Teen phone monitoring app leaked thousands of user passwords

Teen phone monitoring app leaked thousands of user passwords

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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 installed. Although teen monitoring apps are controversial and privacy-invasive, the company says it doesn’t require parents to obtain the consent of their children. But the Los Angeles, Calif.-based company left its servers, hosted on Amazon’s cloud, unprotected and accessible by anyone without a password. Robert Wiggins, a UK-based security researcher who
You can now skip Netflix intros with your Chromecast

You can now skip Netflix intros with your Chromecast

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You can now skip the Netflix intros that you only watch at the start of a season with your Chromecast. This feature has been available on desktop and mobile devices for a while, but it’s only now debuting for Chromecast users, as pointed out by a tipster at Android Police. Currently, the skip button works by appearing within the controller interface on the phone app. That makes sense because the Chromecast doesn’t add any new input functionality to the screen it’s attached to, unless paired to a Google Home. For some reason, you can only use this feature — which is still rolling out — with a Chromecast that’s connected to an Android device. An iOS version of the “skip intro” feature will certainly be added at some point. Source:- theverge
New Samsung ad is all about Apple’s iPhone throttling mess

New Samsung ad is all about Apple’s iPhone throttling mess

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https://youtu.be/3qhW1sDPHYI Months after the controversy made headlines and angered consumers, Samsung is only now getting around to trolling Apple for throttling iPhones. A new commercial tells the familiar tale of many Samsung ads: an iPhone user gradually becomes so fed up with Apple’s phone that they ultimately make the switch to the latest Galaxy device, which in this case is the Galaxy S9. The minute-long spot aggressively hammers on Apple’s decision to throttle performance of iPhones containing older batteries. Our tortured iPhone owner is too slow to pull up her boarding pass in the Wallet app. (Who waits until they’re right in front of the TSA agent to do that?) The TV app takes a few extra seconds to load her in-flight entertainment. Then there’s the Uber car mix-up that occur
Us Nike Gives Discounts To College And University Students

Us Nike Gives Discounts To College And University Students

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US College and University students are eligible for a student discount on Nike.com. HOW DO I GET THE STUDENT DISCOUNT ON NIKE.COM? Verify eligibility on SheerID by clicking the button below.VERIFY DETAILSOnce you confirm eligibility through this form, you'll receive a single use promo code for a 10% discount. Shop on Nike.com Apply the promo code in Cart or Checkout. See this FAQ for instructions. Log in to NikePlus to receive free standard shipping on every order, every time. If you have any questions about the verification process, please review the SheerID FAQs. NIKE.COM COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENT DISCOUNT PROMO CODE TERMS AND CONDITIONS Promotion code valid for one use only. Not valid on select merchandise, Apple Products, Microsoft Products, Nike techno
Microsoft announces Xbox Adaptive Controller for players with disabilities

Microsoft announces Xbox Adaptive Controller for players with disabilities

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Microsoft has announced the Xbox Adaptive Controller, an Xbox controller designed for people with disabilities. The device was leaked earlier this week. It has two large programmable buttons and 19 jacks that can be connected to a range of joysticks, buttons, and switches to make it easier for a wider range of people to play games on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. “I can customize how I interface with the Xbox Adaptive Controller to whatever I want,” saysSolomon Romney, a Microsoft Store employee who was born without fingers on his left hand. “If I want to play a game entirely with my feet, I can. I can make the controls fit my body, my desires, and I can change them anytime I want. You plug in whatever you want and go. It takes virtually no time to set it up and use it. It could not be
How to keep your kids safe on Netflix

How to keep your kids safe on Netflix

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Cape Town – As a parent, I’m going to be very real with you, the TV is one of my handy helpers (that’s a Mickey Mouse Clubhousereference for all you non-parents). Life with two kids under 5 can be frantic especially in the evenings. But you can’t just plonk your kids in front of YouTube and hope for the best because the YouTube rabbit hole can be horrifying. At best, your kids just end up watching an hour of someone opening surprise eggs. At worst, Spider-Man is pushing Lightning McQueen off a building to the tune of incy-wincy spider. You just never know with YouTube. So Netflix is one of my go-to services for my kids. But as I said, they’re young and there are still some programmes I prefer that they don’t watch. Netflix has made it really easy for parents to be certain their kids ar
Report: Yet another personality quiz exposed Facebook data from millions of users

Report: Yet another personality quiz exposed Facebook data from millions of users

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Welp, it looks like another quiz app may have exposed millions of Facebook users' personal data. A personality quiz app created by researchers exposed personal data on more than 3 million Facebook users, according to a report published in New Scientist.  The app in question is a quiz app called "myPersonality," which was created by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The quiz was completed by more than 6 million people, some of whom also opted to share Facebook profile data with the researchers. This profile data, along with the quiz results, was made available to a select group of researchers both in and outside of Cambridge. But while this data was supposed to be restricted to approved groups, lax security measures reportedly left the data vulnerable to anyone who was looki
How to download a copy of your Facebook data

How to download a copy of your Facebook data

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Taking control of your Facebook data starts with understanding just how much of your data is stored with Facebook. The social media service offers a self-help tool that gives you access to your entire trove of personal data. It’s actually a fairly simple process that lets you see all your photos, videos, friends, contact info, messages, apps, and quite a bit more that Facebook’s storing on its servers. How to download a copy of your Facebook data On the web, visit the General Account Settings page. At the bottom of your General Account Settings, click Download a copy of your Facebook data. Click Start My Archive. Enter your password and click Submit to continue. Click Start My Archive to start the process of creating your Facebook archive. Click Okay. Wait f
Obamacare deadline: When can you sign up for healthcare, and how?

Obamacare deadline: When can you sign up for healthcare, and how?

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The window is closing for Americans who want to sign up for individual health insurance for 2018. Americans who enroll in health care coverage on their own – not through their employer – must do so during a specified time called the open enrollment period. Thanks to the Trump administration's Obamacare rollbacks, that time period is much shorter than in years before. Below is everything you need to know about how to sign up for Obamacare this year, and how it will be affected by the Trump administration. When is the Obamacare enrollment deadline? The majority of people seeking coverage starting 1 January of next year must apply by 11:59 pm on 15 December, 2017. However, some people can qualify for a special enrollment period if they recently experienced certain life events, such a
Swipe up: How Android P gestures compare to the iPhone X

Swipe up: How Android P gestures compare to the iPhone X

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Android P brings a whole bunch of new updates to Google’s operating system, and one of the biggest is the new, gesture-based interface system. A system that many (including us) have noted is pretty similar on the surface to the one that Apple introduced on the iPhone X last year. Which of course begs the question: who’s doing gestures better? (Before we begin: yes, I am well aware that companies like Palm have had extremely similar systems like this first, but unless you’re still using a Pre, that’s not super relevant to this conversation.) Having tried out the two systems, there’s a lot of good ideas in Android’s iteration of the function, but as others have already noted (like David Ruddock at Android Police), Google just isn’t willing to commit fully to the gesture system, leaving P