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YouTube is considering huge changes to its content for kids. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the video platform might move all children's content into a separate, stand-alone app. It’s an effort to protect younger viewers from inappropriate content. However, this is a risky move because children's videos are some of the most popular on the site and are worth millions of dollars in advertising. YouTube is reportedly facing an investigation from the U.S. government for allegedly violating children's privacy.
Now if you break your iPhone, just head to Best Buy. Apple is known for strictly enforcing rules on who can and cannot repair its products, but has just announced that it will include Best Buy in its authorized service network. This includes about 1,000 stores across the country, and 7,600 Geek Squad technicians. The iPhone maker says 80% of customers will now be within 20 minutes of approved repair service.
NASA is ramping up its efforts to find new planets. The agency unveiled a new technology called Starshade that will block out light from nearby stars, making the planets easier to see. It will be as big as a baseball diamond and is inspired by Japanese origami.