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Tinder scammers fool 30 men into sending money over

Swiping right on the wrong person could be costly.

A scam cooked up by two men on Tinder has netted at least 30 victims, who transferred "millions of baht" to the two between 2014 and 2016, authorities told the Bangkok Post.

One of the victims transferred 15,000 baht ($435.92) to a woman he matched with on Tinder, that struck up a regular conversation with him.

She claimed to be a Thai Airways stewardess, explaining why she was never available to meet up in person.

But when she said she lost her credit card, and reached out for a loan, he transferred the money to her. Then she ghosted. Read more...

More about Thailand, Dating Apps, Tinder, Scams, and Social Media

TechCrunch decides: The best and worst emoji of Unicode 10.0

 The always reliable Emojipedia (they have one job and they do it well (actually it’s a complex beat)) has posted the final list of emoji that will be included in the Unicode 10.0 release this June. There’s a bunch of great stuff in here if you like fantasy creatures and inclusion. But there are a couple clunkers, too. Let’s look at the best and worst of today’s emoji crop. Read More

TechCrunch decides: The best and worst emoji of Unicode 10.0

 The always reliable Emojipedia (they have one job and they do it well (actually it’s a complex beat)) has posted the final list of emoji that will be included in the Unicode 10.0 release this June. There’s a bunch of great stuff in here if you like fantasy creatures and inclusion. But there are a couple clunkers, too. Let’s look at the best and worst of today’s emoji crop. Read More

‘Town Hall’ is here, but don’t expect to start DMing with Trump

Thanks to a pretty cool new feature on Facebook, you can now send direct messages to your elected representatives. Just go to your "Settings" tab and enter your address to see a list of your reps and policymakers at the highest levels—including the vice president and president. And start chatting away.

But even though we're sure you've got plenty of things to message Donald Trump about, you're going to have to wait on that.

Many politicians have jumped on board with the new feature, but shooting off a DM to Trump himself is not an option. That was discovered and pointed out by ProPublica on Monday, the same day the new feature launched. Read more...

More about Tech, Trump, Facebook, Politics, and Social Media

Sean Spicer went an entire press briefing with something in his teeth

It was bound to happen with the White House press briefing always scheduled right after lunch: Press Secretary Sean Spicer held Monday's press event with food stuck in his teeth the entire time.

It was a persistent piece of food that didn't budge from start to finish and unlike the time when his American flag pin was upside down, no one notified him with a courtesy note or polite notification.

Too bad for Spicer, the mystery green blob (any guesses on what is was — spinach, parsley, kale?) deeply lodged between his lower teeth did not go unnoticed.  Read more...

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