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BitDeer.com Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary With Big Giveaway

  • SINGAPORE – As BitDeer.com‘s first-anniversary approaches on December 12th, the computing power sharing platform is launching a week-long promotional event with exclusive prizes scheduled for the community to celebrate.
  • Since its establishment in late 2018, BitDeer.com has gained worldwide recognition for its successes in providing the most reliable and transparent computing power sharing platform on the market.
  • BitDeer.com was the first to launch a real-time computing power sharing system that garnered major media attention including Cointelegraph and CCN.
  • BitDeer.com is the world’s leading computing power sharing platform, enabling global users to mine cryptocurrencies in a transparent, reliable, and convenient way.
  • Founded by Celine Lu on December 2018, BitDeer.com currently has millions of customers from 223 countries and regions all over the world and ranks at Top 3 in the cloud mining market share.

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Ariana Grande's signature sweatshirts have inspired a series of TikTok memes, one of which the singer said makes her 'anxious'

  • Ariana Grande's signature look of oversized sweatshirts has inspired its own meme.
  • In TikTok's Ariana Grande's Sleeves series, users pretend to be Grande wearing oversized sweatshirts with extra-long sleeves covering their hands, reported Kimberly Truong for InStyle.
  • It all began with a TikTok video by @prodpsilo, featuring sleeved hands to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with the singer's "7 Rings" playing.
  • A TikTok video of a Grande look-alike recently circulated Twitter and it caught the singer's attention, Insider previously reported.
  • The TikTok was created by Paige Niemann, who often recreates Grande's outfits and photos on her Instagram, according to Ahlgrim.
  • In the video, she mouths along to dialogue from Grande's former role as Cat on Nickelodeon's "Victorious." With plump lips, a high ponytail, and winged eyeliner, the resemblance between Niemann and Grande is uncanny.

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TikTok's owner has been quietly testing a Spotify competitor - Business Insider

  • Over the last six months TikTok's parent company ByteDance has been testing a music app, Bloomberg reports.
  • India in particular has been a booming market for TikTok, with Indian users making up 31% of the app's total downloads.
  • Unlike more mainstream music-streaming apps, Resso displays real-time lyrics alongside songs and allows users to leave comments on individual tracks.
  • According to Bloomberg users can also make music-accompanied gifs and videos, reminiscent of the lip-syncing feature which made TikTok so popular amongst teens.
  • A spokesperson told Bloomberg the app is still in its beta-testing phase.
  • Short-form video app TikTok has become a major threat to dominant US social media companies, most notably Facebook.
  • Now that ByteDance — which was valued at $75 billion last year — has thrown its weight behind a new music app, dominant music-streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music have good reason to worry.

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TikTok's owner has been quietly testing a Spotify competitor - Business Insider

  • Over the last six months TikTok's parent company ByteDance has been testing a music app, Bloomberg reports.
  • India in particular has been a booming market for TikTok, with Indian users making up 31% of the app's total downloads.
  • Unlike more mainstream music-streaming apps, Resso displays real-time lyrics alongside songs and allows users to leave comments on individual tracks.
  • According to Bloomberg users can also make music-accompanied gifs and videos, reminiscent of the lip-syncing feature which made TikTok so popular amongst teens.
  • A spokesperson told Bloomberg the app is still in its beta-testing phase.
  • Short-form video app TikTok has become a major threat to dominant US social media companies, most notably Facebook.
  • Now that ByteDance — which was valued at $75 billion last year — has thrown its weight behind a new music app, dominant music-streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music have good reason to worry.

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TikTok's owner has been quietly testing a Spotify competitor

  • Over the last six months TikTok's parent company ByteDance has been testing a music app, Bloomberg reports.
  • India in particular has been a booming market for TikTok, with Indian users making up 31% of the app's total downloads.
  • Unlike more mainstream music-streaming apps, Resso displays real-time lyrics alongside songs and allows users to leave comments on individual tracks.
  • According to Bloomberg users can also make music-accompanied gifs and videos, reminiscent of the lip-syncing feature which made TikTok so popular amongst teens.
  • A spokesperson told Bloomberg the app is still in its beta-testing phase.
  • Short-form video app TikTok has become a major threat to dominant US social media companies, most notably Facebook.
  • Now that ByteDance — which was valued at $75 billion last year — has thrown its weight behind a new music app, dominant music-streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music have good reason to worry.

