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DuckDuckGo debuts map search results using Apple Maps – TechCrunch

DuckDuckGo debuts map search results using Apple Maps – TechCrunch DuckDuckGo has a new, unlikely partner in search: Apple. The privacy-focused search engine that promises to never track its users said Tuesday it’s now using data provided by Apple Maps to power its map-based search results. Although DuckDuckGo had provided limited …

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An unsecured database exposed the personal details of 202M job seekers in China – TechCrunch

An unsecured database exposed the personal details of 202M job seekers in China – TechCrunch The personal details belonging to more than 202 million job seekers in China, including information like phone numbers, email addresses, driver licenses and salary expectations, were freely available to anyone who knew where to look …

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The next phase of WeChat – TechCrunch

The next phase of WeChat – TechCrunch Thousands of people gathered Wednesday night in a southern Chinese city for Zhang Xiaolong, Tencent’s low-key executive who built WeChat eight years ago. It’s no longer adequate to call the app a messenger, for it now enables myriads of functions that infiltrate Chinese …

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Advisor to Europe’s top court favors regional limit to ‘right to be forgotten’ – TechCrunch

Advisor to Europe’s top court favors regional limit to ‘right to be forgotten’ – TechCrunch Google will be cheered by the view of an influential advisor to Europe’s top court vis-a-vis the territorial scope of the so-called ‘Right to be Forgotten’. Since a 2014 Court of Justice decision, search engines …

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A simple bug makes it easy to spoof Google search results into spreading misinformation – TechCrunch

A simple bug makes it easy to spoof Google search results into spreading misinformation – TechCrunch A bug that anyone can easily exploit in Google makes it easy to kick out manipulated search results that look entirely real. The search manipulation bug was documented by Wietze Beukema, a London-based security …

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LinkedIn now requires phone number verification for all users in China – TechCrunch

LinkedIn now requires phone number verification for all users in China – TechCrunch LinkedIn’s China site looks and functions just like LinkedIn everywhere else, except now it asks users in the country to verify their identities through phone numbers. The American company is requiring both new and existing users with …

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China’s Baidu says its answer to Alexa is now on 200M devices – TechCrunch

China’s Baidu says its answer to Alexa is now on 200M devices – TechCrunch A Chinese voice assistant has been rapidly gaining ground in recent months. DuerOS, Baidu’s answer to Amazon’s Alexa, reached over 200 million devices, China’s top search engine announced on its Weibo official account last Friday. To …

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Apple’s increasingly tricky international trade-offs – TechCrunch

Apple’s increasingly tricky international trade-offs – TechCrunch Far from Apple’s troubles in emerging markets and China, the company is attracting the ire of what should really be a core supporter demographic naturally aligned with the pro-privacy stance CEO Tim Cook has made into his public soapbox in recent years — but which …

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Firefox Focus adds support for enhanced tracking protection and Google’s Safe Browsing service – TechCrunch

Firefox Focus adds support for enhanced tracking protection and Google’s Safe Browsing service – TechCrunch Firefox Focus for Android and iOS is Mozilla’s privacy-centric mobile browser. Today, the organization stepped up this promise of keeping its users’ data private by adding a few new features to the browser that expand …

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World Cup, trade war, Apple – TechCrunch

World Cup, trade war, Apple – TechCrunch Soon after Google unveiled the top trends in what people searched for in 2018, Baidu published what captivated the Chinese in a parallel online universe, where most of the West’s mainstream tech services including Google and Facebook are inaccessible. China’s top search engine …

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