Uber adds public transit to app as it expands transportation beyond traditional rides

1st February 2019

Starting Thursday in Denver, the popular ride-sharing app will be adding support for public transportation directly into its app, partnering with Denver-based public transit company Regional Transportation District (RTD). First available to users in Denver before expanding to the Denver metro area, through the updated app users will be able to see ETAs for their trips through traditional Uber Pools, UberX, Select etc. rides as well as through public transportation…

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12 Common Tax Filing Mistakes & Errors and How to Correct Them

1st February 2019

When you’re expecting a large tax refund from the IRS, you undoubtedly want it as quickly as possible. There are a few ways to speed up your refund: electronically file your return, request your refund via direct deposit rather than paper check, and, perhaps most importantly, make sure your tax return isn’t delayed by common mistakes. There are many errors the IRS regularly encounters. These raise an immediate red flag and can…

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Facebook, Twitter remove hundreds of malicious accounts

1st February 2019

San Francisco, Facebook and Twitter have taken down multiple Pages, groups and accounts from Iran, Russia, Bangladesh and Venezuela that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behaviour on their platforms. Facebook removed 783 pages, groups and accounts that it said was directed from Iran, in some cases repurposing Iranian state media content, and engaged in coordinated inauthentic behaviour targeting people across the world, more heavily in the Middle East and South Asia….

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Facebook is finally punished by Apple

1st February 2019

Privacy concern: There is no end to privacy slips — is it a slip if it so frequent? — at Facebook. A recent report by TechCrunch revealed that Facebook paid teenagers up to $20 to instal an app that tracked their online behaviour. The app, called Facebook Research, had to be installed from outside the app store and helped the company track apps that are popular with users. A similar…

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