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How to Back up Your Personal Data on iOS and Android

Phones break or get lost all the time, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose your personal data when and if that happens. In the video above, I go over the basics of backing up your Apple and Android devices.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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See How Climate Change Has Affected Your Area With ‘Warming Stripes’

The earth has been warming for decades, but year-to-year changes are hard to watch in real time. Was this winter really less snowy than usual? Now there’s a handy way to see how your area’s average yearly temperature has varied over time.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Our Gameplay Data Should Be Harder To Sell

Video game developers can collect our data, and for now, they can sell it to advertisers. But that may not be as easy in the future due to California’s new data privacy law. On this week’s Kotaku Splitscreen, we do a follow-up episode after last week’s analysis of the state of gameplay data and privacy.Read […]

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Your Fake Email Isn’t Keeping Your Health App Data Private

Apps that store sensitive health data aren’t rare anymore. Besides the apps from my actual health providers (which have to comply with HIPAA laws), I’ve used apps that track my weight, my fitness habits, my mental health, my periods, and more. In many cases, the apps are sharing or selling your data, and it’s linked…Read […]

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Should We Care About Video Game Companies Collecting Our Data?

Video games often ask us to share our data with the developers. Sometimes, games and other apps bury this question in a long privacy policy that you have to agree to in order to even load it up. And sometimes, that data gets sold or repurposed for mysterious ends. Kirk and I admitted how anxious […]

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Find Out If Your Photo Is In This AI Training Dataset

Facial recognition systems are everywhere, from security cameras that try to spot criminals to the way Snapchat finds your face to put bunny ears on it. Computers need a lot of data to be able to learn how to recognize faces, and some of it comes from Flickr. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Nintendo’s Internal Data Shows That Smash Bros. Ultimate Is Pretty Balanced

We already suspected that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s roster was pretty evenly matched, and now we’ve got data from the game’s lead creator to prove it. r. In a new column for the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai shared some data on the wins and losses of many of the game’s […]

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StubHub data finds music fans are increasingly crossing borders for shows

StubHub has released their fourth annual “Year In Live Experiences” report. A highlighted statistic demonstrated more people are crossing borders to attend live events, further pushing the narrative consumers are increasingly paying for experiences over products. In 2018, around 200,000 ticket purchasers on StubHub traveled to a different country to attend one of 30,000 shows. Stubhub’s general […]

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Should I Ditch My ISP and Just Share My Phone’s Data Connection?

Nobody likes paying a ton of money for internet service (especially if you’re spending a small fortune each month for crappy speeds, like a spotty DSL connection). And while a crafty idea might pop into your head from time to time about how you can reduce or eliminate your monthly fee—including asking your neighbor to…Read […]

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Create a Gorgeous Data Viz Book of Everything You Do in a Year with the Gyroscope App

Android, iOS: You may be right to view apps or services that promise to “track your entire life” with suspicion. What does a company do with that data? Do you really need something to catalog every place you go, every photo you take, and every mood you feel?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Your Health Insurance Company Probably Knows More About You Than You Realize

Health insurers are interested in your data, according to a recent ProPublica report, and they may be using it to raise rates or to discriminate against groups of people—but it’s hard to know, since companies got squirrelly when asked exactly what they’re doing with the data they collect.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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These Data Sets Are Just Waiting for Your Next Creative Project

Artificial intelligence isn’t just for scary algorithms poised to take over our lives—it can also be a fun thing to play with, as we learned when we trained a computer to generate Lifehacker headlines. But you can’t play until you have some good data sets to start with.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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