Report: Google to Move UK Accounts Under US Jurisdiction

From PC Mag: Google will move accounts held by British users out of the jurisdiction of the European Union and under the control of United States authorities in response to the UK's decision to exit the EU.

According to Reuters, which quotes three sources “familiar with its plans,” the search giant is making the move because it's unclear whether Britain will continue operating under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) once it has left the EU.

Verizon says report it's dumping Google Pixel phones 'isn't true'

From CNET: Verizon on Thursday is playing defense against a report that it was no longer interested in carrying Google's Pixel line of phones, including the upcoming rumored Pixel 4A and Pixel 5 that are expected to be released this year.

"It's not true," Verizon spokeswoman Adria Tomaszewski told CNET. "We continue to work with Google and look forward to the new portfolio of devices."

Activision Blizzard exec leaks that Overwatch might become a TV series

From The Verge: Since 2014, Blizzard has released so many breathtaking cinematic videos for Overwatch that most of us have wondered when Blizzard would finally look into adapting the game to the big screen or as a TV show. (The comparisons to Pixar have been around since the very beginning.) Well, an Activision Blizzard executive’s resume now hints that Blizzard did explore the possibility of an actual Overwatch TV show, one that might even still be on the way — and there may be a Diablo one, too.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip iFixit teardown reveals dust's impact on hinge

From CNET: People have been putting Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip through its paces since it came out last week, with much of the attention focusing on the foldable phone's ultra thin glass display and its ability to survive a drop. The repair experts at iFixit took a slightly different approach, and tested the impact of dust exposure.

Goodbye Freezer 7 Pro, Hello Freezer 7 X

From ARCTIC Press Release: It feels like the end of an era: the Freezer 7 Pro has long been one of our most loyal companions, and even though it wasn’t a high-performance beast, it was known and loved by countless customers around the world. But after more than 10 years together, it's time to say farewell.

Out with the old, in with the new. With the new Freezer 7 X, we’re able to present a successor that not only builds upon the success of its renowned predecessor – it outshines it.

Ring enables mandatory two-factor authentication and new privacy controls in response to scandals

From The Verge: Amazon’s home security company Ring is changing the way users log into their accounts to increase security and control privacy, the company announced today. Starting this week, Ring will mandate a second layer of security by requiring users to enter a one-time six-digit code sent via email or SMS whenever they try and log in to see the state of their indoor and outdoor cameras. The company which makes the popular Ring Video Doorbell is also introducing new options for users to control when their data is shared with other companies.

Instagram CEO: No iPad App Anytime Soon

From PC Mag: You can download the Instagram app on an iPad, but it runs as an enlarged version intended for Apple's smartphones. Instagram turns 10 years old later this year and still doesn't offer an app made specifically for the iPad despite users asking for one repeatedly. It turns out that Instagram, a subsidiary of Facebook, just doesn't feel it has enough people to design a proper version of the app for the world's most popular line of tablets.

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