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Facebook admits SMS notifications sent using two-factor number was caused by bug

Facebook admits SMS notifications sent using two-factor number was caused by bug

Facebook this evening clarified the situation around SMS notifications sent using the company’s two-factor authentication (2FA) system, admitting that the messages were indeed caused by a bug. In a blog post penned by Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos, the company says the error led it to “send non-security-related SMS notifications to these phone numbers.” […]

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Essential made an Amazon-exclusive version of its phone with Alexa preinstalled

Essential made an Amazon-exclusive version of its phone with Alexa preinstalled

Yesterday, Essential revealed three limited-edition colors of the Essential Phone — Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray, and Copper Black. And today the company has announced one final new version of its first smartphone: an Amazon-exclusive “Halo Gray” color that comes with the Alexa app preinstalled. In case three new Essential Phone colors weren’t enough, today we’re […]

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Verizon introduces paltry 500MB prepaid plan for $30

Verizon introduces paltry 500MB prepaid plan for $30

Verizon has added a new prepaid plan to its lineup, a $30 per month option that includes a meager 500MB of data per month. It doesn’t look like a great deal, especially compared to Verizon’s other existing prepaid plans, which offer 3GB for $40, 7GB for $50, 10GB for $60, or unlimited data for $75. […]

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Blippar’s newest AR feature recognizes famous landmarks

Blippar’s newest AR feature recognizes famous landmarks

Can augmented reality startups stay alive even with Apple and Google creating their own AR platforms for millions of mobile devices? Blippar seems to think so. The London-based startup continues to work on its own AR engine, and it just released a new computer vision feature that it says will tag well-known physical landmarks. Blippar’s […]

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