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Quick Reads … April 2, 2019

The best and worst April Fools’ jokes from around the web

The tech world sure does love a good prank. While some sat out on April Fools’, a number of…


Facebook makes vague noises about ‘restrictions’ on live video after tragedy

Facebook could impose new limits on who can live stream to Facebook Live following the Christchurch terror attack, which was broadcast live on the social network.

In an open letter published in the New Zealand Herald, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg laid out steps the company is taking to change its policies following criticism after the Christchurch terrorist attack. Among them: new rules on who is allowed to use Facebook Live.

“We are exploring restrictions on who can go Live depending on factors such as prior Community Standard violations,” Sandberg wrote.


Gmail Turns 15, Gets Smart Compose Improvements and Email Scheduling (

Today, to celebrate its fifteenth birthday, the Gmail team announced a couple of a new and useful Gmail features, including improvements to Smart Compose and the ability to schedule emails to be sent in the future. From a report:


Google is no longer selling the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL in Canada

Google made the change within the past couple of weeks. Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine indicates that as of March 14th the Pixel 2 series was still available in the store; on March 18th, Google removed the Pixel 2 specific webpages. Google’s phone category page no longer shows the Pixel 2 handsets.

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