Google & Facebook fed ad dollars to child porn discovery apps
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Google & Facebook fed ad dollars to child porn discovery apps

Google has scrambled to remove third-party apps that led users to child porn sharing groups on WhatsApp in the wake of TechCrunch’s report about the problem last week.…

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Two years later, I still miss the headphone port
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Two years later, I still miss the headphone port

Two years ago, Apple killed the headphone port. I still haven’t forgiven them for it. When Apple announced that the iPhone 7 would have no headphone port, I…

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My product launch wishlist for Instagram, Twitter, Uber and more
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My product launch wishlist for Instagram, Twitter, Uber and more

‘Twas the night before Xmas, and all through the house, not a feature was stirring from the designer’s mouse . . . Not Twitter! Not Uber, Not Apple…

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HQ Trivia launches HQ Words as reinstalled CEO seeks a game-changer
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HQ Trivia launches HQ Words as reinstalled CEO seeks a game-changer

HQ’s expansion beyond trivia is emerging from beta, but the question is whether it’s different and accessible enough to revive the startup’s growth. HQ Words opens to everyone…

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The year social networks were no longer social
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The year social networks were no longer social

The term “social network” has become a meaningless association of words. Pair those two words and it becomes a tech category, the equivalent of a single term to…

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Spot is a cryptocurrency app to control all your wallets and exchange accounts
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Spot is a cryptocurrency app to control all your wallets and exchange accounts

Meet Spot, a beautifully designed mobile app to control your cryptocurrencies. Spot looks like a portfolio-tracking app. But the company has built a strong foundation to add more…

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App Store Review guidelines hint that users will soon be able to gift in-app purchases, not just apps
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App Store Review guidelines hint that users will soon be able to gift in-app purchases, not just apps

Apple will allow iOS users to gift in-app purchases, not just paid apps, according to a change to the company’s App Store Review Guidelines spotted this week. This…

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WhatsApp has an encrypted child porn problem
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WhatsApp has an encrypted child porn problem

WhatsApp chat groups are being used to spread illegal child pornography, cloaked by the app’s end-to-end encryption. Without the necessary number of human moderators, the disturbing content is…

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With trust destroyed, Facebook is haunted by old data deals
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With trust destroyed, Facebook is haunted by old data deals

As Facebook colonized the rest of the web with its functionality in hopes of fueling user growth, it built aggressive integrations with partners that are coming under newfound…

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Google says mobile-first indexing is now used for over half the web pages in its search results
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Google says mobile-first indexing is now used for over half the web pages in its search results

Google announced today it’s now using mobile-first indexing for over half the web pages shown in its search results globally — a significant milestone in Google’s move to…

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