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Daily Archives: August 14, 2021

This Week in Apps: Google, TikTok add protections for minors, app store bill proposes big changes, what’s new with Samsung

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using …

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Edtech’s next mission: Go everywhere

Thanks for reading Startups Weekly. Want the weekly digest in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here.  This past week, edtech entrepreneurs, investors and analysts congregated at ASU+GSV, a yearly global edtech conference, to reflect on the sector’s newfound spotlight after the massive jolt of COVID-19. Beyond masked excitement to …

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Airbnb updating policy to end forced arbitration for sexual harassment cases for guests, hosts

The company said it has not enforced the policy since 2019

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Facebook Messenger is adding end-to-end encryption for voice and video calls

It’s also testing end-to-end encryption in Instagram DMs

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Twitter pauses its verification program rollout after giving fake accounts blue checks

It wants to improve the application and review process

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Apple says its iCloud scanning will rely on multiple child safety groups to address privacy fears

It’s supposed to stop governments from abusing the system

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