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New York launches new investigation into Facebook

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Another day, another investigation for Facebook to deal with. 

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that her office is opening an investigation into Facebook over its scraping of millions users’ email contacts lists.

“Facebook has repeatedly demonstrated a lack of respect for consumers’ information while at the same time profiting from mining that data,” James said in a statement.

The investigation comes after it was reported earlier this month that Facebook’s email…

New York launches new investigation into Facebook

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Another day, another investigation for Facebook to deal with. 

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that her office is opening an investigation into Facebook over its scraping of millions users’ email contacts lists.

“Facebook has repeatedly demonstrated a lack of respect for consumers’ information while at the same time profiting from mining that data,” James said in a statement.

The investigation comes after it was reported earlier this month that Facebook’s email…

Facebook accidentally scraped the email contacts of 1.5 million users

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Facebook has been embroiled in another password-related mess.

As reported by Business Insider, the social media giant inadvertently uploaded the email contacts of 1.5 million users who had just signed up to the network.

The issue stems from when Facebook asked new users for their email passwords at sign-up, an odd request which was spotted a few weeks ago by a cybersecurity researcher by the name of “e-sushi.” 

Facebook…

Facebook accidentally scraped the email contacts of 1.5 million users

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Facebook has been embroiled in another password-related mess.

As reported by Business Insider, the social media giant inadvertently uploaded the email contacts of 1.5 million users who had just signed up to the network.

The issue stems from when Facebook asked new users for their email passwords at sign-up, an odd request which was spotted a few weeks ago by a cybersecurity researcher by the name of “e-sushi.” 

Facebook…

WhatsApp adds new group messaging privacy settings

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WhatsApp has rolled out a new common sense privacy setting that may also make it more difficult for harmful content to spread through the platform. Starting Wednesday, WhatsApp users will be able to specify who is able to add them to groups, and to accept or reject invitations sent through DMs. 

Now, in WhatsApp’s settings, users can choose whether “Everyone,” “My Contacts,” or “Nobody” can automatically add them to groups. Users can navigate to the settings through Account Privacy …

Verizon to launch smartphone plan meant for kids

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Verizon’s new plan, called “Just Kids,” includes 5GB of 4G LTE data plus unlimited talk and text to 20 “parent-defined contacts.” Read more…

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Verizon to launch smartphone plan meant for kids

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Verizon’s new plan, called “Just Kids,” includes 5GB of 4G LTE data plus unlimited talk and text to 20 “parent-defined contacts.” Read more…

More about Smartphones, Verizon, Mashable Video, Lte, and Tech

Not even Chinese spies will make Trump give up his iPhone

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Remember when Hillary Clinton’s private email server allegedly helped lose her the election? Those were the days.

President Trump will not stop making calls on his multiple iPhones, even though his own aides have told him that Russian and Chinese spies are intercepting his communications. Multiple Trump aides spoke to the New York Times about this for a new report, who said they were doing so out of “frustration.”

Trump has…

Google Maps for iOS now lets you share your ETA

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For the chronically late among us, your days of lying about being “5 minutes away” are numbered. 

Google released its “share your real-time location” feature for the Google Maps iOS app on Thursday. It lets you send ETAs to friends and family based on satellite data — not empty promises. 

The setting lets users share their location with specific people for the duration of a trip. Just tap the ^ button once you’ve begun a trip, and a list of frequent contacts will pop up. Then you can…

Google Maps for iOS now lets you share your ETA

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For the chronically late among us, your days of lying about being “5 minutes away” are numbered. 

Google released its “share your real-time location” feature for the Google Maps iOS app on Thursday. It lets you send ETAs to friends and family based on satellite data — not empty promises. 

The setting lets users share their location with specific people for the duration of a trip. Just tap the ^ button once you’ve begun a trip, and a list of frequent contacts will pop up. Then you can…