South Park banned in China
4 months, 1 week ago by kyle | 1 facts | 0 comments | 1 votes

  • In response to the episode's criticism of the Chinese government, South Park has been entirely banned in China -

Apple removes ‘Quartz’ news app from Chinese App Store
4 months, 1 week ago by kyle | 3 facts | 0 comments | 1 votes

  • In an opinion piece published in the People’s Daily, the Communist Party slammed Apple for approving the controversial HKmap Live protest app. -
  • This isn’t the first time Apple has removed a news app from the Chinese App Store at the request of the government. -
  • In 2017, Apple removed the New York Times app from the App Store. -

kyle - 4 months, 2 weeks ago
I almost can't even believe that this request actually exists. It's such obvious "save the children" bullshit. There is no way that making messaging apps more secure will "reduce public safety".
Attorney General Bill Barr will ask Zuckerberg to halt plans for End-To-End encryption across Facebook's apps
4 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 2 facts | 1 comments | 3 votes

  • "We are writing to request that Facebook does not proceed with its plan to implement end-to-end encryption across its messaging services" -
  • Facebook asked to delay plans for end-to-end encryption in its messaging services until it can guarantee the added privacy does not reduce public safety. -

Google announces three new ways to hide your personal activity from Google
4 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 2 facts | 0 comments | 2 votes

  • The company has confirmed that it’s launching incognito mode for Maps, which will debut on Android this month before expanding to iOS “soon.” -
  • Google is introducing the same rolling auto-delete feature that can already automatically clear out your location history and web data at an interval. -

North Korean projectile lands in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, Tokyo says
4 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 2 facts | 0 comments | 2 votes

  • Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the North fired two ballistic missiles from the country’s east coast. -
  • South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff did not immediately confirm what the weapons were, how many were fired or how far they flew. -

kyle - 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Just another reason not to use WhatsApp. I've been trying to get people onto Signal lately, although since it's also completely centralized it also has this problem.

That said, I still trust Signal more than Facebook.

Facebook dating announced
5 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 7 facts | 0 comments | 2 votes

  • By the end of the year, we’ll make it possible to add Facebook and Instagram Stories to your Dating profile too. -
  • Facebook Dating won’t match you with friends, unless you choose to use Secret Crush and you both add each other to your list. -
  • People will soon be able to connect and share with Facebook and Instagram Stories. -
  • Secret Crush lets you match with people you already know on Facebook and/or Instagram. -
  • If you choose to use Secret Crush, you can select up to nine of your Facebook friends or Instagram followers who you’re interested in. -
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Woman is first to receive cornea made from ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells
5 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 1 facts | 0 comments | 0 votes

  • A Japanese woman in her forties has become the first person in the world to have her cornea repaired using reprogrammed stem cells. -

YouTube to pay $170 million penalty over collecting kids' personal info
5 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 1 facts | 0 comments | 2 votes

  • The companies allegedly collected information of children viewing videos on YouTube by tracking users of channels that are directed at kids. -


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