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In Twitch hack, users’ personal data may have been stolen

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Amazon-owned game streaming service Twitch was hacked, the company announced in a blog post Monday. The attackers gained access to users’ account information.

The company also sent an email to users, warning that their account information may have been compromised, including email addresses, passwords (cryptographically protected, according to Twitch), IP addresses and limited credit card information. Full credit card numbers aren’t stored by Twitch, but other personal data is, such as card…

+SocialGood UK is on Friday, and tickets are going fast

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Tickets are nearly sold out for Friday’s +SocialGood UK conference in London, which will bring together elected officials, activists, leaders and influencers to explore how technology and new media can work together to spur social change in the UK and beyond.

Speakers including Cosmopolitan.co.uk Digital Editor Kate Lucey, Open Source Investigator and founder of the Brown Moses blog Eliot Higgins and United Nations Foundation…

Former NBA MVP Steve Nash calls it a career

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The yearly grind of the NBA’s 82-game schedule is brutal, but that will no longer be a concern for Laker’s guard Steve Nash, who announced his retirement on Saturday

A two-time league MVP and the third-ranked all-time leader in assists, at 6 feet 3 inches tall, Nash go does as one of the greatest guards the game has ever seen, but his final years in Los Angeles were marred by injury and disappointment

Nash broke the…

The most underwhelming images of the solar eclipse

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Solar eclipses are rare events, so it’s only natural they should cause more than a little excitement.

Sadly, though, sometimes mother nature refuses to play ball.

Friday’s eclipse was blocked for many by clouds, and Twitter was awash with mundane works of art as #anticlimax started trending

Less than spectacular eclipse action in London pic.twitter.com/06018RNQzk

— Kaya Burgess (@kayaburgess) March 20, 2015

Announcing Dulux’s Eclipse range:…

Parents are pissed at Lego for offering ‘beauty tips’ to 5-year-old girls

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Beauty tips are now available for 5-to-12-year-olds, courtesy of Lego.

Some parents are less than thrilled with the company for a magazine spread titled “Emma’s Beauty Tips” in the March-April Yellow Brick edition of Lego Club magazine

Sharon Holbrook first spotted the spread in her 7-year-old daughter’s magazine and wrote about it for Motherlode, a parenting blog on the New York Times

The spread, below, suggests hairstyles to…

Farewell, GigaOm: Tech news powerhouse shutting down

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San Francisco-based tech blog GigaOm, a widely-respected name in the industry for nearly a decade, is shutting down for want of funding, according to its founder

“Gigaom is winding down and its assets are now controlled by the company’s lenders,” Om Malik wrote Monday. “It is not how you want the story of a company you founded to end.

“Business, much like life, is not a movie and not everyone gets to have a story book ending.”

GigaOm was founded as a company in 2006 by Malik, who had been…

Facebook is changing how it counts Likes

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Facebook is changing the way it counts Likes, the company announced on Thursday.

Don’t panic, though; the changes only apply to celebrity and business pages. Facebook will no longer factor in Likes from users who have voluntarily deactivated their accounts or users who have passed away, according to a blog post. Facebook said the changes will offer businesses a clearer, more accurate idea of their Facebook audience, since neither of those groups are Facebook users.

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Love the skin you’re in: 9 uplifting body-positive blogs

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Among the fashion, entertainment and media industries, body-shaming and impossible beauty standards are exceedingly commonplace. But bloggers are fighting back.

Using platforms like Tumblr, an important intersection for young people and issues of social justice, bloggers are changing the conversation and showing it’s possible to love the skin you’re in.

From the inclusive Stop Hating Your Body Tumblr, which promotes self-love among all…

Google set to banish sexually explicit content from Blogger

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Anyone who’s running a blog containing sexually explicit images on Google’s blogging platform, Blogger, is in for a nasty surprise — their blogs will soon be made private

Those blogs’ content won’t be deleted, but it will only be visible to the blog’s owner and admins, as well as users with whom the blog has been shared. Google announced the change in an update to its Adult content policy on Blogger Monday

For existing blogs, the change will go into effect March 23, 2015. After that date,…


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Uber: Military drivers made $18 million in 6 months

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Uber announced on Wednesday that over 10,000 members of the military community have signed up as drivers since last fall.

The popular on-demand car service launched a program in September dubbed UberMILITARY to enlist 50,000 service members, veterans and military spouses as drivers by early 2016. One of the goals of the campaign was to “empower them as entrepreneurs and small business owners,” the company said in a