Sometimes, Facebook isn’t the one you should blame for privacy violations involving Facebook. For example, an investigation by The Wall Street Journal found 11 popular apps that routinely transmit potentially sensitive personal data such as body weight and menstrual cycles to Facebook — sometimes in violation of the social network’s own guidelines.
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Facebook’s Onavo VPN app has been dying a slow death since it was exposed as a clandestine data collection monster last year. The app was pulled from the iOS app store for violating Apple’s rules, and now Facebook has voluntarily decided to remove it from Google Play.
At the very least, the move seems to signal that the social network is becoming more aware of the risks its creepy privacy practices pose.
Another of Greg Rucka’s comic books is getting the adaptation treatment. Lindsay Lohan is a werewolf or something. Arrow’s Birds of Prey-inspired episode gets a familiar guest star. We have a behind-the-scenes look at Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene. Plus what’s coming up on The Flash and Supernatural. Spoilers spreading right this way!
Amid reports that a pervasive network of pedophiles is operating in the comments of YouTube videos of children, several major companies have paused their ad campaigns from the platform. AT&T and toy maker Hasbro have now become the latest advertisers to follow suit, CNBC reported Thursday.
Millions of records that the FCC’s top lawyer once fought to hold back from state law enforcement officials now serve as key evidence in a year-long prob into cases of Americans being impersonated during the agency’s latest net neutrality proceeding. Analysis of the data would lead investigators last fall to consider, as one of many potential sources of fraud, the owner of an influential Washington, D.C., newspaper, whose advocacy business may have served as a pipeline for one of the most notorious of all fake comments.
It was only recently that the CW confirmed it was picking up its TV adaptation of the 1987 classic for a pilot, but the network has already tapped a few stars—and an intriguing director who knows a thing or two about filming vampires.
Just a day after its launch, a Kickstarter to painstakingly edit the infamous rat out of a 35mm cut of Martin Scorsese’s 2006 Oscar-winning crime drama The Departed exceeded its crowdfunding goal of $5,586. But if you’d like to see what this might look like prior to the debut of the 35mm revision, Twitter has delivered.
But according to Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn, if the movie falters, it may be down to media over-exaggeration, and not, say, Will Smith’s Blue Man Group cosplay.
Solidified lava from ancient volcanoes, over a mile thick, covers a portion of west-central India nearly the size of Texas. Contained in the dramatic and craggy striped rock are secrets scientists are only beginning to uncover — secrets that could partially rewrite the story of the dinosaur mass extinction 66 million years ago.
We’ll now get a chance to see China’s science fiction smash, The Wandering Earth, based on a short story by Hugo-winning author Liu Cixin. Netflix has announced it’s acquired the film, bringing the country’s first sci-fi blockbuster to audiences around the world.
Time to start planning your next trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort, because there’s a brand-new ride opening this summer. According to the amusement park, it’ll be a new rollercoaster called Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, opening June 13.
On a sunny morning in early 2000, Joseph Matheny woke up to find conspiracy theorists camped out on his lawn again. He was making coffee when he noticed a face peering in a ground-floor window of the small, three-story building he rented in Santa Cruz. Past the peeper, there were three other men in their early 20s loitering awkwardly. Matheny sighed and stepped outside. He already knew what they wanted. They wanted to know the truth about Ong’s Hat. They wanted the secret to interdimensional travel.
Star Trek might be the ultimate nerdy franchise not because it’s about space exploration, spaceships, and science, but because really, it’s a TV series about a group of people who really love rules. And they love them because those rules bring with them a bountiful, idealistic utopian society. But lately, no one aboard the Discovery seems to care.
Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House was one of our favourite TV shows of 2018, but the story of the troubled Crain siblings seemed too self-contained to extend it for another season. Not to worry, though; the horror hit will return, this time with an all-new set of characters and story. It’s going anthology, baby!