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Twitter 2FA Now Possible Without A Phone Number

December 19 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) for your Twitter account is a good idea, but handing your phone number over to Twitter gives many pause for thought. It's also not the most secure method of protecting your account, especially when Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently had his account hacked via his cellular provider. As TechC...
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Apple Removes All Customer Reviews From Its Online Stores

December 19 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Reviews are a reliable way to find out if a product you're considering buying is worth the money or the right thing to buy for your needs. However, Apple has for some unknown reason decided to remove all customer reviews from the Apple Store.

As AppleInsider reports, the removal of the "Ratings & Reviews" section of Apple...
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Facebook Tested Facial Recognition App Identifying User Profiles

December 19 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Facebook developed an internal app that recognized employees and pulled up their profiles, but privacy concerns might've led to its discontinuation.

Facebook discontinued an internal app that...
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Microsoft's Game Streaming Service xCloud To Launch Next Year

December 19 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Microsoft refrained from getting specific on the launch date. But in 2020, the company also plans on making the game-streaming service available on Windows 10 PCs.

Microsoft will launch its xCloud game-streaming service some time next year, when it'll also be available on PCs.

For the past month, Microsoft has been letting gamers test out xCloud on Android smartphones and tablets as part of an ongoing publ...
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Google Starts The Countdown Clock On Cloud Print, Gives Users A Year To Find An Alternative

December 19 2019 | TW News Correspondent

In a year that’s seen the death of Inbox, Google+, and the goo.gl URL shortener, not to mention the loss of free original quality photo storage with every Pixel phone purchase, Google isn’t putting its knives away just yet. Next to go is Googl...
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Google Is Turning On RCS For All In Android Messages As Everyone Wonders What Took So Long

December 19 2019 | TW News Correspondent

After years of false starts, empty promises, and a whole lot of frustration, Google has announced that it will be upgrading the stale SMS experience to RCS-powered chat. This change will bring an iPhone-like experience, with Wi-Fi support, read receipts,...
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Fugitive on run for 17 years found living in cave by a drone

October 03 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Chinese police have arrested a fugitive who'd been on the run for 17 years, after they used drones to spot his cave hideout.

The 63-year old, named Song Jiang by the police, had been jailed for trafficking women and children but escaped from a prison camp in 2002.

He had been living in a tiny cave cut off from...
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Inside the Cutting-Edge Data Technology Behind the US Open

August 31 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Data is a huge part of what makes sports so interactive. We've evolved from baseball cards and marking down scorecards with pencils to the SportsCenter ticker, fantasy sports, and mobile apps to keep us plugged into every aspect of the game or match. For a three-week pop-up event like the US Open Tennis Championship, each year presents a new opportunity to evolve the player,...
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E3 Website Accidentally Doxed Contact Info for 2,000 Journalists

August 04 2019 | TW News Correspondent

The organizer behind the E3 gaming convention has messed up bad by accidentally leaking the contact information to more than 2,000 journalists who attended the show this year.

For some reason, E3's public website featured a link to a spreadsheet containing the sensitive information, which includes email addresses, addresses and phone numbers for media members who attended the annual gaming show. The se...
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