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Apple and Spotify's podcasts come to Echo devices in the US

  • Amazon Alexa can now play podcasts from Apple, making Amazon’s line of Echo devices the first third-party clients to support the Apple Podcasts service without using AirPlay.
  • In the Alexa app’s Settings, users will also be able to specify Apple Podcasts as their default player, which means any time they ask Alexa for a podcast without indicating a source, it will stream from the Apple Podcasts service.
  • Not to be outdone, Spotify also today announced its support for streaming podcasts on Alexa in the U.S. Of course, Spotify Premium users have been able to use Spotify Connect to stream to Echo before today.
  • But now, Spotify says that both Free and Premium U.S. customers will be able to ask Alexa for podcasts as well as set Spotify as their default player.
  • At the time, Amazon said it was adding support for Spotify’s podcast library in the U.S., which would bring “hundreds of thousands” of podcasts to Alexa devices.

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Feds reap data from 1,500 phones in largest reported reverse-location warrant

  • Federal investigators trying to solve arson cases in Wisconsin have scooped up location history data for about 1,500 phones that happened to be in the area, enhancing concerns about privacy in the mobile Internet era.
  • Google told Forbes it tries to protect individual users' privacy when it receives such a request, saying, "We only produce information that identifies specific users when we are legally required to do so." The company does have a history of trying to push back on overly broad reverse-location requests, Forbes notes.
  • Users who disable Google's location history features should, in theory, not have data in Google's SensorVault for the company to pass along to investigators.
  • That said, Google is facing multiple lawsuits, including a potential class-action in the US and a suit by consumer protection regulators in Australia, alleging the company misled users and retained location data even if the setting was turned off.

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Twitter is disturbingly right and alarmingly wrong about what you’re interested in

  • Users can see what Twitter thinks they’re interested in as well as what Twitter’s partners — i.e., advertisers — think they like.
  • Seeing what Twitter thinks you like can be a fun activity — but it can also be an odd experience to see what the company infers about you from your online moves.
  • And what can be an even weirder experience is when we see an ad that doesn’t feel quite right but that isn’t unfathomably wrong, either — like a man in his 20s suddenly getting ads for hair loss products, or a woman in her 30s seeing ads to freeze her eggs.
  • By now you’ve probably gathered that Facebook uses things like your interest, age and other demographic and geographic information to help advertisers reach you.

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A Harvard geneticist is creating a dating app that matches users based on DNA, and people are worried it's eugenics

  • Harvard University geneticist George Church recently discussed his plans to create a dating app that matches users based on their DNA, sparking debate whether the concept is helpful or harmful.
  • According to Church, his app-to-be will prevent users from being matched with other users who share certain genes linked to rare genetic diseases like Tay-Sachs, which destroys a person's brain and spinal cord nerves, or cystic fibrosis, which causes chronic lung infections.
  • Church said his app concept could prevent people from having children with inherited genetic disorders because it'd stop people with the same genetic predispositions from matching in the first place.
  • People who have criticized Church's concept said it could have a snowball effect where people use it beyond its intended purpose of preventing genetic diseases.

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49% of workers, forced to change passwords, reuse same one with minor change

  • For instance, not only did 72% of users admit that they reused the same passwords in their personal life, but also 49% admitted that when forced to update their passwords in the workplace they reused the same one with a minor change.
  • According to the survey, forgetting passwords is a big problem – with 78% of respondents saying that they had had to reset a password in their personal life within the last 90 days (57% said the same for the workplace).
  • HYPR said that this was due to users’ forgetting their passwords, so I presume they are not including figures for users who have had password resets forced upon them due to a security incident.
  • And I don’t believe it’s a good idea to force users to change their passwords unless there’s a cause for concern.

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