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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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Experts See the Global Currencies Replaced Soon by Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple will replace traditional world currencies like the U.S. dollar, Euro and pound by 2030, according to futurologists. Futurist and author Thomas Frey told Time: “Cryptocurrency is very much here to stay.” “Cryptocurrencies are going to displace roughly 25 percent of national currencies by 2030. They’re just much more efficient, the way they run.” Frey …

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Uber Exec Designs New Cryptocurrency Called Eco

Eco

There is going to be a new digital currency in the market, and it’s called Eco. Eco was designed by Uber’s co-founder and chairman Garrett Camp and already has limited programming complete, according to an Investopedia report. Camp, the article added, is searching for more field experts, scientists, and researchers to get involved in his initiative, which he plans to …

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Will You Use an Amazon Cryptocurrency?

Amazon Cryptocurrency

A poll conducted by LendEDU showed that many people would use an Amazon cryptocurrency for purchases if the online retail giant decides to come out with one. Amazon was informed about the positive feedback to its possible creation of the “Amazon Coin.” Survey Results LendEDU said 51.7 percent of 1,000 respondents in the survey answered in the affirmative when asked …

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