Dating app Bumble has temporarily disabled a feature which allowed users to filter potential matches based on their political leanings, the service has announced. The feature allows users to identify and filter matches with options such as “Apolitical,” “Moderate,” “Liberal,” and “Conservative.” In a statement given to Mashable, Bumble said it had temporarily removed the feature in the US to “prevent misuse and abuse.”
News of the change emerged after Bumble users reported seeing individuals on the app who appeared to have participated in the riots at the Capitol building last week. On January 7th, Twitter user Alia Awadallah reported seeing “dozens” of men on dating apps that appeared to be in Washington, DC on the day of the riots....
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You should go read this Gizmodo report that uses Parler’s leaked GPS data to show that its users were among the mob that stormed the Capitol last Wednesday. The report comes in the wake of the social network’s near-complete removal from the Internet, and is a good read for anyone who’s been following the story. The reporters, Dell Cameron and Dhruv Mehrotra, had to sift through tons of posts to build a map of the riot:
Gizmodo has mapped nearly 70,000 geo-located Parler posts and on Tuesday isolated hundreds published on January 6 near the Capitol where a mob of pro-Trump supporters had hoped to overturn a democratic election and keep their president in power.
When Parler went down, a researcher was able to exploit some terrible...
Lenovo has updated its ThinkPad line with an all-new laptop and even a detachable tablet.
And while technology seems to be progressing, it seems that most of us are left with even fewer ports in our extra light/slim ultrabooks! Isn’t ...
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A devastating year has another unfortunate claim to fame.
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After years of Elon Musk hinting at the idea, it seems Tesla is finally going to make inroads into India. According to an Economic Times report published at the end of December, India’s transport minister Nitin Gadkari has confirmed the American EV maker will arrive in the country this year. “American auto major Tesla will have its distribution facility (sale centers) for its cars in India from next year and, considering the demand, it would look into setting up of manufacturing here (too),” Gadkari told the Economic Times. The first step will see Tesla set up sales operations in the… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Tesla
In a win for developers in Iran, code collaboration platform GitHub said today that it’s opening up its services for the country again after several months. In July 2019, the Microsoft-owned service blocked access for users in the country due to trade restrictions imposed by the US government. GitHub‘s CEO, Nat Friedman, said the firm has finally got a nod from the government to resume its services in Iran: We have secured a license from the US government to offer GitHub to developers in Iran. This includes all services for individuals and organizations, private and public, free and paid. He added that… This story continues at The Next Web
On its way out, the Trump administration makes things harder for the next one.
Microsoft has detailed the first games that will be joining the Xbox Game Pass roster in 2021, and there are some big names in the lineup. In all, Microsoft today announced seven new games that will hit Game Pass in January, covering not only the PC and console versions of the service, but also Android game streaming. Of course, if … Continue reading
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The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act passed with a veto-proof majority in both chambers, enjoying overwhelming bipartisan support.
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Vaccine development, global collaboration, and improvements in testing are among the 2020 advances that will support a better 2021, Bill Gates wrote.
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