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Spotify will soon ban accounts that use ad blockers

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You could soon see your Spotify account banned or shutdown completely if you use an ad blocker.

The music streaming service’s updated terms of service, which go into effect on March 1, now specifically state that using tools or modified apps to block ads is prohibited.

Tumblr vanishes from the App Store

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The Tumblr iOS app currently can’t be installed.
The Tumblr iOS app currently can’t be installed.
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Tumblr is gone from the iOS App Store, but exactly why remains a mystery. Still, there’s speculation that Apple cracked down on the blogging app for being used to disseminate content that violates Apple’s guidelines for third-party software.

Oath, the developer of Tumblr, promises that it’s working on the “issue.”

Google Updating Its Privacy Policy And TOS In March – One Policy To Rule Them All

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Beginning March 1st, Google will roll most of its privacy policies into one new main privacy policy to cover the majority of its products. Google has been slowly working towards the goal of creating a unified and more personal experience across their products and the new privacy policy is just another step in that direction.

Student Transforms Painfully Long iTunes License Agreement Into Something Apple Would Be Proud Of

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Have you ever attempted to read the whole iTunes Software License Agreement after installation? No, me neither. And there’s one good reason for that: it’s so dull it makes me want to gauge out my eyeballs and smash up my Mac. But one grab student has transformed the endlessly boring body of text into a pain-free masterpiece that even Apple itself would be proud of.