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Giving you more control over your Homepage and Up Next videos

Connecting our users with the content they love is important to us. We want to help viewers find new interests and passions — such as a new favorite artist, a new creator they can follow or simply the best food recipes. But there’s one true expert in what you want to watch: you. One thing we’ve consistently heard from you is that you want more control over what videos appear on your homepage and in Up Next suggestions. So we’re doing more to put you in the driver’s seat. Three specific changes we will be rolling out in the coming days:

  • Explore topics and related videos on your Homepage and in Up Next videos: You can now more easily explore topics and related videos — such as baking videos, the latest late-night talk shows or your favorite music genre, and see more of what you love on YouTube. The options that you see are based on your existing personalized suggestions and are meant to help you find what you’re looking for faster. They could be videos related to the one you’re watching, videos published by the channel you’re watching, or other topics which may be of interest to you. This new feature can be found on the homepage when you scroll up, and on Up Next when browsing. It will be available for signed-in users in English on the YouTube app for Android and will be available on iOS, desktop and other languages soon.

  • Remove suggestions from channels you don’t want to watch: Although we try our best to suggest videos you’ll enjoy, we don’t always get it right, so we are giving you more controls for when we don’t. We’ve now made it simple for you to tell us to stop suggesting videos from a particular channel. Just tap the three-dot menu next to a video on the homepage or Up Next, then “Don’t recommend channel.” After that, you should no longer see videos from that channel suggested to you on YouTube. You may still be able to find them if you subscribe, search for them, or visit the channel page or Trending tab. This new feature is available globally on the YouTube app for Android and iOS today, and will be available on desktop soon.

  • Learn more about why a video may be suggested to you: Finally, sometimes, we recommend videos from channels you haven’t seen before based on what other viewers with similar interests have liked and watched in the past. When we’re suggesting videos based on this, you’ll now see more information underneath the video in a small box. Our goal is to explain why these videos surface on your homepage in order to help you find videos from new channels you might like. This new feature is available globally on the YouTube app for iOS today, and will be available on Android and desktop soon.

We hope you’ll find that these new features help you navigate the incredible breadth of content available on YouTube and more easily find great videos to watch. We’re looking forward to hearing your feedback.

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Elon Musk will go to court over ‘pedo guy’ comments

Elon Musk hasn't had success avoiding a trial over his accusations that cave rescue diver Vernon Unsworth was a "pedo guy." Judge Stephen Wilson has determined that the defamation lawsuit is strong enough to go to trial, with the court battle due to…
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FCC plans broadband expansion to over 100,000 rural homes and businesses

The Federal Communications Commission announced today that it will expand broadband internet services to more than 106,000 rural homes and businesses across 43 states. Nine states — Arkansas, Arizona, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Sou…
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A VPN is an incredibly important tool to have in your digital toolbox, but they can get kind of pricey depending on what you need. Fortunately for you, we’re running a deal on a lifetime subscription to VPN Secure that will allow you to protect your digital footprint without having to shell out money every […]

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UK investigates Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony over game service practices

Do you feel that game console giants hold you over a barrel by making you subscribe to a service to play online? You might have an ally in your corner. The UK's Competition and Markets Authority is investigating Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony to see…
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Remembering passwords is tough, especially in a day and age where websites are constantly getting breached and email addresses are leaking every other month. The good news is that you can use a good password manager that completely takes the frustration out of that process, and we’re offering a killer deal on one of the […]

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Fiat Chrysler settles with US over diesel emissions cheating

Fiat Chrysler is about to pay a stiff penalty for its alleged diesel vehicle emissions cheating. The automaker has reached a settlement with the Justice Department, EPA and California that will see it make amends for claimed violations of the country…
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Uber offers settlement to some drivers over worker status

Uber drivers may in the US are out of luck pursuing class action lawsuits that would force the company to treat them as employees. They might, however, get something for their trouble — with some caveats. TechCrunch has learned that Uber has offer…
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UK police arrest two over Gatwick airport drones

Drones flying around London's busy Gatwick airport have disrupted air travel since Wednesday evening, but now the Sussex Police Department has announced two arrests connected to the incidents. The airport reopened for service Friday morning, but the…
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Audi delays E-Tron SUV by a month over software bugs

Audi's E-Tron SUV has seemingly been in development for ages, but you're going to have to wait longer still to see it on the road. The automaker has delayed the electric SUV's arrival by four weeks due a "software development issue," a spokesman tol…
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Judge OKs Dish lawsuit over Univision’s soccer livestreams

Dish and Univision haven't been on the friendliest of terms for quite a while now, and we doubt this development will help bridge the widening gap between the two companies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Univision has failed to convince a judg…
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Tinder co-founders sue parent company for $2 billion over deception

Three of Tinder's co-founders and several other current and former senior executives are suing the dating company's parent organizations, Match Group and IAC. According to a complaint published online, the lawsuit seeks billions of dollars in damages…
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Senators grill Google over rumored China search engine

