Sunday, November 29, 2020

Android security bug let malicious apps siphon off private user data – TechCrunch

A security vulnerability in Android could have allowed malicious apps to siphon off sensitive data from other apps on the same device. App security startup Oversecured found the flaw in...

Trump’s official campaign app had to reset its rating after being trolled by TikTokers...

An effort by TikTok users to troll President Trump’s official campaign app with thousands of one-star reviews appears to have had an impact — if not the impact the...

The block clock tick-tocks on TikTok – TechCrunch

In less than three months and notwithstanding intervention, TikTok will be effectively banned in the U.S. unless an American company steps in to save it, after the Trump administration declared...

Facebook tests TikTok-style video format on its main app in India – TechCrunch

Facebook is going all-in on short-form videos. After flirting with the idea in Lasso, a TikTok-clone it tested in select markets, and adding a similar feature called Reels to...

mmhmm, the virtual presentation software from Phil Libin, launches its Beta 2 – TechCrunch

mmhmm, the latest project from Evernote founder Phil Libin and All Turtles, has today announced the launch of the mmhmm Beta 2. The 100,000-strong waitlist of people who have...

Robinhood’s Q2 soars – TechCrunch

Payment for order flow continues to prove lucrative Robinhood’s huge, two-part Series F round came partially in Q2 and partially in Q3. The app-based trading platform announced the first $280 million ...

Mobile bank Current launches a points rewards program for debit card users – TechCrunch

Amid a crowded market of mobile banking services, which will soon also include Google, U.S. challenger bank Current is launching a new program that will offer points-based rewards to its...

Lemonade launches pet insurance – TechCrunch

Lemonade today launched pet insurance, marking its entry into a new vertical of insurance for the first time since it launched its renters/home owners insurance in 2016. Lemonade CEO Daniel...

Brief’s mobile news app aims to tackle information overload and media bias – TechCrunch

Founded by former Google engineers, Brief is a newly launched news app that aggregates and summarizes the news in hopes of tackling a number of problems with today’s news cycle,...

Facebook code change caused outage for Spotify, Pinterest and Waze apps – TechCrunch

If you’re an iPhone user, odds are fairly good you spent a frustrating portion of the morning attempting to reopen apps. I know my morning walk was dampened by the...

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