Allison Matyus

Allison Matyus

Allison Matyus is a general news reporter at Digital Trends. She covers any and all tech news, including issues around social media and data privacy.
Allison was previously a freelance journalist for the Chicago Tribune Media Group covering local news in Chicago’s South Suburbs. She’s also written for The Idea Forge, where she covered the city's tech industry and startup landscape.
Allison spent nearly two years as a Senior Reporter at Chicago’s oldest neighborhood newspaper, The Hyde Park Herald, where she covered politics, education, real estate, retail, and development. 
Living in Chicago, Allison has her own personal wellness blog and loves to travel to national parks. 

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India’s Chandrayaaan-2 lunar lander sent back a gorgeous photo of the moon

India’s Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft just captured a mesmerizing photo of its view of the moon. The spacecraft reached the moon’s orbit on Tuesday, after launching on July 22.
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Instagram has more ads than ever and it’s all Facebook’s fault

If you’ve noticed more ads while scrolling Instagram, you're not alone. Last year, Facebook gave Instagram instructions to “roughly double” their ads.
News

The Amazon rainforest is burning, but there’s a way you can help from your desk

In response to the fires in the Amazon, search engine Ecosia is planting even more -- an additional one million trees in the Brazilian rainforest to help make up for the biodiversity lost in the flames
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Phone companies say they finally have a way to block robocalls for good

Twelve of the biggest American phone companies, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon, took a pledge on Thursday to start using a new technology that would identify and block robocalls.
Social Media

The real reason fake social media accounts will haunt us for years to come

Phony accounts on social media are nothing new, but recent crackdowns on fake accounts reveal that the problem seems to persist despite efforts by the platforms.
Cars

Here’s your first look at Harley-Davidson’s new line of ebikes

Harley-Davidson introduced a new line of prototype electric bicycles, giving us our first look at the iconic motorcycle company's ideas for the world of ebikes.