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YouTube Hides the Dislike Count

YouTube has announced that it’ll be hiding public dislike counts on videos across its site. The company says the change is to keep smaller creators from being targeted by dislike attacks or harassment, and to promote “respectful interactions between viewers…

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McAfee Acquired For $14 Billion By Investor Consortium

The cybersecurity software company McAfee has been acquired by an investor consortium consisting of six investment firms for $14 billion. That purchase amount is based on a stock price of $26 per share, which the company said represented a 22.6%…

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Facebook Offers Creators Custom Subscription Links

Meta, previously Facebook, has announced that the social network would give eligible creators on its platform new custom links that allow them to accept payments directly. This move announced by Mark Zuckerberg circumvent and sneak around Apple’s controversial and infamous…

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UK Warns Facebook to Focus on Safety

The U.K.’s recently appointed secretary of state for digital, Nadine Dorries, has signalled she wants to take a tougher line on social media platforms telling a parliamentary committee she’s looking at speeding up the application of criminal sanctions for breaches…

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Alphabet is Launching Isomorphic Labs For Drug Discovery

Alphabet is launching a new company called Isomorphic Labs that will use AI methods for drug discovery, Google’s parent company announced Thursday. It’ll build off of the work done by DeepMind, another Alphabet subsidiary that has done ground-breaking work using…

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DoorDash Adds In-App Safety Features

DoorDash is adding a set of tools for its delivery workers called “SafeDash,” which includes a way to contact an agent from the ADT security company or to call 911 through ADT. The company is launching the tool in major…