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Twitter Will Remove Precise Location Tagging In Tweets, Citing Lack of Use

Twitter announced today that it is removing the option to tag precise locations in tweets because most people don’t use this feature. It will however continue to be available for photos via Twitter’s updated camera. TechCrunch reports: Twitter users can opt out of location-sharing features in its “privacy and safety” menu. If you don’t want to share your precise location ... Read More »

Samsung Auto-Email Signature Accidentally Reveals Scripted Government News Story

Two days ago, Egypt’s former president, Mohammed Morsi, collapsed in court during a trial and died from a sudden heart attack. Even though Morsi was the first democratically elected Egyptian president, news outlets have scrubbed that information from stories of his demise in what appears to be a government-mandated description sent out to press. The Verge reports: As noted by ... Read More »

Oracle Issues Emergency Update To Patch Actively Exploited WebLogic Law

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Oracle on Tuesday published an out-of-band update patching a critical code-execution vulnerability in its WebLogic server after researchers warned that the flaw was being actively exploited in the wild. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-2729, allows an attacker to run malicious code on the WebLogic server without any need for authentication. That ... Read More »

Fortnite Makers Grilled By UK Politicians Over Game Safety

The makers of Fortnite, one of the most popular video games ever, have been quizzed by member of parliaments in the UK over what measures are taken to protect players of the game. From a report: Epic Games representatives were asked how it ensured users did not spend too much time or money on the game. Legal counsel Canon Pence ... Read More »