Jimmy Rodela

Jimmy Rodela is a Freelance Writer and a Content Marketer. He is the Founder of the Guild of Bloggers. He is a contributor on websites with millions of monthly traffic like Yahoo.com, Business.com, Monster.com, Business2Community and SocialMediaToday.com. Follow him on: LinkedinTwitterFacebookGoogle +,Read more about me

Mozilla Pauses Advertising on Facebook

Mozilla

In the wake of the privacy breach controversy involving Facebook and political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, Mozilla has suspended advertising on the social network, citing data privacy concerns. In a post on Medium, Mozilla chief business and legal officer Denelle Dixon said: “We understand that Facebook took steps to limit developer access to friends’ data beginning in 2014. This was …

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Need to Pay Your Share of the Rent? You Can Now Use Google Assistant

Google Assitant

Google Assistant users would ask the digital aide to unlock and open apps on a Pixel phone, control smart home devices, play their favorite songs, or cast Netflix movies to the TV, among other tasks. The virtual assistant now has a new feature. You can use it to send and receive money. Google announced the peer-to-peer payment scheme on Thursday, …

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Mark Zuckerberg Breaks Silence on Cambridge Analytica Issue

Mark Zuckerberg

Days after the New York Times reported about the misuse by political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica of the personal information of 50 million Facebook users in 2014, Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg finally spoke about the issue. People worldwide had been waiting for Zuckerberg’s response to the issue, which broke out on Friday last week. He talked about …

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Siri Bug Reads out Your iPhone’s Hidden Notifications

Siri Bug

Are you an iPhone or an iPad user? If so, you should read this. There is a Siri bug on iOS 11 that lets the voice assistant read out loud your hidden third-party notifications. Thus, other people within earshot can hear what those notifications are. Brazilian site Mac Magazine first discovered the bug and 9to5Mac.com reported about it. Mac Magazine …

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Alexa Update Makes the Device Less Chatty

Alexa Update

Alexa on Echo or Echo Dot has become less chatty. Amazon is testing an update to the online retail behemoth’s digital assistant called “Brief Mode.” The update rolled out late last week, Engadget said. Instead of replying “Okay,” Alexa would just make a short beep, signifying that a task has been completed. While Mashable said the feature “appears to still …

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Data Firm Cambridge Analytica Gained Access to Info from 50M Facebook Profiles

Cambridge Analytica

A political data analytics company that has links to the Trump campaign collected personal information from 50 million Facebook profiles without their permission in 2014, according to a New York Times report. Quoting former employees of Cambridge Analytica and associates, and following a review of emails and documents, NYT said the personal data was “harvested” through an app. In a …

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Crypto Ads to Be Prohibited on Google

Crypto Ads

You won’t be seeing cryptocurrency ads on Google anymore starting this June. The Internet search giant announced on Wednesday a blanket ban on cryptocurrency ads as well as announcements related to the virtual currency like initial coin offering (ICO). The announcement of the ban on cryptocurrency ads, which was contained in an update to Google’s advertising policies section, did not …

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Amazon Withdraws 6 Power Banks from the Market over Risk of Battery Overheating

Battery

Do you own an AmazonBasics portable power bank? If so, stop using it now because it poses safety risks. Effective March 13, the online retail giant has voluntarily recalled six power bank units sold between December 2014 and July last year but did not say why. The recall affected 260,000 power bank units. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), …

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Want to Know the Status of Your Bitcoin Investments?

Bitcoin Investments

Are you a so-called crypto-investor but want to monitor your Bitcoins? Because the virtual currency world is a volatile one, rules with regard investing in stocks where you can get high dividends or assets with low risks of losses don’t apply there, according to a Mashable article. “There are no low-risk assets. Prices swing up and down in double-digit percentages …

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Cryptocurrency Bubble Burst Won’t Occur

Cryptocurrency Bubble

The former boss of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) believes that the cryptocurrency bubble is unlikely to burst. A Forbes report said Jim Newsome, who serves as an adviser to cryptocurrency developers, exchanges, and miners, explained on Thursday that the digital currency industry “is too immature and big money isn’t there as institutional investors sit on the sidelines because …

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