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Facebook Data Breach: How to check if your personal information was breached

Over the weekend, cyber security experts revealed that about half a billion Facebook users’ personal information was breached. The data includes full names, birthdays, phone numbers and their location. Facebook said that massive leak stems from an issue in 2019, which has since been fixed. Still, there’s no clawing back that data. More than 30 […]

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LG Electronics to shutdown loss making smartphone business

South Korean multinational electronics company, LG Electronics said on Monday it would close down its loss-making smartphone business. The electronics giant said it was looking at all options for the division after almost six years of losses totalling around $4.5 billion. LG had made many innovations including ultra-wide angle cameras, rising to third largest smartphone […]

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Personal information of over 533 million Facebook users leaked online, available for free

A hacker is offering information on more than 500 million Facebook users for free. The exposed data includes personal information of over 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries, including over 32 million records on users in the US, 11 million on users in the UK, and 6 million on users in India. It includes […]

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Google Maps will start directing drivers to take eco-friendly routes

Google Maps will start directing drivers to routes it calculates to be the most eco-friendly based on a list of factors. “From Amsterdam to Jakarta, cities around the world have established low emission zones areas that restrict polluting vehicles like certain diesel cars or cars with specific emissions stickers to help keep the air clean,” […]

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Jack Dorsey: Twitter boss’s first tweet sold for $2.9 million as NFT

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey sold his first tweet as an NFT for just over $2.9 million dollars on Monday. The tweet is in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT) – a kind of unique digital asset that has exploded in popularity so far in 2021. Each NFT has its own blockchain-based digital […]

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Brazil fines Apple $2 million for not including charging adapter with iPhone 12 series

Tech giant Apple has been fined $2 million in Brazil for not including chargers with the iPhone 12 series. Procon-SP, a Brazilian consumer protection regulator fined Apple for “misleading advertising, selling a device without the charger and unfair terms.” The agency last year questioned Apple saying that the iPhone maker didn’t demonstrate the environmental gain […]

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Apple discontinues the pricy $4,999 iMac pro

Apple is no longer making the iMac Pro, once the most-powerful computer the company offered. For those looking to get their hands on the all-in-one-Mac, they can still do so for a limited time. The $4,999 standard model can still be purchased on Apple’s website, but only while supplies last. Once existing inventory runs out, […]

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5 Strike Rule: Twitter to permanently ban users who spread misinformation

Twitter says it will start labelling misleading tweets about COVID vaccines and ban users who continue to spread such misinformation. The microblogging platform introduced a “strike system” that will gradually escalate to a permanent ban after the fifth offending tweet. “We believe the strike system will help to educate the public on our policies and […]

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Twitter unveils new ‘super follow’ feature for exclusive additional content

Twitter revealed a new “super follow” feature that will enable account holders to charge for exclusive additional content. This could take the form of extra tweets, joining a community group or receiving a newsletter, the firm said. Twitter unveiled plans at a virtual event for its investors. This is the first time that the platform […]

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Facebook to permanently stop recommending political groups to users

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday announced that his company would no longer recommend civic and political groups to users on the platform. The social media company in October 2020 said it temporarily halted recommendations of political groups for users in the United States run-up to the presidential election and on Wednesday, Facebook said it […]

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Apple warns of magnets in iPhone 12 interfering with pacemakers

Apple is warning customers that its smartphones could interfere with medical devices, including pacemakers. In a notice published on Apple’s support page Saturday, the company expanded upon previously issued safety information, warning users that iPhones contain magnets and radios that emit electromagnetic fields, both of which “may interfere” with medical devices such as implanted pacemakers […]

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Google threatens to remove search engine from Australia over introduction of new law

American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products has threatened to remove its search engine from Australia over the nation’s attempt to make the tech giant share royalties with news publishers. What the law means? Australia has propsed the world’s-first law to make Google, Facebook and potentially other tech companies pay media […]