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Trouble swiping right? Facebook's data changes seem to be impacting Tinder

Trouble swiping right? Facebook's data changes seem to be impacting Tinder

Technology
Some online daters had a little more trouble swiping right earlier this week than normal. On Wednesday, hours after Facebook announced plans to restrict some data access by third-party apps, some Tinder users noticed problems with the app. Tinder did not specify the reason for the outage in a statement to ABC News, citing only "a technical issue" and saying that the company "found a resolution and quickly resumed service." But it appears Facebook new policies may be to blame. Scott Steinberg, a trends expert for consulting firm TechSavvy, told ABC News that the problem was likely connected to the tightening of restrictions previously announced by Facebook. He likened the previous flow of data from Facebook to certain third-party apps to "a pipeline of information that's been flowing" ...
Joseph replaces Te'o as England make two changes for Wales

Joseph replaces Te'o as England make two changes for Wales

Sports
Six Nations 2018: England v WalesVenue: Twickenham Date: Saturday, 10 February Kick-off: 16:45 GMTCoverage: Live radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Wales & BBC Radio Cymru. Live text commentary and report on the BBC website and app.Centre Jonathan Joseph returns to the England starting XV for Saturday's Six Nations match with Wales in one of two changes from the side that beat Italy.Bath's Joseph replaces Ben Te'o, who drops to the bench, and will partner Owen Farrell in England's midfield.Scrum-half Danny Care starts in place of the injured Ben Youngs, with Richard Wigglesworth among the replacements."We'll be well prepared and ready to go out there and beat Wales on Saturday," said head coach Eddie Jones.Care becomes England's most capped scrum-half, winning his 78th cap...
Changes in jet stream since 1960 responsible for uptick in extreme weather

Changes in jet stream since 1960 responsible for uptick in extreme weather

Science
Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Scientists have identified a link between jet stream variability during the last half-century and increases in extreme weather in Europe, including storms, flooding, drought, heatwaves and wildfires.Using tree rings from the British Isles and Mediterranean, scientists at the University of Arizona sussed out late-summer weather patterns across Western Europe going back nearly three centuries, to 1725."We find that the position of the North Atlantic Jet in summer has been a strong driver of climate extremes in Europe for the last 300 years," Valerie Trouet, a scientist at Arizona's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, said in a news release.The work of Trouet and her colleagues helped provide context for modern observations of the jet stream's seasonal patterns. Their data -- p...
Rapid climatic changes are afoot in the Arctic

Rapid climatic changes are afoot in the Arctic

Science
Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Rapid climate change is happening in the Arctic, new research confirms, and scientists suggest the changes are quickly altering the geology of the land and ecosystems along the coast.During recent Arctic surveys, a team of researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution measured surprisingly high levels of radium-228. The isotope has doubled in concentration over the last decade, which suggests significant changes on land.Scientists believe melting sea ice is creating a larger expanse of open oceans, enabling larger waves, which are stirring up sediments and carrying radium out to sea. The same shifting dynamics could be supplying larger amounts of nutrients to Arctic waters, fueling plankton blooms and altering local food chains in novel ways.Researchers shared the...
These changes under the GOP tax plan affect homeowners

These changes under the GOP tax plan affect homeowners

Finance
After the many twists and turns that the Republican tax-overhaul legislation has taken thus far, it might be unclear to homeowners what's in store for them.In a nutshell, not much that will help them save more on taxes. The bill, expected to receive final approval by lawmakers on Wednesday, includes a variety of changes that could make homeownership a more costly proposition for some taxpayers.On top of making modifications to the mortgage interest deduction, the bill limits the deductibility of property taxes and state and local income taxes to a combined $ 10,000. In states such as New York and California where home prices and property taxes are high, this change means some homeowners could face bigger tax bills beginning next year.And if you were thinking about prepaying some of your 20...