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Myanmar Military Blocks Facebook as Global Internet Disruptions Intensify

The new military government in Myanmar has reportedly ordered telecommunications companies to temporarily block access to Facebook citing the platform is a threat to the restoration of stability in the country, as part of a broader effort to restrict internet access following a coup last month.  The nonprofit internet shutdown tracker NetBlocks confirmed that access …

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Facebook has been temporarily blocked in Myanmar

Athit Perawongmetha / reuters Local telecom operators in Myanmar have started to temporarily block Facebook following an order from the country’s military government. Reddit reports spotted by TechCrunch say people can’t access Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp through MPT, Myanmar’s largest telecom operator — which also happens to be partially state-owned. LATEST DEVELOPMENT : New …

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Zoom’s meeting room features help you safely return to the office

Zoom There will come a time when it’s safe to return to the office, and Zoom wants to ease your concerns once you’re inside. It’s rolling out Zoom Rooms updates that help you minimize contact with others in meeting rooms and beyond. It starts at the front desk — a Kiosk Mode (above) lets a …

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Adobe adds new URL shortcuts to make signing PDFs easier

Adobe Despite being nearly synonymous with PDFs, Adobe’s Acrobat software hasn’t kept pace with the advancements we’ve seen the company’s competitors make to their online apps. In recent years, you’ve had to turn to the Acrobat desktop app if you wanted to access some of its more advanced functionality. But with Acrobat web’s latest update, Adobe …

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Goldman and Interactive Brokers Execs Claim Wallstreetbets Trend Could ‘Take Down the System’

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The heavy hitters in traditional finance have been concerned about the recent stock market action fueled by Redditors and a colossal number of retail investors. This week a Goldman Sachs executive warned that if these short squeezes continue it could “snowball through the market.” Moreover, Interactive Brokers founder Thomas Peterffy made similar …

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WhatsApp uses Stories to try and assuage users’ privacy fears

Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images WhatsApp really, really wants to keep you from jumping to a rival chat service over its controversial new privacy policy, and it’s using some of its built-in features to get the message across. The Verge has learned that WhatsApp is now using Status messages (aka Stories) to underscore its …

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Apple just paid a record $25 million to buy a Sundance movie

Sundance Film Festival Apple hasn’t been shy about spending lots of money to make TV+ a success, and that’s true even in an era when it can’t negotiate deals in person. Deadline and Variety report that Apple has bought Siân Heder’s coming-of-age tale CODA (“Children of Deaf Adults”) at the Sundance Film Festival for roughly …

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Facebook’s News tab arrives in the UK

Leon Neal via Getty Images Facebook is bringing its dedicated News tab to the UK on Tuesday, which marks the first time the company has rolled out the feature outside of the US. You can access the News tab from the menu in the Facebook app. It features news tailored to your interests alongside a …

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Netflix delivers ‘studio-quality’ sound upgrade for Android viewers

Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Don’t be surprised if Netflix sounds nicer the next time you marathon a show on your Android phone. Netflix has upgraded its Android app to stream audio in xHE-AAC (Extended HE-AAC with MPEG-D DRC; yes, it’s a mouthful), promising “studio-quality” sound that’s also more consistent — that is, you …

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Google mobile search redesign focuses on results, not frills

Google You might soon have an easier time searching the web from your phone. Google is rolling out a visual redesign of mobile search that should help you focus on the results rather than… well, everything surrounding them. Results pages now run edge-to-edge with larger text, fewer shadows and a more purposeful use of color …

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