Microsoft Teams Adds Beta Support for Apple Silicon Macs

Microsoft has quietly released a beta version of Teams optimized for Apple Silicon Macs. 9to5Mac reported yesterday that the installer for this new version of Teams has been discovered on Microsoft’s website before the company officially announced its availability. If Microsoft’s Office apps for macOS are already optimized for Apple…

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Elon Musk to Buy Twitter for $44 Billion

It’s official: Twitter announced today that it has agreed to a sale to billionaire Elon Musk for about $44 billion. Musk will take the firm private. “The Twitter Board conducted a thoughtful and comprehensive process to assess Elon’s proposal with a deliberate focus on value, certainty, and financing,” Twitter board…

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Google is Rolling Out Clearer Cookie Banners in Europe

Google announced last week that it has started rolling out new cookie banners in Europe that allow users of Google services to reject all cookies with just one click. Previously, Google’s cookie banners required users to click multiple items to reject cookies, a practice that France’s CNIL and other European…

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EU’s Digital Services Act Aims to Make Big Tech Accountable

The European Parliament and EU Member States have reached an agreement on the Digital Services Act. The new set of rules was initially proposed by the European Commission back in December 2020, and it aims to make big tech companies accountable for the content users encounter on the Internet. The…

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Microsoft Teams is Headed to the Microsoft Store

Microsoft Teams will soon be available to download from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10 and Windows 11. The software giant announced the upcoming release on its Microsoft 365 roadmap yesterday (via Neowin), and Teams is expected to land in the Store in May. According to Microsoft, the Store version…

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DuckDuckGo Blocks Google AMP Too

It’s not just Brave: DuckDuckGo announced today that it too is blocking Google AMP in its mobile apps and browser extensions. “AMP technology is bad for privacy because it enables Google to track users even more (which is already a ton),” a DuckDuckGo representative told me. “Google also uses AMP…

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Microsoft 365 Bug Bounty Program Now Offers up to $26K Rewards

Microsoft announced last week that it was increasing rewards for some of its Bug Bounty Programs by up to 30% (via The Register). This is the consequence of the Redmond giant introducing new scenario-based bounty awards for its Microsoft 365 Bounty Program and Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Bounty Program.…

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Brave Protects Users from Google AMP

Brave announced today that it is rolling out a new feature called De-AMP that lets users bypass Google-hosted AMP pages and navigate directly to the content’s publisher. “AMP harms users’ privacy, security and internet experience, and just as bad, AMP helps Google further monopolize and control the direction of the…

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WhatsApp to Improve Group Chats with New Communities Feature

WhatsApp is working on expanding its existing Groups with a new Communities feature. Later this year, WhatsApp Communities will provide users with more tools to organize conversations between different groups, all while benefiting from core WhatsApp features such as privacy and end-to-end encryption. “Communities on WhatsApp will enable people to…

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