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This Could Be the Most Secure Password Ever

In the wake of serious security breaches in the last year, from the pilfering of Target customers' credit card information to the celebrity iCloud selfie-hack, it's easy to feel digitally naked. -> This could be the most secure password ever: #tech

Here's How Much Access Facebook Employees Have to Your Account

Answer by Joe Sullivan, Chief Security Officer at Facebook, on Quora. I'm Facebook's Chief Security Officer and I oversee data security at the company. Thanks for the question. We take our role as stewards of people's information very seriously and have invested heavily in protecting the data trusted to us. -> Here’s how much access Facebook employees have to your personal account via @TIME #tech #sm

What is the blue light from our screens really doing to our eyes?

A A An eye doctor says he's recently seen a few 35-year-old patients whose lenses, which are typically clear all the way up until around age 40, are so cloudy they resemble 75-year-olds'. A sleep doctor says kids as young as toddlers are suffering from chronic insomnia, which in turn affects their behavior and performance at school and daycare. -> What is the blue light from our screens really doing to our eyes? #health #tech

Eva Longoria Says Apple Employees Reached Out After Stealing Her Private Contact Info

Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton aren't the only ones to have their private information leaked. Actress Eva Longoria, too, revealed on " Access Hollywood" today that she's been directly contacted by Apple employees who were able to access her personal information from company records. -> Eva Longoria says Apple employees reached out after stealing her private contact info: #tech

Facebook Is Down On Web And Mobile In Several Parts Of The World

Is Facebook Down? Why yes it is. On web and mobile in the US as well as Germany and other parts of the world, users are reporting an outage of the social network. Downtime trackers are showing outages too. We've contacted Facebook for info about how widespread the problem is, the cause, and when users can expect it to work again. -> Confirmed: #Facebook is down on both web and mobile in several parts of the world. #tech #sm

Citing Outside Duties, Steven Ballmer Resigns From Microsoft's Board

SEATTLE - Steven A. Ballmer's era at Microsoft has come to a full stop. Mr. Ballmer, the company's former chief executive, on Tuesday resigned as a member of Microsoft's board, his main affiliation with the company after leaving the top job in February. -> Whoa. Steven Ballmer just resigned from Microsoft’s board. #tech #biz

There's a lot of misinformation out there about Square. So let's set the record straight. Below are ten myths about Square, and why they're totally bogus. 1. Square is more expensive. Nope. We charge one low, flat rate for every transaction. -> New: Top 10 Myths About Square... by Square: #tech #biz

Twitter vows to "improve our policies" after Robin Williams' daughter is bullied off the network

Internet trolls bullied Robin Williams' daughter off of Twitter and Instagram just days after her father's death. A handful of Twitter users sent Zelda Williams messages on Twitter that blamed her for Robin Williams' suicide by hanging, as well as pictures of the comedian altered to show bruises around his neck. -> Twitter vows to “improve our policies” after Robin Williams’ daughter is bullied off the network: #tech #biz

Twitter Drops Huge Hint of E-Commerce Plans

The evidence that Twitter is planning a move into e-commerce is stacking up, after a handful of users noticed a new (and seemingly dormant) setting for "payment and shipping" inside the company's Android app. The setting was first highlighted by user @am_Bix, who found the option - which cannot be activated or opened at this point - buried inside the settings menu. -> Twitter just dropped a huge hint that it will introduce shopping services: #tech #biz

Google and Barnes & Noble Unite to Take on Amazon

Google and Barnes & Noble are joining forces to tackle their mutual rival Amazon, zeroing in on a service that Amazon has long dominated: the fast, cheap delivery of books. Starting on Thursday, book buyers in Manhattan, West Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area will be able to get same-day deliveries from local Barnes & Noble stores through Google Shopping Express, Google's fledgling online shopping and delivery service. -> Interesting. Google and Barnes & Noble unite to take on Amazon: #tech #publishing #biz

Pinterest Joins the Private Messaging Party

Pinterest has finally jumped into private messaging. The San Francisco-based discovery platform added a new feature on Wednesday that allows users to chat back and forth in a private window. Users are required to start a conversation by sending a Pin to another user along with a message, but subsequent replies do not need to include Pins and work similarly to other chat and text services. -> #ICYMI: Pinterest Introduces Private Messaging: #tech #biz #pinterest

Security Firm: Russian Hackers Amassed 1.2 billion Web Credentials - Digits - WSJ

A gang of Russian hackers appears to have amassed a stockpile of 1.2 billion usernames and passwords as its members roamed the Internet targeting online users, according to a new report from a private security company. -> Whoa. WSJ: "Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Usernames and Passwords" #security #tech #biz

Nearly 40 million Twitter users never log in directly to the site or mobile app

Investors who drove up Twitter Inc.'s market value by more than $3 billion this week might want to read the fine print. The company on Tuesday reported that its second-quarter revenue more than doubled, and growth in the number of people using its service is rebounding, a positive sign for investors who feared Twitter's popularity had peaked. -> Twitter's User Problem: 40 million actives don't use the website or app. They don't see ads: #sm #tech #biz

