If running into people on Tinder at the spots you visit regularly sounds like a good idea, then you'll like the dating app's new feature, Places.
Using geolocation to keep track of the places you frequent, the feature allows you to find potential matches that visit the same places as you.
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Places won't include locations that Tinder considers private, like the bank or the doctor's office. The feature will build up a bank of social spots, like bars, restaurants and other public venues.
In a brief test over lunch, Mashable...more
Popular bookmarking service Instapaper is temporarily closing off access to European users, as it buys time to adjust to Europe's tough new data law.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on Friday, has tight requirements on how companies deal with personal data.
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Businesses and companies who deal with European users are required to comply with rules on how they collect, secure, and handle their data — or face severe penalties.
With companies racing to comply wi...more
It's not just people naming their kids after Marvel characters. Australia's about to have an entire sports venue named for the brand.
Currently named Etihad Stadium, the Docklands venue located in Melbourne, Victoria, will be rebranded and renamed as Marvel Stadium starting on Sept. 1.
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It's a new eight-year partnership between Disney and Melbourne Stadiums Limited, and will see a Marvel retail store built within the venue, as well as "other activations" involving Marvel characters.
Sure, it's pretty much just a renaming at th...more
Facebook really, really wants you to know that it’s serious about fighting fake news.
The social network today announced a series of efforts meant to change public perception of fake news on the platform, including a new "Inside Feed" website, a documentary-style short film, and a new ad campaign to help educate the public on how to identify fake news.
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The company also plans to partner with researchers to study just how much "misinformation" is on Facebook and how it affects the platform.
Drifting off to the land of nod is hard in this day and age, especially when we're not entirely sure what companies are doing with our personal data.
But, GDPR—a.k.a. Europe's new General Data Protection Regulation—might offer up a little peace of mind for those of us residing in the European Union. Not only that, GDPR legislation literally doubles up as a bedtime story, thanks to a meditation and sleep app.
I mean, we all knew that legislation was a little dull, right? But who knew it could be literally soporific, eh?
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The Winds of Winter is no nearer, but George R.R. Martin's short children's story "The Ice Dragon" will be made into an animated movie. Martin will be a producer on the film.
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"The Ice Dragon" (no relation to Viserion, R.I.P. – sort of) tells the story of Adara, a "winter child" who finds an ice dragon after her mother's death. Her new friend must help her protect her home from the fiery enemy dragons of the North.
It may sound like a factually inaccurate version of Song of Ice and Fire, but "The Ice...more
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Pop those bottles, First Amendment-lovers. Plaintiffs in a freedom of speech lawsuit just scored a major victory against President Trump in court.
A New York District Court judge has ruled that President Donald Trump may not block people on Twitter for criticizing or disagreeing with him.
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The ruling is the result of a lawsuit, filed by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, on behalf of seven plaintiffs that Trump blocked on Twitter.
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Rockets, cars, tunnels, brain-linking computers, candy, and... the definitive arbiter of truth?
In an unhinged Twitter rant Wednesday afternoon, Grimes’s boyfriend Elon Musk proudly announced to his fanboys the world that he intends to create a website dedicated to rating individual journalists and news organization based on their supposed truthfulness.
And here’s the thing: We think he’s serious.
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“Going to create a site where the public can rate the core truth of any article & track the credibi...more
This week, reporters strolling by the White House lawn noticed a growing depression in the well-manicured grass. The White House called it a sinkhole and after surrounding it with caution tape and cones, covered the small pit with a slab of green plywood.
But while sinkholes — depressions in the ground caused by a collapse or sinking of land — can grow into rather unsettling, gaping holes capable of swallowing houses in some parts of the U.S., it's extremely unlikely that anything of this sort will happen near the White House.
"The geology just isn’t right," Dave ...more