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Plaid settlement will see $58 million paid to users of American Express, Venmo, Robinhood, and other apps

The name might not be familiar, but Plaid connects many of the world's largest fintech services to consumers’ bank accounts. It boasts a client list of over 5,500 apps and is used by tens of millions of people in North America, writes Fast Company......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagJan 24th, 2022

Five Senators ask Apple to stop app data collection that could identify women seeking abortions

Five senators are urging Apple and Google to prohibit apps from gathering data that could target those seeking abortions. According to CNET, the group of senators are worried the data could end up in the hands of authorities. more… The post Five.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News11 hr. 17 min. ago

Snapchat introduces new ‘Shared Stories’ so users can create collaborative memories

Snapchat this week introduced a new feature called “Shared Stories.” The feature is an evolution of “Custom Stories,” which already let users create a story and then invite friends to collaborate on following posts. However, with Shared Stor.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News11 hr. 17 min. ago

WhatsApp for iOS improving Reactions feature in new update

Last month, WhatsApp released its long-awaited Reactions feature. With that, users could react with up to six emojis in any conversation, audio, photo, and more. Now, the app is planning to improve the function even more with a few tweaks. more….....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News11 hr. 17 min. ago

Facebook for iOS dark mode interface disappears for many users

The Facebook app is now missing one of the most-used system-level features of iOS. As spotted by many Facebook users and confirmed by 9to5Mac, the dark mode option in Facebook for iOS has disappeared without explanation. While this is likely a bug,.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News11 hr. 17 min. ago

Samsung Might Reduce Phone Manufacturing by 30 Million for 2022

A shifting economic landscape has forced the manufacturer to reduce production costs. The post Samsung Might Reduce Phone Manufacturing by 30 Million for 2022 first appeared on Phandroid. There’s no doubt that Samsung is one of the bi.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated News11 hr. 17 min. ago

Microsoft Brings "Windows Subsystem for Linux 2" to Window Server 2022

With the latest preview patch, Windows Server 2022 now supports WSL2 Linux distros, the Register reports: The move ends an odyssey that began with the arrival of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2 on Windows 10 several years ago and with users'.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 47 min. ago

Apple"s Tim Cook trails behind Elon Musk in CEO pay for 2021

Apple CEO Tim Cook was the second highest-paid CEO of all Fortune 500 companies in 2021, trailing behind Tesla's Elon Musk by earning $770 million.As the head of one of the biggest tech companies in the world, it's expected for Tim Cook to receive a.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News19 hr. 47 min. ago

Are TikTok algorithms changing how people talk about suicide?

Social media users have adopted terms like "unalive" to avoid platform censorship. Enlarge (credit: Rafael Elias | Getty Images) Kayla Williams has never said the word “suicide” on TikTok, even though she uses the platform.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News22 hr. 20 min. ago

Substack Pauses Fundraising Efforts of Potential 100x Valuation

Substack stopped fundraising efforts for a round of $75 million to $100 million, the New York Times reported Thursday. Axios reports: The round could have valued the newsletter publication platform between $750 million and $1 billion. But the abandon.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 28th, 2022

The best new Windows apps, according to Microsoft

Microsoft acknowledges its favorite apps in an app store awards featuring many big-name programs......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Snapchat has a new Shared Stories feature. Here’s how to use it

Snapchat introduced a new feature this week called Shared Stories, which lets users add more people to a Story. Here's how to find it......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Best iPad apps for writers in 2022

There are countless superb word processors, text editors, and writing utilities for the iPad — and a lot of garbage, too. Here are your best options whether you're a novelist or a screenwriter.There are still people who think that iPads are only g.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

GOP senators want to ban China’s digital currency from US apps and app stores

Sen. Tom Cotton says China will use digital yuan to "spy on anyone who uses it." Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Diyun Zhu) Three Republican senators are proposing a law to prohibit app stores from carrying apps that accept pa.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Microsoft has a Linux-flavored treat in store for Windows Server users

Microsoft has introduced additional capabilities for running Linux binary executables for Windows Sever 2022......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

I tried 3 plant identification apps, and one was deadly

After comparing three plant ID apps with Apple's Visual Look Up and Google's Google Lens feature, I discovered one was a danger to my plants......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

US senators are trying to ban apps that use China"s home-grown crypto

Republican senators propose ban on apps from App Store and Google Play......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Twitter fined $150m in US for selling users" data

Federal investigators say the social media company broke rules on giving personal data to advertisers......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

A dastardly new phishing scam is targeting tax software users

QuickBooks users tricked into handing over important information by cybercriminals......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Toyota cuts June output plan again as China lockdowns bite

Toyota said there was "a possibility" that it could lower its full-year production plan of 9.7 million vehicles as it faces a continuing shortage of parts due to the COVID-19 lockdowns in China......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Bizarre bill proposed to prevent Chinese currency "spying" on US

Senators who claim that Americans are at risk of somehow buying apps using China's digital yuan currency, have introduced a bill to show they're doing something about it.Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Mike Braun (R-IN) have launc.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022