Brain Hacking

Silicon Valley is engineering your phone, apps and social media to get you hooked, says a former Google product manager. Anderson Cooper reports. (YouTube Link)

Brain Hacking

Silicon Valley is engineering your phone, apps and social media to get you hooked, says a former Google product manager. Anderson Cooper reports. (video)

Facebook Is Telling Your Friends Where You Are at All Times. Here’s How to Stop It (Money)

Snapchat made headlines earlier this week with the introduction of “Snap Map,” a new feature that allows users to see their friends’ location on a map. Some were quick to point out that the function can jeopardize Snapchat users’ privacy; Facebook implemented a similar measure years ago in 2014.  Facebook’s feature is called “Nearby Friends” and works similarly with the exception of a map. The social network’s mobile app will show you the precise neighborhood your Facebook friends are located in when nearby as well as display the location of friends who are currently traveling. If you’d like to turn off this feature to maintain privacy, here’s how to do it: (read more)