Google refused to confirm if it's truly been developing a censored search engine for China after reports about the project's existence came out, but it might soon have no choice but to come clean. A group of six Democratic and Republican Senators led…
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NYC bill could force Airbnb to turn over its hosts’ info

The New York City Council voted in support of regulation that would force Airbnb, HomeAway and other short-term rental services to hand over about hosts using their sites. State law already prohibits rentals of most apartments for less than 30 days u…
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US issues warning to Canada over relationship with Huawei

The US government hasn’t tried to hide their concern over some of Huawei’s activities, particularly as it relates to China’s government. Now lawmakers in the US government are issuing a warning directly to Canada over Huawei’s presence in Canada. Huawei uses Canada as a research center for next-gen networking technology, and there’s some concern about […]

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UK privacy watchdog slaps Yahoo with another fine over 2014 hack

Yahoo still isn't done facing the consequences for its handling of a massive 2014 data breach. The UK's Information Commissioner's Office has slapped Yahoo UK Services Ltd with a £250,000 (about $ 334,300) fine under the country's Data Protecti…
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Several Google employees walk out over military work for the US Department of Defense

Google is, for the most part, a generally well-liked company, and they don’t tend to dabble in anything significantly controversial. They make free services, like Gmail and YouTube, then serve up ads to stay afloat, and aside from the minor privacy quirks here and there, they do pretty well in the court of public opinion. […]

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Apple needs more than apps to win over educators

Earlier today, Apple announced a brand new iPad. It's has a 9.7-inch screen, an 8-megapixel rear camera, 10 hours of battery life, a front-facing FaceTime HD cam, an upgraded A10 Fusion chip plus support for Apple's Pencil. But the main talking point…
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AmazonBasics power banks recalled over fire hazard concerns

AmazonBasics is great choice for everything from HDMI cables to coathangers and a whole lot more. Apparently "whole lot more" also extends to unintentional fire sources. The shopping juggernaut has recalled a half-dozen power banks sold between Decem…
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UK to let Brits tear up broadband contracts over slow speeds

There are so many factors that can affect home broadband speeds, the "up to" figures providers like to throw around are tantamount to guesswork. UK telecoms regulator Ofcom isn't a great fan of inaccurate claims, so it's forcing ISPs to change how th…
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Google facing a lawsuit over original Pixel microphone issues

The original Google Pixel was a pretty fantastic phone, and one Google should be proud of. However, it wasn’t without its flaws, including a few isolated problems for some users. One of those problems, however, happened enough that now Google is facing a class-action lawsuit over the defect. Yikes. That class action complaint was filed […]

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US continues to blacklist China’s eBay over counterfeit goods

Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba's counterfeit goods problem refuses to go away. Despite noting improvements on takedown efforts, the Office of the US Trade Representative has again blacklisted Alibaba's eBay-like Taobao shopping site.
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Over 1.3 million anti-net neutrality FCC comments are likely fakes

It's no secret that bots flooded the FCC with comments supporting its plans to kill net neutrality. But just how many comments were fraudulent? All too many, according to data scientist Jeff Kao. He recently conducted a study that used natural langua…
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Get finer control over iRobot Roomba thanks to IFTTT support

If you own a Roomba, odds are pretty good that you enjoy a connected lifestyle and like to take advantage of technology and tools that make it easier for you to focus on the things you want to do instead of the things you need to do. For a long time, one of the chores […]

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Jeffrey Tambor leaves Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ over harassment claims

The slew of sexual harassment and assault allegations surfacing in Hollywood has affected another major streaming service. Transparent actor Jeffrey Tambor has announced he's leaving the Amazon show after two transgender actresses on the show (Van B…
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Samsung’s latest ad trolls Google and LG over Pixel 2 XL display issues

Ahh, Samsung. The Korean handset maker is never one to pull its punches with it comes to trolling competitors. Usually, Samsung goes after Apple, but this time around it has taken to poking its local rival, LG, as well as Google over the OLED display issues seen on the Pixel 2 XL. Samsung’s gentle jab […]

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Samung Galaxy S7 gets nod over Apple iPhone 8 according to Consumer Reports

In their latest round of reviews and recommendations for smartphones, Consumer Reports is recommending buyers choose the Samsung Galaxy S7 over the new Apple iPhone 8. Having one of the leading sources for buying recommendations choose a phone that is over a year old over the latest release from Apple has to sting and points […]

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Project Loon’s LTE balloons are floating over Puerto Rico

About a month after Hurricane Maria's devastating landfall on Puerto Rico and a couple of weeks after the FCC gave clearance, Project Loon is bringing wireless internet to people on remote parts of the island. Part of (Google parent company) Alphabet…
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Facebook will turn over Russia-linked ads to Congress

Earlier this month, Facebook admitted that it sold $ 100,000 worth of ads between 2015 and 2017 that led to fake news pages and were bought by advertisers operating out of Russia. A report released yesterday noted that the Senate Intelligence Committe…
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FDA recalls close to half-a-million pacemakers over hacking fears

