Timehop Hit With Worrying Breach of 21 Million Users’ Personal Data

Timehop, an app that reminds social media users about posts from their past, has disclosed that it suffered a major security breach on July 4. According to the company, 21 million users had some form of personal data stolen. Attackers were also able to retrieve access tokens that would have enabled them to view users’ posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Foursquare. Read More >>

Google Says It Doesn’t Go Through Your Inbox Anymore, But It Lets Other Apps Do It

Millions of people use third-party apps in conjunction with their Gmail accounts, and hundreds of millions of messages flow through the service on a regular basis. Last year, Google itself vowed to stop scanning users’ personal emails for data-driven advertising gold but it reportedly is still giving outside apps the ability to snoop through inboxes. Read More >>

What’s Your Dream Smartwatch App?

Today we learned that Sonos is beta testing integration with Android Wear, good news for anyone who ever dreamt of switching the song via wrist. But for many of us, the lure of the smartwatch doesn't end with being able to control a playlist from your watch. Read More >>

Why Twitter Wanting to Kill All Third Party Twitter Apps Is Ridiculous

In a classic case of forgetting where you came from, Twitter is suffocating third party Twitter apps until they die so the only Twitter people know is from Twitter, Inc. itself. This sucks for many reasons—mostly because Twitter apps suck compared to third party apps—but also because of this: the Twitter we know today wouldn't exist without the help of the third party apps Twitter is trying to kill. For example, did you know tweet wasn't a word created by Twitter but by third parties? Read More >>