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Hands off my data! 15 more default privacy settings you should change on your TV, cellphone plan, LinkedIn and more.

It’s not just Google and Facebook that are spying on you.<p>Your TV, your cellphone provider and even your LinkedIn account have side hustles in your data. But, in many cases, you can opt out — if you know where to look.<p>I dug into a bunch of popular products and services you might not think of as data …

Privacy

Does ‘Incredibles 2’ Need a Strobe Light Warning? – Variety

This weekend’s release of the long-awaited “Incredibles 2” has prompted some attendees to caution others via Twitter that the movie has several …

Incredibles 2

Trump Says He Gave Kim Jong Un His Direct Number. Never Do That

Days after President Donald Trump met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Singapore, the president touted the strength of the two leaders' …

Donald Trump

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Inspired Fans to Donate $1,000,000 to the ACLU in Honor of Donald Trump's Birthday

<b>Update 6/16:</b> Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's decision to donate to the ACLU in honor of Donald Trump's 72nd birthday inspired their fans to donate as well—to the tune of $1,000,000 in just two days.<p>"You didn't think your $7.20 would be much. Some of you gave $72 you barely had," Teigen wrote on …

Donald Trump

New York Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation After 2-Year Investigation

The New York State attorney general’s office filed a scathingly worded lawsuit on Thursday taking aim at the Donald J. Trump Foundation, accusing the charity and the Trump family of sweeping violations of campaign finance laws, self-dealing and illegal coordination with the presidential …

Donald Trump

In terms of cruelty to animals, the egg industry is one of the biggest offenders. To start, hens are subject to torture, confinement and deprivation, since they are seen as cogs in a factory rather than living beings. Terms like “cage-free” and “free-range” target the consumer to make them believe they are making a more …

In terms of cruelty to animals, the egg industry is one of the biggest offenders. To start, hens are subject to torture, confinement and deprivation, …

Agriculture

Republicans ‘don’t want the tweet that I got’: Mark Sanford says Trump sealed his loss

Over and over again, Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) has warned that President Trump is turning his party into a “cult of personality.”<p>On Tuesday night, Sanford proved it is true.<p>The staunchly conservative former governor, who at one time had been considered a potential presidential contender, was …

Republicans

Tallying Pruitt’s problematic EPA spending

By The Washington Post staff | June 13, 2018<p>Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is among the most controversial figures in the Trump administration. He has clashed with environmentalists over his efforts to reverse what he calls the EPA’s Obama-era “overreach,” and he has …

EPA

Apple bans apps from selling your friends’ contact info

iOS app that misuse iPhone owners’ contact data for their own gain are about to get slammed with the ban hammer.<p>Apple revealed a number of new ways it’s trying to protect users’ privacy at WWDC 2018, but one major change that wasn’t mentioned on stage could have huge ramifications for companies …

Apple

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorted history on North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated his historic summit with North Korea's leader Tuesday with remarks that twisted history and raised false hope that the remains of all missing Americans from the Korean War will be coming home.<p>A look at some of his statements at a news conference …

North Korea

Apple Unveils New Book App

With the forthcoming release of its new operating system for phones and tablets, iOS 12, Apple is signaling a new emphasis on digital book and …

iOS

Sustainability You Can See : App Store Story

The FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Are Dead, but the Fight Isn't

Federal net neutrality protections are officially dead.<p>Today the Federal Communications Commission's rules barring internet providers from blocking …

Net Neutrality

Meet the guys who tape Trump's papers back together

The president's unofficial 'filing system' involves tearing up documents into pieces, even when they're supposed to be preserved.<p>Solomon Lartey spent the first five months of the Trump administration working in the Old Executive Office Building, standing over a desk with scraps of paper spread out …

Donald Trump

Trump removes U.S. from G-7 joint statement over escalating feud with Canada’s Trudeau

QUEBEC CITY — President Trump feuded with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and threatened to impose penalties on foreign automobile imports Saturday, capping an acrimonious meeting of the Group of Seven industrial nations that further frayed ties between the United States and its closest …

