Apple and Google Play remove three dating apps after FTC warning about underage users

The Federal Trade Commission said today that Google and Apple have removed three dating apps from their app stores because they could potentially be used by sexual predators to find children. In a parental advisory, FTC attorney Lisa Weintraub Schifferle wrote that FastMeet, Meet24 and Meet4U, all made by Ukrainian company Wildec, appeared to violate the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the FTC Act. In a letter sent to Wildec at the beginning of May, the FTC said the apps did...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Apps, UK, Safety, Tech, Sunday Times, Grindr, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Dating App, Age Verification, Lisa Weintraub Schifferle, Wildec LLC, Wildec

$25K Wix SEO Battle – Who can rank the best?

Some of you may have heard of Simply put, Wix is a Web site builder. Or as described by Wix, the “leading cloud-based web design and development platform trusted by over 150 million people worldwide”. With Wix, you can create high-quality custom websites that are SEO-friendly, mobile-optimized, fast performing and ready for business. But many say that Wix websites don’t rank well on Google. To counter this myth, Wix are putting their money where their mouth, with a $25k SEO Battle. That...
Tags: Google, Design, Seo, Competition, Wix, Web Design & UX, Lukasz Zelezny, Deals & Freebies

Facebook’s Troubles on NH Today WGIR-AM: [05/06/2019]

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Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Nbc, Congress, Sem, Harvard, Horse racing, Department Of Justice, Jack, Exeter, Craig, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Craig Peterson, Cambridge Analytica

A Near-Miss in my Search for the Perfect Watering Can

Back in 2015 I wrote about my two perfect watering cans and one that I deemed “flawed,” according to the caption (above). I declared cans to be perfect thanks to two features I always look for – balance, so that you can carry them without spilling (which the flawed one couldn’t do), and a large enough opening for a nozzle. (Namely, the Dramm One-Touch I love because it stays on, instead of requiring constant hand pressure to keep it on.) Turns out, neither of my perfect cans made it through the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Gardening, Walmart, New York Times, Bloem, Taking Your Gardening Dollar

From puzzles to poster-making: 2019’s Google Play Award winners

To kick off this year’s Google I/O, we hosted our fourth annual Google Play Award ceremony to recognize the most innovative developers behind the top apps and games on Google Play over the past year. These apps and games had stiff competition across nine categories, including new additions like Most Inventive, Best Living Room Experience and Most Beautiful Game. We’re sharing the winners that rose to the top for providing the best experiences for fans, making an impact on their communities and r...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Developers, Wisdo, Envision Technologies BV Best Social ImpactApps, Wisdo LTD, Neverthink Most InventiveApps, Canva Best Breakthrough AppNew, Slowly Communications Ltd

Apple, Google Remove Three Dating Apps FTC Said Could Expose Minors to Sexual Predators

The Federal Trade Commission on Monday said that Apple and Google had removed three dating apps from their respective app stores after—yikes—the agency found they allowed children under the age of 13 to sign up, collected data on them in likely violation of federal law, and could allow sexual predators to contact…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Apps, Science, Technology, Crime, Law Enforcement, Play Store, Dating Apps, App Store, Sexual Predators, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc

'Universal Basic Income Doesn't Work'

An anonymous reader shares an opinion piece from The Guardian, written by analyst, writer and head of social policy for the New Economics Foundation, Anna Coote: A study published this week sheds doubt on ambitious claims made for universal basic income (UBI), the scheme that would give everyone regular, unconditional cash payments that are enough to live on. Its advocates claim it would help to reduce poverty, narrow inequalities and tackle the effects of automation on jobs and income. Research...
Tags: Tech, New Economics Foundation, International Labor Office, Anna Coote, Public Services International

How Brands Can Join The Conversation Via GIF’s

We live in an age of visual communication. Every day, people use billions of emoji on social platforms and in messaging apps. Every now and then some enterprising marketer livens up my email inbox with an emoji subject line. And in the past few years, I’ve had friends and colleagues reply to text messages or workplace group chat using animated GIFs. This is a growing trend that should interest every brand marketer. Why? Think about your everyday experience. “We have gotten acclimated to seein...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Converse, Brand Marketing, Gif, Neil Patrick Harris, Pepsico, Huffington Post, Giphy, Branding, Chung, Clare Fallon, Naomi Baron, Brand Research Brand Strategy Brand Licensing, Alex Chung, Brandweek

Apple Watch may be getting more independent at WWDC

Apple may be preparing some tweaks to watchOS that will leave you fumbling for your phone less often. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman just published a long list of software tweaks his sources say are coming to iOS, watchOS and macOS at WWDC. One of the most interesting takeaways from the report is that Apple is reportedly planning to remove one of the final Watch/iPhone dependencies and will be bolstering up some of its stock apps. Apple may be adding a watchOS version of the App Store to the wrist c...
Tags: Apple, TC, Tech, Bloomberg, Mark Gurman, watchOS, Animoji Memoji, WWDC 2019, Voice Memos Apple

iOS reportedly getting its very own swipe-to-type keyboard

Apple may be bringing an Android favorite to iOS at its software developers conference next month. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has published a big list of little software tweaks his sources say are coming to iOS at WWDC. One of the more interesting notes is that Apple is reportedly going to be releasing its own swipe-to-text keyboard on iOS, something that has long been natively supported in Android. Users would no longer have to tap away on their keyboards in order to text and would be able to u...
Tags: Apple, Ios, TC, Tech, Bloomberg, App Store, Mark Gurman, WWDC 2019

