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Slack’s new DM feature can be used to send abuse and harassment with just an invite

n response to this article and others, Slack has issued a statement signaling it plans to remove the optional message feature attached to its Slack Connect DM invites. Here is Slack’s full statement from Jonathan Prince, its vice president of communications and policy: After rolling out Slack Connect DMs this morning, we received valuable feedback […]

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LG’s brightest OLED TV ever starts at $2,200

LG today announced the pricing for its 2021 lineup of 4K OLED TVs. The most buzz-worthy part for home theater enthusiasts is the new G1 series, which includes LG’s new “OLED evo” panel with a brighter picture than any of the company’s past OLEDs. But the G1 doesn’t come cheap: it’s $2,199 for a 55-inch […]

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Microsoft makes Xbox Party Chat free as part of its Xbox Live free-to-play changes

Microsoft is announcing today that Xbox Party Chat will be free for Xbox owners soon. The software maker has started testing a new Xbox dashboard update with testers today that unlocks Xbox Party Chat, multiplayer in free-to-play games, and the Looking For Groups (LFG) feature. Xbox Party Chat is a surprise addition to Microsoft’s announced […]

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Slack quickly removes message invites in its new DM feature over harassment concerns

Slack became a public messaging platform this morning with the wider rollout of a new cross-organizational direct messaging feature, and now it’s already taking steps to mitigate the dangers of operating such a platform without well-thought-out moderation protections. The company says in response to concerns the feature could be used to send abusive messages or […]

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Amazon adds annoying streaming service buttons to its Fire TV remote

Amazon is coming out with a third generation of its Alexa Voice Remote, and it includes some unwelcome new buttons that will take you to the Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney Plus, and Hulu apps. If you’re one of the people who subscribes to and regularly uses all of those exact streaming services, this remote could […]

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The lower-cost OnePlus 9R is official, and it sounds surprisingly strong

Yesterday’s OnePlus event covered the high-end 9 and 9 Pro, but outside of that spotlight, the company has quietly revealed a smartly specced, less-expensive model: the OnePlus 9R. CEO Pete Lau confirmed last week that the 9R was on the way and would launch in India. It’s now listed on the company’s Indian website starting […]

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Disney Plus is officially rebooting National Treasure as a streaming TV show

Disney is officially bringing back its long-dormant National Treasure franchise with a new TV series for Disney Plus. Deadline reports that the series has been given a ten-episode greenlight and will reimagine the treasure-hunting franchise with a younger, more diverse cast. The new series will reportedly feature a new main character, Jess Morales, a twenty-year-old […]