Now in Tech: 1/24/2018
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Facebook acquires ID verification startup Confirm.io
Confirm.io, an app to help verify government-issued ID through its API, is now officially part of Facebook. The acquisition could help Facebook to expedite user identity confirmation if they are locked out of their accounts by hacking or losing password, and help them quickly get back to normal use.
Trump blames Samsung for lost FBI messages
In one of Donald Trump's latest tweets, the POTUS blasted at Samsung for playing a part in the 50,000 missing FBI text messages. In the separate two tweets he writes"In one of the biggest stories in a long time, the FBI now says it is missing five months worth of lovers Strzok-Page texts, perhaps 50,000, and all in prime time" and ""Where are the 50,000 important text messages between FBI lovers Lisa Page and Peter Strzok? Blaming Samsung!,"
YouTube asks promoted artists not to insult company
The newly leaked YouTube non-disparagement clause asks musicians not to say negative things about the company in exchange for promotional support. It is reported the clause is taken as a precaution to discourage artists from insulting the company as YouTube is leaping into music industry.
A battery exploded after "biting test"
A CCTV camera in one of China's many electronic stores captured the moment of smartphone battery explosion after a man bit it. It is rumored the man of the moment was testing the battery's authenticity/reliability by biting on it when he was trying to find a replacement for his iPhone battery.