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LinkedIn says it will stop repeatedly copying iOS clipboard

  • LinkedIn plans to stop its app from repeatedly copying the contents of an iOS device’s clipboard, after a user highlighted the seemingly privacy-invasive practice earlier this week.
  • The app copies clipboard contents in order to perform an “equality check” between what a user is typing and what’s in their clipboard, according to LinkedIn engineering VP Erran Berger.
  • This has led to people spotting questionable behavior from apps that appear to copy clipboard contents with every keystroke.
  • The app similarly appeared to be repeatedly grabbing clipboard contents as a user typed, leading to concern that it was spying on data from other apps.
  • As iOS 14 rolls out more widely — a public beta is expected in the coming weeks — it’s likely we’ll learn of other apps with similarly discomforting clipboard copying behaviors.

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How Have I Been Pwned became the keeper of the internet's biggest data breaches

  • Seven years later, the data-breach notification service processes thousands of requests each day from users who check to see if their data was compromised — or pwned with a hard ‘p’ — by the hundreds of data breaches in its database, including some of the largest breaches in history.
  • As Have I Been Pwned grew in size and recognition, Hunt remained its sole proprietor, responsible for everything from organizing and loading the data into the database to deciding how the site should operate, including its ethics.
  • Earlier this year Hunt loaded a massive trove of email addresses from a marketing database — dubbed ‘Lead Hunter’ — some 68 million records fed into Have I Been Pwned.
  • Like any other breach, he took the data, loaded it in Have I Been Pwned, and sent out email notifications to the millions who have subscribed.

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Dating app S'More adds blurred video calling and launches in LA

  • The pandemic hasn’t slowed down dating app S’More — at least according to CEO Adam Cohen-Aslatei, who said that the app’s daily active user count doubled in March and hasn’t gone down since.
  • The app (whose name is short for “something more”) launched last fall and has supposedly attracted nearly 50,000 users.
  • The goal is to move beyond the superficiality of most dating apps, where you first learn about another user and then unlock visual elements (like a profile photo) as you interact.
  • Cohen-Aslatei said the team has also spent more on marketing to attract a diverse audience, both in terms of racial diversity (something S’more reinforces by not allowing users to filter by race) and sexual orientation, with 15% of users identifying as LGBTQ.
  • And it recently started its a video series of its own on Instagram’s IGTV — the S’More Live Happy Hour, where celebrities offer dating advice.

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How can we ban facial recognition when it’s already everywhere?

  • The convenience that many find in consumer devices equipped with facial recognition features stands in stark contrast to the growing pressure to regulate and even ban the technology’s use by the government.
  • Apple is actually using the tagging feature in its Photos app to power the new facial recognition feature in HomeKit-enabled security cameras and smart doorbells.
  • Google Nest Cams, Apple HomeKit cameras, and other devices can let users create albums of familiar faces so they can get a notification when the camera’s facial recognition technology spots one of those people.
  • According to Apple, the new HomeKit facial recognition feature lets users turn on notifications for when people tagged in their Photos app appear on camera.
  • So Google- and Apple-powered security cameras are explicitly geared to consumers, and the databases used by their facial recognition algorithms are more or less limited.

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Google’s $2.1 billion Fitbit acquisition is getting closer scrutiny from EU regulators

  • Antitrust regulators and consumer advocacy groups are increasing their scrutiny of Google’s planned acquisition of fitness tracker firm Fitbit.
  • The Financial Times reports that EU regulators have sent 60-page questionnaires to Google and Fitbit’s rivals, asking them to assess how the acquisition will affect the digital healthcare space; whether it will disadvantage fitness tracking apps hosted in Google’s Play Store; and how Google might use the data to profile users for its search and advertising business.
  • Google has made some concessions to allay these fears, saying last year that “Fitbit health and wellness data will not be used for Google ads.” In reaction to the letter from consumer groups, the company said the deal is “about devices, not data,” adding that the wearables space is “highly crowded” and that the acquisition of Fitbit will only increase competition.

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Front-end Developer - Impraise

  • You have years of professional experience working with React and GraphQL; building a responsive user interface holds no secrets for you.
  • The team you would be joining drives the future of our SaaS product and is keen on providing a great user experience to our customers; regardless the device they might be using.
  • You will be one of the few people responsible for showing what a 'great user experience' actually means.
  • We are Impraise, a team of international hackers, business hustlers, and creative brains backed by the world's most renowned startup accelerator, Y Combinator.
  • We made it our mission is to empower people to take ownership of their day-to-day progress and long-term career development.
  • We have a passion for designing beautiful products and we like to work with people who can bring in new skills, experience, and energy!

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How to Collect Data from TikTok (Tutorial)

  • With this in mind, it is important to understand what TikTok shows to millions of eyeballs every day, and to do that, we will need some data.
  • A good place to start is collecting videos from a given user.
  • Say you wanted to create a large list of users from which you could collect videos they post and videos they like.
  • You could use the 50 most-followed TikTok accounts, but 50 may not generate a wide enough sample.
  • From what I observed, the getSuggestedUsersbyIDCrawler method starts to branch out and find smaller, more niche accounts, which have tens of thousands of followers rather than hundreds of thousands or millions.
  • If you want to collect a wide sample of data from TikTok, I advise starting with the suggested users crawler.

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Apple is finally making it easy to hide from trackers

  • The company announced on Monday that iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur will feature a host of improved privacy features that will give users better control over their data and knowledge over what apps and websites know about them.
  • This is great for users who don’t like the idea of, say, a period tracker app sending their data to a company they’ve never heard of.
  • You’re probably aware of some of this already — apps have to ask your permission to access your contacts and location data, for instance — but some of the things shown on the sample label, like device identifiers, aren’t generally known.
  • Speaking of Safari, Apple also announced that its upcoming macOS Big Sur will include an update to the company’s web browser that gives users an easy-to-access “Privacy Report” right up next to the URL field.

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How to Collect Data from TikTok (Tutorial)

  • With this in mind, it is important to understand what TikTok shows to millions of eyeballs every day, and to do that, we will need some data.
  • A good place to start is collecting videos from a given user.
  • Say you wanted to create a large list of users from which you could collect videos they post and videos they like.
  • You could use the 50 most-followed TikTok accounts, but 50 may not generate a wide enough sample.
  • From what I observed, the getSuggestedUsersbyIDCrawler method starts to branch out and find smaller, more niche accounts, which have tens of thousands of followers rather than hundreds of thousands or millions.
  • If you want to collect a wide sample of data from TikTok, I advise starting with the suggested users crawler.

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How to Collect Data from TikTok (Tutorial)

  • With this in mind, it is important to understand what TikTok shows to millions of eyeballs every day, and to do that, we will need some data.
  • A good place to start is collecting videos from a given user.
  • Say you wanted to create a large list of users from which you could collect videos they post and videos they like.
  • You could use the 50 most-followed TikTok accounts, but 50 may not generate a wide enough sample.
  • From what I observed, the getSuggestedUsersbyIDCrawler method starts to branch out and find smaller, more niche accounts, which have tens of thousands of followers rather than hundreds of thousands or millions.
  • If you want to collect a wide sample of data from TikTok, I advise starting with the suggested users crawler.

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