Apple defends upcoming privacy changes as ‘standing up for our users’

Apple defends upcoming privacy changes as ‘standing up for our users’

Apple has responded to Facebook’s critiques of its upcoming privacy changes by saying that is “standing up for our users,” in a statement shared with The Verge.

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Zoom will continue its unlimited free calls for upcoming holidays

Zoom will continue its unlimited free calls for upcoming holidays

While we continue to celebrate holidays at a distance to avoid spreading COVID-19, Zoom lifted the 40-minute limit on free calls for Thanksgiving day.

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Massachusetts governor won’t sign facial recognition ban

Massachusetts governor won’t sign facial recognition ban

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has refused to sign a law banning most government use of facial recognition. The Boston Globe reported last week that Baker sent an omnibus police reform bill back to state lawmakers, asking for changes that included striking the facial recognition rules.

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HBO Max has landed on PS5

HBO Max has landed on PS5

If you’ve been lucky enough to get your hands on a PlayStation 5, you can now use it to watch HBO Max. The service has landed on the console ahead of the December 25th streaming premiere of Wonder Woman 1984. Xbox Series X and Series S owners have had access to HBO Max since their arrival.

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Google’s new Chromecast is getting an Apple TV app soon

Google’s new Chromecast is getting an Apple TV app soon

Google’s latest Chromecast with Google TV is filling in one of its biggest missing apps, with the company announcing that it’ll soon be offering an Apple TV app in early 2021.

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2020 was the year everyone streamed

2020 was the year everyone streamed

By the end of March, questions with friends and family went from “Any plans this weekend?” to “What are you watching now?” The pandemic forced most of us inside, sometimes for weeks on end.

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