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136 People Have Died in Measles Outbreak in the Philippines Linked to Vaccination Fears, Official Says 136 People Have Died in Measles Outbreak in the Philippines Linked to Vaccination Fears, Official Says

Thousands of people have been infected in a measles outbreak that has been linked to the deaths of 136 people, according to the Philippine health secretary on Monday. The Associated Press reported that most of those who died were young children, with roughly half between the ages of 1 and 4.

It Sure Seems Like Apple Is Willing to Bend Its Own Rules to Promote Its Services It Sure Seems Like Apple Is Willing to Bend Its Own Rules to Promote Its Services

Apple seems to really, really want people to commit to its services.

Google Plans to Make It More Difficult for Sites to Block Chrome's Incognito Mode Google Plans to Make It More Difficult for Sites to Block Chrome's Incognito Mode

For the privacy-minded among us, Chrome’s Incognito mode can offer at least some added peace of mind during browsing sessions. But some sites may know that you’re trying to access them in Incognito, and Google reportedly wants to put a lid on it.

Opportunity Rover, New Gmail Features, and Death Speeds: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Opportunity Rover, New Gmail Features, and Death Speeds: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Space enthusiasts collectively mourned this week with the death of Opportunity, the Martian rover that chugged along making important scientific discoveries for far, far longer than it was expected to explore the Red Planet. In case you missed it, Gizmodo wrote about the incredible distance traveled by Opportunity…

Bill de Blasio Does Not Appear to Be Taking the Amazon HQ2 Breakup Well Bill de Blasio Does Not Appear to Be Taking the Amazon HQ2 Breakup Well

Jeff Bezos yanked his would-be HQ2 campus this week in a show that Amazon simply couldn’t take the heat from New Yorkers who opposed the secretive deal and its potential implications for the city’s residents, and the Queens community in particular. After Amazon announced it was pulling out, many progressive…

LG Has No Immediate Plans to Release a Foldable Smartphone, Head of Mobile Says LG Has No Immediate Plans to Release a Foldable Smartphone, Head of Mobile Says

If you were holding out for a folding phone from LG in the near future, you may be waiting a while. According to the company’s head of mobile communications and home entertainment divisions Brian Kwon, LG thinks it’s too soon for a such a release.

Airlines Will Offer New Gender Options Beyond 'Male' and 'Female' for Non-Binary Flyers Airlines Will Offer New Gender Options Beyond 'Male' and 'Female' for Non-Binary Flyers

Many U.S. airlines say they’re in the process of updating their booking systems in order to allow non-binary customers to use pronouns other than “male” or “female.”

63 New Illnesses Reported in Ongoing Turkey Salmonella Outbreak That's Sickened Hundreds 63 New Illnesses Reported in Ongoing Turkey Salmonella Outbreak That's Sickened Hundreds

Hundreds have fallen ill in a Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting more than 60 new cases in 24 states since its last report in December.

Washington Lawmakers Advance Bill to Ban Vaccine Exemptions for Personal Reasons Amid Measles Outbreak Washington Lawmakers Advance Bill to Ban Vaccine Exemptions for Personal Reasons Amid Measles Outbreak

A measles outbreak in Washington state has prompted outcry over exemptions that allow residents to opt out of vaccinations for personal or philosophical reasons.

Ja Rule Claims He's Planning Another Fyre Festival-Like Event, Which Seems Fine Ja Rule Claims He's Planning Another Fyre Festival-Like Event, Which Seems Fine

Surely you haven’t forgotten about Fyre Festival, the event that scammed models, the rich, and many Bahamian vendors into believing it would be one of the greatest events of the decade—headlined by Blink 182 for god’s sake—before it all came crashing down.

It Sounds Like It Could Be a While Until We Actually Get Apple's Streaming Service It Sounds Like It Could Be a While Until We Actually Get Apple's Streaming Service

For months, reports have indicated that Apple was poised to give us a glimpse of its long-awaited Netflix competitor sometime this spring. Whether we will soon after have access to what increasingly sounds like an Apple Prime when the tech giant finally reveals it, however, is another story.

Twitter May Be Holding On to DMs Long After You Think They're 'Deleted' Twitter May Be Holding On to DMs Long After You Think They're 'Deleted'

Twitter has had a number of privacy issues recently, from failing to protect private tweets to surfacing deleted location information. Now, it appears Twitter may be holding on to data it claims it deletes.

Google Is Forcing Some Nest Customers to Reset Their Potentially Compromised Passwords Google Is Forcing Some Nest Customers to Reset Their Potentially Compromised Passwords

After Nest contacted its customers earlier this month urging them to better secure their accounts, it appears the company is now taking the reins.

California Battles With Intense Flash Floods and Mudslides Amid Record-Breaking Rainfall California Battles With Intense Flash Floods and Mudslides Amid Record-Breaking Rainfall

California was hit this week with a massive atmospheric river, with the state bracing for potential mudslides and flooding. By Thursday, multiple counties were reporting record rainfall amid chaotic road closures and unprecedented flash floods.

Twitter CEO Says Users Could Get a Feature to 'Clarify' Their Bad Tweets Twitter CEO Says Users Could Get a Feature to 'Clarify' Their Bad Tweets

Even Twitter knows there is something fundamentally broken about its platform. But what if users could just, uh, clarify their bad tweets? This was an idea evidently presented by Twitter CEO and witness to goat slaughter Jack Dorsey while speaking at a Goldman Sachs event in San Francisco on Thursday.

Facebook Tracks the Location Data of Some Users Who It Views as Potential Threats Facebook Tracks the Location Data of Some Users Who It Views as Potential Threats

Facebook wields unparalleled power when it comes to the amount of data it collects on its billions of users—this we know. But thanks to all that information it hoovers up across its various services, the company is also able to use said data to track individuals it deems as posing a threat to the company or its…

What's Going on With This YouTube Chuck E. Cheese Conspiracy Theory? What's Going on With This YouTube Chuck E. Cheese Conspiracy Theory?

The internet is a vast well of (often extraordinarily idiotic) conspiracy theories, some of which are so convincing that they creep out from their remote corners of the web to hook the attention of millions on social media.

We May Finally See Apple's Streaming Service and Netflix Rival Very Soon We May Finally See Apple's Streaming Service and Netflix Rival Very Soon

We may finally get Apple’s long-awaited streaming service in mere months. Bloomberg reported Wednesday that the company plans to (finally) introduce us to its video streaming competitor to Netflix at a March 25 event.

Chimps Use Branch as 'Ladder' in Bold Attempt at Escape From Belfast Zoo Enclosure Chimps Use Branch as 'Ladder' in Bold Attempt at Escape From Belfast Zoo Enclosure

Some incredibly mischievous chimps put on quite a display for visitors at the Belfast Zoo over the weekend by attempting a big break from their enclosure—a daring effort that was captured on video as one managed to get beyond a wall.

Google Maps AR Is Being Tested by Some Users—But the Rest of Us Will Have to Wait Google Maps AR Is Being Tested by Some Users—But the Rest of Us Will Have to Wait

Last year, Google I/O gave us a glimpse of what augmented reality in Maps might look like, teasing a future in which our phones orient us using our cameras. The demonstration showed us improved navigation tools to properly direct users as well as pop-ups indicating surrounding businesses and shops. There was even a…

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