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Tech Hangover: Your future is not private

We’re all doomed.

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We get it, you have a life. There’s no way you can read all of the day’s news in one single shot, let alone visit every web page, which is why we’re here to help. Well, sort of.

There’s a ton of tech news we weren’t able to cover throughout the day (hey, give us a break, we’re a small independent outfit), so to help you stay up to speed with everything we didn’t get to, we rounded up some of the biggest stories, which should help you keep up to date. Hence the tech hangover. 

Here’s some tech news you probably missed out on today (and when we say you, we mean us, but also…you).

A Feature on Zoom Secretly Displayed Data From People’s LinkedIn Profiles

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Lol, a “feature.”

After an inquiry from Times reporters, Zoom said it would disable a data-mining feature that could be used to snoop on participants during meetings without their knowledge. – NYT

Facebook debuts standalone Messenger app on Mac and PC

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Uhhh, yea, no thanks.

Today, Facebook is bringing its Messenger app to desktop. You can now access Messenger — including unlimited and free group video calls — on MacOS and Windows. The desktop app will sync across mobile, offer notifications for new messages and support Dark Mode and GIFs. – Engadget

The internet is now rife with places where you can organize Zoom-bombing raids

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Some people just want to watch the world burn.

The internet is rife with online communities where users can go and share Zoom conference codes and request that pranksters connect and hurl insults, play pornographic material, or make death threats against other participants — in a practice called Zoom-bombing or a Zoom raid. – ZDNet

DoorDash Doesn’t Know Which Restaurants Are Open, and Drivers Pay the Price

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Man, these gig economy workers have it hard as it is. They shouldn’t have to put up with this shit.

One reason some drivers are making so little money during the coronavirus crisis is that they accept orders from restaurants DoorDash lists as open, only to find out that they are closed when they get there. The drivers then have to waste more time navigating DoorDash’s support system, which is struggling to keep up with the volume of requests and is operating with a limited number of staff due to the outbreak. – Motherboard

Amazon Pushes Into Making Video Games, Not Just Streaming Their Play

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Whatever, just make some good games, ok?

Opening a new front in the campaign to dominate digital entertainment, Amazon is investing hundreds of millions of dollars into becoming a leading creator and distributor of video games. – NYT

And in just case you missed some of our stuff earlier, here’s what you may have missed:


Notable Mentions

Thank god for the internet 

Boeing 787s must be turned off and on every 51 days to prevent ‘misleading data’ being shown to pilots

The Off-Grid CyberDeck Is a Computer for the Apocalypse 

Saying “I do” over Zoom 

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