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Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Facebook says users can now use dedicated hardware or code-generating apps for two-factor authentication without having to register their phone number   —  Facebook users who want extra account security but don't want to share their phone number with the company can now lock down their accounts …
May 23, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
A list of more than 40 questions that Mark Zuckerberg was asked before the European Parliament but failed to answer with specifics   —  For a moment, Mark Zuckerberg's appearance before members of the European Parliament looked like it was going to be a very bad day for the Facebook CEO.
May 22, 2018, 10:40 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
Inside WhiteBoxDating, the “wordpress for dating” catering to any niche, comes pre-loaded with many fake “users”, and is home to Trump.dating, NeverTrump.dating   —  Earlier this year, the media got very excited about Trump.dating, a site for the pro-Donald set that promised to “make dating great again.”
May 22, 2018, 11:49 AMIn context
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
Report: Snap CEO was inspired by Chinese apps for Snapchat redesign, wanted to make the app friendlier to older users, launched redesign despite staff concerns   —  Snap's stock price is now hovering around its lowest point ever since the company went public last year.
May 18, 2018, 7:45 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Google removed “Don't be evil” from the top of its code of conduct in late April or early May, Wayback Machine archives show, but kept one mention at the bottom   —  Google's unofficial motto has long been the simple phrase “don't be evil.”  But that's over, according to the code …
May 18, 2018, 5:54 PMIn context
Melanie Ehrenkranz / Gizmodo:
After passenger's murder, Didi no longer shows profile pictures or lets users rate and tag each others' appearances, removing tags like “long legs”, “beauties”   —  China's ride-sharing behemoth Didi is trying to make its platform safer for users after a 21-year-old woman …
May 16, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Sources: about a dozen Google employees resign in protest over the firm's continued involvement in providing image classification AI to Pentagon's Project Maven   —  It's been nearly three months since many Google employees—and the public—learned about the company's decision …
May 14, 2018, 11:50 AMIn context
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
Signal says Amazon has warned the company to stop using the anti-censorship domain-fronting technique if it wants to continue using AWS   —  Telegram has been putting up an impressive fight against the governments of Russia and Iran in high-profile efforts to censor the messaging service over the last few weeks.
May 1, 2018, 11:15 PMIn context
Alex Cranz / Gizmodo:
A look at AMD's 6-year old bet that paid off in the Zen CPU microarchitecture inside the new Ryzen processors, which could pose a real challenge to Intel   —  There are few gambles in the tech world as big as spending billions to build a new computer processor from scratch.
Apr 29, 2018, 12:10 AMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
In pilot program debuting soon, Uber says it will start obscuring the log of rider pickup and drop-off locations given to drivers, instead showing general areas   —  In a pilot program launching soon, Uber will begin obscuring riders' exact pickup and drop-off locations in the trip history displayed to drivers.
Apr 23, 2018, 2:45 PMIn context

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