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Twitter will remove precise location tagging in tweets, citing lack of use

Update: An earlier version of this post said Twitter is removing location tagging in tweets. In fact, it is only removing the ability to share precise location details like latitude and longitude.

In an announcement today from its support account, Twitter said it is removing the option to tag precise locations in tweets. The feature will still be available for photos through Twitter’s updated camera. The company said this is because “most people don’t tag their precise location in…

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Twitter will remove precise location tagging in tweets, citing lack of use

Update: An earlier version of this post said Twitter is removing location tagging in tweets. In fact, it is only removing the ability to share precise location details like latitude and longitude.

In an announcement today from its support account, Twitter said it is removing the option to tag precise locations in tweets. The feature will still be available for photos through Twitter’s updated camera. The company said this is because “most people don’t tag their precise location in…

PSA for big file sharers and movie downloaders: These are the best VPNs for torrenting in the UK

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File sharing has come a long way since LimeWire — but users of torrenting sites may still have security and privacy fears.

This is where VPNs — which encrypt data leaving your computer and make it impossible for others to see what you’re downloading — come in handy. To the uninitiated, these virtual private networks assign a virtual IP address to obscure your real location from others, which is important when sharing snippets of files with other users of a torrenting client,…

6 of the best GPS dog collars and trackers to keep tabs on your pet in the UK

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If you’re like us, you get slight separation anxiety when you see your pooch run off. We don’t blame you. Equipping pets with ID tags or microchips is one way to ensure your pets’ safe return in case they get lost while on holiday or stray away from home, but you can take your dog’s safety to another level — with wearable tech for petsPet cameras are getting more and more popular, and pet wearables, such as GPS collars, are making it possible for pet parents to track their dog’s…

Slack patches Windows app bug that could’ve been used for spying

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A security researcher has uncovered a flaw in Slack that could’ve been exploited to steal files over the business messaging app and potentially spread malware.

The flaw involves Slack’s Windows desktop app, and how it can automatically send downloaded files to a certain destination—whether it be on your PC or to an online storage server. You can set a download location in the app’s preferences section. However, David Wells, a researcher at the security firm Tenable, noticed there’s another…

Slack patches Windows app bug that could’ve been used for spying

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A security researcher has uncovered a flaw in Slack that could’ve been exploited to steal files over the business messaging app and potentially spread malware.

The flaw involves Slack’s Windows desktop app, and how it can automatically send downloaded files to a certain destination—whether it be on your PC or to an online storage server. You can set a download location in the app’s preferences section. However, David Wells, a researcher at the security firm Tenable, noticed there’s another…

Slack patches Windows app bug that could’ve been used for spying

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A security researcher has uncovered a flaw in Slack that could’ve been exploited to steal files over the business messaging app and potentially spread malware.

The flaw involves Slack’s Windows desktop app, and how it can automatically send downloaded files to a certain destination—whether it be on your PC or to an online storage server. You can set a download location in the app’s preferences section. However, David Wells, a researcher at the security firm Tenable, noticed there’s another…

Slack patches Windows app bug that could’ve been used for spying

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A security researcher has uncovered a flaw in Slack that could’ve been exploited to steal files over the business messaging app and potentially spread malware.

The flaw involves Slack’s Windows desktop app, and how it can automatically send downloaded files to a certain destination—whether it be on your PC or to an online storage server. You can set a download location in the app’s preferences section. However, David Wells, a researcher at the security firm Tenable, noticed there’s another…

How Uber and other digital platforms could trick us using behavioral science – unless we act fast

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Uber’s business model is incredibly simple: It’s a platform that facilitates exchanges between people. And Uber’s been incredibly successful at it, almost eliminating the transaction costs of doing business in everything from shuttling people around town to delivering food.

This is one of the reasons Uber will soon be among the most valuable companies in the world after its shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on May 10.

Yet its expected $82.4 billion market…

How Uber and other digital platforms could trick us using behavioral science – unless we act fast

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Uber’s business model is incredibly simple: It’s a platform that facilitates exchanges between people. And Uber’s been incredibly successful at it, almost eliminating the transaction costs of doing business in everything from shuttling people around town to delivering food.

This is one of the reasons Uber will soon be among the most valuable companies in the world after its shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on May 10.

Yet its expected $82.4 billion market…