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Facebook ‘Accidentally’ Ingests the Contact Lists of 1.5 Million Users

Business Insider:

Facebook harvested the email contacts of 1.5 million users without their knowledge or consent when they opened their accounts.

Since May 2016, the social-networking company has collected the contact lists of 1.5 million users new to the social network, Business Insider can reveal. The Silicon Valley company said the contact data was “unintentionally uploaded to Facebook,” and it is now deleting them.

Jesus. Fucking. Christ. This company.

The Smaller, Cheaper Nintendo Switch Set For Fall, ‘Enhanced’ Model Pushed Back

The Verge (Translating Nikkei):

Nintendo’s rumored cheaper version of the Switch is set to be released this fall, according to a report in Japan’s Nikkei newspaper. As previously reported, the device is said to be smaller and geared around portable play, but Nikkei says it will retain the ability to be hooked up to a TV.

A more powerful “next-generation” version with a major redesign is further off, according to today’s report, although it’s not clear from the language whether Nikkei is referring to the enhanced Switch model that The Wall Street Journal has reported is likely to be coming this year.

There was a (now removed) leak yesterday of what appeared to be the body of this smaller, portable only Switch (think the 2DS to Nintendo’s 3DS) – I could see it selling well.

Me, I’m just waiting to see what the “enhanced” model brings.

Kristen Wiig to Reteam with BRIDESMAIDS Screenwriter for New Comedy

Variety:

Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, who penned the Oscar-nominated script for “Bridesmaids,” are reuniting on the new Lionsgate comedy “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.”

Wiig and Mumolo co-wrote and will co-star in the film, which will be directed by Josh Greenbaum.

The pic tells the story of best friends Barb and Star (Wiig and Mumolo), who leave their small midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, Fla., where they soon find themselves tangled up in adventure, love and a villain’s evil plot to kill everyone in town.

Sounds fun! I find it interesting how – Ghostbusters and Wonder Woman 1984 aside – Wiig has mostly stuck to unique, interesting indie projects as opposed to going for the big star move.

I was a big fan of Bridesmaids, so I’m hoping this is just as solid.

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Arrives A Few Days Early

/Film:

Sony Pictures has bumped up the Spider-Man Far From Home release date up a little bit to maximize their holiday box office potential through July 4th.

The new Spider-Man Far From Home release date has been set for Tuesday, July 2, a few days before the previous weekend release that would have started on Friday, July 5.

Dope. Ya mo be there.