Facebook allegedly blocked users from sharing stories about its data breach

Facebook revealed, earlier today, that it had detected a data breach affecting at least 50 million accounts (and as many as 90 million). Within minutes, as you might imagine, multiple sites including TNW were rushing stories out to inform everyone. Just as quickly, concerned readers began posting the news, including to the site in question. Now Facebook is actively stopping people from posting those stories. Multiple users have reported that,…

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Whole Foods can now deliver your groceries within an hour

Whole Foods customers in much of north and Central Jersey who are also Amazon Prime members can now get groceries delivered to their homes. Delivery will be available in as little as an hour through Amazon’s Prime Now app, according to an announcement Tuesday. On orders of $35 or more, two-hour delivery is free. If you want your groceries within an hour, there’s a $7.99 fee on orders of $35…

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6 signs we’re closer to the next recession than you think

Chances are that if you invested at any point during the Great Recession, you’re sitting pretty right now, assuming you’ve held onto your positions. The U.S. economy is in the middle of its second-longest economic expansion in history, going back 161 years. And since the market bottomed out in March 2009, investors have witnessed all three major stock indexes at least quadruple in value at one point. It’s been a truly unique…

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Apple iOS 12.0.1 Release: Should You Upgrade?

With iOS 12 Apple AAPL +1.28% got a lot right. Out the gate, it proved noticeably faster, more stable and more full of surprises than any iOS generational upgrade I can remember (even if the bar is low – 1,2,3). That said, it had flaws (one of which proved quite embarrassing) and iOS 12.0.1 is much needed. But does it create more problems than it solves? Here’s everything you need to…

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Have AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon? Here’s what they’re doing ahead of Hurricane Michael

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The nation’s major cell phone carriers say they’re responding to help customers affected by Hurricane Michael. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon each are outlining steps they’re taking now before the worst of the storm’s surf and wind strikes. Some companies, as of Tuesday afternoon, even are offering customers relief on their phone plans. Here’s what each company is doing, with more specifics on their websites: AT&T…

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Chinese spies reportedly inserted microchips into servers used by Apple, Amazon, and others

Chinese spies have infiltrated the supply chain for servers used by nearly 30 US companies, including government contractors, Apple, and Amazon, according to an explosive report from Bloomberg Businessweek. The operation is perhaps the most audacious example of hardware hacking by a nation state ever publicly reported, with a branch of China’s armed forces reportedly forcing Chinese manufacturers to insert microchips into US-designed servers. The chips were “not much bigger…

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Williams’ Transco pipeline receives binding commitments

The project represents an expansion of vital energy infrastructure that will further connect robust supplies of natural gas in the Marcellus and Utica producing region in Pennsylvania with growing demand centres along the Atlantic Seaboard as early as 4Q21 assuming all necessary regulatory approvals are received in a timely manner. Transco is the nation’s largest-volume interstate natural gas pipeline system. It delivers natural gas to customers through its approximately 10…

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Registered to vote? Here are the voter registration deadlines in all 50 states.

The 2018 midterm elections are less than a month away, which means that in many states, voter registration deadlines are fast approaching. If you’re one of the voters — on either the left or the right — energized to head to the polls on November 6, you’ll likely first need to register. Among Democrats, there’s been buzz of a blue wave, with polls showing that progressives are excited to go to the ballot…

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If You Like Chocolate Stout, Starbucks Has A New Nitro Drink For You To Try

Starbucks knows it can’t coast on pumpkin spice lattes alone. Its newest quest is to capture craft beer drinkers. That effort is showing up in its latest drink, the Cold Foam Dark Cocoa Nitro. The coffee company makes no secret of how it got the idea. “The Dark Chocolate Stout was our inspiration for our newest Starbucks Draft beverage,” Starbucks declares on its website. “Our velvety-smooth Nitro Cold Brew (is)…

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Facebook wants to put a camera in your house

San Francisco (CNN Business)Facebook is releasing its own smart speaker with a screen and a camera. It really hopes you don’t find the Portal creepy. The Portal, and the larger Portal +, is built specifically for video calls. It’s essentially a smart speaker with a touchscreen that includes a couple unique features. Among them is a user detection system that will cinematically zoom in on a person’s face or follow…

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Your Facebook account is NOT being cloned, it’s all a hoax

MIAMI – You may have spent all weekend worried that your Facebook account had been hacked. Don’t worry, that concern was all for nothing. The massive social hoax started when you, or someone you know, received a message from a Facebook friend saying they’ve received a friend request from you, WXYZ reports. Users were then directed to forward the message to all their friends. Essentially, the message is warning that your…

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iOS 12 is now available: How to update, its best new iPhone features and more

Apple’s latest update to iOS is here, and it’s full of new features. The update is available now for the iPhone ($999 at Sprint), iPad ($345 at Amazon Marketplace) and iPod Touch. For those with a shiny new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max ($1,257 at Amazon Marketplace), iOS 12 comes preinstalled. Apple also recently released iOS 12.1 through its beta program, which brings back Group FaceTime. We’re likely still several…

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