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Facebook and WhatsApp can once again share data

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As the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, waves of companies are updating their policies in accordance. An interesting amendment comes from Facebook-owned chat service WhatsApp, which suggests that the two platforms can once again share data after agreeing not to with the UK’s Information Commissioner’s …

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Child monitoring app leaks sensitive data including passwords

Child monitoring application, TeenSafe offers a service that helps parents track their youngsters’ smartphone activity and location, but in an ironic turn of events has had a security blip itself. Due to user information being housed on dodgy Amazon servers, both parents’ and children’s sensitive data has been leaked. TeenSafe …

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Nintendo is bringing back the NES Classic next month

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Nintendo released its first miniature retro console with the NES Classic back in 2016, with its immense popularity rapidly stripping vendors of their stock. The publisher quickly changed its stance on what was supposed to be a limited run, promising extended sales throughout 2018. It looks like this time is …

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YouTube hits 1.8 billion concurrent users per month

While YouTube’s place as the de facto media platform is now in question thanks to the rise in prominence of competitors such as Twitch, there’s no denying that it is still an impressively large site. Proving this point, CEO Susan Wojcicki has revealed that YouTube manages to pull in a …

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Doom is rumoured to get another film adaptation

Doom is one of the many gaming franchises to suffer from the video game movie curse, in that its Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson-fronted film from 2005 was a complete disaster. Given the success of the 2016 video game reboot, it seems that a new Doom movie adaptation might be in …

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