India bans TikTok, other Chinese apps amid border clashes

Indian TikTok users awoke Tuesday to a notice from the popular short-video app saying their data would be transferred to an Irish subsidiary, a response to India’s ban on dozens of Chinese apps amid a military standoff between the two countries. The quick workaround showed the ban was largely symbolic since the apps can’t be […]

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GOP Rep. Gaetz reveals adopted Cuban son on Twitter after clash with Dem congressman

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., surprised social media users Thursday by revealing he has a Cuban son after a fiery exchange with Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., a day earlier where Gaetz accused Richmond of suggesting Republicans do not know what it’s like to worry about raising a non-white child. “For all those wondering, this is my son Nestor. We share […]

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Google Chrome security flaw results in 32 million malware downloads

Users of Google’s market-leading web browser Chrome downloaded spyware more than 30 million times in the form of free add-ons from the official Chrome Web Store, researchers have discovered. The security weakness highlights the company’s latest failure to protect browsers as Chrome is used for more sensitive functions than just surfing the web, including email […]

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Zoom vows to protect user privacy with end-to-end encryption

Zoom Video Communications is planning to offer all its free and paying users end-to-end encryption for video calls and will launch a trial version in July, the video conferencing provider said on Wednesday. The company, whose business has boomed with the coronavirus lockdowns forcing more people to work from home, has transformed into a global […]

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Google Maps commuting feature can warn about crowded subways

Google Maps has introduced new commuting features that can warn users how crowded a subway car might be during rush hour, or whether there are temperature checkpoints along their drive. The the popular navigation app’s new features are getting launched in the US, as well as countries like Australia, Spain and the UK as cities […]

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Did Blackout Tuesday Movement Miss the Point? | Daily Pop | E! News

Social media users are taking to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to post pictures of black squares as symbols of solidarity with the black community. #BlackoutTuesday #ENews #DailyPop Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub Subscribe to Daily Pop The PODCAST: http://linktr.ee/dailypop About Daily Pop: Come for the Hollywood headlines, stay for the hot takes and juicy gossip. Our hosts discuss, […]

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Watch Live – Fedal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at Peterson Institute Webcast

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Twitter to label disputed COVID-19 tweets

By Amanda Seitz, The Associated Press Twitter announced Monday it will warn users when a tweet contains disputed or misleading information about the coronavirus. The new rule is the latest in a wave of stricter policies that tech companies are rolling out to confront an outbreak of virus-related misinformation on their sites. Twitter will take […]

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Zoom reaches deal with New York AG to better protect its users

Zoom has reached a deal with New York regulators to better protect users from “Zoom-bombing” and other security problems. The Thursday pact with the state attorney general’s office marks the videoconferencing company’s latest effort to address mounting concerns about the security and privacy of its platform, which has become a crucial tool the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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Virus threatens future of already-struggling transit systems

Before the pandemic, public transit users in cities around the country bonded over a slew of ills that plagued aging subway systems, from delays and breakdowns to the occasional derailment. Now those systems are grappling with a new reality — drastically plummeting ridership and revenue caused by a stealthy virus that’s also sickening and killing […]

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Zoom will let users report ‘Zoom-bombing’ straight from the app

Zoom is rolling out a new feature to help users fight pervs and trolls who hijack their video meetings. The videoconferencing company said it will put a new button in its app to let meeting hosts report misbehaving users directly to Zoom’s “Trust and Safety team,” which will evaluate the problem and block the offending […]

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Sharing your high school graduation photos on Facebook could invite hackers

Countless Facebook users have been sharing photos of their high school graduations in solidarity with this year’s senior class, which is completing its final year at home because of the coronavirus crisis. But a report from the Better Business Bureau, a nonprofit consumer advocacy and market research organization, says that crooks can social engineer sensitive […]

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Apple and Google team up to create coronavirus-tracking software

Apple and Google are teaming up to build software that can alert users if they come into direct contact with someone who has the coronavirus. In a rare partnership for the Silicon Valley rivals that’s sure to stir privacy concerns, the companies said in a Friday press release that they will work together on  that […]

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Lawsuit claims Zoom illegally shared user data with Facebook

Zoom illegally gave Facebook its users’ personal data without telling them, according to a new lawsuit against the teleconferencing company that has seen its business surge amid the coronavirus pandemic. The company failed to tell users that it gave Facebook and “and possibly other third parties” access to personal information it collected whenever they installed […]

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Dating App Filters Out Dummies | Daily Pop | E! News

Love Smart, a dating app that matches people based on intelligence–and users get denied if they score lower than fifty percent. Would you do it? #DatingApp #ENews #DailyPop Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub Subscribe to Daily Pop The PODCAST: http://linktr.ee/dailypop About Daily Pop: Come for the Hollywood headlines, stay for the hot takes and juicy gossip. Our hosts […]

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Vietnam says Facebook violated controversial cybersecurity law

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration By Khanh Vu HANOI (Reuters) – Facebook (NASDAQ:) has violated Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law by allowing users to post anti-government comments on the platform, state media said on Wednesday, days after the controversial […]

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