Turns out former Vice President (and erratic shooter) Dick Cheney was right all along: Your heart can be hacked. At least if you have a pacemaker, that is. On Tuesday, the FDA recalled 465,000 of the medical devices — the ones that help control your…
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Discord chats may be crucial to lawsuits over neo-Nazi violence

Discord was quick to shut down neo-Nazi servers and accounts in the wake of racist violence in Charlottesville, but that doesn't mean those conversations are gone forever. In fact, they may be instrumental to making criminal cases and lawsuits stick…
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Former Epix exec pleads guilty over $7 million fraud

In 2009, Viacom, Lionsgate and MGM joined forces to launch a premium movie channel called Epix, with Emil Rensing as its Chief Digital Officer. Turns out hiring Rensing was a bad move: according to the Justice Department, he has just pleaded guilty t…
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Germany bans creepy doll over privacy concerns

My Friend Cayla is a smiling, blonde doll that can answer questions and play games by pairing with a smart device. She might also be spying on you.
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Get over yourselves! The world can’t handle more tech-hating hippie hermits

One brave, and probably quite mad, man has rejected technology for the simple life, living without any modern conveniences in the wild. It may be tempting to follow in his footsteps, but we’re here to tell you it may not be a good idea.

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California resident sues Apple over absence of lock-out function while driving

Texting while driving is a problem that a California resident believes Apple can minimize, but will not do, with a lock-out mechanism for the iPhone. This belief is at the center of a lawsuit against the company.

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Oh, get over it! Talking to AI is no weirder than talking to your dog

Embarrassed to chat with Siri? Keeping quiet with Alexa? Don’t you talk to your dog, though? Artificially intelligent assistants are getting more common, and it’s time we treated talking to them the same way we look at people talking to their pets.

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Run-DMC sues Amazon, Walmart over online counterfeits

It's not just tech giants like Apple that are taking online stores to task for allowing counterfeit goods on their virtual shelves. Run-DMC is suing Amazon, Walmart (including Jet.com) and partners for selling bogus shirts, hats and other goods that…
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Nokia sues Apple over a slew of patent infringements

Nokia announced today that it has sued Apple for patent infringement in Germany and the US. According to the suit, Apple did agree to a license to a few Nokia patents in 2011, but has declined offers since then. "Through our sustained investment in r…
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After Math: Game over

This was a week of tremendous loss. America said goodbye to John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, Twitter accidentally murdered @-replies for a day, Fitbit cannibalized its new acquisition of Pebble and new studies suggest that robots ar…
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Zynga back in court over alleged insider trading

Social game developer Zynga is being dragged back into a lawsuit that claims select board members acted unfairly on inside information by selling shares before a stock price tumble in 2012. As Reuters reports, the Delaware Supreme Court is reviving a…
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Uber gets slapped with lawsuit over missing food delivery tips

A courier in New York who used to deliver food for Uber has filed a lawsuit against the company over unpaid tips, according to Buzzfeed News. In the lawsuit, he said that tips from customers never made it to him and other delivery personnel for UberR…
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EU advocacy group expresses concern over WhatsApp’s data-sharing policy

WhatsApp’s data-collection policy, which permits the messaging service to share user info with parent company Facebook, drew sharp rebuke from European Union regulators concerned over its lack of transparency.

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Cute wearable robots will crawl all over your body to do your bidding

The future of wearables could be miniature on-body robots that crawl all over your body to create instant makeshift displays. Or so a delegation of MIT and Stanford researchers think, at least.

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It looks like it’s over for the Microsoft Band fitness tracker

Microsoft said on Monday that it’s sold of its Band 2 fitness tracker and has no plans to release an updated version this year. The Band launched to mediocre reviews in 2014 though the second version saw big improvements. A Band 3, however, seems unlikely.

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With nearly 2 million concurrent viewers and over 3 million live watch hours, first presidential debate breaks political record

Last night’s debate marked the largest political live stream of all time and was one of the biggest live streams in YouTube history. This record-breaking political stream garnered nearly 2 million live concurrent viewers and 3 million live watch hours across the six news organizations that streamed the debate on YouTube.

To put these numbers into context, we took a look at 2012 debate viewership on YouTube. Compared to 2012, last night’s debate had 14x larger live viewership, 5x higher watch time, and 4x more peak concurrent viewers. And views on all debate-related videos exceeded 88 million.

Of course YouTube is a global community and people in the U.S. weren’t the only ones watching. Here are the top five countries, in descending order, outside of the U.S. that tuned in live:

  1. Canada
  2. Mexico
  3. Argentina
  4. Australia
  5. New Zealand

And remember, today is Voter Registration Day and YouTube creators along with The Rock, Conan, Bill Maher, and The Chainsmokers want you to head to the polls and #voteIRL.

Up next we’ll see you live from the vice presidential debate on Tuesday, October 4.

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