Windows 10 gets a legit Linux kernel and a souped-up terminal app

Aeons ago, a sweat-drenched Steve Ballmer took to the stage of a Windows 2000 conference and, with the hypnotic repetition of a Gregorian monk on acid, chanted “Developers, developers, developers.” Microsoft, then faced with an ascendant Apple and the increasing popularity of Linux, wanted to ensure coders that they were Microsoft’s number one boo. Actions trump words. Always. Today, Microsoft proved its commitment to its developer community by announcing two exciting new features for Windows 10...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, Design & Dev

id Software's Open-Source Engines Ported To iOS, tvOS

New submitter Schnapple writes: Back in 2009, id Software put Wolfenstein 3D and DOOM on the App Store, but once iOS 11 started phasing out 32-bit apps, they stopped working. Since their source code was published under the GPL, I went in and fixed them up so they would run on modern devices, and also added game controller support and ported them to tvOS so they could run on Apple TV. Then over the last year I did the same for DOOM II and Final DOOM, Quake, Quake II, Quake III: Arena, Return to C...
Tags: Apple, Tech, App Store, GPL, Castle Wolfenstein

Cardi B Shuts Down Met Gala Red Carpet in Massive Red Gown That Took 35 People & 2,000 Hours to Make

The 2019 Met Gala is underway and Cardi B. Has. Arrived!The Grammy-winning rapper just hit the red carpet at the annual fashion event, held Monday night (May 6) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.Cardi lived up to this year’s “Camp: Notes on Fashion” theme by wearing an over-the-top “anatomically correct” ruby red gown featuring a corset that accentuated Cardi’s waistline and bust, with embroidered red beads made to look like nipples, as well as “yonic embellishments” (Google is ...
Tags: Google, Photos, Celebs, Pop Culture, Jazz, Met Gala, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Trending, Cardi B, Red Carpet, Browne, Cardi, Stephen Jones, New York City Cardi, Met Gala 2019, Cardi B Shuts Down Met Gala Red Carpet

Google's AI Assistant aims to transcend the smart speaker

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Google launched its now distinctive digital assistant in 2016, it was already in danger of being an also-ran.
Tags: Google, News, San Francisco, Ap

King County looking at Uber, Lyft driver screening after recent sexual assaults

Currently, both Uber and Lyft run third-party background checks on everybody who applies to drive for them. Those checks search driving records, local, state and national criminal databases, and sex offender registries, the companies said.
Tags: Lyft, Business, Technology, Crime, News, Local Politics, Local News, King County, Uber Lyft

How to transfer your iTunes library to a new computer

Learn how to transfer iTunes library to a new computer! Our guide will help you quickly transfer even large iTunes collections to your new computer, without the need to get any third-party apps. Read on to learn more! The post How to transfer your iTunes library to a new computer appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mac, Trends, How-to, Itunes, Computing

Facebook Contractors Categorize Your Private Posts To Train AI

Facebook uses thousands of third-party staffers around the world to look at Facebook and Instagram posts to help train its AI and to inform new products. "But because the contractors see users' public and private posts, some view it as a violation of privacy," reports Engadget. From the report: According to Reuters, as many as 260 contract workers in Hyderabad, India have spent more than a year labeling millions of Facebook posts dating back to 2014. They look for the subject of the post, the oc...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Hyderabad, Reuters, Hyderabad India

Microsoft Teases Its Edge Browser For macOS

In a blog post detailing new features coming to Edge, Microsoft has started teasing what Edge will look like on macOS. The Verge reports: During the company's Build 2019 developer conference, Microsoft is announcing new features for Edge on Windows and teasing the upcoming macOS release. We understand that the release will be available very soon, and Mac users should be able to access both the Canary and Dev builds of Edge just like Windows. Microsoft's implementation of Chromium on Edge has so ...
Tags: Microsoft, Mac, Tech, Edge Microsoft

Amazon Can Already Ship To 72 Percent of US Population Within a Day, Map Shows

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Amazon is already capable of offering same-day and next-day delivery to 72% of the total U.S. population, including almost all of the households (95% or more) in 16 of the wealthiest and most populated states and Washington, D.C., according to a report published in March by RBC Capital Markets. The vast delivery network is the result of significant investments over the past four years, a period during which Amazon built out fulfillment centers acros...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Washington, US, Tech, Cnbc, Rbc, RBC Capital Markets, Midwest Read

