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Twitter can keep copies of your deleted DMs for years

Twitter might still have copies of your DMs saved in its system even if it's been years since you deactivated your account. Security researcher Karan Saini told TechCrunch that ...

Sat 16 Feb 19 from Engadget

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US Facebook fine over privacy could be in billions: reports

A US investigation into privacy violations by Facebook could result in a record fine running to billions of dollars, media reports said Friday.

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York

Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax ...

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Facebook “working on additional changes” to beat down anti-vaxxers

Facebook ponders demoting anti-vax nonsense as measles cases surge.

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Ars Technica

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Twitter Could Consider Implementing A ‘Clarify’ Feature

Twitter has been slowly opening themselves up to the idea of introducing an edit feature, and more recently Twitter’s CEO floated an idea of how such a feature could work. However the ...

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Ubergizmo

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Marriott Lets Users Check If They Were Affected By Starwood Hack

Global hotel chain Marriott has now started allowing people to check if they were a victim of the massive Starwood hack. The company has put up a service which lets guests look up individual ...

3 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Twitter hides tweet purportedly from Iranian Supreme Leader

On Thursday, Twitter account @khamenei_ir posted that “Imam Khomeini’s verdict regarding Salman Rushdie is based on divine verses and just like divine verses, it is solid and irrevocable.” The ...

Sat 16 Feb 19 from Techspot

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Google is reportedly hiding behind shell companies to scoop up tax breaks and land

Should local communities have the right to know before a big tech company moves in? Should they be able to protest before city planners offer those companies millions or even billions ...

22 hours ago from The Verge

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Google Goes On Broad Password Reset Spree After Potential Nest Account Compromise

Some Nest users have been having problems of late with people gaining access to their accounts and spying on them, using their own security cameras, according to reports. The reason for this ...

Sat 16 Feb 19 from HotHardware

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Facebook taps user data to defend workers from threat

Facebook gathers intelligence from its platform to identify people who threaten the firm or its workers, the social network said Thursday in response to media reports of the security tactic.

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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