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- Google to Take Closer Look at Web Apps Requesting User Data Access
Following the famous Gmail phishing attack from just a few days ago, Google has decided to make it more difficult for apps to get access to people's data. The company announced that new applications that request access to user data will, from now on, face more scrutiny. Some of these apps may even "qualify" for a manual review due to Google's enhanced risk assessment. “Until the review is complete, users will not be able to approve the data permissions, and we will display an error message instead of the permissions consent page. You can request a review during the testing phase in order to open the app to the public. We will try to process those reviews in 3-7 business days. In the future, we will enable review requests during the registration phase as well,” Google informs developers. Developers will continue to use their apps for testing purposes even before t...
- ExtraTorrent Goes Down for More than 24 Hours - Update
One of the most popular torrent sites in the world, ExtraTorrent, has gone down some 24 hours ago and hasn't resurfaced since. It is unclear at this point what the reasons behind the downtime are. The site has millions of daily visitors and is the second-largest torrent site following The Pirate Bay. Despite its popularity, admins seem to be unable to get the site back up again. When trying to access the site, a Cloudflare notification displays, indicating the site's servers are down. The site's Facebook page sheds no light on the situation, either, as the last post dates back from April. One of the posts there, however, sends people to various mirror sites, all of which are also down. TorrentFreak reports that the only possible explanation for the site's downtime is a technical problem, especially since the site's domain names are operati...
- Twitter's Jack Dorsey Points Out Why Trump's Tweets Are Important
Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey once more addressed Donald Trump's presence on the platform and the many issues this fact has caused. Dorsey remains of the opinion that it's important for Trump to keep tweeting, and not just for the platform's sake, but for accountability's sake. This isn't the first time Dorsey has talked about this. In fact, he was once asked whether Trump's account could get banned for breaking platform policies and he said then that it was quite important for Trump's tweets, as well as any other politicians', to be seen. In a way, they serve as proof for things they've said and stances they've taken on a multitude of issues that may concern the citizens. The fact that they create a lot of conversation on Twitter wasn't mentioned. "It's really important to hold them accountable. And I believe it's really important to have these conversations out in the open, rather than have them behind closed doors," Dorsey said in
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