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Google-backed Indian delivery startup Dunzo suffers data breach

Google-backed Indian hyperlocal delivery service Dunzo said it suffered a data breach that left customer data including email IDs and phone numbers exposed. Dunzo provides pick up and deliver services in over seven cities in India. Given the majority of India’s business relies on offline commerce, through Dunzo, you...

How to turn off political ads on Facebook

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. It’s election year in the US, which means you’re probably going to see lots of political ads. While some social media platforms have banned them — such as Twitter —...

Amazon tells employees to take TikTok off their phones: report (Then says it didn’t mean to tell them that)

Amazon no longer lets its workers have TikTok on their cellphones or any other devices used to access their Amazon e-mail, the New York Times reports. Update: In a new statement, Amazon now says the statement was sent “in error” and TikTok is not banned for Amazon employees.Read Full Story

Facebook weighs banning political ads before the 2020 election

As hundreds of advertisers boycott the the social media monolith over its divisive content, a political blackout may be coming in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election. Political ads on Facebook have long proven a lightning rod for controversy. They’re all too easy to pack with misinformation, while...

Far Cry 6 details leak, and our fingers are crossed for a female protagonist

Ubisoft was apparently planning to reveal a new Far Cry game at its weekend E3 replacement event. Today, a leak gave away most of the major details about the game, including a look at the main villain. Ubisoft has also confirmed we’ll be seeing the game at the show. Anton would not be pleased. See you on Sunday at...

Holy Sheet: Apply Einstein’s ‘8th wonder of the world’ to your money in Google Sheets

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it… he who doesn’t… pays it,” Albert Einstein once said. For those who aren’t financial gurus, allow me to put this quote in layman’s terms: everyone who’s able to save up a little, and is patient enough, can get wealthy....

Facebook’s proposed emoji illustrates yet another glaring blindspot on race

Breaking with Unicode’s guidelines could reinforce a whole new set of stereotypes. Facebook is at odds with a lot of groups these days—from Congress to Media Matters to people who just dislike hate speech. Now it’s diverging from Unicode, the universal standard bearer for emoji.Read Full Story

How to mute notifications while mirroring your phone screen

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. As gyms and sports complexes have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, I’ve started to work out at home using various fitness apps. But I find it cumbersome to look at...

Dataminr helped police surveil BLM protestors using their tweets

AI startup Dataminr helped law enforcement surveil the ongoing protests against police violence by analyzing tweets about the demonstrations, the Intercept reports. The company accessed the data through Twitter‘s “firehouse,” a real-time stream of all tweets on the platform that’s rarely provided to tech...

Facebook fuck-up is crashing tons of iOS apps, including Spotify and Tinder

Nope, it’s not just you: a bunch of your favorite apps are crashing on iOS — and it seems Facebook is to blame. A swathe of popular services, including Spotify, Pinterest, Twitter, Viber, Venmo, Tinder, and even Apple’s App Store, are experiencing technical difficulties. The exact number of affected users is...

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