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Trump accuses Google of ‘manipulating’ millions of votes in 2016 election

Trump did not provide any solid evidence to back up his claim.

What you need to know President Donald Trump has claimed that Google manipulated results of the 2016 election. Responding to the allegation, Google has said that Trump was referring to an old report that had already been debunked. Trump has been targeting Google since months, claiming it has an anti-conservative bias.

U.S. President Donald Trump has alleged that Google “manipulated” results of the 2016 election  [Read More…]

Google paying millions to FTC for YouTube violations of kids privacy laws

Google is soon expected to introduce some changes to the way it handles children’s videos on YouTube.

What you need to know The Federal Trade Commission has approved a multi-million dollar settlement with Google over YouTube’s violation of federal data privacy laws Specifics of the settlement, including the exact amount, are currently unclear. Google is found to have breached the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

The Federal Trade Commission is said to have finalized a settlement with  [Read More…]

Millions of fake businesses are currently listed on Google Maps

Hundreds of thousands are added to Google Maps every month.

What you need to know Google Maps could have up to 11 million fake business listings, according to an investigation by the Wall Street Journal. The main businesses affected include contractors, repairmen, and car towing services. Google is working on combating these false listings and you can help by reporting ones that you find.

Be careful of the next business you contact on Google Maps, because it  [Read More…]

Facebook says it exposed millions of Instagram user passwords

Affected users are being contacted now.

Back in late March, Facebook came under fire for storing its users’ passwords in a readable format — exposing around 600 million passwords to its employees. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Facebook’s now quietly announced that something similar also happened to Instagram accounts.

Added as a text update to an article on the Facebook Newsroom published four weeks ago, Facebook says the following:

Update on April 18, 2019 at 7AM  [Read More…]

Unlock millions of books to read with 40% off a Kindle Unlimited membership

Time to devour some words.

A one-year Kindle Unlimited Membership normally costs $ 120 at Amazon, but right now you can score 33% off its regular price, making the total just $ 80.31. This is a rare promotion and an offer we don’t expect to see again for a long while. You can give it as a gift, too, which would surely delight any readers you know and love. Amazon will email the recipient with redemption instructions  [Read More…]

Philips Hue’s portable Go LED Smart Light offers millions of color options

Light up your night with your favorite shade.

The Philips Hue Go Dimmable LED Smart Light is currently on sale at Amazon for just $ 63.89. When not discounted, it can regularly be found selling for up to $ 80. This deal is part of a larger Philips Hue sale which is offering 20% off all Philips Hue products at Amazon over the Labor Day weekend.

This portable LED Smart Light is wireless and can be controlled  [Read More…]

Samsung just gave Yahoo! another chance to play fast and loose with millions of users’ data

There are three billion reasons why Samsung allowing Yahoo! apps on your phone is a bad idea.

In a perfect world, allowing three billion user accounts to be hacked would mean a business is forced to shut down and its assets shared with the victims. In the real world, it means the people in charge of it are able to sell for huge amounts of cash and the new owners can force their way onto your brand  [Read More…]

Amazon sold ‘tens of millions’ of Alexa-enabled devices during the holidays

We saw lots of deals on the Amazon Echo during the past month or so, and it looks like all of those special offers paid off.

Amazon confirmed today that it sold “tens of millions” of Alexa-enabled products worldwide this holiday season. Exact numbers haven’t been given, but Amazon does say that the Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick were the best-selling products from any manufacturer in any category across all of Amazon.

There were some pretty aggressive deals on  [Read More…]

Google Assistant is now available on hundreds of millions of Android phones

Google Assistant is rolling out to millions of Android phones without the need for a carrier or manufacturer update, and that’s a big deal.

From just two handsets to hundreds, Google has lifted the device restriction on its AI helper, Google Assistant.

Announced earlier this week, Google Assistant will replace Google Now and Now on Tap on any device running Android 6.0 and above that supports Google Play Services. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but it is: nearly  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo holiday sales 9 times higher than 2015, ‘millions’ sold this year

The holiday shopping season has been good to Amazon, and particularly Echo.

Now that Christmas 2016 has passed, Amazon has some insightful metrics on its sales from the bulk of the holiday season. Predictably, Amazon Echo sales were dramatically higher than last year: nine times higher than the same period last year, in fact. That is of course fueled by the massive increase in popularity and injection of Echo into popular culture, but also by the launch of the  [Read More…]