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Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf
Dating Site Hack Exposes Users’ Sexual Preferences, Account Data Dating Site Hack Exposes Users’ Sexual Preferences, Account Data

Data breaches that reveal email address, usernames, passwords, and other account information are common and pretty serious in their own right – but when a hack reveals even more sensitive personal information it’s downright scary. According to a report from …

Your Security Questions Aren’t Providing Much Security Your Security Questions Aren’t Providing Much Security

Everyone’s favorite food is pizza, so when a site asks you to provide an answer for the security question What’s your favorite food, don’t say pizza. Providing answers to security questions is something we’re all very familiar with, as it’s …

Google Maps’ Racist Results To Get the Googlebomb Fix Google Maps’ Racist Results To Get the Googlebomb Fix

This post contains language some may find offensive. Google says it screwed up and is sorry for pointing people toward the White House, historically black colleges, and other locations when shockingly racist search terms were entered into Google Maps. “We …

Uber’s Self-Driving Research Car Spotted in the Wild Uber’s Self-Driving Research Car Spotted in the Wild

Uber is in the early stages of developing “mapping, safety, and autonomy” systems, and its first vehicles tasked with doing so have just hit the road. Where? In Pittsburgh, where the Pittsburgh Business Times spotted a black Ford with a …

Facebook Messenger Will Now Give Context to That Random Person Messaging You Facebook Messenger Will Now Give Context to That Random Person Messaging You

Facebook has long allowed people to message you even if you’re not friends with them. Oftentimes, those messages wind up in that “Other” inbox inside Messenger. You don’t know what I’m talking about? That’s ok, plenty of Facebook users probably …

People Are Actually Dumb Enough to @Mention Obama When Threatening to Kill Him on Twitter People Are Actually Dumb Enough to @Mention Obama When Threatening to Kill Him on Twitter

As you may know, President Obama opened up a Twitter account earlier this week. What? You’ve been following Obama on Twitter for years? Well, not really. You’ve been following his campaign non-profit and possibly the White House. More on that …

New Emojis: Here’s Next Year’s Batch of 38 New Emojis: Here’s Next Year’s Batch of 38

In June of 2016, the Unicode Consortium – overlords of how you pictorially express yourself on Instagram – will unveil Unicode 9.0, the new standard for characters and emoji across all platforms. And inside, you’ll find 38 new emoji. This …

Grand Theft Auto Maker Trying to Kill BBC Movie About the Game’s Tumultuous Inception Grand Theft Auto Maker Trying to Kill BBC Movie About the Game’s Tumultuous Inception

When the BBC announced that it was developing a feature-length film based on the making of the popular gaming franchise Grand Theft Auto, most assumed that it was at least OK’ed by the game’s creators – if not blessed by. …

YouTube Live Streams Get 60fps Video, HTML5 Playback YouTube Live Streams Get 60fps Video, HTML5 Playback

A couple months ago, reports emerged saying YouTube was going after Twitch, in that it wanted to make YouTube Live a premier destination for video game streaming. When asked for comment, YouTube famously sent out a GIF of a girl …

Netflix Web Redesign Coming Soon Netflix Web Redesign Coming Soon

Netflix’s web interface is a ghastly abomination, an affront to the service itself – which we all know is truly delightful in most every way. Netflix’s web interface has been terrible for years. Hopefully, that’s about to change. Netflix is …

Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac Font Is Likely Going to Change Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac Font Is Likely Going to Change

Are all the Apple users ready for a font change? Everyone loves a font change! Love it or not, a new look might be coming to your iOS and Mac OS devices. 9to5Mac‘s Mark Gurman quotes the ubiquitous sources with …

Seinfeld Hits Hulu on June 24 Seinfeld Hits Hulu on June 24

Last month, Hulu paid a fortune for the streaming rights to everyone’s favorite show about nothing, Seinfeld. Now, Hulu has finally given us a premiere date. Every single episode of the classic sitcom will be available on Hulu starting June …

