Strangers

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Instagram stories viewed by strangers: bots and mass viewing.

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Six-month-old Galaxy S10 bug lets strangers bypass your fingerprint scan, Samsung admits

The Galaxy S10 should be free of bugs by this point, but Samsung has admitted that a pretty big one is still out there. According to the company, some third-party screen protectors could allow anyone to bypass your in-display fingerprint authentication. The bug was first reported by The Sun in the UK, who was tipped …

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How Heavyweight podcast host Jonathan Goldstein helps strangers resolve their past traumas

I love the podcast series Heavyweight, which started as a Gimlet Media show in 2016 and is now part of Spotify’s podcast empire. It’s funny, well-scripted, and surprising. Also, it’s heart-warming. I need it! On the show, host Jonathan Goldstein assists his guests in confronting unresolved past conflicts, which can range from genuinely traumatic experiences …

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In the Relationship Era, No One Should Be Marketing to Strangers

“Don’t talk to strangers.” Whether or not this is good life advice that people should follow, it’s a saying that most are familiar with. Even though this suggests we might have difficulty engaging with strangers, marketers have no problem selling to strangers. We spam unsegmented email lists and display annoying pop-ups on websites. We spend …

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How to Steadily Increase Blog Traffic Offline by Chatting Up Strangers

I used to be The King of Blog Commenting. My schedule these days does not warrant my 5 paragraph, in-depth, blog comment whoppers. Too busy promoting my eBook, publishing posts to Blogging From Paradise and guest posting to craft these types of comments. I still comment regularly on blogs from a genuine, abundant energy. Said …

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