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5 Things to Know Before Your Morning Coffee — Wednesday, May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021
By Corey Noles

Every day we wake up, drink a cup of coffee, and get ready for work. Following are a handful of stories from around the tech world condensed to fit into one single cup of coffee. These are the things you need to know before you step foot out of your door (or in front of a webcam) and into the real world this morning.

So sit back, grab a cup, and start your morning off right with a few “Quick Bytes” from Innovation & Tech Today.

Signal Trolls Facebook With Genius Ad Targeting

Messaging app Signal turned Facebook’s ads against them, which led to a social media brawl between the companies. Signal was attempting to illustrate the extent to which people are targeted, and the ads do that well. Facebook, however, claims the company lied about having their account deleted due to the ads being placed.

New 3D-printed Adidas Soles Push You Forward

Adidas has unveiled a new shoe, and its pretty awesome. The 4DFWD is the latest model from it’s high tech running department, with 3D-printing company Carbon partnering on the project. The soles are printed in a bowtie lattice pattern designed to turn downward motion into forward motion.

Fertility Apps May Be Selling Your Secrets

A recent study found fertility apps are selling more information than their clients likely realize. It appears very sensitive information has been shared including miscarriages, abortions, sexual history, potential infertility and pregnancy. The apps collect information like temperature, mood, climax and medical records, despite most of them not being GDPR-compliant.

Snapchat Releases Dark Mode to iOS

Snapchat has finally jumped on the dark mode train with a recent update. It’s been almost two years since Apple introduced dark mode, but for unknown reasons, Snapchat never included the option in its app. As of this week, though, they have enabled the feature on iOS.

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Author Bio: Corey Noles is the Managing Editor for Innovation & Tech Today. In more than two decades as a journalist, he has covered crime, MLB, business, healthcare, politics and anything else that could snag a headline.

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