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KeepSolid VPN on sale, get a 2-year subscription for 90% off

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TL;DR: Get a two-year subscription to KeepSolid for $59.99. It’s typically $603.42 so you’ll save 90%. 


Maybe this sounds overdramatic, but if you aren’t using a VPN service, you really should drop what you’re doing and invest in one now. They’re not just a helpful loophole if you want to stream Netflix shows available in your home country while you’re traveling abroad, although they’re great for that. VPN services help protect your identity and personal data, especially if…

Google implements augmented reality in Maps

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The feature is rolling out on Pixel phones after previously being available to some Local Guides. Currently, there’s no word as to when it will be available on other Android phones or iOS.

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Facebook reveals early results from its subscription-focused local news accelerator

It’s been more than a year since Facebook announced that it would be funding a Local News Subscriptions Accelerator. Now the company is sharing some of the ways in which the program has led to new initiatives at different publishers.

The accelerator’s executive director is Tim Griggs (a former executive at The Texas Tribune and New York Times), with grants administered by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism.

In an email, the institute’s director of operations, Ken Herts, said the…

Marty the grocery store robot is a glimpse into our hell-ish future

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Attention shoppers: I’ve seen the future of grocery store technology, and let me tell you, we can do better.

I’m no Marty McFly. I simply reside in a small Connecticut town, which means that in addition to doing Extremely New England things like commuting to the city on the Metro North, bragging about beaches, and the fact that the state inspired the picturesque fictional town in Gilmore Girls, I occasionally spend some time on the weekends shopping for groceries at a local Stop &…

At long last, full 4G is finally coming to the London Underground

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The London Underground sometimes feels like the land that mobile signal forgot. 

Locals know the drill. You’re sitting on the Tube waiting for your phone to connect to the patchy-at-best station WiFi so you can hit send on an urgent text before jumping aboard.

But all that could soon become a distant memory. In 2020, the London Underground’s Jubilee line will be graced with full 4G phone signal — a first for London Tube lines.

According to Transport for London (TfL), the eastern half of…

Facebook has no plans to launch its crypto wallet in India

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Facebook’s Calibra — a digital cryptocurrency wallet that will let users send and receive the recently launched cryptocurrency Libra — probably won’t launch in India any time soon. 

A Facebook spokesperson told The Economic Times (via CoinDesk) that the company has “no plans to offer Calibra in India” due to “local restrictions within India that made a launch of Calibra not possible at this time.”

India doesn’t look very favorably upon cryptocurrencies, having banned banks from using…

Security flaw in Zoom allows website to turn on your Mac’s camera without consent

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Researcher Jonathan Leitschuh explains that the app’s usage of a web server on users’ local machines could allow the server to reinstall the app if uninstalled and possibly turn on the camera.

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Zoom backtracks, fixes security vulnerability after user outcry

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Sometimes, it only takes the security experts, the media, and users to collectively say “hell no” to make a company reconsider a controversial feature. 

After a security researcher had discovered a flaw in videoconferencing service Zoom’s Mac client, stemming from the fact that the client installs a web server on the user’s computer, Zoom initially held its ground, saying the vulnerabilities found are “low risk” and calling the web server a “legitimate solution.”

But just one day later,…

Security flaw in Zoom allows website to turn on your Mac’s camera without consent

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Researcher Jonathan Leitschuh explains that the app’s usage of a web server on users’ local machines could allow the server to reinstall the app if uninstalled and possibly turn on the camera.

Read more here. Read more…

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Security flaw in Zoom allows website to turn on your Mac’s camera without consent

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Researcher Jonathan Leitschuh explains that the app’s usage of a web server on users’ local machines could allow the server to reinstall the app if uninstalled and possibly turn on the camera.

Read more here. Read more…

More about Tech, Apple, Mashable Video, Cybersecurity, and Zoom