Google has offered an Incognito Mode in its Chrome web browser for nearly ten years now, offering users the chance to disable their browsing history and web cache while the mode remains active. Features like Incognito Mode offer peace of mind since users can navigate to any website without being tracked and without cookies being stored, all while maintaining the same features as a normal web browsing experience.
Today, AndroidPolice reports that Google might extend this feature into its mobile YouTube applications, following the discovery that Google is testing an Incognito mode in the Android YouTube app. For users in the test, Google has combined „Switch [...]
Twitter is testing a new feature for its mobile apps called „Secret conversation,“ which would allow users to send direct messages that are encrypted (via TechCrunch). The end-to-end encryption would put Twitter’s messaging platform on the level of apps like Telegram or WhatsApp, ensuring that a conversation between users is only ever seen by those sending the messages and not a surveilling third party.
The Secret DM feature for Twitter was found within the Android application package by Jane Manchun Wong, and it includes „Encryption settings,“ details about what encrypted messages are, and Encryption keys to verify a secure conversation between [...]
An autonomous test vehicle being tested by Uber struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona late Sunday night, marking what appears to be the first pedestrian killed by an autonomous vehicle, reports The New York Times.
The Uber vehicle in question was in an autonomous driving mode with a human safety driver at the wheel, and the woman who was struck was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk, according to local police. No other details on the accident are available at this time.
One of Apple’s autonomous test vehicles Uber is cooperating with Tempe police and has suspended all of its self-driving vehicle tests in Tempe, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and [...]
iOS and Android ride-hailing app Lyft has begun testing monthly subscription plans for „high-frequency users,“ in a style comparable to services like Netflix, Apple Music, and MoviePass.
According to The Verge, the terms of each „All-Access Plan“ vary and an overall detailed report from Lyft has yet to come out, but prices appear to start at $200/month for 30 standard Lyft rides. Standard rides are defined as those costing up to $15 for each ride. Higher tiers are priced at $250, $300, and one for $400/month provides 60 rides.
All-Access Plan image via Hunter Owens Images of the ads for All-Access Plans promote [...]