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Signal tests changes to how users verify secure contacts

Signal tweaked its safety number notifications.

Draft defense bill would ban Kaspersky's security software

The US Senate is worried Kaspersky's security tools could be hijacked by the Russian government.

Canon's lightweight Rebel SL2 has a much-improved sensor

Canon's Rebel SL2 is still under a pound but has a bigger 24.2-megapixel sensor.

Eero's new mesh WiFi system packs more power in a pretty package

It's pretty expensive, but more powerful whole-home WiFi could be well worth it.

Meet the small 360 camera module that will fit into phones

Would you like a smartphone with a built-in 360 camera?

Petya attacks might not be caused by ransomware at all

Some security researchers think they might be caused by something worse: a 'wiper' that permanently deletes data.

Amazon Prime Day will include China and India on July 11th

Mexico, China and India will be joining Prime Day's list of countries this year.

The Morning After: Thursday, June 29th 2017

Today's Morning After is unlocked with a hidden fingerprint reader.

Enhanced Screening to Replace Laptop Ban

US authorities will require airlines and foreign airports to implement tougher screening procedures for electronic devices instead of banning them on more flights.

You won't escape Google ads in VR

Google ads are coming to VR at some point, but they might not be as grating as you think.

NBC Sports’ new Premier League plan is terrible for everyone

A standalone Premier League subscription from NBC seemed like a great idea, but really isn’t.

Lawsuit claims Uber discriminates against people with disabilities

The complaint against Uber alleges that people with disabilities wait eight times as long and pay twice the fare in DC.

Tinder Gold Lets You See Who Likes You Before You Swipe

The dating app on Wednesday introduced a new members-only service called Tinder Gold, which lets you see who likes you before you swipe, among other perks.

Canada says court order to pull Google results applies worldwide

Google must comply with search result injunctions worldwide if items are included in the court's decisions.

Artistic AI paints portraits of people who aren't really there

This is what AI thinks people look like.

Google Photos Will Now Automatically Share Your Snaps

Hosting a party? Google Photos can now automatically detect the best shots you take and suggest who to share them with.

Revamped Twitch app streams live from your phone

The Twitch mobile app is now much closer to its web counterpart, including direct broadcasting.

New Fingerprint Readers Scan Through Water, Glass, Metal

Qualcomm unveiled new fingerprint sensors that can be placed beneath a phone's display and will even recognize a print underwater.

Bonaverde aims to become the Keurig of raw coffee

With its all-in-one coffee roaster, grinder and brewer, Bonaverde wants to be the next Keurig or Nespresso.

Xbox Game Pass, Games With Gold July Updates Revealed

Microsoft this week revealed which titles are headed to the Game Pass catalog and Games with Gold lineup next month.