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Marrian Zhou / CNET:
Venmo says user transaction history is public by default because it's fun to share info with friends and the option to go private is clearly marked in the app   —  If you haven't noticed, your Venmo transaction history is public by default.  Unless you change the settings, people can see when you buy things.
Jul 21, 2018, 11:55 AMIn context
Sean Hollister / CNET:
Google says it got duck.com after buying video compression startup On2 in 2010, will now redirect domain to a page with links to DuckDuckGo, Wikipedia, and more   —  Google owns Duck.com, which has been driving rival search engine DuckDuckGo up the wall for over six years.
Jul 20, 2018, 9:15 PMIn context
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Google says Nest CEO to exit, sources say after employee revolt; sources: Alphabet tried selling Nest to Amazon; Nest now part of Google's home devices unit   —  Five months after Nest rejoined Google, the search giant told employees Tuesday that Marwan Fawaz will no longer be CEO of Nest …
Jul 17, 2018, 5:50 PMIn context
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Smule rebrands its Sing! Karaoke app, which lets users record music videos solo or as duets with other users or artists, to Smule, says the app has 50M MAUs   —  Smule wants everyone to know its name.  —  The company, a San Francisco-based startup named from a portmanteau of “sonic” and “mule,” runs a collection of music-related apps.
Jul 15, 2018, 6:40 PMIn context
Alfred Ng / CNET:
How Facebook, Google, and Twitter train and use AI to manage abuse on a massive scale with some human help as false positives remain a challenge for AI   —  From stamping out trolls to removing fake bot accounts, here's how social networks are waging war using AI weapons.
Jul 14, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Gordon Gottsegen / CNET:
Google launches Morse code as an input method for iOS Gboard users, following the feature's release on Android in May, as well as a game to teach Morse code   —  Google just made it easier for people with limited mobility to type and communicate.  —  Google announced that today it's rolling …
Jul 12, 2018, 9:20 AMIn context
Richard Trenholm / CNET:
Sirin unveils Finney blockchain-based smartphone with an embedded cold wallet accessible via extra screen and a token conversion service, coming Nov. for $1,000   —  The whole point of cryptocurrency is that it's virtual money stored in the ether.  But you can still carry bitcoins in your pocket, as long as you have a Sirin Finney.
Jul 11, 2018, 7:20 PMIn context
Kaitlin Benz / CNET:
Netflix to end users' ability to post new reviews July 30 and remove existing written reviews mid-August, will keep thumbs up and down system   —  Soon, it'll be a little harder for you to tell everyone what you thought of Marvel's The Avengers.  —  Netflix is removing a desktop-only feature …
Jul 5, 2018, 10:30 PMIn context
Abrar Al-Heeti / CNET:
Updated California law now requires businesses to set clear auto-renewal terms for digital subscriptions and allow customers to cancel online   —  A California law that went into effect July 1 is aimed at making it easier for customers to cancel their subscriptions online.
Jul 4, 2018, 6:25 PMIn context
Alfred Ng / CNET:
Match says Tinder swipes and images sent between its app and servers are now encrypted and swipe data is now the same size, fixing flaws disclosed in January   —  Your digital dating life is a lot less vulnerable to hackers as a result of security updates from Tinder.
Jun 29, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context

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