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Facebook wants to limit the reach of bogus medical ‘cures’ by treating them like spam

(Johannes Berg/Bloomberg) In private Facebook groups devoted to natural treatments for cancer and other ailments, hundreds of thousands of members tell each other that baking soda, apple cider vinegar and frankincense are cures that doctors don’t want you to know about. Parents of children with autism have their own groups devoted to unscientific treatments — […]

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Google is building parental controls into Android that will let you limit how much time your kids spend on each app

Google Google is adding parental control features to Android, the company announced at its I/O developer conference Tuesday. The company previously offered such features as a standalone app called Family Link. Android Q, the next version of the operating system, will ship with the Family Link features built into its settings app. Google will also […]

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Flickr axes Creative Commons limit to give free users more wiggle room

Greg Clarke / Flickr Creative Commons images and other freely licensed photographs will no longer count toward Flickr’s 1,000-photo limit on free accounts. On Friday, March 8, Flickr opened up free account limitations to exclude Creative Commons images, while also moving to preserve users images after death with “in memoriam” accounts. Flickr is the world’s […]