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Some low-cost Android phones shipped with malware built in – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Avast has found that many low-cost, non-Google-certifed Android phones shipped with a strain of malware built in that could send users to download apps they didn’t intend to access. The malware, called called Cosiloon, overlays advertisements over the operating system in order to promote apps or even trick users into downloading apps. Devices effected shipped […]

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Uber in fatal crash detected pedestrian but had emergency braking disabled – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

The initial report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the fatal self-driving Uber crash in March confirms that the car detected the pedestrian as early as 6 seconds before the crash, but did not slow or stop because its emergency braking systems were deliberately disabled. Uber told the NTSB that “emergency braking maneuvers are […]

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Facebook and Instagram launch U.S. political ad labeling and archive – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Facebook today revealed that it’s chosen not to shut down all political ads because that could unfairly favor incumbents and candidates without resources to buy pricey TV ads. Instead, it’s now launching its previously announced “paid for by” labels on political and issue ads on Facebook and Instagram in the US, and its publicly searchable […]

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Google opens its G Suite for Education to home-school co-ops – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Google today announced it is changing the eligibility guidelines of its free G Suite for Education service to include home-school co-ops. Parents and teachers who run home-school co-ops will be able to sign up for it in the coming weeks. G Suite for Education includes all of Google’s usual online productivity tools and then layers a number of […]

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Dog-sitting startup Rover just raised $155M – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Rover, a dog-walking and dog-boarding service that merged with DogVacay around this time last year, is now the second of such startups this year to raise a massive new round of funding with its announcement of a $155 million financing round. While competitor Wag has become a juggernaut, there seems room for both room for […]

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Inside Facebook’s anti-sex trafficking hackathon – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Tech giants put their rivalries aside for two days this week to code for a common cause: protecting children on the internet. Deep inside Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters, teams drawn from Uber, Twitter, Google, Microsoft and Pinterest worked through the night to prototype new tools designed to help nonprofits in their fight against child sex […]

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Updates to cPanel’s Privacy Policy

May 24, 2018

  Communication Re-Opt In We’ve been preparing in several ways to support our commitments to customers and end users. Per GDPR regulations and our data processing practices, if you wish to receive communications from cPanel moving forward, you must re-opt in by completing this form. GDPR cPanel has recently updated a number of its agreements […]

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Microsoft’s Twitch rival Mixer gets a revamp, including new developer tools for interactive gameplay – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Microsoft is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its game streaming service and Twitch competitor, Mixer, with a host of new features, including a refresh of the user experience and the launch of an expanded developer toolkit called MixPlay. The new streamer tools will roll out along with the revamped version of Mixer .com across desktop and […]

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Vevo will shutter apps, in order to focus on YouTube – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

YouTube has long been the key to Vevo’s music syndication services, and in a blog post today, the company announced plans to focus even more on the site. The effort, which finds Vevo, “focused on engaging the biggest audiences and pursuing growth opportunities,” also involves trimming away some of the elements it deems unnecessary to […]

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PayPal starts deeper integration with Google; users can now pay directly in Gmail, YouTube and more – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Google earlier this year rebranded all of its payment services under Google Pay to help it double down on making transactions across its platform more frictionless (and more used). Now comes another development: PayPal and Google are kicking off a deep integration, where users who add their PayPal details to their Google Play accounts will be […]

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