10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Internal Facebook documents show it gave tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft privileged access to user data, which Facebook has not previously disclosed. Documents obtained by The New York Times reportedly show that Facebook gave tech giants intrusive access to users’ data, including handing over users’ private messages to Netflix and Spotify. President Trump raged at Twitter with a baseless claim that it has been tampering with his followers because of political bias. The president has actually seen a healthy increase in followers since the start of October. Tinder fired its VP of communications and a ‘number’… Read More

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The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here’s everything you need to know on Wednesday. 1. Another bombshell report has exposed Facebook’s latest user privacy fail. It appears that Facebook shared user data with partners, including Spotify, Netflix, Microsoft, Yahoo, and more. 2. Advertisers are fleeing from Fox News during Tucker Carlson’s time slot. Carlson’s advertisers are leaving following his recent comments about US immigration. 3. A judge sharply rebuked Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn’s sentencing for lying to the FBI has been delayed with US District Judge Emmet Sullivan telling him point blank, “Arguably, you sold your country out.” 4. Monetizing all the unrecycled plastic around the world would allow you to… Read More

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Female-founded companies are making better sex toys and confronting taboos

In an industry traditionally dominated by men, women are now making more sex toys than ever before The lack of female influence in the creation and production of sex toys over time has led to sexist and objectifying industry marketing and an occlusion of female sexuality in the toy design, something many refer to as having a “male gaze.” We’re seeing new female-centric technologies emerge that not only focus on female stimulation but also address issues that have been swept under the rug for decades. Stephanie Alys, co-founder of MysteryVibe, a company that invents personalized pleasure products told TNW: “It’s a… This story continues at The Next Web …read more… Read More

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What if Charles Dickens had written A Christmas Carol with Brexit in mind?

The Ghost of Brexit Yet to Come is the most terrifying of all. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol captures the spirit of this season of goodwill to all men (and women). It relates, of course, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge – visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley – who, in turn, introduces him to three other ghosts: the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. They tell him how his life, once so promising, had got into the mess it had, and how much worse it could become if he didn’t mend his ways. Watching… Read More

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The quiet revolution of First Dates

In an understated way, the dating series is one of the most diverse reality shows on television. It’s a busy evening at central London’s Paternoster Chop House, an upmarket restaurant in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral. A couple having dinner there are on a blind date. Danni, a 25-year-old make-up artist and model from Cardiff, is meeting bar manager Aiden, 28, for the first time. Both had been out all night and were feeling sheepishly worse for wear. It wasn’t long until they were admitting their partying ways to each other and joking about hitting it hard the night before. They also briefly chatted about Danni being trans and… Read More

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Tanev calls Martel’s hit on Stecher a dirty play

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