Apple Reportedly Blocked Police iPhone Hacking Tool and Nobody Knows How

31st October 2018

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

30th October 2018

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

27th October 2018

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

27th October 2018

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

27th October 2018

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

27th October 2018

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

27th October 2018

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

26th October 2018

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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Lyft’s monthly subscription service gives you 30 rides for $300

25th October 2018

Lyft announced the wide release of its All-Access Plan on Tuesday, giving frequent Lyft riders an opportunity to save money by spending more up front. First rolled out to a small subset of users earlier this year, the subscription service is now available across the country, and for $299, you get 30 rides up to $15 a piece and 5% off any additional rides. If any of your first 30…

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Free McDonald’s Food: 9 Best McDonald’s App Freebies & Deals

25th October 2018

Looking for free McDonald’s? Look no further! The fast food chain recently announced it’s giving away free medium fries with $1 purchases each Friday for the rest of the year. So to help you save more cash, The List rounded up nine deals and freebies you can snag through the McDonald’s app. 1. A Sandwich for $1 From now through September 30, download the McDonald’s app and get a sandwich…

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Send Your Name to Space on NASA’s Latest Mars Lander

25th October 2018

Humans may not reach Mars until the 2030s (optimistically), but you can get your name there a whole lot sooner. As Space.com reports, NASA is accepting names from the public to be engraved on a small silicon microchip that’s being sent into space with their latest Mars lander, InSight. All you have to do is submit your name online to NASA, and the space agency will put it on the…

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How to protect your Instagram account from hackers

25th October 2018

Instagram added two-factor authorization last year to help protect your account, and now it’s even better. Before, IG’s two-factor relied on SMS, which isn’t the most secure way to receive authorization codes. Now, you can set up IG 2FA with an authentication app to make your account even more secure. Here’s how. Protect your Instagram account with 2FA Open Instagram, go to your Profile page, tap the menu button in…

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