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How Facebook clickbait draws users into engaging with posts

A study of 4,000 Facebook posts by news organizations provides unique insights into clickbait and user engagement. The study, published in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Anna-Katharina Jung, of the University of Duisburg-Essen, and colleagues, s.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 30th, 2022

WhatsApp will soon let you undelete messages

You can delete WhatsApp messages, but it seems that in a future update, WhatsApp will let you undelete them. The post WhatsApp will soon let you undelete messages first appeared on Phandroid. Like most messenger apps, WhatsApp allows users.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated News4 hr. 5 min. ago

Das Keyboard MacTigr review: Finally, a true Mac mechanical

Despite quality typing, power users may want more features. Enlarge / Das Keyboard MacTigr mechanical keyboard. (credit: Scharon Harding) Specs at a glance: Das Keyboard MacTigr Switches Cherry MX Low Profile Red Keyc.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News4 hr. 6 min. ago

Signal privacy: Twilio phishing attack exposed some phone numbers, but no other data

A phishing attack on communications giant Twilio led to a Signal privacy compromise for around 1,900 users. Their phone numbers were exposed, along with SMS verification codes that would allow an attacker to register accounts to a new device … mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News4 hr. 38 min. ago

Some Pixel owners are receiving the Android 12 update instead of Android 13

It seems that instead of receiving the Android 13 update, some Pixel users are instead receiving the Android 12 update. The post Some Pixel owners are receiving the Android 12 update instead of Android 13 first appeared on Phandroid. Androi.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated News4 hr. 38 min. ago

DigitalOcean customers affected by Mailchimp “security incident”

A recent attack targeting crypto-related users of Mailchimp has ended up affecting users of cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean, the latter company has announced on Monday. “On August 8th, DigitalOcean discovered that our Mailchimp accou.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated News4 hr. 38 min. ago

Apple researching wearable glove input device, to simplify interactions with AR & VR

Apple is researching how users can interact with computer systems, with one idea being a glove that could be used for gesture controls, and could potentially provide haptic feedback in some situations.Render of the rumored Apple VR headsetInteraction.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News4 hr. 38 min. ago

Review: Das Keyboard’s MacTigr is a snappy, but limited, Mac mechanical

Despite quality typing, power users may want more features. Enlarge / Das Keyboard MacTigr mechanical keyboard. (credit: Scharon Harding) Specs at a glance: Das Keyboard MacTigr Switches Cherry MX Low Profile Red Keyc.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News4 hr. 38 min. ago

1,900 Signal users exposed following Twilio breach

The attacker behind the recent Twilio data breach may have accessed phone numbers and SMS registration codes for 1,900 users of the popular secure messaging app Signal. “Among the 1,900 phone numbers, the attacker explicitly searched for three.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated News10 hr. 6 min. ago

iOS 16 beta 6 gives users more control over battery percentage in Low Power Mode

Apple last week released iOS 16 beta 5, and the update came with a surprise: it added battery percentage to modern iPhones (iPhone X and later) for the first time. With iOS 16 beta 6, which was released earlier today to developers, the company is gi.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News19 hr. 38 min. ago

Google Maps accused of leading users to fake abortion clinics

Advertisers have to verify abortion services, but not businesses, on Google Maps. Enlarge (credit: spukkato | iStock / Getty Images Plus) In 2018, Google was first confronted by media reports investigating why crisis pregnancy.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News19 hr. 38 min. ago

1,900 Signal users’ phone numbers exposed by Twilio phishing

No message, profile, or other data exposed—but SMS remains a weakness. Enlarge / Signal's security-minded messaging app is dealing with a third-party phishing attempt that exposed a small number of users' phone numbers. (credit: Gett.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News19 hr. 38 min. ago

High school students describe two new species of scorpions

California now has two new scorpions on its list of species, thanks to the efforts of two keen-eyed high school students from the Bay Area and the California Academy of Sciences. Harper Forbes and Prakrit Jain, avid users on the community science pla.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 15th, 2022

tvOS 16 beta 6 now available to developers as Apple aims September release

tvOS 16 beta 6 is now available to developers as Apple aims for a September release of this operating system. Although the company almost forgot about tvOS 16 during the WWDC 2022 keynote, there are some features users should be excited about when i.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsAug 15th, 2022

Update Zoom for Mac now to avoid root-access vulnerability

Feature you'd normally want for secure software opened a huge hole. Enlarge / A critical vulnerability in Zoom for Mac OS allowed unauthorized users to downgrade Zoom or even gain root access. It has been fixed, and users should update.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsAug 15th, 2022

Apple plans offering more advertising to users via apps

Users of iPhone apps such as Maps and Podcasts could potentially see more advertising in the future, with a report claiming it is planning to step up its ad business considerably.Some of Apple's services, such as the App Store, News, and Stocks, serv.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsAug 14th, 2022

Number of teens using Facebook crashes as YouTube becomes platform of choice

The bad news for Facebook came from a survey by Pew Research Center. It questioned 1,316 U.S. teens between the ages of 13 and 17 about their online habits and found that just 32% of them use the Facebook app......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsAug 14th, 2022

Spotify dips its toes into concert tickets with new Live Events section

The website is similar to the Spotify app's recently introduced Live Events Feed, which also allows users to buy seats for concerts through Ticketmaster, AXS, DICE, Eventbrite, See Tickets, and other resellers. However, it appears that the new websit.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsAug 14th, 2022

Meta can track users through its Facebook and Instagram in-app browsers

Researcher Felix Krause looked into how Facebook and Instagram use custom in-app browsers when users visit webpages by clicking on a link; the apps don't redirect users to their default browser......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsAug 14th, 2022

Apple and Meta once discussed "revenue sharing" methods, report claims

The Wall Street Journal reports that during the years before Apple's tracking restrictions hurt Meta's business, the companies floated ideas for Meta – then called Facebook – to share some of its revenue with Apple. Apple's App Store would have b.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsAug 14th, 2022

How to make sure your private messages stay private

Last year, Facebook-parent Meta effectively pushed back its timetable for rolling out end-to-end encryption by default across its various social platforms, with an executive saying the privacy-enhancing change would not happen until sometime in 2023......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2022