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Some lawmakers are already raising concerns about Facebook's plans to merge its messaging apps

Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images Some lawmakers have spoken out about Facebook’s plans to partially merge WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram. The social network plans to combine the back-end systems of the three apps, so users can talk to each other across platforms. But the move has faced early skepticism from some politicians, with concerns raised around data […]

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Mark Zuckerberg wrote 1,000 words defending Facebook, but the most interesting thing about it was where he published it

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearingChip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has written a column for the Wall Street Journal defending his company. The op-ed piece’s location is arguably the most interesting thing about it. It indicates Facebook wants to reassure […]

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Sheryl Sandberg gave an unconvincing speech about privacy just when she needed to sound sincere

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.Reuters Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg gave a speech in Munich on Sunday stating that Facebook needed to do better in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Sandberg outlined the steps Facebook was taking to earn back users’ trust. But audience members criticized her message as over-rehearsed and too polished to be […]

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A hidden trick for turning your iPhone and AirPods into a spy microphone is going viral. Here's what the feature is really about.

Apple CEO Tim Cook.Getty A recently introduced feature for iPhones and AirPods called “Live Listen” is going viral.  It enables a person to use an iPhone’s microphone to listen in to conversations wirelessly through AirPods. Some people are creeped out by the feature, suggesting it could be used to spy, but it was originally intended to […]

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A huge new game starring Disney's biggest characters is nearly out – here's what you need to know about 'Kingdom Hearts 3'

Other than the central heroes — protagonist Sora and his friends Riku and Kairi — the majority of other characters in “Kingdom Hearts 3” are major Disney characters. Other than the central heroes — protagonist Sora and his friends Riku and Kairi — the majority of other characters in “Kingdom Hearts 3” are major Disney […]

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'Fortnite's' New Year's Eve surprise confused so many players that the cofounder of Epic Games weighed in with a crack about time zones

“Fortnite”/Epic games&quotFortnite”/Epic games “Fortnite” is the world’s most popular game, with 80 million players spread across the globe. “Fortnite” will feature a ball drop and fireworks at the top of every hour as the New Year reaches all 24 time zones. However, as the celebration began on New Year’s Eve in some time zones, players […]

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A workers' union skewered Amazon's labour practices with a whack-a-mole game about working at a warehouse over Christmas

GMB The GMB Union has made an online game satirizing Amazon working conditions. A British union has highlighted working conditions at Amazon warehouses over Christmas with a satirical whack-a-mole-style game. The game was created by the GMB union, one of the biggest workers’ unions in the UK. The game makes the player furiously click on […]