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Facebook is reportedly testing solar-powered internet drones again — this time with Airbus – TechCrunch

Facebook is reportedly testing solar-powered internet drones again — this time with Airbus – TechCrunch Facebook last year grounded its ambitious plan to develop a solar-powered drone to beam internet across the world, but the company isn’t done with the concept, it seems. The social media giant is working with …

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Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer payment service GetBarter – TechCrunch

Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer payment service GetBarter – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Harley Davidson reveals more about its push into electric vehicles Venture capital, global expansion, blockchain and drones characterize African tech in 2018 Fintech startup Flutterwave has partnered with Visa to launch a consumer payment product for …

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Fortnite bugs put accounts at risk of takeover – TechCrunch

Fortnite bugs put accounts at risk of takeover – TechCrunch With one click, any semi-skilled hacker could have silently taken over a Fortnite account, according to a cybersecurity firm who says the bug is now fixed. Researchers at Check Point say the three vulnerabilities chained together could have affected any of …

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Flaws in Amadeus’ airline booking system made it easy for hackers to change passenger records – TechCrunch

Flaws in Amadeus’ airline booking system made it easy for hackers to change passenger records – TechCrunch You might not know Amadeus by name, but hundreds of millions of travelers use it each year. Whether you’re traveling for work or vacation, most consumers book their flights through one of a …

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Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well. – TechCrunch

Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well. – TechCrunch Cory Doctorow doesn’t like censorship. He especially doesn’t like his own work being censored. Anyone who knows Doctorow knows his popular tech and culture blog Boing Boing, and anyone who reads Boing Boing knows Doctorow …

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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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Ford is shutting down Chariot shuttle service – TechCrunch

Ford is shutting down Chariot shuttle service – TechCrunch Ford is shutting down Chariot, the shuttle startup that it purchased just two years ago that was supposed to be a part of the automaker’s fresh effort to move beyond the traditional business of buying and selling cars. Chariot will end …

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Facebook and PayPal pull pages of far right British activist filmed intimidating public figures – TechCrunch

Facebook and PayPal pull pages of far right British activist filmed intimidating public figures – TechCrunch Facebook has confirmed it has removed the pages and profiles of a far right political activist in the UK after concerns were raised in parliament about aggressive intimidation of politicians and journalists trying to …

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Drone sighting halts flights at UK’s Heathrow Airport – TechCrunch

Drone sighting halts flights at UK’s Heathrow Airport – TechCrunch All flights departing Heathrow, the U.K.’s largest airport, have been suspended following a reported drone sighting. An airport spokesperson told TechCrunch that staff are “working closely” with London’s Metropolitan Police, “to prevent any threat to operational safety.” “As a precautionary …

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Court says Vizio’s secret smart TV tracking class-action settlement can move forward – TechCrunch

Court says Vizio’s secret smart TV tracking class-action settlement can move forward – TechCrunch A long-running class-action lawsuit filed after consumer electronics giant Vizio was caught spying on customer viewing habits can be settled, subject to a final approval, a court has ruled. The group of Vizio customers alleged in …

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