Tech Leaders Deflate the Bubble Talk

Surprise: Big names in tech don't think we're in a bubble. The debate over the B-word has heated up recently amid the curious push-pull of climbing private market valuations and the prolonged public tech stock slump. But the general consensus among speakers and attendees at the Code Conference this week was that any talk of imminent doom for the sector is vastly overblown. -> Tech Leaders Deflate the Bubble Talk #FlipboardClub #tech #biz

How Flipboard plays animated GIFs on iOS - Flipboard Engineering

Flipboard has always sought to "cook the raw web" and transform it into something that has the design elegance of a magazine. We consider many details - from the typography of articles, to the layout of photographs - to remain as faithful to the nature of content as possible. -> #MustRead: How @Flipboard plays animated GIFs on iOS: by @raphaelschaad #FlipboardClub #tech #apps

The Death of Facebook, Twitter & Google+

It's May 1st, 2018 and the once seemingly-unstoppable, mighty behemoth of online social, Facebook, is now a shell of a platform. Its founders, long cashed-out and hardly relevant in what is now known as the "Privacy-First" movement, Facebook lies amongst the corpses of GeoCities, MySpace, AOL and the more recently imploded Twitter and Google+. -> The Death of Facebook, Twitter & Google+ #tech #biz #sm

Facebook Offers Privacy Checkup to All 1.28 Billion Users

SAN FRANCISCO - Do you know who can see what you are posting on Facebook, including your photos, birthday and personal cellphone number? Chances are that you don't. Responding to business pressures and longstanding concerns that its privacy settings are too complicated, Facebook announced on Thursday that it was giving a privacy checkup to every one of its 1.28 billion users. -> So, Facebook is now offering a privacy checkup to all 1.28 billion users. Love it. h/t @wordwhacker #sm #tech #biz

The Flipboard App: What It Is and How to Use It

Content curation is a popular way to get the news you want, and the Flipboard app is the perfect way to do it. What is Flipboard? Developed by some of the biggest names in the tech industry, Flipboard is part social app and part magazine and news app. -> The @Flipboard App: What It Is and How to Use It: by @VerizonWireless #FlipboardClub #mobile #tech

Why We Reacted So Strongly To The New York Times Innovation Report

If you touch the media business in any way, the passionate, widespread reaction to the New York Times Innovation Report this past week is a remarkable event. The level of interest in advertising and media circles is no surprise given their industry prominence and investments in digital. -> Why we reacted so strongly to the leaked #NYT Innovation Report: #media #tech

eBay hacked, requests all users change passwords

eBay's morning just went from bad to worse, after confirming that an earlier post on PayPal's official blog, saying that eBay will soon request all users change their passwords, was indeed real. eBay contacted CNET after this story was initially published, saying that it discovered "recently" that it was a victim of "a cyber attack on our corporate information network, which compromised a database containing eBay user passwords." -> FYI: @eBay has been hacked. All users are requested to change passwords. #tech #biz

5 Reasons Why Flipboard Is A Swiping Success

Despite the humongous strides we have made in technology, social media and the manner in which we consume the endless supply of content available digitally, some actions remain hardwired in the human brain. Flipping through a magazine, for instance. And, right there, is Flipboard's sweet spot of success. -> 5 Reasons Why @Flipboard Is A Swiping Success: #FlipboardClub #tech #biz

Flipboard Is Latest U.S. Tech Firm to Refocus Efforts on China

As China's smartphone user numbers continue to balloon-it currently has more than 500 million-so too does the number of U.S. tech firms looking to get a piece of that market.Flipboard is the most recent, joining LinkedIn on the list of American tech companies looking to rejuvenate their offerings here. -> #ICYMI: @Flipboard is the latest US #tech firm to refocus efforts on China [WSJ]: #FlipboardClub #biz

Google Glass Doesn't Have a Privacy Problem. You Do.

Blaming a particular device is a lot easier than confronting, for example, America's cultural faultlines and problems of power and privilege. Brace yourself for more Glassholes. Beginning last week, Google started to make available a limited supply of Google Glass to anyone with $1,500 to spare. -> Turns out #GoogleGlass doesn’t have a privacy problem. You do. #tech #biz

Instagram for iOS no Longer Shares Activity/Likes to Facebook

Facebook has issued an update for Instagram for iOS that is likely to cut down on the number of updates from the photo sharing app that appear on Facebook. That's because the change in version 5.0.11 has removed the auto-sharing of activity to Facebook. -> FYI: The latest #Instagram update for iOS no longer lets you share likes and activity to Facebook: #sm #tech

Facebook is reportedly building a new Snapchat competitor

Facebook is taking Snapchat very seriously after its failed attempt to purchase the video and picture messaging app for $3 billion last year. Mark Zuckerberg is personally supervising an internal effort to build a competing "ephemeral messaging" app, according to a new report from the Financial Times . -> Apparently, Facebook is building a new Snapchat competitor: #tech #biz #sm