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LinkedIn’s Open Candidates feature helps you find a job in secret

LinkedIn’s Open Candidates feature helps you find a job in secret

Attempting to find a new job can be a touchy process, especially if you don't want your current employer to know that you're on the hunt. Using an online service like LinkedIn can make the process even more risky, considering that recruiters from the company you're leaving are likely using that site as well. LinkedIn wants to make it easier for you to look for a new job in secrecy, rolling out a new feature called Open Candidates today.

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Facebook Messenger now offers end-to-end encryption to all users

Facebook Messenger now offers end-to-end encryption to all users

Earlier this year, Facebook began testing end-to-end encryption in Messenger through a new feature called Secret Conversations. Initially the feature was only available to a select number of users, but that's been changing over the past few weeks, with Facebook rolling Secret Conversations out to every Messenger user - all 900 million of them.

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Amazon’s Prime Reading offers 1000 free books to Prime members

Amazon’s Prime Reading offers 1000 free books to Prime members

If Amazon's recent decision to roll Twitch Turbo into Prime hasn't been enough to sway you to sign up for the service, the company is hoping that this might do the trick: starting today Prime members can take advantage of a new feature called Prime Reading. Through Prime Reading, users get access to a rotating smattering of books, magazines, short stories, and comics.

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AT&T Gigabit Internet to roll out in eleven new markets

AT&T Gigabit Internet to roll out in eleven new markets

AT&T has announced plans to expand its gigabit Internet service into eleven new markets, making it available to some customers located in parts of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Texas. The high-speed Internet service will be made available to small businesses, as well as private homes and apartment complexes. Thus far, AT&T has launched its gigabit offering in 29 metro regions covering more than 3 million “locations."

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Amazon curbs incentivized reviews with new community guidelines

Amazon curbs incentivized reviews with new community guidelines

If you've noticed a rise in "incentivized reviews" on Amazon, which are user reviews where the customer is provided an item at a discount or for free in exchange for their opinion, you're not alone. Amazon has taken notice too, and since it's concerned that these reviews may be misleading or not entirely unbiased, it has updated its community guidelines to deal with them.

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Google Wifi detailed : daisy-chaining the internet

Google Wifi detailed : daisy-chaining the internet

This morning Google revealed Google Wifi, a device that can be paired with others of its own kind to enhance home internet. This "disk" as they call it will work as a router, but wirelessly, aiming to enhance internet signal and allow the user greater control over their internet signal at home. This system will handle Wi-fi automatically, allowing channels to be picked to keep strongest signals moving to the user's device - and it has a smartphone app that'll allow granular control as well.

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Twitch uploads beta goes live: challenging YouTube at last

Twitch uploads beta goes live: challenging YouTube at last

Just as YouTube took a page out of Twitch's handbook with the roll out of YouTube Gaming, so too is Twitch now borrowing from its competitor. Twitch has announced a new beta program that allows users to upload pre-recorded videos, which may put some pressure on YouTube - at least as far as gaming content is concerned.

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Facebook Marketplace takes aim at Craigslist for peer-to-peer selling

Facebook Marketplace takes aim at Craigslist for peer-to-peer selling

Citing the fact that 450 million Facebook users are participating in buy and sell groups each month, Facebook has decided to roll out a new feature called Marketplace. This new feature seems to be taking aim at Craigslist, offering location-based discovery instead of a general online storefront where people can sell to anyone anywhere in the world.

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Google adds detailed college info cards to Search

Google adds detailed college info cards to Search

It’s that time of year — a bunch of people are agonizing over which college to attend, and Google plays a large part in their research. To help expedite and flesh out that research process, Google has announced the addition of detailed college data cards in Search, presenting a bunch of information about the institution in one easy-to-read place. The data presented is gathered from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, says Google.

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IEEE P802.3bz brings five times the speed using current Ethernet cabling

IEEE P802.3bz brings five times the speed using current Ethernet cabling

People don't typically think much about the nest of cables and wires that run through walls and ceilings at the office and in the home. These Ethernet cables are what bring the connectivity we need to work and play to our computers. The IEEE has now ratified a new Ethernet spec called IEEE P802.3bz that promises five times the top speed of current specifications without having to tear out the cabling already in place.

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Twitter DM bot helps you register to vote before deadline

Twitter DM bot helps you register to vote before deadline

Following the debate last night, a lot of people are scrambling to register to vote before their respective deadlines hit, and to help make that happens comes a new Twitter bot. It works by having you send the @Gov Twitter account a DM (just tell it 'hello), and from there you'll be able to give it your zip code, then get a message back with your voting registration deadline and a link taking you to the website where you can register.

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Germany orders Facebook to halt WhatsApp data collection

Germany orders Facebook to halt WhatsApp data collection

It would seem that users aren't the only ones perturbed by Facebook's decision to begin collecting data from WhatsApp users, as we're now seeing an actual country enter the fray. The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has issued an administrative order against Facebook and WhatsApp, essentially demanding that Facebook stop collecting data from WhatsApp users.

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