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Google Maps tracks everywhere you go. Here's how to automatically delete what it stores
Google Maps tracks everywhere you go. There’s a tool that lets you automatically delete your location data from Google’s servers after a preset amount of time. This prevents Google from automatically logging years of your location data o...
In bid against Apple, Pablo Escobar's brother launches $350 foldable phone
The sibling of the late drug kingpin says the Escobar Fold 1's plastic screen "cannot break," unlike Samsung's Galaxy Fold.
The K-pop star and the suffering of spy cam victims
When K-pop star Goo Hara, who died last week, was secretly filmed by a boyfriend, she publicly fought for justice. For this, she was viciously attacked online. The sentences for so-called "spy cam porn" are relatively lenient in South Ko...
Digital bank Chime quadruples valuation in less than a year to $5.8 billion as it takes on megabanks
Chime, valued at $1.5 billion in March, is now pegged at $5.8 billion just nine months later, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The leading U.S. digital bank raised a record $500 million in a Series E, showing that massiv...
The unknown influencers who are reaching millions
Far from newspaper offices and TV studios, committed volunteer activists have created an alternative Facebook media universe that could play a key role in the election campaign.
Nearly 40% of Facebook's valuation is on the line from regulatory risk, HSBC says
HSBC Global Strategies initiated coverage of Facebook with a reduce rating, recommending investors sell the stock. The firm said said regulatory overhang is equivalent to 38.5% of Facebook’s current valuation.
Despite the rise of online banks, millennials are still visiting branches
A new report from Jefferies suggests that young people are still embracing bank branches, despite the rise of digital-only banks.
DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman joins Google
Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of British artificial-intelligence firm DeepMind, has announced that he is joining Google.
Singapore start-up Zenyum promises straighter teeth at affordable prices with dental app
Zenyum launched in Singapore in 2018 and secured US$13.8 million in venture capital financing last month
Apple says it isn't tracking your phone if location sharing is turned off
Apple's newer iPhones, including the iPhone 11 Pro, are its first to feature what's known as ultra wideband technology. It gives the phones "spatial awareness," enabling them to locate other devices with the same technology.
One of Latin America's most valuable startups is changing the way Brazilians bank
David Velez founded Nubank to offer financial services to Brazilians who had never had a bank account before. Now, his company is one of the most valuable startups in all of Latin America.
Uber releases safety report revealing 5,981 incidents of sexual assault
Uber released its highly-anticipated safety report on Thursday revealing, among other details, that it received 5,981 reports of sexual assault in 2017 and 2018.
Two Russians Running A Group Called "Evil Corp" Have Been Charged With Cybercrimes
Two Russian nationals face hacking and bank fraud charges after being accused of running a cybercriminal organization, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
NATO-Linked Researchers Bought Fake Social Media Engagements To Test How Facebook, Twitter And Google Combat Manipulation. The Companies Failed.
A NATO affiliate carried out a four-month experiment into manipulation on social media websites. The findings are published in a major new report.
Facebook's crisis response tools get extended to WhatsApp
Earlier this week, Facebook extended part of the platform's "Crisis Response" widget to messaging service WhatsApp.
Apple challenged over iPhone location settings
Apple's flagship iPhone 11 Pro tracks users' locations even when they have set it not to, a security researcher has discovered.
Apple is killing the charging plug on its highest-end phones by 2021, top analyst predicts
Apple will launch an iPhone in 2021 that doesn’t include a Lightning connector, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF Securities.
Four Engineers Allege Google Fired Them For Speaking Up. Now They Want The NLRB To Investigate.
A group of former Google employees who were terminated last month are hoping their complaints about unfair labor practices will trigger a federal investigation into the search giant.
A small tech company tried it all to stop employee turnover. Only one thing worked
Free beer on tap, dogs allowed at desks and unlimited paid time off were not enough to stop the turnover at a small IT services firm in Massachusetts. The CEO says only one thing worked: embracing the turnover instead of fighting it.
Couple paid $100 for abandoned car they found in a storage unit—Elon Musk bought it from them for nearly $1 million
In 2013, Tesla CEO Elon Musk paid almost $1 million for a 1976 Lotus Esprit submarine car that was featured in the 1977 James Bond movie "The Spy Who Loved Me". Years after the film released, the car had been missing until discovered und...
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