Instagram, watch out for Ghosty: the app violates privacy

Facebook does not have this great reputation when it comes to "protecting the privacy" of its users, especially after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Now, however, Instagram ends up in the eye of the storm, not because of its direct presence but because of a third-party service called Ghosty, which uses the social APIs to give fertile ground to the stalkers: in other words, it allows anyone to view many private profiles without the approval of the users themselves. read more

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MacBook Pro 16: teardown confirms the keyboard

Apple kept its promises: the new 16-inch MacBook Pro officially said goodbye to the keyboard with "butterfly" mechanism, returning instead to the old design. It was the same Cupertino company that announced it and today, with the official teardown by iFixit, the final confirmation arrives. The new laptops incorporate a classic keyboard with a “scissors” mechanism, similar to the one inserted on the devices prior to 2016, slightly revised to ensure a more subtle form factor. read more

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TikTok tests adding links to purchases

TikTok, the platform dedicated to sharing short videos, is experimenting with ways to allow users to find and purchase products from the app, testing features designed to direct them to e-commerce sites. In this case, users will be able to add links to their biography and videos, in order to push viewers towards products or services. read more

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Huawei, new 14-day temporary license?

Update: The Department of Commerce has granted a further 90 days temporary license up to 16 February 2020.

The Trump administration has decided to further extend the temporary license for Huawei, to ensure support for mobile networks in rural areas of the United States. According to Reuter sources, only an extension of 14 days. Today the 90 days allowed for August expire. Confirmation by the US government is therefore expected soon. read more

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Google Stadia, launch line-up almost doubled

Google Stadia is just a few hours from its debut and is trying to defend itself against the numerous criticisms of recent days, due to the inaccessibility of some features promised to users at the time of launch (which will come later). However, the research giant has tried to redeem itself in its own way, with a surprise that could certainly make users happy: at Day One, they will be as many as 22 games available, almost twice as many as the company had declared last week. read more

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Google Store announces Black Friday

The Google Store has announced its Black Friday that will start Thursday 28 November, therefore, one day in advance of the exact recurrence of Black Friday. To entice its users, Google has decided to open a showcase with a preview of the offers that will be valid in this promotional period. The discounts will cover a bit all the products that Big G sells in its store. Therefore, it will be possible to save on the purchase of smartphones, smart speakers, thermostats, security cameras and many other products. read more

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Samsung Galaxy S11, new photo features

After having "recycled" the 12 megapixel sensor of the Galaxy S7 for all subsequent models, Samsung should finally integrate a new camera in the next Galaxy S11. The XDA Developers experts found in the Samsung Camera app code (included in the beta 4 of One UI 2.0) various references to the sensor from 108 megapixels and supported features, including 8K video recording. read more

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