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Beware of the Smart Device: Ways to Stay Private and Safe

NEW YORK — Did someone invite a spy into your home over the holidays? Maybe so, if a friend or family member gave you a voice-controlled speaker or some other smart device. It's easy to forget, but everything from internet-connected speakers with voice assi...
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Beyond Netflix: A Look at What You Get With New Streamers

Attention binge watchers: There's life beyond Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Streaming choices are about to proliferate with the debut of Apple TV Plus on Friday and Disney Plus in two weeks. HBO Max and Peacock arrive next year. With discounts and other incenti...
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‘Making a Murderer’ Subject Seeks Pardon, Commutation

MADISON, Wis. — A man convicted of rape and murder when he was a teenager whose story was documented in the 2015 Netflix series "Making a Murderer" asked Wisconsin’s governor for a pardon or commutation of his life prison sentence on Wednesday. “By his pris...
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Graphic Suicide Scene Edited out of ’13 Reasons Why’ Finale

LOS ANGELES — Netflix has decided to remove a graphic suicide scene from the Season 1 finale of its show "13 Reasons Why" as the series prepares to launch its third season. Show creator Brian Yorkey says in a statement on Twitter the intent in portraying th...