You can stop WhatsApp from sharing your phone number with Facebook

Hyper-popular messaging app WhatsApp announced yesterday that it would start sharing some user data — including your phone number — with parent company Facebook. The two companies say the new policy will help you find friends and “improve your Facebook ads and products experiences,” but it will also give businesses a new …

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Apple's next iPhones could support tap-to-pay for Japan's trains

Next generation iPhone owners in Japan may soon be able to use their smartphones to pay for train, subways, and bus rides. Bloomberg reports that Apple is planning to add FeliCa technology — the wireless standard used by Japan’s mass transit systems to accept payments —  to its next iPhone, allowing …

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Alphabet is putting serious pressure on Google Fiber to cut costs

Google parent company Alphabet is shaking things up at its gigabit internet division, according to a report today from The Information. The unit, previously known as Google Fiber and now called Access, is shifting its focus to wireless technology, and not ultra-fast internet delivered through fiber-optic cables. More pressing, however, …

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You should update your iPhone right now

Earlier today Apple issued an urgent iPhone and iPad software update (iOS 9.3.5) that included a patch for a serious security vulnerability. And while the vast majority of iPhone owners are probably on iOS 9 right now — and should install that version right away — the sudden release left some …

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Sony, just let me dream about this Xperia X Compact leak

Like Hanukkah gifts, the DC cinematic universe, and No Man’s Sky, sometimes the idea of something is far better than what’s ultimately delivered to you. With that in mind, I would like to request that Sony cancel any plans to release an Xperia X Compact, which appears to have been leaked today by …

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