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Popsugar’s Twinning app is leaking everyone’s uploaded photos – TechCrunch

I thought the worst thing about Popsugar’s Twinning tool was that it matched me with James Corden. Turns out, the hundreds of thousands of selfies uploaded to the tool can be downloaded by anyone who knows where to look. The popular photo matching tool taking the web by...

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Metacert’ Cryptonite can catch phishing links in your email – TechCrunch

Metacert, founded by Paul Walsh, originally began as a way to watch chat rooms for fake Ethereum scams. Walsh, who was an early experimenter in cryptocurrencies, grew frustrated when he saw hackers dumping fake links into chat rooms, resulting in users regularly losing cash to...

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Tool up for the midterms with this Facebook junk news aggregator – TechCrunch

With the US midterms fast approaching purveyors of online disinformation are very busy indeed spreading their hyper-partisan junk on Facebook . Their goal: Skewing democratic outcomes by putting out misleading, deceptive or incorrect information that’s packaged as real news about politics, economics or culture — yet presented...

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Civil, the blockchain journalism startup, has partnered with one of the oldest names in media – TechCrunch

Civil, the two-year-old crypto startup that wants to save the journalism industry by leveraging the blockchain and cryptoeconomics, has partnered with the 172-year-old Associated Press to help the wire service stop bad actors from stealing its content. Civil, using its blockchain-enabled licensing mechanism, which is still...

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WhatsApp limits message forwarding in bid to reduce spam and misinformation – TechCrunch

In a bid to cut down on the spread of false information and spam, WhatsApp recently added labels that indicate when a message has been forwarded. Now the company is sharpening that strategy by imposing limits on how many groups a message can be...

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Virtual Instagram celebrity “Lil Miquela” has had her account hacked – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The Instagram account for the virtual celebrity known as Lil Miquela has been hacked. The multi-racial fashionista and advocate for multiculturalism, whose account is followed by nearly 1 million people, has had “her” account taken over by another animated Instagram account holder named “Bermuda“. Welcome...

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