Tinder’s newest feature will help you get a booty call faster

Tinder is testing a feature that could mean more views for your profile. And hopefully more matches.

Article source: https://www.cnet.com/news/tinders-newest-feature-will-help-you-get-a-booty-call-faster/#ftag=CAD590a51e

Kelley Blue Book: 60 percent of Americans don’t really know what an autonomous car is

According to a study conducted by a car-buying resource, six out of ten Americans have little to no knowledge about autonomous vehicles.

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Apple logs your iMessage contacts and could share them with police

When an iOS user types in a phone number to begin a text conversation, their device pings servers to determine whether the new contact uses iMessage. If not, texts are sent over SMS and appear in green bubbles, while Apple’s proprietary data messages appear in blue ones. Allegedly, they log all of these unseen network requests.

But those also include time and date stamps along with the user’s IP address, identifying your location to some degree, according to The Intercept. Like the phone logs of yore, investigators could legally request these records and Apple would be obliged to comply. While the company insisted that iMessage was end-to-end encrypted in 2013, securing user messages even if law enforcement got access, Apple said nothing about metadata.

Apple confirmed to The Intercept that it does comply with subpoenas and other legal requests for these exact logs, but maintained that message content is still kept private. Their commitment to user security isn’t really undermined by these illuminations phone companies have been giving this information to law enforcement for decades but it does illustrate what they can and cannot protect. While they resisted FBI requests for backdoor iPhone access earlier this year and then introduced a wholly redesigned file system with a built-in unified encryption method on every device, they can’t keep authorities from knowing when and where you text people.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/28/apple-logs-imessage-contacts-could-share-with-police/

Forget self-driving cars, have a seat in a self-driving chair

Nissan has invented mobile chairs that take the hard work out of waiting in line.

Article source: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/forget-self-driving-cars-have-a-seat-in-a-self-driving-chair/#ftag=CAD590a51e

Moscow will replace Microsoft’s products with local offerings

The Russian president has been calling for companies and other entities to opt for local offerings for a while now, citing American corporations’ decision to shutter services in Crimea after his government annexed the peninsula in 2014. To ensure things go their way, Putin’s internet czar German Klimenko wants to raise taxes imposed upon American firms operating within Russia.

In recent years, Putin’s government has also been passing laws and imposing strict requirements to ensure a tight hold over the country’s tech sector. Back in 2014, it required websites accessible in Russia to store its citizens’ personal data in servers within its borders. Earlier this year, it started requiring internet providers to add backdoor access to their subscribers’ encrypted messages, as well.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/27/moscow-drops-microsoft/

Anti-Defamation League adds ‘Pepe the Frog’ meme to hate list

Formerly known as the “Sad Frog” meme, the symbol has shown up on social media wearing a Hitler-like mustache, a yarmulke or a Klan hood.

Article source: https://www.cnet.com/news/anti-defamation-league-adds-pepe-the-frog-meme-to-hate-list/#ftag=CAD590a51e

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