👨‍💻 Robinhood hack exposes millions of customers' data

Able to access its customer support systems

Hey Waivly Crew! 🌊 Recently someone hacked and attempted to extort Robinhood, accessing personal information from over 7 million users. Soon you will be able to use Venmo as a payment option when checking out on Amazon.

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Robinhood hit with major data breach

Robinhood has revealed that it experienced a security breach on November 3rd, that exposed the personal information of millions of its users.

In a “data security incident” on the evening of Nov. 3, Robinhood reported that an unauthorized third party had obtained a list of email addresses for approximately 5 million of its customers, a long with the the full names for around 2 million other users.

This is not all the information that got exposed. In about 310 cases, more sensitive data, including date of birth and zip code, was obtained. About 10 customers also had even more extensive account details revealed. Robinhood says it is in the process of “making appropriate disclosures” to those users.

“As a Safety First company, we owe it to our customers to be transparent and act with integrity,” explained Robinhood Chief Security Officer Caleb Sima. “Following a diligent review, putting the entire Robinhood community on notice of this incident now is the right thing to do.” 


Clubhouse adds 'Replay' feature to let users record live rooms

Clubhouse has officially launched its new Replays feature after the company first announced that the feature was coming to the platform back in September.

The feature will allow public rooms to be recorded by hosts and moderators while they are happening to be then saved to club or user profiles. Replays will also be downloadable so that they can be shared beyond Clubhouse “as a podcast, a clip on YouTube, an Instagram story, a TikTok video, or anywhere else.”

"Replays are an optional feature that creators can choose to toggle on or off for any public room. When Replays are enabled, anyone on Clubhouse can replay the entire experience whenever they like," the company said in a blogpost.

Replay will also support pinned links, a new feature that allows chat moderators to pink links to sites in a room. The pinned links will remain interactive to anyone who is listening to the recording later on as well.


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Tech Special

Netflix launches its games on iPhone and iPad

Last week Netflix debuted its lineup of games to Android users globally, and now, the games are coming to iOS.

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Due to Apple's rules, which prevents any app from offering games in an individual app, the lineup will not be available to download and play within Netflix like on Android and instead will get installed to users’ iPhones or iPads from the App Store.

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Netflix members on iOS will see a dedicated games row in the app where they can choose the game they want to download, while iPad members will be able to find and access the games from the categories drop-down menu.

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Stranger Things 1984, Stranger Things 3, Shooting Hoops, Card Blast, and Teeter (Up!) are Netflix’s current games. If you expected a larger library of games, the company has promised to release new games based on its intellectual property, franchises, as well as standalone games.

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Amazon to allow customers to pay with Venmo

PayPal has officially teamed up with Amazon to allow Amazon customers to pay with Venmo at checkout.

Starting next year, people shopping on Amazon will be able to connect their accounts to Venmo, a mobile payment service owned by PayPal, to make purchases, according to a press release from PayPal.

“We understand our customers want options and flexibility in how they make purchases on Amazon,” Amazon’s Director of Global Payment Acceptance Ben Volk said in a statement. “We’re excited to team up with Venmo and give our customers the ability to pay by using their Venmo accounts, providing new ways to pay on Amazon.”

PayPal notes that it has 80 million users in the US alone, so it makes perfect sense it will be accepted on Amazon. The company also mentions in an in-house “behavior study” they found that “65% of Venmo users said they increased their online purchasing behaviours amidst the pandemic and 47% are interested in paying with Venmo when checking out with merchants.”


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