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Google bans embedded in-app sign-ins to curb phishing attacks

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Google is taking a big step to fight phishing attempts on its users.

In a post on the company’s security blog, Google’s Product Manager of Account Security Jonathan Skelker announced that the search giant will begin to block account sign-ins from embedded browsers within applications.

The problem with embedded browsers, as Skelker lays out, is that it leaves Google’s users susceptible to phishing attacks from bad actors. 

Previously, third-party developers could add web browser…

Colbert talks about ‘insane sh*t’ in Mueller Report

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Stephen Colbert has a new theory about that bizarre Game of Thrones/”Game Over” photo Donald Trump tweeted after Attorney General William Barr’s press conference ahead of the release of the Mueller Report. That cloud of vapor surrounding Trump is simply all “the smoke Barr just blew up his ass.” Ouch. Also, ew.

Colbert finally got his hands on the 400+ page Mueller Report and he has some *thoughts.* Read more…

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Colbert talks about ‘insane sh*t’ in Mueller Report

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Stephen Colbert has a new theory about that bizarre Game of Thrones/”Game Over” photo Donald Trump tweeted after Attorney General William Barr’s press conference ahead of the release of the Mueller Report. That cloud of vapor surrounding Trump is simply all “the smoke Barr just blew up his ass.” Ouch. Also, ew.

Colbert finally got his hands on the 400+ page Mueller Report and he has some *thoughts.* Read more…

More about Donald Trump, Stephen Colbert, Mueller Report, Entertainment, and…

Channel your inner Bob Ross with this cheap online painting course

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Over two decades after his passing, Bob Ross lives on in posthumous glory as *the* definitive art teacher for a generation of aspiring artists.

Was it his ‘fro? His genial Southern charm? The woodland creatures he befriended and featured on his painting videos? 

Whatever the case, Bob Ross made painting seem easy and accessible. And his legacy lives on in the slew of step-by-step instructional videos that exist to this day, which have together transformed the act of creating art from a…

The cast of Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger guess the Marvel character — Giftionary

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Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt of Cloak & Dagger try and guess the names of Marvel characters just by using GIFs. Read more…

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Facebook reveals ‘millions’ of Instagram passwords were exposed

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Welp, it looks like millions of Instagram accounts were left out in the open for Facebook employees to see. 

A full month after Facebook admitted it mistakenly stored hundreds of million of passwords in plaintext where employees could see them, the company quietly added a significant update: that millions of Instagram passwords were also affected.

“Since this post was published, we discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format,” Facebook wrote. “We now…

CIA director promises agency will soon launch an Instagram account

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Espionage it for the ‘gram!

During an address at Auburn University in Alabama, CIA Director Gina Haspel unveiled some de-classified information about the CIA’s next big move: it’s launching an Instagram page.

Haspel clued the audience into the agency’s decision while talking about the social media savvy of new recruits, as well as transparency and the challenges of an agency devoted to secrets communicating its work to the…

The Mueller report is here and so are the ‘Harm to Ongoing Matter’ memes

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Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated report is finally public, but it’s littered with redactions from Attorney General William Barr that are unexpectedly labeled, “Harm to Ongoing Matter.”

People anticipated there could be some heavy redactions, but after the lengthy report was published, it became apparent that dozens of lines, and even entire pages, were blacked out with the words “Harm to Ongoing Matter” or HOM for short.

After scrolling through the report and seeing the phrase used over…

Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards opens up about living with anxiety in powerful Instagram post

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Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards has opened up about her experience of living with anxiety and panic attacks over the past few years. 

In an Instagram post, she began by stating that she wanted to open up about something because “venting your feelings is healthy and I want to be honest with you all.” 

“Over the past few years I have suffered really badly with anxiety and panic attacks,” wrote Edwards. “When I first…

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold makes a great first impression (when it doesn’t break)

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Seeing is believing, right?

After years of writing about foldable phone rumors and concepts and leaks, I finally got to hold Samsung’s highly anticipated Galaxy Fold and try out its bendable display — crease and all — and I have to say, it definitely scores a 100 on hype. In a saturated market where all phones essentially look and work the same, the Galaxy Fold was refreshing.

As someone who’s maybe been the most critical of foldable phones, I was surprised by how polished the phone was….