Facebook tests new option that pushes users to send money on Messenger — TechCrunch

Facebook is testing a new feature designed to highlight the company’s ability to handle person-to-person payments through its Messenger chat application. The company confirmed it has added a new option in its flagship app’s main navigation titled “Send or Request Money.” The feature will move Facebook users into Messenger in order to manage payments, or it sends…

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This Is How the HIV Test Was Invented — TIME

This Monday, June 27, is National HIV Testing Day. The day was created in 1995 by the National Association of People With AIDS to increase the number of people being tested for HIV, and got off to a successful start. But, although the percentage of people living in the U.S. with undiagnosed HIV has been…

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UK surveillance bill’s logging of web activity a huge risk to privacy, peers warn — TechCrunch

A former senior chief in the UK’s Met Police and now a Lib Dem peer in the House of Lords has warned over major risks to the privacy of web users’ personal data from a provision in the Investigatory Powers bill that would require ISPs to retain information on the websites and services accessed by…

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Iceland Wins Hearts at Euro 2016 as Soccer’s Global Underdog — TIME

A sea of blue swallowed Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. As the Icelandic hordes descended on St. Etienne in eastern France to watch their heroes play Portugal, it was one of the largest ever gatherings of Icelanders outside the island: more than 30,000, a tenth of the population, had bought tickets for UEFA Euro 2016. Families with strollers,…

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Feeling the hit to its Diet Pepsi sales, PepsiCo announced Monday that it will bring back its previous, more popular Diet Pepsi recipe—aspartame and all. The company had dropped the artificial sweetener from its diet soda formula last year, with executives noting that many consumers were avoiding aspartame for health reasons. Yet as soda sales…

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Google Earth and Maps get sharper satellite imagery with new update — TechCrunch

Several years ago, Google engineers figured out a way to stitch together satellite imagery to remove clouds, giving Google Earth and Google Maps users a better and more comprehensive view of the ground below. Today, the company has repeated the process, but this time with newer, crisper imagery from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)’s…

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Facebook rolls out Slideshow movie-maker to compete with Google and Apple — TechCrunch

Most people can’t shoot compelling videos, and static photos are boring. That’s why the tech giants are all pushing their own versions of automatically created themed mini-movies based on your media. This month, Apple announced its version called Memories coming to iOS 10, Google Photos already has its Movies Assistant, and today Facebook is rolling…

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