Donald Trump

The Hypocrisy Of The President - News & Guts Media

The hypocrisy of the President and his surrogates on this is all the more striking. It was Trump and many in the GOP who heavily criticized President …

Donald Trump

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.<p><i>Note: this article was updated on June 13 to clarify that apps like Facebook don't automatically have access to your data.</i><p>A couple years ago, something strange happened. A friend and I were sitting at a bar, iPhones in …

Privacy

Facebook says millions of users who thought they were sharing privately with their friends may have shared with everyone because of a software bug

A new software bug is Facebook’s latest self-inflicted privacy headache.<p>After a year of troubling mishaps on its massive social platform, Facebook has landed itself in yet another self-inflicted privacy debacle.<p>As many as 14 million Facebook users who thought they were posting items they only …

Social Media

Why Do Genes Suggest Most Men Died Off 7,000 Years Ago?

Modern men's genes suggest that something peculiar happened 5,000 to 7,000 years ago: Most of the male population across Asia, Europe and Africa …

Anthropology

Trump Says He Doesn’t Need to ‘Prepare Very Much’ for Kim Summit

President Donald Trump said he doesn’t have to “prepare very much” for his June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying success in the …

Donald Trump

A Neuroscientist Explains Why You Can't Help But Love Kittens

These little monsters domesticated themselves!<p>Ph.D. neuroscience candidate Shannon Odell is back for the season finale of <i>Your Brain on Blank</i>, and …

Pets

These Physicists Watched a Clock Tick for 14 Years Straight

Bijunath Patla’s experiment sounds like a real bore: Gather 12 of the most accurate clocks around the world, and watch them tick. It’s like a …

Physics

Trump’s Saturday Night Massacre Has Already Begun

I was frightened during Watergate, but I wasn’t this frightened. I saw Watergate as a constitutional crisis, more serious than the widespread notion …

Donald Trump

Facebook granted devices from Huawei, a Chinese telecom firm, special access to social data

Facebook admitted Tuesday that it allowed Huawei, a Chinese telecom company with alleged ties to the country’s government, to have special access to data about the social site’s users, an arrangement that could stoke fears that consumers’ personal information is at risk.<p>The relationship between …

Social Media

In the Army and the Klan, he hated Muslims.

LAFAYETTE, Ga.<p>Chris Buckley walks out to his porch, where the doormat once greeted customers at a Subway, and looks up and down the empty street.<p>“I admit it, I’m nervous,” he says, lighting a cigarette with heavily tattooed hands.<p>Chris Buckley tattooed “Infidel” in Arabic on his left forearm during …

Black Lives Matter

Tech Addiction and the Paradox of Apple's 'Screen Time' Tools

Steve Jobs changed the world with the iPhone, the glossy slab of aluminum and glass that redefined the category of “phone” the day it went on sale in …

Tim Cook

Siri Shortcuts Isn’t Revolutionary, but It Will Be Useful

Apple finally introduced a way for iOS users to customize their Siri experience.<p>Apple’s Siri has fallen behind its virtual assistant competition. …

Siri

The best iOS 12 features that Apple didn’t talk about onstage

Autofill for SMS two-factor codes is just one of them<p>Apple never gets around to addressing every new addition or change that it’s making to iOS during the WWDC keynote; there’s just not enough time. Sometimes the company will list a whole bunch of them on a big slide after software VP Craig …

iOS

iOS 12: everything you need to know about new iPhone features

Apple has unveiled all the new features heading to iPhones and iPads at its developer conference in San Francisco on Monday, including speed boost for even older devices, improved privacy and a host of new features.<p>The look of iOS 12 will be very familiar, with the company focusing on improving the …

IPad Air

Meet Rubble, ‘The World’s Oldest Cat’ Who Has Just Turned 30

Meet Rubble, a cat from Exeter, England, that is now being called the ‘oldest cat in the world’ after recently celebrating his 30th birthday. Rubble …

Pets