Citizen expands its crime-tracking alert app to Baltimore – TechCrunch

Depending on who you ask, Citizen is either a useful urban safety tool or a menacing glimpse into a self-surveilled police state,...

A Saudi app used for spying on women, Abasher is under investigation

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1501305954096-1'); }); The government-owned Abasher app is a huge database of Saudi women. It lets their husbands or...

PayPal shutters Malaysia office as part of customer service reorg – TechCrunch

Payment giant PayPal has closed its office in Malaysia as part of a restructuring of its customer support teams. The office, located in...

Instagram is now testing a web version of Direct messages – TechCrunch

Insta-chat addicts, rejoice. You could soon be trading memes and emojis from your computer. Instagram is internally testing a web version of...

Medium buys Bay Area mag The Bold Italic to add to its paywall –...

Medium is seeking to juice up its premium subscription content in its home market with the acquisition of The Bold Italic. The...

Apple fails to block porn & gambling “Enterprise” apps – TechCrunch

Facebook and Google were far from the only developers openly abusing Apple’s Enterprise Certificate program meant for companies offering employee-only apps. A TechCrunch...

US iPhone users spent $79 last year, up 36% from 2017 – TechCrunch

Apple’s push to get developers to build subscription-based apps is now having a notable impact on App Store revenues. According to a new...

Dating apps face questions over age checks after report exposes child abuse – TechCrunch

The UK government has said it could legislate to require age verification checks on users of dating apps, following an investigation into underage...

Sean Parker’s govtech Brigade breaks up, Pinterest acqhires engineers – TechCrunch

Facebook co-founder Sean Parker bankrolled Brigade to get out the vote and stimulate civic debate, but after five years and little...

Users complain of account hacks, but OkCupid denies a data breach – TechCrunch

It’s bad enough that dating sites are a pit of exaggerations and inevitable disappointment, they’re also a hot target for hackers. Dating sites aren’t...

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