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Walmart gives video filtering a boost

Entertainment | The retail giant’s new service illustrates the high demand for family-friendly content
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/27/19, 03:49 pm

Parents who want to protect their children from TV violence, sex, and crude language gained another ally this month. Walmart unveiled content filtering on its streaming platform, Vudu, which offers free and paid access to popular movies and TV.

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Hong Kong leader tries to cool protests

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/27/19, 12:10 pm

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s first public meeting with protesters on Thursday failed to quell the ongoing unrest. At a two-hour town hall gathering at Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Lam listened to 150 people voice their frustrations over her refusal to heed their demands. She didn’t leave the stadium until four hours after the event to avoid the protesters who had gathered outside.

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An app in exile

Persecution | WeDevote is China’s most popular Bible app, but Communist officials keep trying to shut it out of the country
by June Cheng
Posted 9/26/19, 05:10 pm

In July, a 6-year-old Chinese Bible app called WeDevote marked a major milestone: 10 million installations. With its slick design, respect for copyrights, and curated Bible reading plans and devotionals, WeDevote stands apart from other Bible applications for smartphones and tablets available in China.

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