Twitter says it mistakenly used phone numbers for ads
Oct08

Twitter says it mistakenly used phone numbers for ads

Twitter says it mistakenly used the phone numbers and email addresses people provided for security purposes to show advertisements to its users. The company said Tuesday that it “inadvertently” used the emails and phone numbers to let advertisers match people to their own marketing lists. Twitter is not saying how many users were affected. The company also says that it did not share personal data with advertisers or other...

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Tough times for chipmakers as Samsung warns of profit drop
Oct08

Tough times for chipmakers as Samsung warns of profit drop

Samsung provided the latest sign of the tough times afflicting computer chipmakers as it braced investors for a sharp drop in profit. The sobering forecast Tuesday wasn’t entirely unexpected, given an industrywide glut that has forced chipmakers to slash prices to clear out inventory. Although Samsung also makes smartphones and an array of other devices, it also is among the world’s largest chip suppliers. Chipmakers are...

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Instagram dims its lights with iOS 13 Dark Mode feature
Oct08

Instagram dims its lights with iOS 13 Dark Mode feature

Instagram hit the lights and the internet is beaming. The photo-sharing app has inverted its bright white hue to a sleek true black with its latest update featuring Dark Mode. How to update Instagram on iOS or Android 1. Update your device’s operating system to iOS 13 or Android 10. 2. Update your Instagram app. 3. Open your iOS or Android device settings. 4. Select display and select dark. 5. Open the updated Instagram app and see...

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‘Big Bang Theory’ gets shout out to Nobel Prize announcement
Oct08

‘Big Bang Theory’ gets shout out to Nobel Prize announcement

Life imitated art Tuesday when “The Big Bang Theory” — the popular U.S. television show that is — made its way into the annals of Nobel history. The announcement that a trio of scientists had won the physics Nobel started off with an unlikely reference: the opening lines of the show that ended its run earlier this year with a story line in which two main characters — Sheldon and Amy — actually won the Nobel Prize....

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How CBD and THC balance each other out in marijuana
Oct08

How CBD and THC balance each other out in marijuana

This is an Inside Science story. (Inside Science) — Many people who use cannabis do it for the euphoric effects caused by the main psychoactive ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol, often called THC. But THC can also cause unpleasant side effects like paranoia, dissociative thoughts, impaired memory or even psychotic episodes. As cannabis has become more potent, it is becoming more likely that some users will experience those...

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