Make Sure MoviePass Didn’t Reactivate Your Subscription

If you canceled your MoviePass subscription, check your email and your spam folder for an email with the subject “MoviePass Updates”—because MoviePass might have turned your subscription back on without your permission, and you’ll need to opt back out. Yep, MoviePass is reversing cancellations again, six weeks after the last time. This time, says Business Insider, MoviePass emailed some customers alerting them to a “new offering” of three movies a…

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If your password is on this list, you’re in big trouble

It’s possible that you have the wrong idea of who hackers actually are. They are sometimes portrayed in movies as nerdy teenagers, hiding in their parents’ basements, trying to guess your passwords. That is not typically how it is done. These days it’s more likely that dozens of hackers are working together in an office building somewhere. They try breaking into computer systems and ultimately take over your computer, demanding…

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Will Your Taxes Increase Under the New Tax Code?

WITH THE new tax bill passed last year, you may be wondering how the rewritten tax code will change exemptions, credits and individual income tax rates for the 2019 tax-filing season. While there are many factors that can impact whether your taxes will increase under the overhauled tax code, such as your tax bracket, if you typically take advantage of deductions and the size of your family, there are other…

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AT&T more than doubles ‘admin fee’ for every wireless customer

AT&T is raising the cost of an “administrative fee” line item tacked onto the bottom of every single one of its 64.5 million wireless customers in the US, as reported first today by BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk. Originally $0.76, AT&T has raised the fee to $1.99. When added up and multiplied by 12 months, the increase will result in an additional $800 million or so for AT&T’s annual revenue….

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Apple Reportedly Blocked Police iPhone Hacking Tool and Nobody Knows How

Apple’s latest iteration of iOS has reportedly turned the GrayKey hacking device into an expensive doorstop. Law enforcement around the world has taken to using GrayKey to break into locked iPhones but it appears Apple has finally gotten ahead of the device’s crafty manufacturers. For now. Forbes’ Thomas Brewster has been on top of the GrayKey saga from the beginning. On Wednesday, he cited sources from the forensic community who’ve told him that…

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How you can deactivate this creepy Facebook feature

Have you ever glanced at the Suggested Friends category in your Facebook account and noticed some random people who look vaguely familiar mixed in with your real friends and acquaintances? Well, you might have passed those people on the street. How did these people get onto your screen? CNET reports that Facebook uses the geolocation data from your phone to be a friend matchmaker of sorts, suggesting people who are…

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Uber is offering $10 off rides to polling locations on Election Day

Uber announced on Wednesday that it would offer $10 discounts on rides to the polls on Election Day. The promotion, which will be available nationwide in the US, applies only to a single ride on the most affordable Uber option available in their city. Riders will have to use Uber’s dedicated poll locator button in the app in order to get the discount. The button, which will be live on Election Day, will help…

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Teen phone monitoring app leaked thousands of user passwords

At least one server used by an app for parents to monitor their teenagers’ phone activity has leaked tens of thousands of accounts of both parents and children. The mobile app, TeenSafe, bills itself as a “secure” monitoring app for iOS and Android, which lets parents view their child’s text messages and location, monitor who they’re calling and when, access their web browsing history, and find out which apps they have…

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WhatsApp, Snapchat banned on company devices at Continental AG

German auto parts maker Continental AG said it will forbid its 240,000 employees from using Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp or Snap Inc.’s Snapchat on any of its company-issued mobile devices. About 36,000 such devices would be affected by the ban, which was provoked by privacy concerns, a Continental spokesman told Bloomberg. “We think it is unacceptable to transfer to users the responsibility of complying with data protection laws,” Chief Executive Officer…

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In Your 40s? Here’s What to Expect From Social Security When You Retire

When you retire, there’s a really good possibility that you’ll rely on Social Security benefit, to some degree, to help make ends meet. According to a Gallup survey conducted in April, approximately five out of six nonretirees implied that Social Security would represent either a major (30%) or minor (54%) source of income during retirement. This combined 84% ties a 15-year high for reliance, based on nonretirees’ responses. The changing…

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Uber is offering $10 off rides to polling locations on Election Day

Uber announced on Wednesday that it would offer $10 discounts on rides to the polls on Election Day. The promotion, which will be available nationwide in the US, applies only to a single ride on the most affordable Uber option available in their city. Riders will have to use Uber’s dedicated poll locator button in the app in order to get the discount. The button, which will be live on Election Day, will help…

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Facebook to start removing posts that could lead to violence

Facebook says it will start removing posts on its site that it views could spark violence. The move is a response to criticism that the spread of rumors and false stories on its platform has led to people suffering physical harm in countries around the world, Dow Jones reported. Facebook’s approach to misinformation has been focused on suppressing the popularity of such content on the platform — without entirely scrubbing…

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