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Your WhatsApp buddies might be spying on you with this invasive new app (Update)

If you rely on WhatsApp to message friends and family, it’s important to know that the service lets your contacts know about when you’re available to chat, and whether you’ve read their texts.<p>That’s not all: Lifehacker has spotted Chatwatch, a new iOS app that uses WhatsApp’s public online/offline …

Apps

With 5 Quick Clicks You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

Social Media

6 books to read if you want to improve your mental strength

Ericsson

Helpful Infographics Visualize Complex Branches of Math and Science

Click to enlarge<p>It's often easy to get stuck into a narrow view of what a particular field of study entails, but as Dominic Walliman reveals in his impressive science infographics, there's much more than meets the eye when thinking of particular STEM subjects. Walliman demonstrates the diversity …

Infographics

Why 'juuling' has become a nightmare for school administrators

The students wait eagerly for their teachers to turn their backs.<p>That’s their cue to reach quietly for a small, sleek device they can easily conceal in their palms. It resembles a flash drive, but instead of computer files, this device stores nicotine.<p>They take a hit, sucking on the device as they …

Public Health

A mean cartoon of Peter Dutton, who I am dead to

Peter Dutton says the Guardian and the ABC are dead to him. Is there a bigger sook in Australia today?<p>Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are published Get all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and prints

Peter Dutton

Ex-tech workers plead with Facebook: consider the harm you're doing to kids

A gathering of Silicon Valley alumni and Washington lobbyists warns of the links between tech addiction, anxiety, obesity and depression<p>The leaders of Facebook should consider their own children when they make decisions that could harm millions of young people hooked on the social network, …

Silicon Valley

20 handy things you didn't know Google Photos can do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.<p>Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, …

Apps

Samsung's vision for the future of retail is a store that doesn't try to sell you anything — take a look inside

Samsung 837 has been called a store that doesn't sell anything, but that's not quite true.<p>It's true that the New York City store's employees won't push guests to buy any Samsung products, and the space has only a small amount of inventory on site, but the store is selling something else: the idea …

eCommerce

This cartographer’s deep dive into Google Maps is fascinating

Google Maps is more powerful than you know<p>Most people who use Google Maps do so without much attention to detail. We just need the directions, the right subway route, or the name of that good sushi place. We don’t spend too much time pondering how Google got so good at mapping the world, and what …

Google Maps

Apple faces lawsuits over its intentional slowing of older iPhones

Plaintiffs from two separate class-action lawsuits claim Apple did not have user consent to slow iPhone performance and that it was forcing new purchases<p>Apple is facing lawsuits over the revelations that it intentionally slows down older iPhones without user consent.<p>Apple has admitted to slowing …

Mobile Technology

NBA All-Star game: Ben Simmons’ playful warning for LeBron James, would be ‘overwhelmed’ to be first Aussie ever picked

PHILADELPHIA -- Ben Simmons wants to be an NBA All-Star and he’s not bashful about it.<p>“I’d say so, I’d say so,” Simmons told foxsports.com.au, on …

Google | The Next Web

All stories in Google<p>Google rebrands Android Wear as Wear OS to attract more iPhone users<p>A few days ago, rumors started floating around that Google would rebrand Android Wear. While we expected that change would ...<p>Napier Lopez<p>Google open-sources AI for improving Portrait Mode in camera …

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

Learning

This 100-year-old poem tells you everything you need to know about why so many people struggle to learn English

Tricky pronunciation can make English one of the hardest languages in the world for foreign speakers to learn.<p>Why does "done" rhyme with "fun," for example, and why doesn't "done" rhyme with "gone"?<p>No poem illustrates the counterintuitive nature of the English language better than "The Chaos." …

Literature

Want Your Child to Have a High-Paying Job in the Future? Science Says to Study These 7 Things | Inc.com

As parents, we want many things for our children including health, happiness, and a secure financial future. As technology advances, however, thousands of jobs are being threatened by machines and artificial intelligence, and it's become more difficult to know how to prepare our children to succeed …

Artificial Intelligence

6 Exercises That’ll Seriously Improve Your Posture

Straighten up and balance out your body with these moves.<p><i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>One thing most gym-goers probably don’t …

Workouts

Calls for probe into Donut King get louder

Some describe it as a financial trap or indentured servitude.<p>Since Fairfax broke the story on Retail Food Group at the weekend with revelations that …

Codes of Conduct

Cup of sorrow: the brutal reality of Australia's franchise king

"We were told it was a gold mine, but from day one it was losing money," recalls Banks.<p>In November the couple reached breaking point. They cleaned …

Codes of Conduct

ScienceAlert Deal: 4 Essential Coding Languages You Should Know in 2018

Which is the best for you?<p>Coding is becoming a more and more essential and valued skill in a range of industries. Even if it isn't the core of your …

Programming

25 Texas Mosques Open Their Doors to Harvey Survivors

The Lone Star State hasn’t always been the most welcoming place to Muslims, but Texas members of the faith have looked beyond that to help Harvey’s …

On Holiest Day In Islamic Calendar, Houston Muslims Lend A Helping Hand

Bilal Rana and his family were trapped in their Houston home for several days as Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on their city. Eventually, it became necessary to venture out for milk.<p>“I have five children, all under the age of 12, including a two year old,” Rana said on Friday. “In our family, we …

Extreme Weather

Muslim volunteers spend Eid helping Houston hurricane recovery

When volunteers from Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA's youth group arrived to aid hurricane victims this week, they were welcomed by a cross-section of Texans, some of whom recognized them by name.<p>"You helped us two years ago," one elderly woman on the city's southwest side told them.<p>Texas is home …

100 Australian words and sayings everyone should know

Every language has its own slang and phrases you should master to sound like a true native speaker.<p>Australian English is no exception.<p>You may have …

Australia
Religion

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