Nextdoor pulls ‘Forward to Police’ feature amid concerns over racist abuse

Many companies are acutely aware of the potential misuse of their technology in light of protests against police violence and racism, and Nextdoor is no exception. The…

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Apple releases Mac version of its developer app just before WWDC

WWDC 2020 is looming, and Apple wants to be sure developers can keep track of new developments even though they’re stuck at home. It just released a…

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Germany’s COVID-19 contact tracing app arrives this week

Germany will be the next big country to launch a COVID-19 contact tracing app. Health Minister Jens Spahn has confirmed that the app is “coming this week,”…

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Twitter test asks you to open an article before you share it

Twitter is about to deal with one of the greatest threats to meaningful discussions on the internet: people who forward articles they haven’t even read. It’s starting…

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Apple plans to shut down iBooks Author and iTunes U

Apple is discontinuing two products you’ve probably forgotten about: iBooks Author and iTunes U. As of July 1st, iBooks Author will not be available to new users,…

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Telegram adds video editor and more creative tools

A robust Telegram update has added video editing to the messaging app, according to a recent blog post. Users can also add animated stickers to media, along…

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Italy’s ‘Immuni’ COVID-19 contact tracing app uses Google, Apple tech

Italy has released its official COVID-19 contact-tracing app, which is built on the framework developed by Apple and Google to track infections. Four regions — Liguria, Abruzzo,…

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Xbox Family Settings app sets limits on your kids’ game time

Microsoft is doing more to keep tabs on your kids’ digital habits. It just released the preview version of an Xbox Family Settings app for Android and…

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Qatar’s contact tracing app put over one million people’s info at risk

Contact tracing apps have the potential to slow the spread of COVID-19. But without proper security safeguards, some fear they could put users’ data and sensitive info…

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