Turning Off Facebook Location Tracking Doesn't Stop It From Tracking Your Location

Aleksandra Korolova has turned off Facebook’s access to her location in every way that she can. She has turned off location history in the Facebook app and told her iPhone that she “Never” wants the app to get her location. She doesn’t “check-in” to places and doesn’t list her current city on her profile.

How to Count the Time Until a Date From Your Mac's Menu Bar

I’ve been thinking a lot about countdown timers lately, partly because I’m always curious how long it’ll be until the next major holiday (like the debut of Star Wars: Episode IX), and partly because Lifehacker Editor-in-Chief Melissa stumbled across the Progress Bar app and I was curious if there was a cheaper way to…

The Pixel 3 Is Proof That Google Doesn't Care About Hardware

After a rocky start with the Pixel 1 (which remains one of the ugliest phones made this decade), a big—but still not fully realized—improvement on the Pixel 2, the Pixel 3 came out and finally made good on Google’s homegrown phone initiative. And unlike phones from Samsung or Huawei, the Pixel 3 achieved this not by…

Former NASA Engineer Builds Impressive Glitter Bomb to Make Life Hell for Package Thieves

Mark Rober really loves to build things. So when this home electronics tinkerer discovered that some neighborhood thieves were ripping off Amazon packages from his porch, he did what any self-respecting former NASA engineer would do: He built a glitter bomb made to look like a boxed-up Apple HomePod, and he built it…

NAACP Calls for Facebook Boycott After Report Details Russian Trolls Targeted Black Communities 

Starting today, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is calling for users to log out of Facebook and other Facebook-owned social media and chat apps like Instagram and WhatsApp. The weeklong boycott is in response to two reports released on Monday detailing how Russian hackers specifically…

Stargirl Recruits Another Member of the Justice Society

James Wan won’t produce the Resident Evil reboot after all. Thomas Mann teases what to expect from the live-action Lady and the Tramp adaptation. Gotham teases more death and destruction in its final season. Plus, a few more new snippets from Bumblebee, and what’s coming on Young Justice. Spoilers now!

Gift the iPhone Owners On Your List a $50 iTunes Card For $42.50, Courtesy of Amazon

An iTunes gift card is a great last minute gift idea for any iPhone or Mac owner, and for the next few hours (or until sold out), you can get a $50 card on Amazon for just $42.50. And unlike most iTunes gift card deals, you’ll actually get a physical card here, which would normally be irritating, but for gift-giving…

Drone Delivers Vaccines for Baby in Island-Nation of Vanuatu in Historic Flight

A 1-month-old named Joy Nowai became the first person to ever get inoculated by vaccines delivered via drone yesterday. The baby lives on the island-nation of Vanuatu, where 1 in 5 children aren’t fully immunized and delivering vaccines can be difficult due to the terrain. Vanuatu’s Ministry of Health partnered with…

New Poll Shows Basically Everyone Likes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal

The Green New Deal is popping. New polling released on Friday by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication shows that 81 percent of respondents across the political spectrum support the progressive plan to combat climate change by rapidly weaning the U.S. off fossil fuels.

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