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  • Pokémon Go promises to fix the bug that let it access all your Google data

    Pokémon Go promises to fix the bug that let it access all your Google data

    Pokémon Go isn’t reading your Gmail. The makers of the hot, new mobile game are fixing a bug that allowed the app to gain full access to users’ accounts, when they signed in using their Google account information. The company claims it didn’t mean to ask for such elevated permissions, and it will now correct this. The app had the power to access your Gmail, your Google… Read More

  • Deleted Tweet archive PostGhost shut down after Twitter cease and desist

    Deleted Tweet archive PostGhost shut down after Twitter cease and desist

    PostGhost was a nascent website that archived the tweets of the famous, rich, and important. The site got popular for finding and storing the deleted Tweets of politicians and even Lindsay Lohan who plead with the English PM to #remain. “We created the website postghost.com to provide the public with a more accurate history of public statements made by the most influential public figures… Read More

  • Facebook explains censorship policy for Live video

    Facebook explains censorship policy for Live video

    Facebook only removes content if it celebrates or glorifies violence, not if it’s only graphic or disturbing, according to a spokesperson. Facebook also insists that the video of Philando Castile’s death was temporarily unavailable due to a technical glitch that was Facebook’s fault. That contradicts theories that the video disappeared due to Facebook waffling on whether… Read More

  • Twitter reportedly in talks with the NBA, MLS and Turner for more sports streaming

    Twitter reportedly in talks with the NBA, MLS and Turner for more sports streaming

    Twitter isn’t satisfied with streaming 10 Thursday Night Football games this upcoming NFL season. According to Recode, the social media network is also reportedly in talks with the NBA, Major League Soccer and cable television giant Turner about acquiring digital rights to stream more live sports. Twitter didn’t immediately respond to our request for confirmation of the report. Read More

  • Her, the dating app for queer women, finally goes live on Android

    Her, the dating app for queer women, finally goes live on Android

    And so, the dating pool for queer women across the world got that much bigger. Her, the dating app focused exclusively on ladies who are into other ladies, has finally opened up the app to Android users. The app launched all the way back in 2013 in the UK, and back then it was known as “Dattch.” Since, the app has rebranded to Her and launched across the United States, with… Read More

  • “Clean Diesel” agency spams Venmo customers for charity donations

    “Clean Diesel” agency spams Venmo customers for charity donations

    The WaterIsLife charity discovered a Venmo loophole, enabling it to blast its message to a thousand unsuspecting people earlier this week. By sending $0.01 to folks who were appearing in the Venmo feed, it was able to advertise the charity to hundreds of people. Their shitty marketing stunt kicks open the floodgate for yet another channel of spam coming at you from all sides. Yay. Read More

  • Messenger now has virtual monkeys, courtesy of Yahoo

    Messenger now has virtual monkeys, courtesy of Yahoo

    What’s a poor beleaguered brand like Yahoo to do? Use its smart engineers to jump on the hottest trend, of course. Today the company is launching a bot that simulates a pet monkey for Facebook Messenger. Oh, and a few slightly more useful bots, too, like ones that will tell you about the weather, latest news and how your stock portfolio is performing. Read More

  • Bumble is going to help you find your next job with BumbleBizz

    Bumble is going to help you find your next job with BumbleBizz

    I hate networking. Or at least the type of networking that consists of awkward happy hours where no one knows each other and you’re approached every five seconds by some over-eager “networker” who seemingly has an endless pocket full of business cards. But, here’s the thing, that’s only one small type of networking. In its broader and much less aggressive form… Read More

  • Instagram nixes naughty comments

    Instagram nixes naughty comments

    Comment reels can become cesspools, especially on celebrity social media posts that get replies by the thousands. But now Instagram is letting its new business pages take out the trash with a new Comment Moderation option. It “Blocks comments with words or phrases often reported as offensive from appearing on your posts.” Instagram confirms to me that the feature rolled out… Read More

  • Facebook will test video downloads for offline viewing

    Facebook will test video downloads for offline viewing

    The developing world can’t join the age of social video since streaming sucks up too much costly data and is sluggish on slow connections. But Facebook wants to change that with a new video download option it will start testing on July 11th with a small percentage of users in India. While on WiFi, people can sync videos to their device for offline viewing within Facebook’s… Read More

  • Facebook’s OpenCellular is a new open-source wireless access platform for remote areas

    Facebook’s OpenCellular is a new open-source wireless access platform for remote areas

    Facebook is clearly very serious about its mission to connect the world and in the process, it has launched solar-powered drones that use lasers to connect to each other and the ground, and more prosaic efforts like new antennas for covering both urban and rural areas. Today, Facebook is expanding this work with the launch of OpenCellular, a new open source hardware and software project that… Read More

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