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Google drops Home Mini function, Disney boosts new streaming serviceToday's biggest tech stories include Google's removal of the new Home Mini's top touch function and Disney's addition of five major Hollywood studios to its new streaming platform. Plus Facebook's COO talks to Axios about the social network's responsibility...
This is cnet and here are the stories that matter right now. Google has permanently removed the top touch function on its home mini smart speaker after discovering a flaw that allowed it to activate in its own. Some units were even recording at seemingly random times and transmitting audio back to Google. The home mini will be available in stores on October 19th for $49 dollars. Of course without the top touch functionality. Disney's movies anywhere platform just added five major Hollywood studios and will let you watch titles from Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, and VUDU. The service looks to be an all in one destination for streaming and the recent addition of support from Sony Pictures. [MUSIC] Twentieth Century Fox, Universal, and Warner Brothers has strengthened its profile out of the gate. [MUSIC] And finally, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has acknowledged the company needs to take responsibility to prevent future meddling in US elections during an interview with the new site Axios. Sandberg reaffirmed Facebook's commitment to cooperating with Congress. Following through with releasing ads and how they were targeted to specific audiences on Facebook. [MUSIC] You can stay up-to-date with the latest by downloading the CNET Tech Today app in the Apple or Google Play Store.