Microsoft Teams Will Soon Remove Meeting Histories for Some Users

Users who aren’t originally invited to a meeting will soon be locked out of the logs.

If you hold Microsoft Teams meetings regularly and you want your attendees to have a full log of everything shared at the meeting, you’ll want to take note of this upcoming update. Soon, Microsoft Teams will remove history privileges from users who weren’t in the original invite.

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What’s Happening With the Update?

You can see the update for yourself over on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, a handy way to see what Microsoft has planned for its services. For instance, we spotted the Microsoft Teams 1,000 participant update on the roadmap.

For Feature ID 68853, you can find the following:

People added to a meeting via a meeting link and were not added to the original meeting invite will no longer have access to chats, files, notes, and other meeting content after the meeting ends. They will continue to have access to meeting assets during the meeting but lose access once the meeting ends.

This update comes out in December 2020. As such, if you host Microsoft Teams meetings, you’ll want to start giving the original meeting invite to those who need the 

How to Set Up Two-Step Verification on PSN

Two-step verification is an industry-standard in terms of account protection. Here’s how to get it working on PSN.

Two-step verification is an important security feature that’s become standard on most online accounts. You should always enable it when you have the option, and if you’re a PlayStation user, Sony thankfully supports the feature for PlayStation accounts.

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We’ll show you how to start using two-step verification on your PlayStation account right away.

How to Enable Two-Step Verification for PlayStation Accounts

While you can add two-step verification to your PlayStation account on your PS4 or PS5, it’s easier to do using a computer, which is the method we’ll cover here.

To set up two-step verification on your PlayStation account, you’ll first need to log into your profile. Head to the PlayStation sign-in page and log in with your credentials to access your account.

Note that since Sony owns the PlayStation brand, you’ll see Sony branding on some login pages instead of PlayStation. This is normal.

Once you’re signed in, you’ll see your account management page. On the left side, select Security to open a new page. You might have to confirm your password again to proceed.

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On the new page, you’ll see

Spotify Buys Podcast Publishing Platform Megaphone

In its bid to become the podcast leader, Spotify has acquired Megaphone as part of its ever-growing portfolio.

Spotify has long dominated the music streaming world, but it’s making big moves when it comes to podcasts. That continues with the recent announcement that Spotify is acquiring Megaphone, a podcast advertising platform that aims to make it simple for publishers to monetize their podcasts.

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Spotify Acquires Megaphone

Megaphone describes itself as “podcast technology for publishers and advertisers”. The service is designed for podcast creators to publish, monetize, and measure their content.

Some brands using Megaphone include Disney, Wall Street Journal, CBS Interactive, and ESPN. One of the companies listed is now the one buying them: Spotify.

According to a report from The Verge, sourced from those close to the company, Spotify is paying $235 million to acquire Megaphone.

This is hardly the first big acquisition that Spotify has made in the podcast world. It’s already snapped up the likes of Gimlet Media, Paracast, and The Ringer, along with paying millions for exclusive distribution rights to podcasts like The Joe Rogan Experience.

Why Does Spotify Want Megaphone?

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This deal revolves around Spotify’s technology called Streaming Ad Insertion (SAI).

Using Spotify’s reach

Minecraft Fleeceware Scams Millions of Google Play Users

According to digital security experts, Minecraft players who use the Google Play Store to download unofficial third-party apps have come under threat.

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If you download apps related to the extremely popular title, most of which modify the game in some way, you may have opened yourself up to some real-life Creepers and it could be costing you real-life money.

Minecraft Users Get Targeted by Rogue Apps

In a recent press release, Avast has identified several apps that are harmful to Minecraft players and also to a handful of Roblox players.

These apps are also known as fleeceware. Not because they’re cute and blocky like Minecraft sheep, but because they fleece their subscribers out of their hard-earned money.

Related: How to Create Your Own Minecraft Mod

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How to Create Your Own Minecraft Mod

Getting bored with Minecraft? It’s time to learn how to create and export your own custom Minecraft mods using the Minecraft mod maker, MCreator.

The apps work by luring Minecraft or Roblox fans in with attractive deals, such as new skins for characters or in-game modifications that can change the way you play entirely.

These sign-up deals are usually only available for a couple of days, during a

Samsung Passes Apple as Number One Smartphone Brand in the US

This is the first time in three years that Samsung has been the leader.

There’s a never-ending war raging before our very eyes. The battle for smartphone supremacy in the United States between Samsung and Apple never relents. The two companies always find themselves in the number one and two spots for the most popular smartphone maker in the country. However, which brand comes out ahead tends to shift.

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Or it did. For a while, the two firms were back and forth. For the last three years, Apple has reigned supreme. That has changed today, as Samsung finally found itself as the number one smartphone brand in the US for the first time in three years.

Samsung Is Officially Number One

According to market researcher Strategy Analytics (h/t the Korea Herald), Samsung has slid its way into the number one spot for most smartphones sold in the US for the third quarter of 2020.

During the July-September period, Samsung accounted for 33.7 percent in the US smartphone market. That’s an impressive 6.7 percent increase over the same period in 2019.

While Apple may not be number one anymore, the company still moved plenty of smartphones, accounting for 30.2 percent

President Trump to Lose “World Leader” Privileges on Twitter

When Trump leaves office in 2021, his Twitter account will be subject to the same rules that apply to normal accounts.

Starting on January 20th, 2021, US President Donald Trump will lose his “world leader” status on Twitter. Trump’s account and Tweets will soon be subject to removal if he breaks Twitter’s policies.

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Trump’s Loses His “Free Pass” on Twitter

Joe Biden has won the US presidential election, and President Trump will be out of the White House in January 2021.

Since assuming office, President Trump’s Twitter account has been protected by Twitter’s public interest policies that apply to world leaders and government officials.

Twitter takes a more lenient approach to these types of accounts, and doesn’t always remove Tweets for breaking the platform’s rules. The platform will only consider taking down an official’s Tweet if it contains anything about terrorism, violence, illegal goods, self-harm, private information, or election integrity.

On Twitter’s public interest Help Center page, Twitter outlines the alternative actions it takes when an official violates its policies, stating:

In rare instances, we may choose to leave up a Tweet from an elected or government official that would otherwise be taken down. Instead we will place it behind