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How to Use End-to-End Encryption in Facebook Messenger Right Now

How to Use End-to-End Encryption in Facebook Messenger Right Now

Meta might not be a bastion of digital privacy (and may very well be an enemy of it), but times might be changing. The company announced on Thursday August 11th they are testing End-to-End Encryption (E2EE) for Facebook Messenger as the flaw, which means that all Messenger users would have their chats protected from prying …

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Everyone Should Be Using iOS 16’s Safety Check Feature

Everyone Should Be Using iOS 16's Safety Check Feature

Photo: rafaprensa (Shutterstock) With iOS 16Apple is bringing even more privacy-focused features for your iPhone. we have already discussed lock modethat protects your data when you suspect you may be the target of a sophisticated cyber attack. Not exactly a universal use case, but another new feature, Safety Check can benefit anyone with an iPhone. …

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No, You Don’t Have an ‘Addictive Personality’

No, You Don’t Have an ‘Addictive Personality’

Photo: Nicoleta Ionescu (Shutterstock) It’s natural to want bulk all our different personality traits—good or bad— into clean cubes, or “personality types”. I am guilty of that. As someone who is always bingeing, whether that means eating, drinking, or watching, I often describe myself as having a so-called “addictive personality.” (If that meant other people …

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Everything Worth Knowing About WhatsApp’s Big Privacy Update

Everything Worth Knowing About WhatsApp's Big Privacy Update

Photo: Bongkarn Chart (Shutterstock) “WhatsApp” and “privacy” have a complicated relationship. The app has famous end-to-end encryption, which means your messages can only be read on your device and the devices you connect to. you send those messages. However, the app is what’s more owned by Meta (née Facebook), famous for collecting and abusing user …

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How to Weather the Ongoing Adderall Shortage

How to Weather the Ongoing Adderall Shortage

Photo: johnnyamoeba87 (Shutterstock) If you’ve been prescribed Adderall or its generic equivalent (amphetamine salts) and are having trouble filling your prescription lately, you’re not alone. Although the Food and Drug Administration does not report a general shortage of the drugconsumers across the country are finding a different reality at their local drug stores. So what …

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What to Know About Lyme Disease, Because It’s on the Rise

What to Know About Lyme Disease, Because It's on the Rise

Photo: Heiko Barth (Shutterstock) Lyme, the most famous tick-borne disease, is becoming more common than it used to be, at least judging by health insurance data that includes Lyme diagnoses. Our friends at Gizmodo recently covered new data about the (sorry) uptick, which lines up roughly with CDC estimates. So what do you need to …

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What to Do When Your Child Is More Than Just a ‘Picky’ Eater

What to Do When Your Child Is More Than Just a ‘Picky’ Eater

Photo: Photographer.eu (Shutterstock) little kids are picky eaters—that is common and normal. However, there are some signs that your young child may be plus that just picky. meIf you think your child’s fussyness has gone to the extreme, but he’s not exactly sure why, you might want to seek help. You may be concerned that …

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Why Can’t I Get a Monkeypox Vaccine?

Why Can't I Get a Monkeypox Vaccine?

Photo: Mario Tama / Staff (fake images) If you are worried about COVID-19, is a easy peasy a make sure you are up to date on your vaccination and reinforcements. Yes it is polio In New York what do you care aboutyou should check if you received a polio vaccine as a child (if not, …

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Everything New in Chrome 104

Everything New in Chrome 104

Photo: monticello (Shutterstock) Google’s latest update, Chrome 104, is here. Assuming you have the surprisingly generous system requirementsyou can upgrade your browser today to take advantage of its new features and changes. The biggest UI changes are for Chromebook users running Chrome OS, but all Chrome users will benefit from security patches. The new Chrome …

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The Hidden Way to Monitor Your Mac’s Temperature for Free

The Hidden Way to Monitor Your Mac's Temperature for Free

Photo: floorphotography (Shutterstock) Apple silicon, including the M1 and the new M2 chips,has a reputation for staying Cold even under intense workloads. Intel Macs, on the other hand, run notoriously hot. They are still capable computers, but they heat up fast, which, in turn, slows things down. If you have an Intel-based Mac, you’ve probably …

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