Deleting Facebook won't fix our privacy nightmare

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:23

If the Cambridge Analytica mess has convinced you it's time to finally kick Facebook out of your life for good, you're not alone.

Anti-Facebook sentiment is at an all-time high. The #deletefacebook hashtag has been trending on and off for days (it was even endorsed by the Facebook-made billionaire founder of WhatsApp), and Google searches for "delete Facebook" are at a five-year high.

And deservedly so. While it will be weeks or even months before the many investigations into Facebook and Cambridge Analytica conclude, it's more clear than ever the company doesn't deserve our trust.

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How 'One Day at a Time' perfectly summarizes how the Latinx community deals with mental health

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:03

One Day at a Time provides us with quick punchlines and light-hearted moments of a 21st century Latinx family. But it also takes a closer look at how one family deals with the struggles of mental health.

The Netflix sitcom (a remake of the 1975 show) comes at a time where representation is strongly needed. It also presents current social issues like immigration, gun rights, and LGBTQ+ issues in a way that TV has never show Latinxs address. The creators strive to develop these narratives sensitively, and also showcase the main character's journeyto understanding her mental health. 

SEE ALSO: How 2018 can be the year for Latinx representation Read more...

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In anti-drug Sweden, investors take shine to cannabis stocks

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:56
STOCKHOLM(Reuters) - Growing numbers of Swedish investors are getting a buzz from trading in listed marijuana stocks even though the country has some of Europe's most restrictive drug laws.
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These headphones are made of wood and on sale for $16

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:35

Attention all you luddites. Yes, it is possible to participate in 21st century technology while still maintaining the #aesthetic of classic, traditional productsThese wooden headphones (that are on sale!) are a great example of that.

SEE ALSO: Make any headphones wireless with this $20 Bluetooth receiver

According to the product page, the Symphonized EaSymphonized Earbuds are handcrafted from genuine wood but deliver high quality sound and deep base. They come with custom ear tips and can be used to answer calls, skip tracks in your music player, and even respond to voice commands. They also feature noise cancellation technology and tangle-free wires. Read more...

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Costly menopause vaginal treatments no better than placebo

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:32
(Reuters Health) - For women bothered by vaginal symptoms after menopause, prescription local estrogen treatments and expensive specialty lubricants may provide relief, but no more so than a dummy drug, researchers say.
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The Note 9 could be Samsung's first phone with a fingerprint sensor built into the screen

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:28

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are the best smartphones Samsung's ever made, but its next flagship release, the Note 9, could be even better. 

What big marquee feature might Samsung's most expensive phone have? If a new report ends up correct, that feature could be a fingerprint sensor built right into the display.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ review

A new report from The Korea Herald claims Samsung might have figured out how to put a fingerprint sensor underneath the glass display.

Samsung Display, the Korean conglomerate's display arm, has reportedly "prepared three or four solutions for Samsung Electronics to embed the fingerprint sensor inside of the main display" for the Note 9. Read more...

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How to Turn Off Annoying Mac Notifications

How-To Geek - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:23
Notifications are great when you need them, and terrible when you don’t. Here’s how to turn off all notifications temporarily, and configure which apps and websites can show them otherwise.
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Save $15 on a travel mug that comes with a reusable straw

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:21

Your coffee habit is ruining the planet. And don't even get us started about how awful plastic straws are.

SEE ALSO: Keep your coffee hot all day with this self-warming mug

It's time to invest in a reusable mug like this one, which can hold up to 30 ounces of liquid, fits into any standard cup holder, and is currently 50% off. According to the product page, the stainless steel, dishwasher safe mug has two layers of insulation to keep your hot drinks warm for as long as possible. The lid is also transparent, which is just kind of nice.

In addition to the mug, you'll also get a stainless steel straw, plus a cleaning brush so you can keep using it again and again. Read more...

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Carrefour calls on Google for voice boost in battle with Amazon

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:59
PARIS (Reuters) - Carrefour said it has joined forces with Google to create an online voice assistant called "Lea" as part of the French retailer's digital expansion.
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Trick your Instagram followers with these scoop cookies

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:57

Scoop cookies are deceiving. Shaped just like classic scoops of ice cream, they come in a variety of colors and flavors and can easily be made from scratch. Read more...

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Steven Spielberg throws fuel on the Hollywood vs. Netflix flame war

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:53

Steven Spielberg doesn't think that Netflix movies deserve a place alongside more traditional movies at the Oscars.

