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Grindr is sending all kinds of user data to third-party companies

Not sexy.Image: Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images Grindr has a communication problem.  The social networking app used by 3.6 million people has been doing more than simply facilitating hookups, and in the process has potentially put the privacy of its users at risk.  SEE ALSO: This new Grindr feature could persuade users to regularly get tested for

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Facebook is more dangerous than ever. You can make it stop

Cambridge Analytica's chief executive officer Alexander Nix. His firm recently found itself in the spotlight for misrepresenting itself and harvesting data from millions of Facebook users to aid the Trump campaign / AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRAImage: AFP/Getty Images Remember the Marlboro Man? He was a sexy vision of the American west, created

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E-cig vapor tested positive for arsenic, lead, and other toxic metals

E-cigarette vapor has tested positive for lead and arsenic.Image: Getty Images/EyeEm Bad news, vapers. Your e-cigs might not be the healthier alternative to cigarettes you think they are. A new study has found that vaping may be exposing e-cigarette users to harmful toxins and carcinogens, like lead, chromium, and even arsenic. SEE ALSO: It’s going

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Imagine Facebook and Instagram without the Like button

Off with their thumbs!Image: bob al-greene/mashable The Like button must die.  More than any other feature, the thumbs-up on Facebook — along with its cousins, the Instagram and Twitter hearts — encapsulate everything that’s wrong with social media. It’s time to start visualizing a world where it doesn’t exist. The Like has become the currency

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Facebook's traffic is down as it strives for 'meaningful connections'

Meaningful.Image: facebook/mark zuckerberg One of Facebook’s core statistics doesn’t look so good. Time spent on the network — a number that drives the tech giant’s revenue — is down by an estimated 50 million hours per day. Facebook now reaches 2.13 billion people per month and has 1.4 billion daily active users. If we were

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Facebook is overhauling its News Feed  so users feel better again

Facebook is re-tweaking its News Feed again.  This time it wants to bring it back to friends and family instead of viral videos and media posts, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a post Thursday.  SEE ALSO: Stop reading what Facebook tells you to read “I’m changing the goal I give our product teams from

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Why Hillary Clintons former CTO is back in Silicon Valley

Stephanie Hannon, Strava's chief product officerImage: strava Stephanie Hannon, 43, didn’t consider herself an athlete until age 39. In 2014, a looming surgery for personal health reasons had encouraged her to start working out. She began with a hike, and like millions of people worldwide, she turned to her smartphone for some help on where

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Get 75% off Samsung's truly wireless, fitness-tracking headphones

They can even store up to 1000 songs.Image: SAmsung Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Awesome deal alert! The Gear IconX wireless smart headphones from Samsung are being slashed from $200 to $50 — if you don’t wanna do the math that’s 75 percent

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Equifax breach proves we cant leave it up to businesses to protect us

Equifax gets a cyber security score of zero.Image: RHONA WISE/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock The Equifax data breach disaster is the last straw. This can’t go on.  We can’t let companies flout cyber security best practices and common sense, and we can no longer rely on Social Security numbers as a secure and discrete form of identification. Equifax hasn’t

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The iPhone 8 might cost up to $1,200

The iPhone 8 (or Edition or X, take your pick) could weigh down your bank account.Image: loris ravera/mashable Apple is finally slated to reveal the highly-anticipated deluxe anniversary iPhone on Sept. 12, and you will want to buy it immediately — but the sticker price could wind up dampening your excitement for the phone’s next-gen