The big four U.S. carriers are joining forces to get rid of app passwords

4th October 2018

The big four U.S. carriers are waging a war against passwords and specifically the need for a different password for each app you use on your phone. To that end, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon have joined forces to launch “Project Verify,” a new approach to password management that’s designed to make accessing apps easier while keeping your phone nice and secure. Project Verify was first spotted by The Verge,…

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Apple’s Using Your Call and Text Data to Figure Out Whether to ‘Trust’ Your Devices

4th October 2018

VentureBeat noticed a new provision inside the updated iTunes Store terms and privacy disclosure that came with Monday’s release of iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12. Apple now says it will take into account certain information about how you use your iOS device or Apple TV to determine a rating for that device. The new language, which can be found online on Apple’s iTunes Store & Privacy page, reads:…

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Twitter reportedly suspended 70 million fake accounts in May and June

4th October 2018

Twitter been ramping up its purges of fake users, suspending 70 million accounts in May and June in its attempts to reduce the impact of misinformation. That’s more than double the rate the social media platform was suspending back in October, according to The Washington Post.  Twitter’s increasingly aggressive purges were already alarming some users; In February, the platform assured that it was wiping out bots, not silencing conservatives. But the company has also taken…

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Facebook blocked users from posting some stories about its security breach

4th October 2018

Some users are reporting that they are unable to post today’s big story about a security breach affecting 50 million Facebook users. The issue appears to only affect particular stories from certain outlets, at this time one story from The Guardian and one from the Associated Press, both reputable press outlets. When going to share the story to their news feed, some users, including members of the staff here at TechCrunch who were able…

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The 10 best new movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in October 2018

4th October 2018

After a stellar September packed with great content, I’m convinced I’m not going to have trouble coming up with ten worthwhile shows and movies for this list ever again. The sheer volume of content that arrives on Netflix every month is becoming difficult to quantify, with more original content than ever filling up the service week after week. And while quality licensed movies continue to vanish from the service, Netflix…

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