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Twitter Says It Has About 23 Million Active Bots [UPDATED] Twitter Says It Has About 23 Million Active Bots [UPDATED]

UPDATE: To clarify Twitter’s statement in the filing, the (up to) 8.5 percent of accounts that “automatically contacted our servers for regular updates without any discernable additional user-initiated action” could include apps pulling content and displaying it without manual user …

New iPads Are Reportedly In Production New iPads Are Reportedly In Production

Apple’s newest iPad model is currently being manufactured, according to a new report from Bloomberg, citing “people with knowledge of the matter.” From the report: Mass production of a full-sized iPad with a 9.7-inch screen is already under way, with …

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix just released its new ISP Speed Index data for the month of July. Last month, they added some icons to the U.S. graph to “increase transparency” about the type of technology used by an ISP. This month, they’ve added …

Netflix Posts New BoJack Horseman ‘Interview’ Netflix Posts New BoJack Horseman ‘Interview’

Netflix has posted a new “interview exclusive” with BoJack Horseman, the titular character from its upcoming animated comedy. The company put out a trailer for the show a couple weeks ago, which you can see here. The series debuts on …

Amazon’s Five New Pilots Land Aug 28 Amazon’s Five New Pilots Land Aug 28

Amazon’s next batch of original shows, five new comedy and drama pilots dubbed the ‘third pilot season’, will debut on August 28th. This batch of potential series is arguably the most promising yet, pulling in some heavy hitters both in …

Yahoo Follows Google Into Better Mail Encryption Yahoo Follows Google Into Better Mail Encryption

Yahoo security chief Alex Stamos announced on Thursday that by sometime next year, Yahoo Mail will be encrypted end-to-end, and will be compatible with end-to-end encryption in Gmail. CNET shares this statement from Stamos: “What this means is that eventually …

Netflix Gets ‘Happy Valley’ In U.S. And Canada Netflix Gets ‘Happy Valley’ In U.S. And Canada

Netflix announced today that it is about to start offering exclusive streaming access to hit BBC drama Happy Valley in the U.S. and Canada. “This year's biggest word-of-mouth hit” out of the UK, #HappyValley is coming exclusively to Netflix, Aug …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (More Trejo) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (More Trejo)

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. A few …

Wikipedia Banks $140,000 in Bitcoin Donations in First Week Wikipedia Banks $140,000 in Bitcoin Donations in First Week

The Wikimedia Foundation lives on donations – that’s how you can read the Wikipedia entry on World of Warcraft and not be bombarded with ads for Mountain Dew Code Red. And garnering enough donations to keep afloat hasn’t always been …

Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Reportedly Picks Up Joanna Christie As One Of Its Leads Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Reportedly Picks Up Joanna Christie As One Of Its Leads

Narcos, the upcoming Pablo Escobar television series headed for Netflix next year, has just picked up another cast member. The Wrap is reporting that the show has added Broadway star Joanna Christie, who will play one of the lead roles. …

Edward Snowden Granted More Time in Russia Edward Snowden Granted More Time in Russia

Edward Snowden is likely staying in Russia for the foreseeable future. The 31-year-old former NSA analyst, who famously leaked (and continues to leak) documents and anecdotes about the US government’s massive surveillance initiative, has been granted a three-year residence permit …

Commence Your ‘Steve Jobs Is Alive’ Theories Commence Your ‘Steve Jobs Is Alive’ Theories

You can add Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to the list of dead people that could possibly be alive because they’ve been spotted but are also totally not alive (except in the hearts of fans, of course). Like Biggie, Tupac, Elvis, …

Microsoft Is Scanning Email for Child Porn Too Microsoft Is Scanning Email for Child Porn Too

Google’s not the only one automatically scanning your communications for traces of child porn. A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after he attempted to send child porn via a live.com email address. The arrest came after Microsoft tipped the National …

Netflix Is ‘Positive’ Arrested Development Season 5 Will Happen Netflix Is ‘Positive’ Arrested Development Season 5 Will Happen

It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news on the Arrested Development front. It took many years for the show to finally be revived after its premature cancellation at FOX. Netflix eventually swooped in, and saved the day, debuting …

Lyft Is Doing That Whole Carpooling Thing Too Lyft Is Doing That Whole Carpooling Thing Too

On Tuesday, on-demand ride company Uber unveiled UberPool, a new service that allows users to split fares with strangers who are planning on traveling on a similar path. With UberPool, one single Uber ride can stop numerous times in one …

Google Officially Announces Unsubscribe Feature In Gmail Google Officially Announces Unsubscribe Feature In Gmail

Earlier this year, we learned that Google was adding an unsubscribe link to the top of marketing emails. Eventually, many of us started seeing the feature in action. In fact, I’ve been seeing it for so long now, I forgot …

Pointing Lasers at Aircraft Is a Pretty Bad Way to Cure Boredom Pointing Lasers at Aircraft Is a Pretty Bad Way to Cure Boredom

You’ve probably seen those posters, plastered across middle schools everywhere, advertising fun things to do instead of doing drugs. You know, fly a kite; read a book; bake a cake! All of these things also stand in for things to …

iPhone 6 Event Reportedly Happening on Sept. 9 iPhone 6 Event Reportedly Happening on Sept. 9

It’s the dog days of summer, and like most years, Apple is here to offer a cool oasis to thirsty Applemaniacs. Recode is reporting that Apple’s next big media event – at which the company is set to reveal the …

Over 1 Billion Online Usernames, Passwords Reportedly Stolen Over 1 Billion Online Usernames, Passwords Reportedly Stolen

Wow, this is a big one. A first reported by The New York Times, Hold Security discovered that a Russian crime ring has stolen 1.2 billion user name and passwords combinations and over 500 million email addresses from 420,000 websites …

Uber Wants to Get You Riding in Cars with Strangers Uber Wants to Get You Riding in Cars with Strangers

Uber has a super ambitious goal to “provide transportation so inexpensive and reliable, people can actually sell their cars.” And while Uber touts that its service costs 40 percent less than taxis, on average, riding with Uber still feels like …

Gmail Starts Recognizing Non-Latin Characters In Email Addresses Gmail Starts Recognizing Non-Latin Characters In Email Addresses

Google announced that Gmail will now recognize addresses that contain accented or non-Latin characters, so suers can send emails to, and receive them from, people how have such characters in their addresses. Believe it or not, half way through 2014, …