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Facebook shared user data with Apple and Samsung

THE SOCIAL NETWORK Facebook shared users' data with third-party firms making such as Apple , BlackBerry (???), Microsoft and Samsung , according to The New York Times . The data-sharing arrangements date from as early as 2008; a lot of them continue through to today, although Facebook began dismantling some of the deals in April - the same month its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified about privacy protections and political propaganda in Congress. Read More

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Alexa speaker recorded, shared private conversation

Alexa speaker recorded, shared private conversation

He told them he had received an audio file of them discussing hardwood floors, she said. When contacted by the family, Amazon said it takes privacy "very seriously", but downplayed the incident as an "extremely rare occurrence ". Amazon's Alexa isn't only listening to everything you say - it's absorbing it. She noted Alexa did not let her know that it was recording their conversation. Read More

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Will Smith, Nicky Jam To Perform Official 2018 Song

Will Smith, Nicky Jam To Perform Official 2018 Song

According to reports in Billboard and other publications, the track is to be released on 25 May, and is being produced by Diplo , the United States producer behind hits with his group Major Lazer including Lean On and Cold Water . It's also been reported that Diplo produced the track. The star had also hinted at the World Cup collaboration earlier in the week, tweeting a picture with the caption "The best of everything is the process". Read More

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Nintendo Reveals Mario Tennis Aces Beta Dates

Nintendo Reveals Mario Tennis Aces Beta Dates

What's special about this pre-launch tournament is that players will get online and duke it out from June 1st through 3rd, via the Nintendo Switch Online service ... Those that download and try the demo out will be awarded Mario's "classic outfit" upon purchase of the full game. " Mario Tennis Aces " was announced by Nintendo during a surprise Direct livestream back in March. Read More

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Google Play Store gets version 10.0.7 update

Also, the right on-screen multitask button that pulled up your active apps ( Google called it "Overview") will thankfully disappear, and the back button on the left will only show up when apps are active. With Android P , the gesture-based navigation is going to begin, which is great news for people. After all it is your money that you want them to refund. Read More

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Google launches its own IoT platform called Android Things

Google launches its own IoT platform called Android Things

It is also considering automated security scans of device makers' apps. Android TV is still a bit player in a game dominated by Roku and Apple TV, but if the JBL Link Bar is a sign of things to come, that could change in 2018. The features are embedded, eliminating the need to connect an Android smartphone. Arete Research analyst Richard Kramer, on Android's prior successes in branching out: "If you're charitable, you say it's early". Read More

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Down Under the limit for Giro away days - Dennis

Down Under the limit for Giro away days - Dennis

Viviani edged Italian countryman Sacha Modolo at the finish line and pumped his fist in triumph in a near repeat of his sprint victory on Saturday in Tel Aviv. "For me, Israel has already won this race, as it afforded hundreds of millions of TV spectators to see our handsome country, and feel the warmth of our people, bearing witness that Israel is a diverse, open, free and safe country". Read More

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Palestinian dies of wounds sustained in border protests

Palestinian dies of wounds sustained in border protests

The Israeli army has responded to the peaceful demonstrations with excessive force, killing at least 47 Palestinians since the rallies began one month ago. "The Palestinian protests on Gaza's border fall into the "state of war" category; thus human rights laws do not apply to the [Israeli army's] rules of engagement in this regard", state attorneys asserted in response to petitions filed with Israel's High Court by a number of human rights groups. Read More

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Asus launches its first Android Go Phone 'Asus Zenfone Live L1'

Asus launches its first Android Go Phone 'Asus Zenfone Live L1'

There is also a variant with 2GB RAM and it runs Android Oreo with ZenUI 5.0 on top. Everything here is created to take up less space and use less bandwidth, as well as run on modest hardware. Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 is in direct competition with Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro , which has a 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM model priced at Rs 14,999. It is powered by a 5000 mAh battery while the size and weight of the smartphone are nearly equivalent to that of the Redmi Note 5 Pro . Read More

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Fortnite Season 4 Dances Are Epic, Here's The New Emotes

Fortnite Season 4 Dances Are Epic, Here's The New Emotes

The comet took out an entire hanger at the former Depot and left an impact crater that's about the size of an entire map quadrant. Discover gravity-defying Hop Rocks and find new ways to play. And once the Omega skin is unlocked more items for it can be obtained by completing challenges . Soon after Epic Games launched the free-to-play Battle Royale mode to accompany the Save the World campaign and quickly players were hooked. Read More

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