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Facebook: Please Download Our VPN App That Tracks You

Facebook: Please Download Our VPN App That Tracks You With a name that is likely to lure users into a false sense of security, the new Protect feature is touted as "an added layer of security", but it is in fact a VPN service created to route your web browsing through its servers to collect and analyse user data. [Full Article...]

Joy Behar mocks Pence's faith as 'mental illness'

Joy Behar mocks Pence's faith as 'mental illness' Pence told the Axios news outlet in an interview the United States would continue to intensify diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea and that the sanctions would not be lifted until it abandoned its weapons programs. "Jesus talks back. What concerns me is how long is the conversation with Jesus?" Does Behar believe that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And I think when you have Mike ... [Full Article...]

Chipotle names Taco Bell executive as CEO

Chipotle names Taco Bell executive as CEO While Chipotle excelled by promoting organic produce and antibiotic-free meat to distance itself from fast food, Niccol used feisty marketing and unusual food creations, such as the Doritos tacos and Nacho Fries, to excite customers. But, that's no easy task. The company has faced numerous foodborne illness outbreaks since 2015. Chipotle added queso to its menu in an effort to reinvigorate sales... [Full Article...]

Ford revs up large SUV production to boost margins, challenge GM

Ford revs up large SUV production to boost margins, challenge GM The automaker is expected to announce an additional investment into the Louisville, Kentucky assembly plant that produces them in an effort to speed up production. In particular the automaker is finding exceptional demand for its most expensive version of the two vehicles. The plant builds the Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator and Ford Super Duty. [Full Article...]

Fox commits to Sky News independence in bid to seal takeover

Fox commits to Sky News independence in bid to seal takeover Fox's latest proposal to preserve the editorial independence of Sky News, the U.K.'s fourth-most-watched news source, goes further than an earlier set of concessions made by the US media and entertainment giant. 21st Century Fox's latest bid to buy up the 61% of Sky it doesn't already own was launched more than a year ago. Published by United Kingdom regulators Monday, Fox's improved offer i... [Full Article...]

German court rules several Facebook settings violate laws

German court rules several Facebook settings violate laws Vzbv also highlighted that Facebook's smartphone app contained a number of pre-ticked boxes that authorised a location service showing where users are when they are chatting with other people. Given that the ruling comes from a regional court and that both parties intend to appeal, it's unlikely that some of these decisions are going to be final. [Full Article...]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus 'Happy and Ready to Rock' After Cancer Surgery

Julia Louis-Dreyfus 'Happy and Ready to Rock' After Cancer Surgery Julia Louis-Dreyfus is cursing out cancer. The " Veep " star initially shared the news of her diagnosis with a political post on social media back in September of 2017. She used her announcement to bring awareness to how many women get breast cancer. The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends. [Full Article...]

Pentagon budget seeks billions for modernizing nuclear arsenal, missile defense

Pentagon budget seeks billions for modernizing nuclear arsenal, missile defense It takes years to recruit and train new forces, and although Pentagon officials want to refocus on preparing for war against other major powers, USA forces are still deployed in substantial numbers in Afghanistan , Iraq and other hot spots fighting insurgents and other unconventional foes. [Full Article...]

Apple's Tim Cook sees dividend hikes, calls succession a priority

Apple's Tim Cook sees dividend hikes, calls succession a priority When prodded on the topic, executives told investors that an update would be coming in April, and that the board was committed to an annual dividend. Apple's shareholder meeting this week rekindled speculation about how Apple will spend its $285.1 billion cash hoard, which can now be deployed in the U.S.at a cheaper tax rate. [Full Article...]

Snapchat Redesign Attracts Ire of Over 600000 Customers

Snapchat Redesign Attracts Ire of Over 600000 Customers A Change.org petition to revert the app to its original design has received over 600,000 signatures, while a fake tweet claiming that Snapchat would change its app back to its old design if the tweet was retweeted 50,000 times was retweeted 1.4 million times. [Full Article...]

Partial Solar Eclipse To Occur This Week - How To Watch It?

