Saturday, August 5, 2017

This week in social media/tech - Aug. 5

You're sharing your cell phone number too frequently

No matter what Americans do to protect their digital privacy, especially on our handheld devices, it’s impossible to keep up with new threats. Now, there’s a new risk to our privacy and security: Our cell phone numbers are being used increasingly by information brokers as the window to personal information that’s kept by nearly all corporations, financial institutions, and, yes, social media networks.

Hyperloop One pod hits 192 mph in test

SAN FRANCISCO — Hyperloop One, just one a few tech startups hoping to create a transportation network of the future, announced Wednesday that it had succeeded in tripling the speed of its pod in a recent test outside of Las Vegas.

Breanna Stewart can now compete against other WNBA players in a video game.

Uber frieght app keeps growing

SAN FRANICSCO — Uber Freight, which officially launched in May as a way for short-haul truckers to more easily book their loads, is making a big national push after a test run in Texas.

Slow data? Dropped calls? Not in Columbus, where mobile performance among US best, study finds

Columbus ranked in the top five metropolitan areas for the best mobile performance during the first half of 2017, according to a national study.


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