Facebook’s Fundraisers Feature Used To Raise Over $1 Billion

Facebook launched a fundraising tool back in 2016 to allow users to create personal fundraisers for 501c3 nonprofits verified by the company itself. The feature enabled users and their friends to donate money to these organizations from within the social network itself so they didn’t need to visit an external site for the purpose. Facebook has since expanded the fundraising feature and has now announced that it has been used […]


Firefox Will Inform You If You’ve Visited A Recently Breached Website

Firefox Monitor is a free service from Mozilla that notifies users when their email has been part of a breach. Hundreds of thousands of users have signed up for this service. Mozilla is now offering Monitor in over 26 languages so that more people can use the service in their native language. It has also introduced Firefox Monitor Notifications to inform users if they have visited a website which was […]


Indiegogo Won’t Release Funds For Some Campaigns Until Products Ship

Some crowdfunding campaigns have left a bad impression because even though they racked up millions in contributions, the actual products never shipped. Backers lost their money in some cases and got nothing to show for it. Indiegogo, one of the two most widely used crowdfunding platforms, has taken notice of this and is now looking to change the very concept of crowdfunding.


Netflix Testing Mobile-Only Subscription As Affordable Option

Netflix’s CEO recently said that the company is thinking about offering cheaper subscriptions in select markets to further increase its user base. He didn’t reveal any information about these plans in his interview but the company has begun testing a mobile-only subscription that may be a part of Netflix’s plan to offer more affordable options.


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Another Facebook Vulnerability Could Have Exposed User Data

Facebook has received a lot of criticism lately due to mishandling of user data because of security vulnerabilities and now another one has come to light. A security company by the name of Imperva has provided details about another Facebook vulnerability that could have exposed information about users and their friends.


Twitter Mulling An Edit Feature For Tweets

Made a typo in your tweet? You only have one option. Delete it and start over. Many Twitter users have long called on the microblogging service to provide an edit feature which will allow them to make changes to their tweets after they have been posted. The company’s CEO has now said that Twitter is mulling offering an edit feature.


Firefox Will Now Let You Track Prices For Items Inside The Browser

Mozilla has announced a new test for its Firefox browser which will enable users to set price alerts for items that they want to keep an eye on. The browser will then send notifications when the price of that item drops. Firefox users can get the Price Wise extension from Mozilla’s Test Pilot program starting today. It supports price tracking for items available from five major retailers.


Cheaper Netflix Subscription Could Be Offered In Some Markets

The cheapest Netflix subscription plan costs $7.99 per month in the United States. It lets you stream TV shows and movies from Netflix on one device at a time in standard definition. It offers a total of three plans with the most expensive one allowing for 4K UHD streams on multiple devices simultaneously. While the company has seen considerable success with these plans, it may be thinking about offering cheaper […]


Facebook Dating Is Expanding To Two New Countries

It was confirmed by Facebook earlier this year that the world’s largest social network will get dating features. It launched them as a test in Colombia recently and the company is now expanding this test to two additional markets. The dating feature draws on many aspects of Facebook in order to encourage users to meet in public. It’s fundamentally different from the swiping models used by popular dating apps like […]


Amazon Sending Out Its First-Ever Printed Toy Catalog

Amazon’s decision to send out its first-ever printed toy catalog ahead of the holiday shopping season may not surprise you if you remember that this is something that Toys R Us’ used to do. Since that giant of a toy retailer has met its demise, the e-commerce giant is basically taking advantage of the gap in the market by sending out an actual physical toy catalog to millions of customers.


HSBC Accounts Accessed By Unauthorized Users In Security Incident

Global banking behemoth HSBC has confirmed a security incident this week which allowed unauthorized users to access online accounts. The company has confirmed the breach to authorities in California but has not disclosed how many of its customers were affected. Unauthorized users were able to access online accounts between October 4th, 2018 and October 14th, 2018.


Chrome Will Ad-Block Entire Websites Displaying Abusive Ads

Google has been taking steps to counter abusive ads online through updates to Google Chrome. It has revealed today that the next version of its popular browser, Chrome 71, is going to ad-block an entire site if it shows an abusive ad. This means that every ad on such a website will be blocked even if not all of them are abusive.


Amazon Offers Free Shipping On All Products For The Holidays

Retailers look forward to the holiday season every year as there’s a surge in sales during this period. Soon after Target announced that it would be dropping its minimum purchase requirement for free shipping ahead of the holiday season, Amazon is now following suit. The online retail giant announced today that customers will now be able to get free shipping regardless of the order amount for a limited time.


Flickr Free 1TB Storage Will No Longer Be Offered

Flickr has announced some changes which impact those who use its free tier. The service, recently purchased by professional photo hosting service SmugMug, today confirmed that it will no longer offer 1TB of free storage. Users on the free tier will now be limited to 1,000 photos. This is the first major change of its kind made to Flickr after the service was acquired. It also confirmed that starting in […]