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FACEBOOK’S ’10 YEAR CHALLENGE’ IS JUST A HARMLESS MEME—RIGHT?
Microsoft pledges $500 million to tackle housing crisis in Seattle, Eastside
YouTube Finally Explicitly Bans Dangerous Pranks and Challenges After Bird Box Fiasco
You Deserve Privacy Online. Here’s How You Could Actually Get It By Tim Cook
IN THE NEWS
Germany Has Ruled Amazon’s Dash Buttons Illegal, and So Should You
Tidal’s allegedly bogus streaming numbers are under investigation in Norway
Netflix is raising prices across of all of its tiers
Google Shows What Google News Looks Like If Article 11 Passes In The EU Copyright Directive
Snap Shares Fall 13% As Investors Weigh String Of Executive Exits
Streaming Service Roku Offers Alex Jones a Platform, Then Quickly Retreats
Not All Screen Time Is the Same
Slack has a new logo, and, umm, you be the judge
The Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute
Amcrest ProHD 1080P WiFi Camera 2MP (1920TVL) Indoor Pan/Tilt Security Wireless IP Camera, Home Video Surveillance System with IR Night Vision, Two-Way Talk IP2M-841B (Black)
The 773 Million Record “Collection #1” Data Breach
773M Password ‘Megabreach’ is Years Old
HACK BRIEF: AN ASTONISHING 773 MILLION RECORDS EXPOSED IN MONSTER BREACH
Oklahoma – NOT OK! Oklahoma Securities Commission leaves 3 TB of data exposed on an unprotected server including 7 years of FBI Investigations in the state.
Feds Can’t Force You To Unlock Your iPhone With Finger Or Face, Judge Rules
Feds forcing mass fingerprint unlocks is an “abuse of power,” judge rules
These are all the federal HTTPS domains that’ll expire soon because of the US government shutdown
THE MILLIONS SILICON VALLEY SPENDS ON SECURITY FOR EXECS
A Camera is Watching You in Your AirBnB: And, you consented to it.
APPS & DOODADS
GoodNotes 5 now available as a free update with redesigned interface, improved search, more
The future of voice assistants like Alexa and Siri isn’t just in homes — it’s in cars
Introducing Echo Auto – The first Echo for your car
Nike’s Adapt BB is an app-controlled, self-lacing basketball shoe
Teens launch Uber Eats for condoms in bid to beat ’embarrassment’
‘Fortnite’ Rakes In A Record $2.4 Billion
Life on Nearby Exoplanet Barnard’s Star B Might Be Possible, According to Astronomers
Japan’s robot hotel lays off half the robots after they created more work for humans
The Cranberries announce In The End, its final album with late singer Dolores O’Riordan