Fifteen-year-old Black Duck Software gets its exit, selling to Synopsys for $565 million

Apple’s TrueDepth camera will be used to send face data to third parties

The iPhone X is officially here, and with it comes a bevy of new bells and whistles that Apple promises justify the smartphone’s hefty price tag

Once such feature is the front-facing TrueDepth sensor, which powers both Face ID and gives us the lovely notch. However, according to an Apple contract recently shared with app developers, it also opens up users to a new and not yet fully understood privacy risk. 

According to Reuters, which managed to review the terms of a third-party app developer agreement with Apple, the data gleaned by the TrueDepth sensor need not remain on a customer’s phone. Instead, it can be transmitted to non-Apple servers — a revelation that has some privacy and security experts concerned.  Read more…

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Trump’s Twitter account was down for a hot second and everyone lost their sh*t

For a few brief moments on Thursday, Donald Trump’s Twitter account was down. The Earth seemed to spin a little slower. Things got quieter, and tensions eased.

The account was back up in a matter of minutes, but for those few moments, all was right in the world. It does not appear as if the account was suspended.


— alix (@alixmcalpine) November 2, 2017

@realDonaldTrump please delete again it was so delish

— alix (@alixmcalpine) November 2, 2017 Read more…

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Grab your boots and broomsticks Harry Potter fans, LeakyCon is headed to Texas

Hogwarts is heading to Texas next year.

LeakyCon, the huge Harry Potter fan convention, will set up shop in Dallas in August.

Named for the Harry Potter fan site The Leaky Cauldron (which is the name of the London pub at the entrance of Diagon Alley), the event brings together some of the world’s most hardcore Potterheads. 

Pack your Astronomy books, LeakyCon is heading to The Lone Star State! LeakyCon 2018 – Dallas, TX – August 10-12

— LeakyCon (@LeakyCon) October 31, 2017 Read more…

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Donald Trump’s Twitter went down

For a few brief, blissful moments on Thursday, Donald Trump’s Twitter account didn’t exist. The account — which now has 41 million followers — went offline for some five minutes before being restored back to its old state.

Reporters noticed the issue immediately, and attempts to reach his page displayed the “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!” error message.

Wait, what?

— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) November 2, 2017

The account appeared to come back online within minutes.

The last tweet posted to the account before the issue was a video clip announcing Jerome Powell as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve. Read more…

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iOS glitch makes using the iPhone’s keyboard a nightmare

Apple Messages is one of the iPhone’s killer apps, streamlining text messages and making the iPhone almost impossible to abandon — but texting is infuriating if all the letters don’t actually work. 

We became privy to a new iPhone keyboard glitch after a few Mashable staffers recently started having issues with their iPhone keyboards, specifically with vowels. The issue started when iOS 11’s predictive text feature began to display an odd character in the place of the letter “I,” offering up “A[?] instead and autocorrecting within the message field. The people were running iOS 11.0.3 and 11.1, using iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices.  Read more…

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