Twitter urges password change, T-Mobile and Sprint to mergeThis week's major tech stories include new announcements from Facebook's F8 conference, the planned merge of T-Mobile and Sprint and Twitter's request for its users to change their passwords.
This is cnet and here are the stories that matter right now. Facebook held it's annual F6 and announced a slew of new ideas, programs and initiatives across the companies sprawling array of products and services. Most notably, Facebook will be building a clear history feature, that aims to offer more transparency for users and allow them to wipe away their stored tracking data Also discuss the F8 or new AR effects on Instagram, and new applications for the company's Occulus VR Platform. T-Mobile and Sprint have finally signed a merger deal with both companies set to join forces under the T-Mobile name, under current CEO John Legere. $26 billion deal will bring together the third and fourth largest carriers in the US to compete against Verizon and AT&T. After years of talks and rumors, the deal is now expected to close by the first half of next year. And finally, Twitter is asking its users to change their password. The company says, it found a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log. Twitter says, it fixed the bug and believes the data was not breached. The company also posted an apology saying, we are very sorry this happened. We recognize and appreciate the trust you place in us. You can stay up-to-date with the latest by downloading the CNET Tech Today app in Apple or Google play store.