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Macy’s says its website leaked credit card info to hackers for a week

Sponsored Links Charles Sykes/AP Images for Macy’s The constant stream of card skimming hacks just claimed a particularly high-profile target. Macy’s has warned customers that intruders slipped code (believed to be JavaScript) into two pages on its website on October 7th, letting them collect data from shoppers that included names, addresses and payment info. Macy’s …

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Bird offers scooter credits when you take ‘helmet selfies’

Sponsored Links Bird Scooter sharing companies have tried numerous ways of promoting helmet use, but Bird is trying a particularly direct method — good, old-fashioned rewards. The service has introduced a “Helmet Selfie” feature that offers perks in return for snapping a photo of yourself wearing a helmet at the end of your trip. Computer …

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Facebook quietly released a meme creation app called Whale

The internet is built on glorious, glorious memes. It’s no surprise, therefore, that Facebook wants to own the creation of these wonderful jokes alongside messaging, photo-sharing and everything else that’s currently part of the Zuckerberg empire. As The Information reports, the company’s internal NPE team has quietly released a meme-making app called Whale in the …

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Senate bill would block US companies from storing data in China

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS US Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) wants to make it illegal for US companies to store user data or encryption keys in China. He also wants to prevent Chinese companies from collecting any more info from American users than is necessary to provide their service. He proposed these measures as part of …

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Google Stadia hands-on: Shockingly playable

Sponsored Links I barely expected Stadia to work. Stadia is Google’s attempt to make cloud gaming happen, and the company has promised a lot: the ability to play basically any game at up to 4K on your TV, phone, tablet or laptop, with no lag and on existing internet infrastructure. And, based on these broad …

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The Morning After: Google Stadia’s launch game line-up gets a big boost

Sponsored Links Google Hey, good morning! We kick off the week with the launch of Google’s much-publicized Stadia streaming game service tomorrow, with the company fleshing out the launch line-up with an extra 10 games — although none of them are particularly new, and none are exclusive. It’s an interesting week to launch something that …

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Instagram cracks down on app that snoops on private profiles

Sponsored Links Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Instagram is taking action against a stalker-friendly app that makes Like Patrol seem modest. The social network confirmed to Android Police that it was sending a cease and desist request to Ghosty, an Android app built to show you private Instagram profiles without permission. That would be enough …

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Simpsons World shuts down as episodes move to Disney+

Sponsored Links 20th Century Fox/Disney You knew Simpsons World wouldn’t last much longer when Disney+ claimed The Simpsons as a streaming exclusive, but you might not have expected the end to be so… abrupt. Simpsons World has promptly shut down, making Disney+ the only place to watch every episode even though it’s barely available to …

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Redbox will stop selling Disney movie codes as part of settlement

Sponsored Links Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Disney’s lawsuit against Redbox is over, and it’s not great news for Redbox. The two sides have agreed to a settlement that will have Redbox stop the sale of movie download codes from Disney disc packs. Attorneys for Disney had accused Redbox of violating copyright by offering the codes separately …

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NEO Founder Explains Why the Internet Is Imperfect

Kicking off the first panel of BlockShow Asia 2019, NEO founder Da Hongfei shared his views on the current state of decentralized web: “The internet is a great invention. It looks almost perfect. But is it really?” Citing examples like the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the Equifax hack, he highlighted a critical isolation problem plaguing …

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