The incredibly successful filmmaker revealed in an interview with ITV News (via IndieWire) that he thinks Netflix movies belong at the Emmys amongst TV movies, not with feature films at the Oscars, even when said Netflix movies follow the rules required to become eligible for Oscars.

SEE ALSO: Three adorable sisters recreate 2018 Oscars Best Picture nominees

"I don’t believe that films that are just given token qualifications, in a couple of theaters for less than a week, should qualify for the Academy Award nominations," Spielberg said. Read more...

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Congress formally summons Mark Zuckerberg to testify on Cambridge Analytica

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:52

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told CNN he'd be glad to testify on the Cambridge Analytica data breach and now he's getting his wish.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee sent Zuckerberg a formal invitation to testify on the mishandling of user data from that's pissed everyone off and pushed many to #deletefacebook, according to Reuters.

SEE ALSO: Zuckerberg gets sent fiery ultimatum by journalists that exposed Facebook scandal

BREAKING: House committee sends formal invitation to Facebook CEO Zuckerberg to testify on user data - letter

— Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) March 23, 2018

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Craigslist ends the era of random love by pulling personal ads

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:48

We regret to inform you beautiful people of the internet that time has come to say goodbye to Craigslist's personal sections.

The online classifieds site made the decision to eliminate all personal ads on Thursday in response to the Senate passing H.R.1865, a bill that aims to crackdown on websites which promote or facilitate online sex trafficking.

SEE ALSO: Why the Web Hasn't Birthed a Prettier Craigslist

"US Congress just passed HR 1865, 'FOSTA', seeking to subject websites to criminal and civil liability when third parties (users) misuse online personals unlawfully," Craigslist posted in a statement online. Read more...

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Spotify says about two million users suppressing ads without paying

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:47
(Reuters) - Music streaming service Spotify Technology SA [SPOT.N] said on Friday about 2 million of its non-paying users were suppressing advertisements, highlighting a potential revenue risk for the soon-to-be public company.
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Amazon daily deals for March 23: Picnic tables, travel mugs, wood headphones, and more

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:42

TGIF, and not just because it's the weekend. Amazon also has great deals to look out for today.

SEE ALSO: This thermos will help you channel your inner Viking

Anyone with a job needs at least one of these two things: a thermos for coffee and a business portfolio. Lucky for you, Amazon has both on sale today. Plus, gear up for patio parties with this 4-foot picnic table that's half off.

There are also great lightning deals on other awesome products, including brush pens, an onion chopper, and a wireless charger. These deals will be gone in a flash, so shop while you can.

Check out Amazon's daily and lightning deals below:

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Will Smith helps Jimmy Fallon relive the rich history of iconic TV theme songs

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:32

Besides hours of entertainment, TV has also blessed us with some pretty great and catchy theme songs.

To pay homage to this great history, Will Smith and Jimmy Fallon sang some of television's most iconic themes on The Tonight Show Thursday.

Starting out with the classic intro to Golden Girls, the duo belted along to other theme song classics, including Good Times, I Dream of Jeanie, and Full House.

And of course, they ended with a bang—rapping the intro of Smith's legendary 90's sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Try getting this out of your head. 

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U.S. House panel formally asks Facebook CEO to testify on user data

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:26
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Friday wrote Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg detailing new concerns about the social media company's use of data and formally requesting that he testify at a future hearing.
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China's Tencent loses $51 billion in market value in two days

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:24
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings Ltd's shares fell more than 4 percent on Friday, wiping out around $23 billion of market value, after the Chinese internet firm's largest shareholder, Naspers Ltd , lowered its stake for the first time in 17 years.
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Apple to launch new iPad next week, report claims

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:04

Apple will launch a new version of its iPad tablet at its education-centric event, slated for March 27. 

This is according to a new report from Bloomberg, which claims the new iPad will be a low-cost variant that should fit the needs of the education market. 

SEE ALSO: Apple's still trying to convince us Face ID is cool

No other details about the device were shared, but the report claims Apple is also working on a sub-$1,000 MacBook laptop that will probably replace the (horribly outdated) MacBook Air. That device probably won't be ready for the March 27 unveiling, though. 

While the new iPad is likely the only significant piece of hardware we'll see at the event, Apple will reportedly launch new education-related software, and possibly a new, redesigned version of iBooks. Read more...

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