Day: November 21, 2017

Latin American startups are on the rise, here are some of the players leading the charge

When we think of startup hotbeds, it’s easy to focus on places like Silicon Valley and Moscow, but one area that is continuing to improve and garner attention is farther south in areas of Latin America. While it still has a ways to go before reaching the notoriety level of somewhere like California, passionate entrepreneurs, …

This Chrome plugin lets you view your friends’ Instagram Stories anonymously

Instagram’s Stories are a tremendous hit, allowing people to share ephemeral little snippets from their day-to-day lives, adorned with illustrations and stickers. The only downside is that when you watch someone’s story, the person at the other end is informed. Fortunately, this third-party Chrome extension solves that, allowing you view stories with complete anonymity. The …

Google is receiving Android users’ locations even location services are off

This is bad. Google actively receives location data from Android users even when location services have been switched off. Starting from early 2017, Android phones have been gathering addresses of nearby cellular towers and sending this data back to Google, Quartz reports. The most troubling part is that this has been going on even when …