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Google reveals your location history in Maps

Google Maps is rolling out a Timeline feature that will allow users to essentially stalk themselves.<p>Your location has been collected and stored on Google's (GOOGL) servers for a long time (if you allow Google to track you), but accessing that information in the past has been difficult.<p>Now, the …

Apps

Hackers threaten to release names from adultery website

A dating website that helps married people cheat has been hit by hackers who threatened to release information about millions of customers.<p>Ashley Madison, which uses the advertising slogan "Life is short. Have an affair," said Monday it had been attacked and some user data was stolen.<p>So far, …

Ashley Madison

Windows 10 upgrade: You'll have to wait

Are you counting down the days until you can upgrade your Windows 7 or 8 PC to Windows 10?<p>You might need to exercise a little bit more patience.<p>Though Microsoft (MSFT) said a month ago that Windows 10 would become available on July 29, Microsoft clarified on Thursday that everyone won't be able to …

Windows 10

Flash is back on Firefox after bug fix

After a momentary banishment, Flash is back on Firefox.<p>Adobe Flash, the much-loathed, bug-plagued relic of a browser plugin, was blocked by default on Mozilla's Firefox browser on Monday, a day after Facebook's (FB) security chief called for Adobe to kill Flash once and for all.<p>Mozilla had banned …

Software

Facebook is taking on Amazon with shopping pages

Facebook is testing a way to become a virtual shopping mall.<p>To do this, the social network will help businesses transform their Facebook pages into e-commerce sites.<p>A retailer, for example, could list and sell products directly through its Facebook (FB) page. People who visit the page would be able …

eCommerce

Watch: This brilliant bird dances for her supper

Today’s “Caturday” video features a herring gull that has invented an ingenious way to be fed as many chips as she could possibly ever want. Instead of singing for her supper, this bird “dances” for her supper.<p>“Dancing”, as the narrator refers to it, is a fairly common behaviour amongst gulls. The …

Birds

Above spectacular wildfire on freeway rises new scourge: drones

<b>Phelan, California (CNN) —</b> Of all the elements they must battle in a wildfire, firefighters face a new foe: drones operated by enthusiasts who presumably take close-up video of the disaster.<p>Five such "unmanned aircraft systems" prevented California firefighters from dispatching helicopters with …

California Wildfires

Chattanooga shooter changed after Mideast visit, friend says

<b>Chattanooga, Tennessee (CNN) —</b> The man who killed four U.S. Marines and a Navy sailor in Chattanooga, Tennessee, had changed after spending time in the Middle East and "distanced himself" for the first few months after returning, a friend says.<p>"Something happened over there," Abdulrazzak Pirzada …

Chattanooga

What New Horizons reveals about Pluto

<b>(CNN) —</b> Unless you have been, well, on another planet, you know that July 14 was the date of closest approach to Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft, which has now sent back unprecedented images from this historic encounter.<p>Passing Pluto at barely 7,750 miles (or 12,400 kilometers for savvy metric …

Solar System

Google boosted its results by paying partners a lower portion of its revenue than it has in years

Google's gross revenue increased a relatively sluggish 11 percent in the second quarter. But the internet company's net revenue, which excludes the fees Google pays to partner web sites, still managed to come in ahead of expectations.<p>Google reported net revenue of $14.3 billion, above the average …

Google’s ‘Safe Browsing’ alerts to become more prominent as deceptive software detection improves

If you’ve ever been browsing the web and seen the above warning, you’ve probably done one of two things. You either quickly click the “Back to safety” button, or you navigate into the “Details” section to tell Chrome that it’s being a helicopter mom — and go about your “dangerous” browsing. …

Software

Apple and Samsung may help make the SIM card disappear

The SIM card as we know it may be about to disappear. According to the <i>Financial Times</i>, Apple and Samsung are in discussions with mobile carriers to help develop and implement a new SIM card standard that could make it easier to switch between service providers. The report refers to the new standard …

Chattanooga shooting: 4 Marines killed, a dead suspect and questions of motive

<b>Chattanooga, Tennessee (CNN) —</b> <b>[Breaking news alert, posted at 11:27 p.m. ET Thursday]</b><p>Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez was carrying 30-round magazines when he opened fire, according to a source briefed by law enforcement. Abdulazeez kept police at bay for some time with the amount of ammunition he had, …

Law Enforcement