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Trump administration approves social media checks

The Trump administration has rolled out a new questionnaire for U.S. visa applicants worldwide that asks for social media handles for the last five years and biographical information going back 15 years. […] Under the new procedures, consular officials can request all prior passport numbers, five years’ worth of social media handles, email addresses and phone numbers and 15 years ... Read More »

Microsoft Admits Disabling Anti-Virus Software For Windows 10 Users

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Microsoft has admitted that it does temporarily disable anti-virus software on Windows PCs, following an competition complaint to the European Commission by a security company. In early June, Kaspersky Lab filed the complaint against Microsoft. The security company claims the software giant is abusing its market dominance by steering users to ... Read More »

Remember When You Called Someone and Heard a Song?

An anonymous reader shares a Motherboard article: If you were youngish in the early 2000s, you probably remember this phenomenon — calling a friend’s cell phone, and instead of hearing the the standard ring, you heard a pop song. Called ringback tones, this digital music fad allowed cell phone owners to subject callers to their own musical preference. Ringback tones ... Read More »