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What the Tech? How GoFundMe Really Works

Search for “Hurricane” on GoFundMe and you’ll find over 56-thousand fundraising campaigns. People from across the country, with plans to help people in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. This one, with a goal of 10-million dollars, has raised over a million so far. Nearly 9-thousand good-hearted people donating what they can. $200, $25, $7. It adds up. And that’s the…

What the Tech? You May Get More Spam Calls

The phone numbers and Facebook ID’s of some 419 million Facebook users have been compromised after a group discovered a database left unprotected on a server that anyone could access. The discovery by TechCrunch found the server had no password protection and that anyone could find and access the database. The information included users’ unique Facebook ID and the phone…

What the Tech? Facebook Facial Recognition

Facial recognition is now a full part of Facebook offered to all users. Last year Facebook quietly rolled out facial recognition to some users. The feature allows Facebook to scan photo uploads from all users and identify a person who is in the photo whether they took it or not. It replaces the ‘tag suggestions’ you may have seen when…

What the Tech? iPhone Tips and Tricks

First it was the headphone jack and now it’s the home button. Apple has removed the circular button on the face of earlier iPhones so that the newest iPhones, the X, Xs, XS Max and Xr can have larger display screens. While the new screens are beautiful it will take some time before iPhone users are completely okay with the…

What the Tech? Protecting Children from Disturbing YouTube Videos

We’ve told you about these disturbing kids videos before. Brought it up 3 years ago. Creepy, gross and way too provocative for kids. Videos that are all over YouTube. Find one, and kids can follow down a rabbit hole to hundreds of others. Now Google, which owns YouTube is cracking down. Curious parents can easily find videos of Disney princesses…