Over 100 Riot Games employees walked out protesting the company's policy on forced arbitration after a scathing news report and a lawsuit

Over 100 Riot Games employees walked out of work on Monday afternoon to protest the company's forced arbitration policy for worker disputes. The walkout follows months of turmoil at the video game studio over allegations of sexism and misconduct. Such allegations included an apology from the company, the two month suspension of an executive and a tell-all blog post from a top executive when he quit After workers sued the company seeking class-action status, the company filed a motion to force ...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Los Angeles, Trends, League Of Legends, Riot, Kotaku, Susan Fowler, Gelb, Scott Gelb, Samsung Galaxy Fold

A Tax That Could Fix Big Tech

Putting a levy on targeted ad revenue would give Facebook and Google a real incentive to change their dangerous business models.
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Social Media, United States, Warren, Taxation, Zuckerberg, Online Advertising, Elizabeth, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues, Mark E

Optimize your new Apple AirPods with these tips and tricks

Here are some tips, tricks, and lesser-known features from Apple's first pair of fully wireless earbuds, allowing you to get the most out of the company's world of cordless sound. The post Optimize your new Apple AirPods with these tips and tricks appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Music, Trends, How-to, Home Theater, Apple Watch, Airpod, Airpod Tips

Google Deprecates Old Keyword Planner, New Version is Now Complete by @MattGSouthern

Google is deprecating the old Keyword Planner this week as the new version is now finalized.The post Google Deprecates Old Keyword Planner, New Version is Now Complete by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, Tools, News, Seo

New study shows human development is destroying the planet at an unprecedented rate

“We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide.” That’s the word from Sir Robert Watson, the chair of a massive multinational research effort to survey the impact of human development on the natural world. In the most comprehensive effort undertaken to date, some 145 expert authors from 50 countries working with another 310 contributing authors spent the last three years compiling and assessing changes in global biodiversit...
Tags: Food, TC, Usa, Germany, Tech, Earth, Nature, United States, Agriculture, Brazil, Argentina, Ecology, Watson, Chair, Eduardo, Robert Watson

Scientist Dream of a Future Where Your AC Unit Sucks Carbon Out of the Sky

Air conditioners require lots of energy to run, meaning they result in lots of greenhouse gas emissions. But maybe they don’t have to? In a recently published Nature paper, researchers with the Institute for Micro Process Engineering in Germany have dreamt up a world where air conditioners don’t make climate change…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Germany, Carbon Capture, Air Conditioners, Institute for Micro Process Engineering, Cool It Down

Refunds For 300 Million Phone Users Sought In Lawsuits Over Location-Data Sales

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The four major U.S. wireless carriers are facing proposed class-action lawsuits accusing them of violating federal law by selling their customers' real-time location data to third parties. The complaints seeking class action status and financial damages were filed last week against AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The four suits, filed on behalf of customers by lawyers from the Z Law fi...
Tags: Verizon, Maryland, Tech, Ars Technica, Sprint, AT T Verizon T Mobile, Sprint in U S District Court

Digital Trends Live: Spotify vs. Apple, kamikaze drones, and more

On this episode of DT Live, we take a look at Spotify's accusation that Apple monopolizes streaming music, the Uber and Lyft drivers' strike, QR codes on TVs, kamikaze drones, a robot farm that sells produce, and more. The post Digital Trends Live: Spotify vs. Apple, kamikaze drones, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Cars, Trends, Drones, Emerging Tech, Movies & TV, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live

Twitter gives Retweets an upgrade

Twitter is finally letting you do more with Retweets. In a small but useful update rolled out today, Twitter will now allow users to add a photo, video, or GIF to a Retweet, instead of only text. The feature is live today on iOS, Android, and Twitter’s mobile website. Though a seemingly minor upgrade, the addition is notable because of its potential to significantly impact the amount of media that’s shared to Twitter. Today, retweeting with a comment is a common user behavior — so opening up ...
Tags: Twitter, Tech, Retweet, Retweeting, Twitter Engineering

Apple Releases Its Second iOS Game Ever, and It's a Tribute to Getting Filthy Rich

If you haven’t already heard the news, Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway investment firm recently pumped a bunch of money into ‘cash-strapped’ Apple. To say thanks for helping to keep the company afloat, Apple released its first iOS game since 2008: a Paperboy ripoff called Warren Buffet’s Paper Wizard that’s…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Itunes App Store, Games, Science, Video Games, Tim Cook, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet, Warren Buffets Paper Wizard, Warren Buffet 's Berkshire Hathaway

Apple quietly released its own iPhone game, starring Warren Buffett

Apple has apparently made its first game in years, in partnership with, of all people, Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. The game, called Warren Buffett‘s Paper Wizard, allows you to recreate the early career of the titular character, tossing newspapers at houses. The game looks simple enough. You ride around a neighborhood while some jaunty music plays. In the manner of Paper Toss, you drag your finger to the bottom of the screen to set a flight trajectory, then release to send your ne...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Gaming, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett

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