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Yik Yak announced today that it will now allow users to post photos to the anonymous messaging app -- just so long as they don't include human faces. That means you'll be able to share photos of your dog, your meal and non-reproductive body parts, just not your face. Seriously, don't even try. The c...

July 15th 2015 at 4:43pm 0 Comments
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It's not just the American government that's facing withering internet attacks in recent days. Canadian officials have confirmed that a "cyberattack," likely a denial of service campaign, has taken down government websites on the gc.ca web domain -- which, if you know the country, means that virt...

June 17th 2015 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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One of the biggest complaints about smartwatches is their mediocre battery life. It sounds like the Apple Watch will be no different. In other news, internet activist Barrett Brown was sent to prison for five years and Russia showed off some "combat robots" that still have a lot to prove, fortunat...

January 22nd 2015 at 11:54pm 0 Comments
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After already having served 28 months in detention, U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay has sentenced journalist and supposed Anonymous spokesperson Barrett Brown to five years behind bars for acting as an accessory after the fact to an unauthorized access to a protected computer. That was the only on...

January 22nd 2015 at 3:03pm 0 Comments
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Secret first sprung into life in February 2014 as an app/social space where people could get together and engage in real talk, all while leaving their real names checked at the door. It generated Silicon Valley acquisition rumors. It sparked IRL dinner parties (complete with masks). And, as is oft...

December 18th 2014 at 7:20pm 0 Comments
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Facebook's new Rooms app is weird, and it isn't long after installation that you figure out why. You don't log in with your Facebook credentials. Your profile picture appears nowhere. It doesn't tap into your contacts. If Rooms' iOS-only App Store listing didn't proudly proclaim it was a Facebook...

October 23rd 2014 at 2:54pm 0 Comments
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Whisper lets you share secrets without the fear of it getting traced back to you. At least that's the pitch. Now, according to a Guardian report, the service is tracking the location of users that didn't want to be tracked. The report, which deep dives on several issues regarding user privacy and...

October 17th 2014 at 12:13am 0 Comments
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Zuckerberg and Co. are in hot water regarding the social giant's real-name policy, but it looks like all the outcry may have paid off. Well, sort of. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours, including Facebook's purported anonymity app, Vaio's new hybrid tablet, a magical pro...

October 7th 2014 at 8:12pm 0 Comments
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Social media giant Facebook drew ire from some users recently due to its strict real name policy. Some even fled for Ello -- madness! Now, it looks like Facebook's responding to complaints with a mobile app "that allows users to interact inside of it without having to use their real names." That'...

October 7th 2014 at 1:18pm 0 Comments
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People have been airing their dirty laundry and slinging shade on Secret -- an anonymous sharing app -- for months now. Who could blame them? It's fun, it's freeing and accountability basically doesn't exist there... or so some may believe. Kevin Poulson at Wired spoke to a security researcher nam...

August 22nd 2014 at 12:53pm 0 Comments