intelligence community, which […]

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A bug meant Twitter Fleets could still be seen after they disappear

A bug meant Twitter Fleets could still be seen after they disappear Twitter is the latest social media site to allow users to experiment with posting disappearing content. Fleets, as Twitter calls them, allows its mobile users post short stories, like photos or videos with overlaying text, that are set to vanish […]

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Google plans to test end-to-end encryption in Android messages

Google plans to test end-to-end encryption in Android messages For the past year and a half, Google has been rolling out its next-generation messaging to Android users to replace the old, clunky, and insecure SMS text messaging. Now the company says that rollout is complete, and plans to bring end-to-end encryption to […]

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5 New Features to Explore in MacOS Big Sur

5 New Features to Explore in MacOS Big Sur Apple brings a new look to the Mac’s interface, plus several major improvements to Safari, Messages, and Maps. Source: https://www.wired.com/category/gear 5 New Features to Explore in MacOS Big Sur

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L’Oréal rolls out a line of ‘virtual makeup’

L’Oréal rolls out a line of ‘virtual makeup’ Selfie filters have improved immensely over the past several years, but companies on the forefront of the tech see plenty of room to grow. The cosmetics world has seen some rapid change in the past several years as makeup has proven particularly ripe for […]

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Josh.ai launches a ‘nearly invisible’ Amazon Echo competitor that’s the size of a coin

Josh.ai launches a ‘nearly invisible’ Amazon Echo competitor that’s the size of a coin In the past several weeks we’ve seen refreshes and product expansions from about every facet of the smart home virtual assistant world. Apple launched the HomePod Mini, Google offered a long-overdue refresh of the Google Home, and Amazon […]

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Netflix tests a programmed linear TV and movie channel in France

Netflix tests a programmed linear TV and movie channel in France Netflix is testing out a programmed linear content channel, similar to what you get with standard broadcast and cable TV, for the first time (via Variety). The streaming company will still be streaming said channel – it’ll be accessed via Netflix’s […]

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Facebook takes down “Stop the Steal 2020” group organizing around false claims of election chicanery

Facebook takes down “Stop the Steal 2020” group organizing around false claims of election chicanery Facebook has taken down a group that had amassed over 300,000 members and was sharing misinformation and organizing around false allegations of impropriety during the 2020 elections. The group, called “Stop the Steal 2020” was organizing protests […]

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TikTok stars got a judge to block Trump’s TikTok ban

TikTok stars got a judge to block Trump’s TikTok ban TikTok has won another battle in its fight against the Trump administration’s ban of its video-sharing app in the U.S. — or, more accurately in this case, the TikTok community won a battle. On Friday, a federal judge in Pennsylvania has issued […]

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Under Armour to sell MyFitnessPal for $345 million, after acquiring it in 2015 for $475 million

Under Armour to sell MyFitnessPal for 5 million, after acquiring it in 2015 for 5 million Global fitness giant Under Armour announced this morning that it will be selling MyFitnessPal to investment firm Francisco Partners for $345 million, five and a half years after acquiring it for $475 million. The company also […]

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