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Bitcoin scammers send bomb threats across US, causing evacuations  THE VERGE · 4 days
Spammers have sent a wave of threats to businesses, schools, and other locations, demanding Bitcoin in exchange for... more
Scammers are sending bomb scares to nab BTC  TechCrunch · 4 days
A new scam is making the rounds that promises to disrupt countless offices and schools. The scam is simple: the scammers send an email threatening to detonate a bomb if they don’t... more
France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says emergency contact information database has been breached  TechCrunch · 4 days
The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs in France has released a statement announcing that personal information has been stolen in a... more
Grace Millane: New Zealand anger over Google naming murder suspect  BBC · 4 days
Google named the man accused of killing UK backpacker Grace Millane in an email, which could be illegal. more
Uber told self-drive cars unsafe days before accident  BBC · 4 days
A leaked email sent to Uber bosses by a staff member arrived days before a car hit and killed a pedestrian. more
Turn off updates for Office apps  Windows Central · 4 days
Are Office updates causing problems, or you're not ready for the new version? Use this guide to disable automatic updates for Office 365 and Office 2016 or 2019. If you're using an Office 365 subscription to... more
Office for Mac picks up dark mode, Continuity Camera support, and more  Windows Central · 5 days
Microsoft Office has secured a new dark mode on macOS Mojave, publicly available with its latest update. Back in October, Microsoft debuted an early... more
Apple Offering Discounts on HomePod to Apple Music Subscribers  MacRumors · 5 days
Apple this morning began offering promo codes to Apple Music subscribers that allow them to buy a HomePod... more
Uber manager raised concerns about self-driving program just days before fatal collision  THE VERGE · 6 days
An 890-word email was sent to Uber’s executives that raised safety concerns about the company’s autonomous vehicle program just days before an Uber vehicle... more
Amazon updates Alexa with new location-based routines & reminders, email support, more  9to5Mac · 7 days
Amazon today has rolled out a major update to its Alexa-enabled devices. Starting today, Alexa users can now access new features including location-based routines... more
Google will shut down Google+ four months early after second data leak  THE VERGE · 7 days
Google+ has suffered another data leak, and Google has decided to shut down the consumer version of the social network four months earlier than... more
Alexa gains support for location-based reminders and routines, calling features and more  TechCrunch · 7 days
Amazon Alexa is gaining new capabilities, including support for location-based reminders and routines, the ability to call local businesses by voice and the ability... more
Alexa gains support for location-based reminders and routines, calling features & more  TechCrunch · 7 days
Amazon Alexa is gaining new capabilities, including support for location-based reminders and routines, the ability to call local businesses by voice, and the ability... more
Gmail 'Promotions' Bug Reveals an Algorithmic Mystery  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Google said Friday that an inadvertent bug had made its email filters go haywire. more
The Black Mirror card game isn’t soul-crushing enough to reflect the show  THE VERGE · 1 week
As the entertainment year winds down, Black Mirror fans are watching Netflix suspiciously, hoping for announcements about the fifth season of the technological-terrors show.... more
Essential acquires email startup CloudMagic  TechCrunch · 1 week
Andy Rubin’s Essential has acquired CloudMagic, makers of the Newton email app, for an undisclosed sum. The news, first reported this morning, has since been confirmed by TechCrunch. An Essential spokesperson offered the following admittedly open ended statement,... more
Teen jailed for email bomb hoaxes  BBC · 1 week
George Duke-Cohan sent threats to hundreds of UK schools and triggered a US airport security scare. more
Amazon Alexa is beta testing crowdsourced answers  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Amazon announced today that it’s beta testing Alexa Answers, an invitation-only program for users to add responses for questions that Alexa can’t... more
How to choose between Office 2019 and Office 365  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Getting a version of Office shouldn't be complicated. In this guide, we'll help you to pick the best option for your needs. If you're planning to upgrade, or you're new... more
Fallout 76 Customer Personal Information Leaked by Bethesda Support  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Fallout 76 customer e-mail addresses, credit card information, and home addresses leaked in Bethesda support system loophole. more
Facebook fends off new anti-monopoly questions after UK email release  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Today, documents released by the UK Parliament provided a largely unprecedented, firsthand look inside Facebook. In... more
Outlook picks up bold, modern redesign on iPhone and iPad  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The redesign adds a splash of color, more visual feedback, and other, smaller tweaks. Microsoft today is giving Outlook for iOS the overhaul that it promised earlier this... more
Microsoft Outlook for iOS is getting a new design and dark mode  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Microsoft is launching a new version of its Outlook mobile app for iOS today. While big app updates usually involve a lot of new... more
