WhatsApp disappearing messages roll out to more than 1 billion users

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The goal of this new feature, according to the app, is to make communication more natural. WhatsApp disappearing messages have started rolling out, with over 1 billion users being included in the initial wave of the launch, starting at the end of last week. This feature is appealing to people who would like parts of their chat histories to be less permanent. The WhatsApp disappearing messages feature is rolling out to both iOS and Android device customers. The idea behind the feature is to make it possible for users in…

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Facebook cloud gaming launched, but not for iOS users

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According to the social media giant, Apple won’t let its users access due to “arbitrary” policies. At the start of the week, Facebook cloud gaming launched, but the social media giant said that it was available to desktop and Android users only. It revealed that it would not be bringing its product to iOS because of Apple’s “arbitrary” policies. That said, the web and Android users of the platform can try free-to-play games within the network. Facebook cloud gaming makes it possible for users to remain on the platform and…

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Grindr app security gap opens accounts to easy hacking

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Anyone with the account’s email address could reset the user’s password and take over a profile. A hack into Grindr app security made it possible for anyone with the email address associated with a valid account to simply reset the password and gain full control over the profile. The vulnerability was revealed online by security experts who reported it to the application. The Grindr app security problem was reported to the owners of the application. The vulnerability made it possible to gain full access to an individual’s account in the…

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Governor Cuomo announces new Covid Alert NY app for contact tracing

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New Yorkers using it will be alerted if they’ve been exposed to someone who tested positive. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the launch of the Covid Alert NY smartphone app. It was developed to alert state residents if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive to the virus. The free application notifies users if they have been within six feet of an infected person for over 10 minutes. Cuomo described the Covid Alert NY app by saying that “It’s using technology on a level it’s…

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NHS contact tracing app to use simple QR code scans

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The new application is designed to reduce the need for physical contact while keeping track of public interactions. The long-awaited NHS contact tracing app has finally been unveiled for people in England and Wales to download. The goal is to use easy QR code scans to help keep on top of where exposures have occurred. This is the second version of the app, the first of which was originally tested on the Isle of Wight. Since the original test in May, the NHS contact tracing app has undergone two substantial…

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