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EFF Partners With DuckDuckGo, Adopts Its HTTPS Dataset

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is partnering with DuckDuckGo to include the latter’s HTTPS dataset in its HTTPS Everywhere browser extension.

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Instagram Testing the Ability to Hide Likes

Instagram is testing a feature that will allow users to hide Likes, both in other users’ posts and in their own.

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Parallels Desktop 16.5 Runs Arm Windows 10 on M1 Mac 30% Faster

Parallels has released the latest version of Parallels Desktop, boasting up to 30% faster performance running Arm Windows 10 on M1 Macs.

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Mobile App Usage Up 30%, Hits 4.2 Hours Per Day

A new report shows how much mobile app usage has grown during the pandemic, reaching 4.2 hours per day, a 30% increase over 2019.

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Microsoft Releases 64-Bit Version of OneDrive

Microsoft has (finally) released a 64-bit version of the OneDrive sync client for Windows.

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Microsoft Announces Preview Version of OpenJDK Java Distribution

Microsoft has announced a preview build of its OpenJDK Java distribution.

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Signal Adding Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrency Payments

Signal messaging app is adding payments, using the MobileCoin cryptocurrency and wallet.

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Microsoft Build Developer Conference Scheduled May 25 – 27

Microsoft’s Build conference, aimed at developers, has been confirmed for May 25 – 27, 2021.

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US Supreme Court Sides With Google Over Oracle

The US Supreme Court has handed Google a decisive victory in its decade-long battle with Oracle over the Android operating system (OS).

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Apple Rejecting Apps that Use Fingerprinting SDKs

Apple has begun rejecting apps that use software development kits (SDKs) that engage in fingerprinting.