Feb 14, 2019

Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel announces data breach

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Coffee Meets Bagel, a popular dating app, announced on Thursday — Valentine's Day — that an unauthorized party gained access earlier this week to a "partial list" of user details, including names and email addresses, per CNN's Donie O'Sullivan.

Why it matters: Although presumably users' financial information and passwords do not seem to be at risk in this breach, as the app said it doesn’t store either of these, dating apps run a risk of leaving users' most intimate communications vulnerable to privacy breaches.

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Supreme Court to hear Philadelphia case over same-sex foster parents

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The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a high-profile case that could reshape the bounds of First Amendment protections for religion.

Why it matters: The direct question in this case is whether Philadelphia had the right to cancel a contract with an adoption agency that refused to place foster children with same-sex couples. It also poses bigger questions that could lead the court to overturn a key precedent and carve out new protections for religious organizations.

Why Apple may move to open iOS

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Apple may finally allow iPhone owners to set email or browsing apps other than Apple's own as their preferred defaults, according to a Bloomberg report from last week.

The big picture: Customers have long clamored for the ability to choose their preferred apps, and now Apple, like other big tech companies, finds itself under increased scrutiny over anything perceived as anticompetitive.