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Video chat app Houseparty blames ‘smear campaign’ for hacking controversy, offers $1 million bounty

Video chat app Houseparty blames 'smear campaign' for hacking controversy, offers $1 million bounty

You’ve heard a lot about Zoom in recent weeks as people work out how to video chat with as many people as possible while social distancing. Plenty of folks are opting for its more “fun” competitor Houseparty instead, especially as Zoom’s faced criticism over privacy concerns, from it corporate policies to new users’ increased vulnerability to phishing attacks (not to mention careless Star Trek cast members). 

Now Houseparty is under fire itself, as users have leveled accusations that the app has been hacked and used to gain access to their Netflix, Spotify, PayPal, and other online accounts, and urged others to delete the app. Read more…

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Wisconsin college students return home from spring break with coronavirus

An undisclosed number of college students returning from a Spring Break trip to Alabama’s beaches have tested positive for coronavirus, according to news reports.
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This TikTok Dad Is Literally The Spitting Image Of The Food Critic In “Ratatouille”

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John Krasinski chats ‘The Office’ reunion with Steve Carell on cheery new show ‘Some Good News’

John Krasinski chats 'The Office' reunion with Steve Carell on cheery new show 'Some Good News'

Last week, John Krasinski asked his Twitter followers to share #SomeGoodNews as a little break from… well, all the news that isn’t very good. Now, that Twitter thread is a show, with Krasinski joining the pro late night hosts by turning his home office into an incredibly wholesome little DIY “news network for good news”, with some help from his kids’ graphic design skills. And, well, good news: turns out The Office star, A Quiet Place writer-director, and super ripped action star also makes a pretty decent YouTuber.

First up Jim John shares some of the highlights from his hashtag replies, from the global shows of appreciation for healthcare workers to sweet stories of (sigh) love in the time of coronavirus. (If all the stories of older people who can’t visit their spouses in nursing homes are ruining you, then be warned: there’s a doozy in here.) Read more…

More about Steve Carell, The Office, John Krasinski, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows

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Monsey Hanukkah stabbing victim Josef Neumann dies three months after attack

Josef Neumann, the most gravely wounded victim from a Hanukkah machete attack at a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, died on Sunday, law-enforcement sources said. He was 72.
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17 Tumblr Replies That Made Me Laugh, Alone, In My Apartment

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CyberGhost VPN is donating 10% of sales to the Coronavirus Relief Fund

CyberGhost VPN is donating 10% of sales to the Coronavirus Relief Fund

TL;DR: A three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for £2.10 per month, with 10% of sales donated to the Coronavirus Relief Fund.


We’re all in this together, and even VPN providers are now joining the global battle against coronavirus.

To ease the burden of this pandemic, CyberGhost VPN has teamed up with GlobalGiving, a nonprofit organisation that connects donors with grassroots projects around the world, to contribute to the Coronavirus Relief Fund

Until March 30, CyberGhost VPN is generously donating 10% of its sales to the fund. This applies to all orders made on its site, no matter what type or length of subscription. If you sign up to a three-year plan, you also two extra months for free. Read more…

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Democrats fret as Joe Biden becomes ‘irrelevant’ in coronavirus crisis

Just days after his commanding primary victories in Florida, Arizona and Illinois, the coronavirus has turned former Vice President Joe Biden into a virtual prisoner of his Delaware home, where he’s reduced to sniping at President Trump from the family rec room.
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40 Very Random Things That Millennials Haven’t Thought About In 10 Years, And Maybe Even Longer

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ProtonVPN prioritises your online security

ProtonVPN prioritises your online security

TL;DR: A one-year subscription to ProtonVPN is on sale for £3.60 per month, saving you 20% on list price.


There are absolutely loads of VPN providers out there that can help you boost your online security and bypass content blockades. It’s always nice to have options, but too much choice can pose a problem.

How are you supposed to know which service is right for you, when everything on offer looks good in its own way? It’s a tricky decision, and it’s important to focus on what matters most to you.

VPNs are great for accessing more of the content you love, but these services should always focus on your security above everything else. If your service of choice doesn’t prioritise protection, you should look elsewhere. Read more…

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