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YouTube is last big platform openly hosting QAnon content after its users were kicked off Facebook and Instagram

a sign attached to a can: The QAnon conspiracy theorists hold signs during the protest at the State Capitol in Salem, Oregon, United States on May 2, 2020. John Rudoff/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

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The QAnon conspiracy theorists hold signs during the protest at the State Capitol in Salem, Oregon, United States on May 2, 2020. John Rudoff/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

  • Facebook and Instagram conducted their most comprehensive purge of QAnon accounts to date on Tuesday.
  • The sites removed thousands of accounts spreading the groundless conspiracy that President Trump is secretly battling a cabal of child-abusing elites. 
  • YouTube, though, still hosts thousands of pro-QAnon posts.
  • “Videos are central to QAnon as video is the most used medium to circulate QAnon content across digital ecosystems,” commented Marc-Andre Argentino, an online extremism expert.
  • YouTube has introduced policies meant to limit disinformation, but has only been partially successful in enforcing them.
  • In the past, YouTube’s algorithms pushed extremist content to thousands of viewers, but the site said it is changing them, 
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New survey says 3 in 10 Android users want the iPhone 12

a laptop computer sitting on top of a table: iPhone 12 vs. Android

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iPhone 12 vs. Android

  • Nearly 33% of the Android users polled in a recent survey said they consider upgrading to the upcoming iPhone 12.
  • The main reason for switching to iPhone has nothing to do with the rumored iPhone 12 features. Android users have highlighted the longer software support that iPhones usually get and Apple’s better privacy protections as reasons to ditch iPhone.
  • The rumored price of the iPhone 12 is also a surprising reason to leave Android. Most 2020 Android flagships have been significantly more expensive than the cheapest iPhone 11 version.

October 13th isn’t just the rumored iPhone event date, as Apple went ahead on Tuesday and announced the iPhone 12 virtual press conference will take place on that date.. Apple is expected to unveil a few other products at the show, but the iPhone 12 will be the show’s star. Coming in four

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First empirical study on how users pay visual attention to mobile app designs shows larger and brighter elements don’t catch our eyes after all — ScienceDaily

As part of an international collaboration, Aalto University researchers have shown that our common understanding of what attracts visual attention to screens, in fact, does not transfer to mobile applications. Despite the widespread use of mobile phones and tablets in our everyday lives, this is the first study to empirically test how users’ eyes follow commonly used mobile app elements.

Previous work on what attracts visual attention, or visual saliency, has centered on desktop and web-interfaces.

‘Apps appear differently on a phone than on a desktop computer or browser: they’re on a smaller screen which simply fits fewer elements and, instead of a horizontal view, mobile devices typically use a vertical layout. Until now it was unclear how these factors would affect how apps actually attract our eyes,’ explains Aalto University Professor Antti Oulasvirta.

In the study, the research team used a large set of representative mobile interfaces and eye

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Smart Chastity Sex Toy Could Have Been Hacked to Permanently Lock Users In

Security flaws in the app for an internet-connected male chastity device could have allowed hackers to permanently lock a user’s penis into the sex toy, researchers have revealed.

Pen Test Partners, a security firm based in the U.K., discovered the vulnerabilities in the Qiui Cellmate smart chastity lock in April. It said that because there is no way to manually unlock the device, an “angle grinder or other suitable heavy tool would be required to cut the wearer free.”

It’s a chilling thought, and Pen Test Partners says it discovered numerous security deficiencies in the app.

While the possibility of getting locked into the chastity device was the most eye-catching danger of those discovered by the security firm, it is also notable that the app was leaking a litany of potentially highly sensitive user data, including names, locations, birthdays, passwords and phone numbers, which could be used for extortion, fraud

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Google has ‘good news’ for these smartphone users

Google is set to roll out Night Mode support to smartphones running on Android Go version, which is the toned down version of the operating system from the internet search giant for entry-level smartphones.
Through its official Android account, the company announced that the camera app of the Android Go smartphones supports Night Mode photography.

The tweet also includes a minute long video that claims that this feature will allow users to capture high-quality photos in low-light and without flash support.
“To take great photos in low light conditions, you need strong exposure and noise reduction capabilities, which are typically limited on less expensive Android phones. To solve this, Camera Go has been built for specific camera modules on affordable phones,” said Pranay Bhatia, Google

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Cryptocurrency wallet BRD reaches 6 million users, driven by growth in Latin America and India

Mobile cryptocurrency wallet BRD announced today that it now has more than six million users worldwide, thanks to strong growth in India and Latin America. With this momentum, the company expects to reach 10 million users by early 2021.

Founded in 2015, Zurich-based BRD also said it now adds about one million new users every two months, after initially taking more than four years to hit the one million user mark. It reached 550,000 monthly active users at the beginning of July. Co-founder and chief executive officer Adam Traidman attributes the increased interest in cryptocurrency, especially among first-time users, to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s causing a lot of people who are staying at home and sheltering in place to reconsider a lot of fundamental questions about their life and family right now,” he told TechCrunch. “It’s causing a lot of thinking about money and finances. People have had a lot

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