Wednesday, July 8, 2020

WhatsApp lets you add new contacts with QR codes

WhatsApp is rolling out a handful of new features over the next few weeks. To make it easier to add new contacts, WhatsApp is...

India has banned TikTok, WeChat and many other Chinese apps

India has banned dozens of apps made by Chinese companies, including TikTok, WeChat and several QQ and Baidu apps. The Ministry of Information Technology...

Another 53 iOS apps besides TikTok are grabbing clipboard data

TikTok may be ending its nosy clipboard reading on iOS, but that doesn’t mean other app developers are mending their ways. Security researcher Tommy...

The Morning After: Our first look at the iOS 14 beta

It’s not just Mixer. Microsoft announced on Friday that it’s permanently closing all of its retail locations. They’d been on hiatus since the start...

Facebook’s advertiser boycott is getting even bigger

Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to add labels to rule-breaking posts from politicians hasn’t stopped more big-name advertisers from joining an advertising boycott of the social...

App Clips could be a Trojan Horse for Sign In with...

One of the more intriguing new iOS 14 features that was announced this week is App Clips. On the surface, it just seems like...

Instagram will let creators sell their products in the app

Beginning next month, Instagram will let creators sell merchandise directly in the app. Today, the platform announced new Commerce Eligibility Requirements that expand access...

Apple makes it easy to see the personal info apps request

Given Apple’s big focus on user privacy, it’s not a surprise that they’re announcing a few updates across this year’s set of software updates....

YouTube brings summer camp home to kids

If kids can’t attend an IRL summer camp this year, then YouTube is trying to give them the next best thing with #CampYouTube. Starting...

Facebook’s ‘Deepfake Detection Challenge’ yields promising early results

The digitally face-swapped videos known as deepfakes aren’t going anywhere, but if platforms want to be able to keep an eye on them, they...