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YouTube will show a minimalist home page if your watch history is turned off

YouTube announced today that it’s changing how its home page works if you have your watch history disabled. Starting today, the video service’s home feed will stop appearing for those with their viewing history turned off and “no significant prior watch history.” The change will provide a more streamlined browsing experience, showing only the search …

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X hopes ‘sensitivity settings’ will bring back advertisers

X is giving advertisers new ways to have some control over what type of content can appear near their ads. The company formerly known as Twitter introduced new “sensitivity settings” that allow advertisers to choose between different types of content filtering for their ads. The new controls arrive as X is increasingly desperate to win …

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Zoom reverses policy that allowed it to train AI on customer data

Zoom has made changes to its terms of service after online blowback over recent updates to the company’s fine print allowing AI training on customer data. A report from StackDiary over the weekend highlighted how the changes, which rolled out in March without fanfare, appeared to grant the company sweeping control over customer data for …

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China reportedly had ‘deep, persistent access’ to Japanese networks for months

Late last year, Nikkei Asia reported that Japan was planning to add thousands of personnel to its military cyber defense unit. Now, we might know why — according to a report from the Washington Post, hackers in China had “deep, persistent access” to Japanese defense networks. When the National Security Agency is said to have …

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Hitting the Books: In England’s industrial mills, even the clocks worked against you

America didn’t get around to really addressing child labor until the late ’30s when Roosevelts New Deal took hold and the Public Contracts Act raised the minimum age to 16. Before then, kids could often look forward to spending the majorities of their days doing some of the most dangerous and delicate work required on …

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A $2,490 wireless podcasting kit is absurd, but at least Nomono’s sounds great

“A $3,000 podcasting kit, in this economy?” That was my first thought when I learned about Nomono’s portable recording setup last year. Since then, the price has dropped slightly to $2,490. But my main concern remains: Who needs this thing when you can get a small audio recorder and lavalier mics for far less? Still, …

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YouTube’s enhanced 1080p playback option is rolling out to Premium users on the web

Viewers might see a new option in YouTube’s dropdown resolution menu on the web if they’re paying for the video hosting platform’s Premium subscription service. According to The Verge, YouTube’s 1080p playback option with “enhanced bitrate” is now available on desktop around the world. It’s located above the ordinary 1080p option in the menu, and …

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Devolver Digital will proudly delay a bunch of games in its next showcase

Devolver Digital has cultivated a name for itself over the years as a publisher with an offbeat approach to marketing games. To that end, it has announced a Devolver Delayed event, which it calls the “first-ever showcase celebrating games that are courageously moving into 2024.” It seems Devolver will try to have things both ways …

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Federal judge narrows scope of antitrust case against Google ahead of trial

Google just won a partial reprieve in one of the antitrust cases leveled against the company. Federal Judge Amit Mehta has ruled that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and key states can’t claim that Google is protecting a monopoly by promoting its own products in search results over alternatives. The plaintiffs haven’t proved there’s an …

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Brave’s privacy-focused search engine can now find images and videos

Brave’s search engine no longer requires that you jump to Bing or Google just to find photos or videos. The company has introduced image and video queries to Brave Search, helping you find media while maintaining the same levels of privacy and freedom of access. You won’t have to worry about being profiled through your …

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