Spotify Now Offers Videos, Podcasts, Pace-Tracking Running Playlists, and More Spotify Now Offers Videos, Podcasts, Pace-Tracking Running Playlists, and More

It’s ambitious, but Spotify would like to be your all day media hub. The streaming company, with over 60 million users worldwide (about a fourth of them paying subscribers), say it’s “obsessed with figuring out how to bring music into …

Racist Google Maps Searches Pointed Users at the White House Racist Google Maps Searches Pointed Users at the White House

This post contains language some may find offensive. I guess it’s the trendy thing to mess with Google Maps these days. Google has apologized and fixed what appears to be some third-party shenanigans that pointed users to the White House …

Google Tone Lets You Share Links with Sound Google Tone Lets You Share Links with Sound

Google’s latest Chrome experiment is equal parts cool, possibly annoying, fun, first-world problem solving, and pointless. Ok, maybe not equal parts. It’s probably a combination of fun and annoying – depending on who’s using it. If you’ve ever wanted to …

Facebook Messenger Video Calling Goes Global (Mostly) Facebook Messenger Video Calling Goes Global (Mostly)

Facebook Messenger’s video calling feature is now available worldwide – for the most part. “Quick update on video calling in Messenger: we’re happy to share we’ve now rolled out the capability globally, with the exception of a few countries we’re …

Google’s New Standalone Photo Service Could Debut at I/O Google’s New Standalone Photo Service Could Debut at I/O

If Google+ has seen any sort of enthusiasm over the past couple of years, it’s thanks to photos. Google+ has some nice photo features, but there’s a problem – it’s all tied to Google+. The social network aspect of Google+ …

Google Puts Real-Time Tweets in Mobile Search Results Google Puts Real-Time Tweets in Mobile Search Results

Earlier this year, Google and Twitter made nice and struck a deal to bring more tweets to Google search results. Today, the fruits of said deal are going live on mobile. Of course, it’s not as if you couldn’t surface …

Pinterest Gives Businesses a Way to Get in Front of More People Pinterest Gives Businesses a Way to Get in Front of More People

When it comes to advertising, Pinterest says it’s about “mapping your business goals to the steps Pinners take to plan their futures.” With that in mind, Pinterest is now offering some new types of ad solutions to “give businesses a …

People Who Tweet While Driving Are Doing It ‘All the Time’, God Help Us People Who Tweet While Driving Are Doing It ‘All the Time’, God Help Us

AT&T has been running its “It Can Wait” campaign for a few years now, shining a light on the country’s continued problem with distracted driving. Every so often it puts out a survey and every time the result come back …

Google’s YouTube Kids App Isn’t That Kid-Friendly According to Consumer Groups Google’s YouTube Kids App Isn’t That Kid-Friendly According to Consumer Groups

In April, a group of consumer advocate groups including The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood (CCFC), American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Children Now, Consumer Federation …

Starbucks’ Music Experience Is Now Powered by Baristas with Spotify Starbucks’ Music Experience Is Now Powered by Baristas with Spotify

Coffee kingpin Starbucks and bane of Jay-Z’s existence Spotify have just announced a huge partnership to create a “first-of-its-kind music ecosystem.” What that means is that soon, the Starbucks music experience will be powered by Spotify – and more specifically, …

Twitter Rolls Out New Search Interface Twitter Rolls Out New Search Interface

Twitter’s new search experience, which we first told you it was testing in April, is now rolling out to all users on the web. The new search not only looks different (with that big bold bar at the top of …

Obama Urged to Reject Encryption Backdoors in Tech-Backed Letter Obama Urged to Reject Encryption Backdoors in Tech-Backed Letter

President Obama is about to receive a letter signed by dozens upon dozens of companies and organizations, urging him to resist giving government agencies access to citizens’ personal data via backdoors in encrypted devices. “We urge you to reject any …