Facebook’s end-to-end encrypted feature goes live in Messenger for select few

Facebook is testing a new feature that will make your messages in Messenger more secure thanks to end-to-end encryption. Law enforcement, criminals, and even Facebook will not be able to intercept these messages.

Head over to Tumblr if you want to share Live Photos from your iPhone on the web

Those fun animated Live Photos taken with your iPhone are almost free of their iOS prison. Tumblr has become the first website to support online sharing of the pictures, after adding support to its app recently.

Not a prime deal: Amazon appears to be burying the best price to benefit itself

Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you may want to look closer. A new report from ProPublica suggest the best price isn't always the one shown -- but it might be the one the retailer wants you to buy.

YouTube says you can be a ‘Hero’ if you help moderate its site

Fancy helping to keep YouTube an upbeat and positive experience for its enormous community of more than a billion global users? Then you might be interested in becoming a Hero....

HP confirms new firmware may block many third-party printer cartridges

Hewlett Packard has admitted that firmware released to a large number of OfficeJet printers may prevent third-party ink cartridges from working altogether. One company claims the firmware has a scheduled cartridge block that kicked off days…

You can now ask Google Drive where you saved last month’s expense report

Google's Drive productivity app has learned a new trick: the ability to process natural language. Now, you can search through mountains of files using conversational, everyday phrases and terms.

Opera 40 users can access foreign media without moving overseas

The latest version of the Opera browser for the desktop includes a VPN feature, allowing users to connect to a foreign server and surf the internet. This hides their true address and enables them to view foreign media.

Fig takes a more professional approach to crowdfunding video games 0:58

High-profile Kickstarter failures seem to have diminished consumer confidence in crowdfunding, Fig CEO Justin Bailey thinks public investing should replace donation-based platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

Is this cow a government informant? Google blurs bovine’s face in Street View

Cows -- they're just like us! That is to say, they deserve their privacy, too. At least, that appears to be the stance Google is taking, based on its decision to blur out the face of an English cow on Google Street View.
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Google has a new plan to fight internet trolls, and it starts and ends with AI

Conversation AI uses "machine learning to spot the language of abuse and harassment -- with, Jigsaw engineers say, better accuracy than any keyword filter and at a faster speed than any team of human moderators.

Yelp’s Fusion API lets developers snag more local data for their apps

Yelp is giving developers a little more access into its service. With the new API, third-party apps integrating with Yelp can pull images and review excerpts. It's all a broader push into having the Yelp app more accessible to…

Google may have to pay up to 5 years of back taxes in Indonesia

Indonesia says Google isn't paying the taxes it ought to, and the country wants the search giant to pay up to 5 years of back taxes. That could total out to be more than $400 million -- for 2015 alone.