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    With Disney’s new streaming service, Netfflix users will no longer be able to watch movies like Moana and Black Panther.
    Netflix to face competition from new streaming services by Disney, WarnerMedia
    Just as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime tempted people to “cut the cord” by cancelling traditional cable TV packages, the newer services are looking to dismember those more-inclusive options.
    People walk by a Facebook “pop-up” trailer in New York’s Bryan Park on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. The company hosted a one-day event open to the public, with Facebook employees on hand to answer questions about privacy settings and other issues. The pop-up event caps a difficult year for the company.
    Facebook hosts pop-up shop for data privacy in New York City
    Facebook’s chief privacy officer, Erin Egan, acknowledged that only a few of Facebook’s more than 2 billion users are likely to stop by. But she says the hope is that those who do will “teach others” about what they learn.
    Apple Watch’s ECG feature is now available for users in the US.
    Apple rolls out ECG, health features for Watch Series 4
    The new Apple Watch Series 4 can intermittently check the user’s heart rhythm in the background and send a notification if it detects irregular heart rhythm
    Cybersecurity experts say the law, the first of its kind globally, will instead be a boon to the criminal underworld.
    Australia anti-encryption law rushed to passage
    Australia’s new anti-encryption law will be a big blow to apps such as Signal, WhatsApp, Messenger and iMessage.
    Google's self-driving car spinoff is finally ready to try to profit from its nearly decade-old technology.
    Waymo One: Google’s Waymo launches commercial self-driving taxi service
    The service, dubbed Waymo One, at first will only be available to a couple hundred riders, all of whom had already been participating in a free pilot programme that began in April 2017.
    The day may not be far off when drones will carry medicine to people in rural or remote areas
    Where are the drones? Amazon’s customers are still waiting
    Amazon says it is still pushing ahead with plans to use drones for quick deliveries, though the company is staying away from fixed timelines.
    Instagram’s ‘Close Friends’ feature is rolling out globally to users on iOS and Android.
    Instagram Stories can now be shared with lesser people: Here’s how it works
    Instagram’s new feature lets users create lists of friends they want to share exclusive Stories with.
    Lawmakers from seven countries are preparing to grill a Facebook executive, Richard Allan, at the committee’s hearing in London
    UK parliament seizes confidential Facebook documents from developers of now-defunct bikini app
    Six4Three is suing Facebook over a change to the privacy policies in 2015 that led the developers to shut down its app, Pikinis, which let users find photos of their friends in bikinis and bathing suits by searching their friends list.
    Google said it had no reason to believe the traffic hijacking was malicious.
    Google services affected for almost 2 hours by internet hijack
    This type of traffic misdirection known as border gateway protocol hijacking is said to knock essential services offline and facilitate espionage and financial theft.
    Demonstration of Watrix’s gait recognition software at the company’s office.
    Chinese ‘gait recognition’ tech identifies people by how they walk
    Gait recognition is already used by police on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai.

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