Consultants working for Donald Trump's presidential campaign exploited the personal Facebook data of millions. That's the key message in March 17 stories by The New York Times and the UK's Guardian and Observer newspapers, as well as in statements from Facebook. The stories and statements indicate the social networking giant was duped by researchers, who reportedly gained access to the data of more than 50 million Facebook users, which was then misused for political ads during the 2016 US presidential election. Until now, most of what you've heard about Facebook and the 2016 election has been focused on meddling by Russian operatives. Those efforts are being investigated by the FBI and the US Senate. Data consultancy Cambridge Analytica represents a different problem. The company reportedly acquired data about millions of Facebook users in a way that violated the social network's policies. It then tapped that information to build psychographic profiles of users and their … [Read more...] about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, data mining and Trump: What you need to know
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HMD Global revived the Nokia brand last year, and the first wave of devices — the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and the Nokia 8 — featured classic designs from Nokia phones of yesteryear, but with Android under the hood. HMD announced earlier this year that it was committing to the Android One platform for all of its phones going forward, and in doing so it should be able to roll out updates even faster. If there's one thing that made Nokia devices stand out in 2017 and the first quarter of 2018, it's how fast they've received updates. HMD promised that it would deliver timely updates to all phones in its portfolio, including the entry-level Nokia 3, and the manufacturer kept up its word. Coming back to HMD's strategy, the manufacturer rolled out three phones back at MWC — Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, and the Nokia 6 2018 — and the devices are now making their way to the Indian subcontinent. HMD says that India is one of the top three markets worldwide, and the … [Read more...] about Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 6 2018 launch in India: Everything you need to know
The battle royale hit Fortnite for iOS is now ready to download to everyone who has an iOS device. Whether you've been lucky enough to have the game since the invited event started, or you're just downloading it right now, you may be wondering what it's all about. Here's everything you need to know about Fortnite Battle Royale. Free - Download Now What's new with Fortnite? May 8, 2018: Infinity Gauntlet Battle Royale come to Fortnite! Fortnite has added a brand-new game mode to celebrate the epicness of Avengers: Infinity War. Infinity Gauntlet mode lets you fight for the imfamous Inifinty Gauntlet and the lucky weilder will transform into Thanos! It's still the same 100 vs 100 battle royale gameplay you love, but you may come across a super powered up player as Thanos. Of course, if you managed to defeat Thanos, the gauntlet will drop and you can pick it up, if you're lucky. This morning Fortnite season 4 started out with a bang, as a comet touched down on the island destroying an … [Read more...] about Fortnite: Everything you need to know!
With Apple's March 2018 Education Event, the company introduced a new version of its baseline iPad. Here's what you need to know about this model for your own use, in education, and so much more! So what's this iPad all about? Apple's latest tablet is the sixth generation of its 9.7-inch iPad. The big news with this model is that comes with Apple Pencil support! Apple's created a cool intro video for the iPad, as well: Wait, Pencil support? I thought that was an iPad Pro feature! Yep, Apple's new iPad brings Pencil support to the main iPad line; it supports the original Apple Pencil and all its features, including full tilt and pressure sensitivity. (ProMotion's faster refresh rate remains restricted to the newest 10.5-inch Pro model, however.) In addition, Apple is supporting a Logitech-built version of Apple Pencil with no pressure called the Crayon, which will be sold solely to educators for $49 in June. Like the first-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the … [Read more...] about iPad (6th generation): Everything you need to know
Zipper has come to visit your Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Campground, but he's here on a mission. He wants to collect rare Scramblers (adorable Easter egg-like creatures). He needs your help to collect as many as possible. Zipper's Wonderland event runs from March 30 through April 8, so you don't have a whole lot of time to get through the entire event. Here's everything you need to know about how to catch rare Scramblers and earn all of Zipper's special Campground decorations. The basics The goal is to catch as many rare Scramblers as possible. You'll earn rewards for catching a certain number for each task. For example, once you've completed the first Striped Scrambler task, you'll get a Yellow Tea-Party Chair for your Campground. To catch a rare Scramblers in your garden, plant seasonal heart-shaped rose seeds. You can buy pink heart rose seeds from Lloid and you can earn pink and orange heart rose seeds by completing requests. You'll also earn rewards for sharing rare Scramblers … [Read more...] about Animal Crossing: Zipper’s Wonderland event: Everything you need to know!