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Facebook

Our Brains Are Being Overloaded With Push Notifications About Nothing

As social media vies for our attention, networks have begun sending us notifications that have nothing to do with our activity on the site.
Ashwin Rodrigues
2 days ago
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Android App With 10 Million Downloads Left Users’ Photos and Audio Messages Exposed to Public

The developers of Drupe, a popular Android app, left its users' data, including selfies and audio messages, on insecure, publicly accessible Amazon cloud servers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.8.18
Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality App Can Translate Sign Language Into Spoken English, and Vice Versa

Students at New York University have created a working prototype of an app that uses machine learning and augmented reality to enable hearing people to understand sign language, and turns spoken words into sign language for the deaf.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.27.18
appolition
appolition

This App Is Helping Black Organizers Bail People Out of Jail

Since the app launched three months ago, over 7,500 users have signed up and have raised more than $60,000.
Deonna Anderson
2.8.18
Die With Me
Die With Me

This Chatroom Only Opens When Your Phone’s About to Die

A whole new, almost-dead world.
Samantha Cole
1.18.18
privacy
privacy

Apple Health Data Is Being Used as Evidence in a Rape and Murder Investigation

German authorities cracked a man's iPhone and found out what he was up to.
Samantha Cole
1.11.18
BABY!
BABY!

The Targets of Mobile Apps: Your Health, Your Ancestors, and Your Baby

Researchers at Yale Privacy Lab analyzed the existence of a hidden economy of trackers packaged into many of the most popular apps in Google Play.
Michael Kwet
Sean O’Brien
12.14.17
On Edge
On Edge

Mental Health Apps Made Me Feel More Overwhelmed Than Ever

Products meant to make me feel better just stressed me out more.
Samantha Cole
12.5.17
Stay Vigilant
Stay Vigilant

66 Percent of Popular Android Cryptocurrency Apps Don't Use Encryption

After analysis, 94 percent had "at least three" medium-risk vulnerabilities.
Jordan Pearson
11.29.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

More Than 1 Million People Downloaded a Fake WhatsApp Android App

The Google Play Store is still filled with malicious copycats of legitimate ads.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.3.17
Design
Design

There Are Over 60 Different Versions of the Facebook App

Does a tiny tweak in design change user behavior?
Louise Matsakis
10.17.17
direct democracy
direct democracy

Colorado Political Candidate Promises to Give His Seat to an App

What if elected representatives actually voted based on what their constituents wanted?
Louise Matsakis
10.16.17