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Google launches new tools for finding local addiction resources

Google launches new tools for finding local addiction resources

Google has launched two new tools to help opioid addicts get help from nearby resources. The tools involve Google Maps, making it easier to find life-saving naloxone medication and to locate recovery centers that can help individuals get over their addiction. Both tools are free to access through Google's newly launched Recover Together website, which doesn't link searches for centers to one's Google account.

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YouTube is discontinuing its TV interface for web browsers

YouTube is discontinuing its TV interface for web browsers

YouTube offers a readily available television interface for people who access the service using an ordinary web browser. This interface is most commonly used by people who have a small computer, such as a PC stick or Linux box, hooked up to their TV as a substitute for a streaming device, but that'll be changing in the near future.

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Facebook Dating: Things you should know before using it

Facebook Dating: Things you should know before using it

Facebook was always about friends. But now it’s also about love. The social media giants have launched Facebook Dating in the U.S., their answer to Tinder, Coffee Meets Bagel, Bumble and other dating apps. The new feature brings together Facebook’s networking infrastructure and data to help find matches that suit you.

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Google bans ad sales for unproven medical treatments

Google bans ad sales for unproven medical treatments

Google announced a new Google Ads Policy that targets unproven or experimental medical techniques. Google Ads revealed a new Healthcare and medicines policy that prohibits the advertising of "unproven or experimental medical techniques such as most stem cell therapy, cellular (non-stem) therapy, and gene therapy."

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Apple Music web player is the beta we’ve been waiting for

Apple Music web player is the beta we’ve been waiting for

The Apple Music service is finally accessible through an online web player, enabling subscribers to stream content directly through their web browser while on desktop. The web player joins the existing mobile apps available on iOS and Android, as well as the desktop app, expanding the ways users can access the content and making the service more competitive with alternatives like Spotify and Pandora.

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Facebook Dating wants to find you love without swiping

Facebook Dating wants to find you love without swiping

Facebook already knows plenty about you, and now it wants to help you find love, with Facebook Dating launching today. Available in the US among 20 countries initially, the new dating profile service takes on existing rivals like Match, Bumble, and Tinder, with the promise of easier profile creation so that you don't get stuck trying to think of hobbies outside of "reading" and "running gleefully along beaches."

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XKCD forum breach impacts more than half a million users

XKCD forum breach impacts more than half a million users

If you're a user of the XKCD forums, then you might want to do a bit of a security audit of your various online identities. The administrators of the forums have revealed that they've been breached, with whoever was responsible making off with usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords belonging to more than 500,000 users. The forums have been taken down in the wake of discovery as the forum's administrators ensure that they've been secured.

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Facebook adds face recognition opt-out: Here’s how to disable it

Facebook adds face recognition opt-out: Here’s how to disable it

Today Facebook released an off switch for facial recognition in their social media system. Today, a Facebook representative by the name of Srinivas Narayanan, Applied Research Lead, Facebook AI said that Facebook has "only used face recognition technology to automatically suggest tags for your friends in photos."

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Facebook follows Instagram’s lead in testing hidden like counts

Facebook follows Instagram’s lead in testing hidden like counts

Back in May, Instagram began testing something of a controversial feature: it started hiding like counts on a public basis, meaning that content creators could still see their total number of likes on individual posts but those who were simply viewing them couldn't. Now, it seems that Instagram parent company Facebook is gearing up to test the same exact thing.

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Reddit partial outage hits mobile, desktop, comments, and mods

Reddit partial outage hits mobile, desktop, comments, and mods

Reddit users have had trouble accessing the service on mobile and desktop for most of Saturday morning, prompting an official response from the company: it is experiencing a partial outage across multiple aspects of its service. The outage, according to Reddit, is due to 'an incident' with Amazon Web Services that is impacting the social platform. It's unclear when the service will be fully restored.

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YouTube Kids’ parental control lock is a simple math question

YouTube Kids’ parental control lock is a simple math question

The dedicated YouTube Kids website has launched and it comes with a parental lock so simple that one may think they're being trolled. Upon launching the website, kids are introduced to a big, bright screen that advises them to get a parent in order to answer a question and unlock the portal. That question? A simple math problem that most kids could easily solve without a calculator.

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Gmail and Hangouts will start showing out of office notifications for users

Gmail and Hangouts will start showing out of office notifications for users

One of the advantages of good old email is that neither sender nor recipient needs to be online at the same time to communicate. On the one hand, it makes it easier to properly think about responses and formulate them. On the other hand, however, you may not know when or if the recipient will be able to read the email, much less send a reply. That's why Google is now fortunately now rolling out a feature that will give you a clue of a colleague or recipient is out of reach and decide whether to still send them an email or wait for a more opportune time.

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