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I unlocked my phone with a tattoo

theverge.com — Biohacking lite Getting people to secure their smartphones is a tough job. They contain our entire digital lives, everything from confidential emails to sensitive bank information. That presents a bit of a problem if we lose our phones and they fall into the wrong hands.
Jul 28, 2014

I unlocked my phone with a tattoo — "It’s a neat parlor trick," says @dcseifert theverge.com/e/5709090 @verge

Jul 28, 2014

This is pretty much my experience with phone body-unlocking. It’s less convenient than you’d think. theverge.com/2014/7/28/5945…

Jul 28, 2014

'What does it do' might one day be as common a question about tattoos as 'what does it mean?' theverge.com/e/5709090

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Ancient Reddit prank Cat Facts is now a real app to troll your friends

theverge.com — Two and a half years ago, a Reddit user named frackyou decided to pull a prank on her teenage cousin, who had posted on Facebook that "he was bored" while offering up his phone number as a plea for entertainment.

Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer can buy the LA Clippers, judge rules

theverge.com — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is clear to move ahead with his $2 billion purchase of the LA Clippers today after a judge ruled against the current owner's objection to the sale, reports The New York Times .
Jul 28, 2014

RT @verge: Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer can buy the LA Clippers, a judge has ruled theverge.com/e/5710190

OkCupid admits that it experiments on users, just like Facebook

theverge.com — Facebook received a lot of backlash when news came out that it had manipulated users' news feeds in order to experiment on them, and today OkCupid is responding with the admission that it too has run experiments on users. OkCupid isn't apologizing for it though - rather, it's arguing that experiments across the web are good and necessary.
Jul 28, 2014

OkCupid admits that it experiments on users, just like Facebook ow.ly/zG2Yh

Jul 28, 2014

The prob w/ FB's experiment wasn't A/B testing generally. It was lack of informed consent for a clinical psych study: theverge.com/2014/7/28/5945…

Jul 28, 2014

The year of user trust continues! OKCupid told bad matches they were good matches theverge.com/2014/7/28/5945…

Jul 28, 2014

This won't end well. RT @verge: OkCupid admits that it experiments on users, just like Facebook theverge.com/e/5709102