Twitter may have to pay hundreds of millions in fines for privacy screw-up

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As far as mistakes go, Twitter’s notorious two-factor authentication boondoggle could end being a costly one.  Buried deep inside the company’s Monday 10Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission is a note that the social media giant might end up on the receiving end of up to $250 million […]

Google smart speakers secretly updated to listen for more than wake words

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Google Home smart speakers, the company dryly warns in a note buried deep on a support page, can “incorrectly” record their users even when they haven’t first said an activating wake phrase like “hey, Google.” It just so happens that, at least for a brief period of time this summer, […]

Wall of Moms faces allegations of ‘anti-Blackness’ from Portland community group

In response to the presence of federal agents at Black Lives Matter protests in Portland, a group of largely white moms, dubbed the Wall of Moms, organized to form barriers between demonstrators and federal agents.  From the group’s first appearance at protests on the weekend of July 18, the Wall […]

Get a better night’s rest with Allswell pillows — take 20% off with this code

TL;DR: As of Aug. 3, you can use the code “PILLOW20” to take 20% off all pillows and pillow cases at Allswell.  The summer heat has arrived, which means we’re all constantly turning our pillows throughout the night to get to the “cool” side. While that will definitely offer a […]

Google calls Pixel 4a ‘helpful phone at a helpful price’ in early listing

It’s hard to believe, but Google is actually launching the Pixel 4a today. Well, probably: Numerous leaks indicate it, and an early listing of the phone at Australia’s JB Hi-Fi all but confirms it.  The listing (via 9to5Google) contains a ton of information about the phone, save for a full […]

Survey reveals who’s winning the delivery app wars: DoorDash, Uber Eats, or Grubhub

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When the coronavirus pandemic hit, many Americans went from eating at restaurants to ordering meals on their phones. A new survey reveals which delivery app they have been using.  Toast, whose software helps restaurants do everything from take orders to print bills, surveyed 707 U.S. adults in early June. During […]

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