Partial Solar Eclipse To Occur This Week - How To Watch It? January 31's total lunar eclipse incorporated a phenomenon not witnessed for 150 years when a blue moon, supermoon and blood moon combined to cover huge swathes of the globe. This eclipse will be seen in Southern America, Uruguay and Brazil and other parts of the world. If you decide to watch the solar eclipse, even though it's partial, make sure that you have proper equipment to do so. [Full Article...]

Snapchat Courts Creators With New Audience Analytics

Snapchat Courts Creators With New Audience Analytics Now if say, your grandma, wants to check out what's happening downtown she can fire up the ol' desktop, head to map.snapchat.com and watch app user's uploaded snaps . An eMarketer survey released Monday showed Facebook is losing younger users at a faster pace than anticipated, with many switching to applications like Snapchat or the Facebook-owned Instagram . [Full Article...]

Google explains how Chrome's ad filtering will work

Google explains how Chrome's ad filtering will work Only sufficiently annoying ads will get the boot. "To us, your experience on the Web is a higher priority than the money that these annoying ads may generate-even for us", said Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, Vice President, Chrome clarifying Google's take on creating a balance between consumers, content producers, hosting providers, advertisers, Web designers, and other players on the Internet. [Full Article...]

Google shipped 3.9 million Pixel phones past year, IDC says

Google shipped 3.9 million Pixel phones past year, IDC says Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones in the Christmas quarter for an average of 849.450 iPhones a day, per ZDNet's math. The company needed a whole year to sell as many Pixels as iPhone units Apple sells in a week. Past year saw Google unveil the Pixel 2 and 2 XL handsets to take over from the original Pixel phones that launched back in 2016. One thing that's clearly impacting sales is distribu... [Full Article...]

Nokia 2 getting February Security update now [List of markets]

Nokia 2 getting February Security update now [List of markets] HMD Global Chief product officer Juho Sarvikas confirmed the rollout earlier today, telling users via a Twitter post that "the sweetest Android to date" is heading to the mid-range flagship. Note that it could also be the Nokia 7 More, which has recently made its appearance in renderings. As a general specs refresher, the Nokia 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor backed by... [Full Article...]

Xiaomi launches Mi TV 4 in India, priced at INR 39999

Xiaomi launches Mi TV 4 in India, priced at INR 39999 The Redmi Note 5 Pro is an entirely new handset with an entirely new SoC, namely Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636 , packing Kryo CPU cores previously exclusive to high-end Snapdragon 800-series chips. Like the name suggests, the Note 5 Pro is a superior version of the standard Note 5 - and indeed it is. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster spotted 'zooming' in space

Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster spotted 'zooming' in space Of course, it wasn't just the public at large that was exciting to see the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket successfully power its way through Earth's atmosphere and beyond. Two of the boosters land at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after the launch of SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on February 6, 2018 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. [Full Article...]

THQ Nordic has purchased Dead Island owner Koch Media

THQ Nordic has purchased Dead Island owner Koch Media There are no plans to restructure following the acquisition, nor any "cost saving measures" on the horizon, suggesting that layoffs are unlikely. Those studios will continue to operate as they do now, now under the banner of THQ Nordic. In a note to press, THQ Nordic said it has no plans to restructure Deep Silver, which hopefully means jobs are safe (there are 150 people now at Volition, for exam... [Full Article...]

Google unveils Snapchat-style format for its AMP stories

Google unveils Snapchat-style format for its AMP stories The Gmail version of AMP Stories is now unavailable for testing, as Google's limiting all access to developers who apply on behalf of their company and have a legal contact who can sign a non-disclosure agreement. Stories, a format pioneered by Snapchat , has literally been cloned by the who's who of social media - Instagram , Facebook , WhatsApp. More info is available at Google's amppr... [Full Article...]

Google Wants To Bring Smart Replies To More Chat Apps

Google Wants To Bring Smart Replies To More Chat Apps One of the many projects that we're working on within Area 120 is Reply , which suggests smart replies right in notifications from various chat apps. Reply will be able to silence users' phone when they are driving, and it will also inform people who send a message that the user can not chat at the moment. [Full Article...]


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