• For the first time, parents can limit YouTube Kids to human-reviewed videos and recommendations

    5 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    To address parents' concerns over inappropriate content on YouTube being seen by children, Google today is announcing an expanded series of parental controls for its YouTube Kids application. The new features will allow parents to lock down the YouTube Kids app so it only displays those videos that have been reviewed by humans, not just algorithms. And this includes both the content displayed within the app itself, as well as the recommended videos.
    The controls will be opt-in - meaning parents will have to explicitly turn on the various settings within each child's profile in YouTube...
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  • Google Cloud expands its bet on managed database services

    Google Cloud expands its bet on managed database services

    5 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Google announced a number of updates to its cloud-based database services today. For the most part, we're not talking about any groundbreaking new products here but all of these updates address specific pain points that enterprises suffer when they move to the cloud.
    As Google Director of Product Management Dominic Preuss told me ahead of today's announcements, Google long saw itself as a thought leader in the database space. For the longest time, though, that thought leadership was all about things like the Bigtable paper and didn't really manifest itself in the form of products. Projects...
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