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Starbucks App Caught Storing User Credentials in Plain Text

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January 16, 2014
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A security researcher has discovered Starbucks' iOS app stores usernames, passwords and email addresses in plain text, without encryption.


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Starbucks to Roll Out App Update in Effort to Fix Security Flaw

Starbucks to Roll Out App Update in Effort to Fix Security Flaw

TheStreet (Jan. 17, 2014) — After security researcher Daniel Wood disclosed earlier in the week that the Starbucks app stores user names, email addresses, passwords and even geolocation information in unencrypted, clear text, Starbucks executives confirmed that app users' information could be visible to anyone with access to the phone if it was connected to a computer. So, if a user's phone was stolen, that information could be accessed by the thief. The company said it will soon roll out an update for its app to make it more secure, though it said the app for Google's Android operating system does not contain the vulnerability.
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Text Etiquette: How to Text Without Misinterpretation

Text Etiquette: How to Text Without Misinterpretation

TheStreet (June 20, 2014) — Texting is a quick way to talk on the go but 51% have been disappointed by a text. A Vonage study found that the telephone whether mobile or landline is still the preferred method of communication by many. That's because the tone and emotion in a person's voice helps to paint a complete picture. If a conversation requires more than one follow up question, it's a sign that you may want to call instead of text. Even the tech savvy millennial calls to gab about special events. Although it varies, important news like engagement, anniversaries, Mother's Day, Graduation and the Birth of a child are all occasions that warrant a phone call. Video provided by TheStreet
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Twitter Reinstates Blocking Policy After User Outcry

Twitter Reinstates Blocking Policy After User Outcry

Newsy (Dec. 13, 2013) — Twitter modified its user blocking policy on Thursday, then reversed its decision in the face of user backlash.
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Google Details New Android Wear Smartwatches at Its I/O Conference

Google Details New Android Wear Smartwatches at Its I/O Conference

TheStreet (June 25, 2014) — Google detailed its smartwatch operating system Android Wear at its I/O annual developer conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. The company said users' smartwatches running on Android Wear will operate as an extension of their phones. Users will be able to download apps directly to their phones in order to get them on their watches. Notifications on a user's watch can be dismissed by swiping the screen, which will also cause the notification to disappear from the user's phone. Google said the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are available to order in the U.S. now. The Motorola Moto 360 will be available later this summer. Video provided by TheStreet
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