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Twitter has been hammered for its lack of control on some abusive posters. That's about to change.

SPILLED DATA: Twitter plays it safe

Twitter has faced a lot of criticism for its inability to effectively stop harassment and abuse on its platform, but this week, the social network announced three changes to beef up safety.

The Wine Show, which airs on Gusto, features hosts Matthew Goode (left) and Matthew Rhys.

24 Hours With Matthew Rhys

Before Welsh actor Matthew Rhys started hosting The Wine Show, which airs Sundays on Gusto, he had “a great love and very little knowledge” of the wonderful beverage.

Yanic Truesdale recently resumed his role as Michel Gerard in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

24 Hours with Yanic Truesdale

What shows did you binge on your holiday vacation? A number of people we know used the break to catch up on some of Netflix’s big titles from the past year – including the Gilmore Girls revival, A Year in the Life.

Rick Campanelli previews the Golden Globes

By the time you read this, ET Canada’s Rick Campanelli will already be in Los Angeles, preparing for Sunday night’s Golden Globes. Believe it or not, this is the veteran broadcaster’s first time covering the Globes red carpet – and he says he’s probably going to be in awe of all the A-listers (“my jaw’s going to be dropping the whole time”).

Animated film Big Hero 6 is one of this month's streaming highlights. DISNEY

What's hot in streaming this month

If you're anything like the staff of 24 Hours, you probably spent the holidays gorging on treats while shunning most opportunities for social interaction and catching up on the titles in your streaming queue. Yes, we like our streaming time. Don't judge.

24 Hours' panel of tech mavens is predicting that virtual reality will be huge in 2017.

What's ahead in technology in 2017?

The future is now! We’ve seen some intriguing technological developments in 2016, and the coming 12 months will likely present us with a number of advancements in categories like gaming, virtual reality, augmented reality, social media, drones, streaming and mobile.

A scene from Arrival, starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. (Supplied photo)

Does Arrival get things right?

One of the most intriguing sci-fi movies in recent memory, Arrival presents us with a hero we don’t often see in alien movies: A linguist.

Devon Terrell stars in Netflix's Barry, about a young President Barack Obama. NETFLIX

STREAMING CHEAT SHEET: December delights!

The weather’s getting chillier, so it’s the perfect time to throw on your comfiest pair of track pants, cook up a huge bucket of microwave popcorn and throw on your favourite streaming service.

Late Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who was honoured in a recent letter by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, preaches revolution to Vietnamese communists in the late 1960s. GETTY

TRUDEAU'S CASTRO FAUX PAS: The thrill is gone

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending a statement he made following the death of former Cuban president Fidel Castro, who passed away Friday at the age of 90.

24 Hours' Sean Fitzgerald did something Mad Men's Don Draper (Jon Hamm) would never do: he gave up booze for two months. AMC

24 HRS. WRITER'S SOBER JOURNEY

My eyes adjust to the bright lights as I walk into the liquor store, the air heightened with excitement as people pick up drinks for their weekend Halloween parties. I grab four tall boys of beer and place them on the counter in front of the cashier, feeling a mixture of guilt and anticipation.

Journalist Mark Sabbatini is all over the hinterland's who's who in his new series Ice Town. SUBMITTED

ICE DREAM: Reality TV show focuses on 'winterlands'

Brrr! Even though Toronto is experiencing warm temperatures at the moment, the Weather Network confirms that things could get extremely chilly by mid-November. As the tired Game of Thrones reference goes, winter is coming.