Hackers reportedly breached Republican campaign committee emails during 2018 elections  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) was hacked during the 2018 midterm elections, according to a... more
Quora says 100 million users may have been affected by data breach  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Quora said today that a security breach may have compromised data from about 100 million users. In an email sent to users today and... more
Quora discovers data breach that may affect 100M users - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Question-and-answer site says names, email addresses and encrypted passwords were exposed. more
Marriott’s poor data breach response is putting victims at risk of phishing  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Last Thursday, Marriott sent out millions of emails warning of a massive data breach — some 500 million guest reservations had been stolen from... more
Marriott data breach exposed personal information for 500 million people  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Names, email addresses, card info, and more was exposed for millions of people. By now, you've probably heard about the recent Marriott data breach. It's a story that's... more
Dell says hackers may have stolen customer info  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Dell has released a customer update on its website acknowledging that it warded off a possible hack that happened earlier... more
Facebook staff discussed selling API access to apps in 2012-2014  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Following a flopped IPO in 2012, Facebook desperately brainstormed new ways to earn money. An employee of unknown rank sent an internal email suggesting Facebook charge developers $250,000... more
Facebook staff discussed selling API access to app developers in 2012-2014  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Following a flopped IPO in 2012, Facebook desperately brainstormed new ways to earn money. An employee of unknown rank sent an internal email suggesting Facebook charge... more
Hackers target Dell customer information - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Computer giant says hackers targeted only user names, email addresses and hashed passwords. more
Make sense of your Outlook email madness using Focused Inbox  Windows Central · 3 weeks
A lot of emails overflowing your mailbox? Use Focused Inbox to reduce the noise and focus only on those important messages. In Outlook, Focused Inbox is a feature... more
Uber’s bill for 2016 breach and cover-up rises by $1M+ on EU fines  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
The legal bill for Uber’s 2016 data breach, which affected some 57 million customers, revealing names, email address and phone numbers, has increased... more
Ivanka Trump says 'Lock her up!' doesn't apply in her case  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Ivanka Trump is defending her use of a private email account as she was moving into an adviser's position in her father's administration, saying 'Lock her... more
Organize your emails using Focused Inbox in Outlook  Windows Central · 3 weeks
A lot of emails overflowing your mailbox? Use Focused Inbox to reduce the noise and focus only on those important messages. In Outlook, Focused Inbox is a feature that uses machine learning... more
Ivanka Trump defends her use of a private email account  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Ivanka Trump is defending her use of a private email account as she was moving into an adviser's position in her father's administration more
Google removes gendered pronouns from Gmail’s Smart Compose to avoid AI bias  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Gmail’s Smart Compose is one of Google’s most interesting AI features in years, predicting what users will write in emails and offering to finish... more
Gmail's Smart Compose Will No Longer Offer Gender-Based Pronouns as Suggestions  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Type "I am meeting an investor next week," and Smart Compose suggested a possible follow-up question: "Do you want to meet him?" instead of "her." more
LinkedIn Probed for Facebook Ads Targeting 18 Million Non-Members  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
An investigation by Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) found that LinkedIn had processed hashed email addresses of approximately 18 million non-LinkedIn members. more
LinkedIn Probed for Facebook Ads Targeting 18 Milling Non-Members  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
An investigation by Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) found that LinkedIn had processed hashed email addresses of approximately 18 million non-LinkedIn members. more
LinkedIn used 18 million non-user e-mails to target Facebook ads  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Ireland’s Data Protection Commission issued a report last week (via TechCrunch) that covered its activities during... more
This Black Friday deal saves you 20% on your iTunes Gift Card purchase  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Stop what you're doing and buy this now! If you've been feeling down on your luck with iTunes Gift Card deals, it's... more
Facebook on defense, Amazon exposes customer email addresses video - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Today's major tech stories include Facebook's admission that it used a controversial PR firm to dig dirt on its critics, a technical error at Amazon that... more
Amazon Tells Some Customers Their Emails Have Been Exposed but Provides Few Details  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Amazon informed some customers on Wednesday that their names and email addresses had been "inadvertently disclosed" as a result of a "technical... more
