Tech giants pledge funds to end racial injustice, CES 2021 to be in-person

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This is CNET and hear the stories that mattered this week. Apple, Facebook, Verizon and other tech giants are pledging to make donations to groups battling racial injustice after last week's killing of George Floyd, sparked unrest across the US in a memo to Apple employees as reported by Bloomberg. CEO Tim Cook promised that Apple would make donations to several groups, including the Equal Justice Initiative and match all employee donations to one. Encrypted messaging app signal announced a new privacy tool that blurs faces in photos before sharing the feature detects faces with the tap of a button and then blurs them out. Users can also do this manually to obscure parts of an image. The company says the tool aims to protect the identity of protesters demonstrating against police brutality. And finally, CES 2021 is officially in the works. The consumer Technology Association announced Wednesday it plans to go ahead with an in person event next year in Vegas. While addressing the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, even though event after event has been cancelled this year, the CTA has outlined some of the potential steps it intends to take to keep attendees as healthy as possible. such details include a lot more sanitation spaces throughout the show, and wider aisles in the exhibit areas. You can stay up to date with the latest by visiting CNET. [MUSIC]

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