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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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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DuckDuckGo Comes to the Mac in Beta

DuckDuckGo announced this morning that its privacy-protecting web browser is now available on the Mac in beta. A version for Windows is coming soon. “Privacy isn’t something you only need in certain situations or in partial amounts, and it’s a myth that you can’t have the same Internet you like…

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Twitter Changes How Deleted Tweets Look on the Web

Twitter has quietly changed the way tweets that have been embedded on a web page look once they have been deleted by the author. Previously, deleted tweets still appeared on external websites as text in a blockquote, but Twitter changed that to make these deleted tweets appear as a blank…

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Report: YouTube is Working on Podcasts Pages and New Creator Tools

YouTube could have big plans for podcasts creators this year, including the launch of a dedicated podcast homepage on the platform. The company could give podcast creators a more established presence on YouTube with dedicated pages for their shows and new podcasts cards in search results. The information comes from…

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China Asks Microsoft to Suspend Bing Auto-suggestions

Microsoft has been asked by Chinese authorities to temporarily suspend Bing’s auto-suggest features in the country, according to Reuters. The suspension will be effective for seven days, and it will be the second time since December that Bing has to comply with such an order from China. Bing users in…

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Xbox Cloud Gaming Adds Steam Deck Support via Microsoft Edge

Xbox Cloud Gaming is now accessible on Valve’s Steam Deck via Microsoft’s Edge browser. The Redmond giant has released a new beta version of Microsoft Edge for the Linux-based SteamOS that now recognizes the Steam Deck as a gamepad.  “We worked closely with our friends at Valve to support xCloud…

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Microsoft Edge 100 Lands in the Beta Channel

Microsoft Edge 100 is now available for testers in the Beta channel. This new update will mark an important symbolic milestone for the web browser, though it’s actually pretty light on new features.  The main change in Microsoft Edge 100 is a new option for syncing installed websites or progressive…

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