LinkedIn cuts off email address exports with new privacy setting  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
A win for privacy on LinkedIn could be a big loss for businesses, recruiters, and anyone else expecting to be able to export the email addresses of their... more
Amazon says error exposed customer names and emails  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Amazon says a technical error on its website exposed the names and email addresses of some customers more
Technical error exposes Amazon users' names, email addresses - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
This is the second time in as many months Amazon has had to tell customers their email addresses were wrongly disclosed. more
Amazon leaks users’ names and emails in ‘technical error’  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Amazon has emailed users to tell them that a “technical error” made their names and email addresses visible... more
Amazon admits it exposed customer email addresses, but refuses to give details  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Amazon’s renowned secrecy encompasses its response to a new security issue, withholding info that could help victims protect themselves. Amazon emailed users Tuesday, warning... more
Amazon admits it exposed customer email addresses, doubles down on secrecy  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Amazon’s renowned secrecy encompasses its response to a new security issue, withholding info that could help victims protect themselves. Amazon emailed users Tuesday, warning them that... more
Amazon accidentally exposed people's email addresses on its website  Windows Central · 4 weeks
It's unknown exactly how many people were affected. If you have an Amazon account, there's a chance you received an email from the company this morning informing you that your... more
Step up your photography with discounted camera essentials for Black Friday  Windows Central · 4 weeks
This sale features tripods, backpacks, and more. If you've got an aspiring photographer or avid Instagrammer in the family, Amazon has a sale on essential camera... more
Microsoft now lets you log into Outlook, Skype, Xbox live with no password - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
It's not yet time to laugh off data breaches, but authentication technology is advancing beyond the password-era problems. more
Ivanka Trump reportedly used personal email for government business - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
A review found the president's daughter used the personal account through most of 2017. more
Vision Direct reveals breach that skimmed customer credit cards  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
European online contact lens supplier Vision Direct has revealed a data breach which compromised full credit card details for a number of its customers, as well as personal information. Compromised... more
Instagram security lapse exposed some user passwords to the public, company says  9to5Mac · 4 weeks
A flaw in Instagram’s “Download Your Data” tool inadvertently exposed some user passwords, a report from The Information claims. In some instances, user passwords... more
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Apple hires designer Andrew Kim away from Tesla
THE VERGE
Delivery robot spontaneously bursts into flames in California
THE VERGE
YouTube Rewind backlash sparks unofficial Best of 2018 videos
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Designing an icon: How Motorola created the Razr V3 - CNET
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Gritty is the internet mascot for a world that's broken in 2018 - CNET
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[Update: Google Discover Feed, Play Games] Here’s every Google app with a dark mode, and how to enable it [Gallery]
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Google Maps for Android rolling out new sharing menu w/ carousels, speed improvements
9to5Google
Review: Whitestone Dome Glass for iPhone XS is a great screen protector w/ a unique installation process
9to5Mac
Sleepy Skunk’s latest movie mashup is a reminder for all the films you missed in 2018
THE VERGE
HTC thinks Christians are VR’s next big audience
THE VERGE
Star Trek: Discovery season 2: Trailers, how to watch, release date, cast and more - CNET
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Watch Blue Planet II this weekend along with scientists on Twitter
THE VERGE
The 29 best AR apps for iOS that you need try - CNET
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The 60 best iPhone games of 2018 - CNET
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Millions of Facebook users may have had their photos exposed due to privacy flaw
CBC
Bruce Springsteen’s Netflix special makes this a great weekend for The Indian Runner
THE VERGE
The 56 best Android games of 2018 - CNET
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Webcams and wearable tech are going to the dogs, literally
CBC
All I want for Christmas is this twerking Alexa-enabled bear
THE VERGE
The very best premium cases for Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL [Video]
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Best TV Shows of 2018: Gadgets 360 Staff Pick Their Favourite TV Shows of the Year
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Mortal Kombat 11 might add Spawn as playable character - CNET
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Anki's Vector, the adorable mini robot, is getting Alexa - CNET
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China's 'complicated' role in fight against climate change
CBC
Playmobil: The Movie first trailer looks ready to take on Lego - CNET
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