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How to find out if your social media accounts have been compromised

Has My Facebook Account Been Hacked
When it comes to the internet, there are few things more frightening than finding out that one of your social media accounts has been compromised. Our Facebook accounts in particular are home to countless private details and conversations, which is exactly why we should be diligent about checking the status of our accounts on a regular basis, even if there are no signs of tampering.

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Jacob Siegal

July 21st

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Sen. Al Franken questions Niantic over Poképrivacy policy

franken-AP Always with his finger on the pulse, Senator Al Franken today sent an official request to Niantic asking about particulars of the Pokémon Go privacy policy. “I am concerned about the extent to which Niantic may be unnecessarily collecting, using, and sharing a wide range of users’ personal information without their appropriate consent,” the letter reads. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 12th

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Former Facebook employee compares the social media giant to North Korea

What It's Like to Work at Facebook

Ever wondered what it's really like to work at Facebook?

You probably think of the paycheck, the perks and the brilliant coworkers who will work alongside you, but with his new book "Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley," former product manager Antonio Garcia Martinez (fired after working with the company for two years) wants to let everyone know that looks can be deceiving.

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Jacob Siegal

July 1st

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Twitch makes cheering exchange rate clear: one penny per bit for streamers

Twitch Feature Twitch announced Monday that users would soon be able to “cheer” their favorite streamers — in the form of expendable emoji purchasable with real-world money. Details were rather scarce so I pressed them — and then, almost certainly unrelated to that, the company provided more details. (It’s a penny per bit.) Read More

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Devin Coldewey

June 29th

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Pinterest is soon launching a way to search for products with your smartphone camera

IMG_1338 Pinterest today has a new tool for finding things that you might want to buy — and they’ll be things you see in the real world. Here’s how it will work: go to Pinterest search and tap the visual search button, point your camera at anything you’re interested in, and it’ll automatically do a visual search for everything you see. Pinterest will populate the photo with… Read More

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Matthew Lynley

June 28th

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Facial recognition systems stumble when confronted with million-face database

faces_feat We’re all a bit worried about the terrifying surveillance state that becomes possible when you cross omnipresent cameras with reliable facial recognition — but a new study suggests that some of the best algorithms are far from infallible when it comes to sorting through a million or more faces. The University of Washington’s MegaFace Challenge is an open competition among… Read More

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Devin Coldewey

June 23rd

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See Mark Zuckerberg’s hilarious Facebook Live Q&A with Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld Mark Zuckerberg Interview
Earlier this week, Mark Zuckerberg hosted the first ever Facebook Live Q&A through the company's live streaming video platform. He discussed a myriad of topics with the millions of viewers who tuned in for the stream, but about 43 minutes in, he decided to bring on a special guest to join him. That guest just so happened to be Jerry Seinfeld.

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Jacob Siegal

June 16th

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Here’s how to download your synced photos before Facebook deletes them

Facebook Synced Photos Moments
Shortly after announcing that 360-degree photos can now be uploaded to the news feed, Facebook revealed that synced photos will soon be removed from the social network. According to the company, this move will make way for the Moments app, which launched on iOS and Android last summer.

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Jacob Siegal

June 9th

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The Europas — It’s time for different type of tech conference

awards3 (1) Let’s face it. Some tech conferences have lost their way. While TechCrunch Disrupt remains a firmly curated, media-driven, event, with hundreds of journalists attending, a couple of other conferences have really gone for scale. A minimum of 15,000 people, thousands of companies, echoing halls — and a lot of investors (and journalists) turning their badges around so they don’t… Read More

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Mike Butcher

May 20th

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Watch Google’s I/O keynote live right here

google-io16-splash And we’re back for yet another developer conference extravaganza. Google is kicking off its annual I/O developer conference today. The conference starts at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (1 p.m. on the East Cost, 6 p.m. in London, 7 p.m. Central European Time) and you can watch the live stream right here on this page. We have a team on the ground ready to cover the event. We’ll have a live… Read More

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Romain Dillet

May 18th

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