Twenty and Mappen merge to help users hang out IRL – gpgmail

Today, social networks Twenty and Mappen are joining together in a merger under the Twenty brand. From the beginning, Twenty’s goal has been to get young people off of their phones and out in the real world with their friends. Twenty connects users with their friend groups and lets them browse fun experiences, from concerts […]

Spotify users can now share music and podcasts to Snapchat – gpgmail

Spotify users can now share their favorite music and podcasts with friends on Snapchat, the company announced this morning, with added support for sharing a song, playlist, artist profile, or podcast either directly to your friends on Snapchat or to your Snapchat Story. Snapchat is now one of several destinations that Spotify users can share […]

A huge database of Facebook users’ phone numbers found online – gpgmail

Hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts have been found online. The exposed server contained over 419 million records over several databases on users across geographies, including 133 million records on U.S.-based Facebook users, 18 million records of users in the U.K., and another with more than 50 million records on users […]

Yelp will let users personalize their homepage and search results – gpgmail

Yelp announced this morning that it will start allowing users to tailor their search results and homepage based on their personal preferences. In other words, if you’re vegetarian, or if you’re parent who’s usually looking for kid-friendly restaurants, you won’t have to reenter that information every time you do a search. Instead, you can enter […]

mobile and social media users in emerging markets have more diverse social networks – gpgmail

The latest study from Pew Research Center takes a look at the impact mobile technology, including the use of smartphones and social media, is having on the diversity of people’s social network in emerging markets. For the purpose of the study, Pew surveyed mobile users in eleven key markets: Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, South Africa, Kenya, […]

Google’s lightweight search app, Google Go, launches to Android users worldwide – gpgmail

Google Go, a lightweight version of Google’s search app, is today becoming available to all Android users worldwide. First launched in 2017 after months of beta testing, the app had been designed primarily for use in emerging markets where people are often accessing the internet for the first time on unstable connections by way of low-end […]

8 million Android users tricked into downloading 85 adware apps from Google Play – gpgmail

Dozens of Android adware apps disguised as photo editing apps and games have been caught serving ads that would take over users’ screens as part of a fraudulent money-making scheme. Security firm Trend Micro said it found 85 individual apps downloaded more than eight million times from the Google Play — all of which have […]

Nest Enrages Users By Removing Option to Disable Camera Status LEDs

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nest is the most high-profile player in smart home and connected security, and its status as a Google subsidiary has subjected it to special scrutiny. Google talked about its “customer privacy commitment” at I/O 2019 when it unveiled the new […]

Credit Karma glitch exposed users to other people’s accounts – gpgmail

Users of credit monitoring site Credit Karma have complained that they were served other people’s account information when they logged in. Many took to a Reddit thread and complained on Twitter about the apparent security lapse. “First time logging in it gave me my information, but as soon as I refreshed the screen, it gave […]

Twitter tests ways for users to follow and snooze specific topics – gpgmail

You may soon be able to organize Twitter’s web of hashtags and handles in a smarter way, that is if the company can pull off its ambitious new rethinking of the app’s timelines. The company isn’t getting rid of the process of a following users but at a press event in SF, company execs announced […]