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  1. Voyage open-sources autonomous driving safety practices

    Voyage, the self-driving car spinout from Udacity, is open-sourcing its approach to autonomous driving safety. This comes at a time when autonomous driving programs are under intense scrutiny following two fatal crashes — one involving Tesla’s Autopilot and the other one involving one of Uber’s self-driving cars in Tempe, Arizona. Meanwhile, Voyage has already successfully deployed […]
  2. Facebook shuts down custom feed sharing prompts and 12 other APIs

    Facebook is making good on Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to prioritize user safety and data privacy over its developer platform. Today Facebook and Instagram announced a slew of API shut downs and changes designed to stop developers from being able to pull you or your friends data without express permission, drag in public content, or trick […]
  3. Popular crypto wallet MEW hit by DNS attack that drained some users’ accounts

    There is concern, tears and lost money in the world of crypto once again after MyEtherWallet (MEW), one of the most popular wallets on the internet, was hit by a DNS hack that saw some users lose their cryptocurrency. MEW said in a statement that “a couple of Domain Name System registration servers were hijacked […]
  4. Bose acquires Andrew Mason’s walking tour startup, Detour

    Groupon founder Andrew Mason’s audio tour startup Detour has been sold to Bose. The acquisition, which involves only the software and tour content – not the team – was quietly announced on Detour’s blog a few days ago, followed by an email to customers. Bose, initially, seems like an unlikely acquirer for an app designed […]
  5. Instacart now suggests 5% tip default

    Instacart has revamped its checkout process to make it easier for customers to leave better tips. Now, Instacart suggests a 5 percent default tip. If someone wants to leave more, or less, there are still options to tip nothing at all, 10 percent, 15 percent, 20 percent and other amounts. Instacart has had a rocky […]