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Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them - TechCrunch
Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone and web activity, similar to Facebook’s Onavo Protect app that Apple banned in June and th…
https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/29/facebo...


Samsung's One UI, which will power the Galaxy S10, makes US debut on the Galaxy S9 - CNET
Samsung aims to make it easier for people to navigate their phones.
https://www.cnet.com/news/samsungs-one-u...


Resident Evil 2 Remake - How to Hide From Mr. X - IGN
Tired of that big mean Mr. X chasing you everywhere when trying to solve puzzles and collect items? See how you can escape from his clutches and where you ca...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsmaJBnO...


Google Takes Its First Steps Toward Killing the URL - WIRED
Google wants to get rid of URLs. But first, it needs to show you why.
https://www.wired.com/story/google-chrom...


This 14-year old found Apple's FaceTime bug before it went viral - CNN
Fourteen-year old Grant Thompson was just trying to play video games with friends on a day off from school when he made an alarming discovery: a bug in Apple's FaceTime tool that could turn iPhones into eavesdropping devices.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/29/tech/face...


This lamp with a hidden camera could be in your next Airbnb nightmare - The Verge
The next time you rent an Airbnb, you might want to check the floor lamps for integrated cameras, as Panasonic’s new HomeHawk hides one in a discreet-looking lamp.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/29/18202...


Apple reports 62.8 percent margin in services business as it discloses the unit's profit for first time - CNBC
Apple's earnings report revealed the company has a 62.8 percent profit margin from its growing services business, which includes Apple Pay.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/29/apple-di...


Tips For Playing Kingdom Hearts III - Kotaku
I played all the way through Kingdom Hearts III. I played it extremely underleveled. I did this because I love a challenge and because I was in a hurry. I also did this for you: my struggle forced me to play the game well. That means, buddy, I got tips.
https://kotaku.com/tips-for-playing-king...


Samsung's slim wireless fast-charging pad is just $15 right now, over half off - Android Police
If you missed out on the last short-lived Samsung wireless charger sale, today's deal might have been worth the wait. Right now Samsung is selling its first party "Slim" wireless charging pad for a mere $15. That's a $20 discount and less than half the origin…
https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/29...


Data management giant Rubrik leaked a massive database of client data - TechCrunch
A server security lapse has exposed a massive database of customer information belonging to Rubrik, an IT security and cloud data management giant. The company pulled the server offline Tuesday within an hour of TechCrunch alerting the company, after the data…
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Should PC games cost less on Epic's Games Store? - Ars Technica
One publisher experiments with a lower price point as it moves from Steam.
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/01/s...


Senators ask Facebook why it tricked kids into spending parents' money - Ars Technica
Zuckerberg is asked when he knew about kids inadvertently spending parents' money.
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019...


Fortnite Patch Notes For Today's Update 7.30: Weapons Vaulted, Chiller Grenade Added - GameSpot
Fortnite's new PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, and mobile update adds a new LTM named Solid Gold and introduces controller support for mobile players.
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/fortni...


Praey for the Gods: Early Access Launch Trailer - IGN
The gorgeous, Shadow of the Colossus-inspired Praey for the Gods is heading into Early Access on January 31. Take a look at this cinematic gameplay trailer b...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5stp7w_p...


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