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Google backs off on previously announced Allo privacy feature

When Allo was announced at Google’s I/O conference earlier this year, the messaging app was presented as a step forward for privacy. Alongside the end-to-end-encrypted Incognito Mode, the Allo team talked about bold new message retention practices, storing messages only transiently rather than indefinitely. But with the release of the app today, Google is backing(…)

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State Senator backs off attempt to gut Illinois privacy law

On Thursday, Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act was faced with a sudden and abrupt threat, with a new amendment introduced by State Senator Terry Link that would place severe limits on the bill’s power. Facebook, Google and Snapchat are all facing lawsuits for violating the act, and the proposal would have stopped those lawsuits in a single stroke. But(…)

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White House Backs National Week of Making, Building High School Makerspaces

Today, the White House announced the 2016 National Week of Making, and new commitments to increasing the technical abilities of Americans. Read more on MAKE The post White House Backs National Week of Making, Building High School Makerspaces appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers. Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers