Techmeme
April 1, 2018, 5:50 PM

Top News

Laura Hautala / CNET:
Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1, a privacy focused free consumer DNS service  —  It's no joke how much data your internet service provider can collect about you.  A new service from Cloudflare aims to change that.  —  These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure.
Ryne Hager / Android Police:
Roundup of April Fools' Day gags and pranks from tech companies  —  April Fools' day is almost upon us, but each year at least a few companies are unable to restrain themselves, pushing out their pranks early.  Google's various divisions do a decent job each year.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is building a Custom Audiences certification tool that will require a written pledge from advertisers that they have user consent for ad targeting data  —  Facebook is scrambling to add safeguards against abuse of user data as it reels from backlash over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Aja Romano / Vox:
How Fortnite became a smash hit, reportedly making $100M+ per month, by combining the popular building and battle royale shooter genres in one accessible game  —  It's a shooter game for people who hate shooter games.  —  A recent record-breaking Twitch stream — which saw 628,000 people tuning …
Nicholas Thompson / Wired:
Q&A with French President Emmanuel Macron on new national AI strategy, which will see the government invest €1.5B over five years into AI research and startups  —  ON THURSDAY, EMMANUEL Macron, the president of France, gave a speech laying out a new national strategy for artificial intelligence in his country.
Laura Bliss / CityLab:
Two former backup drivers for Uber's self-driving cars say long, monotonous, solitary work hours and a false sense of security jeopardized safety  —  The first time Ryan Kelley lifted his hands off the wheel of a self-driving Uber, he felt like he'd landed a role in a dress rehearsal for the future.

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
Are your technology investments slowing your business down?  —  As technology spend rises across industries, productivity remains flat.  Are your technology investments helping or hurting your productivity?  Read the report.
TWiT.tv:
New Show: Focus on Photography  —  Catch the latest news and rumors around the world of photography.  On TWiT's newest show, Ant Pruitt chats with some of the hottest photographers and designers in the industry.
Zoho:
Meet Catalyst—Zoho's full stack serverless developer platform  —  We're thrilled to announce the launch of our new serverless platform for developers, Zoho Catalyst.  As developers, we want to focus on building …
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Mattermost:
The ultimate guide to team messaging for developers  —  Modern collaboration platforms make dev teams more efficient, but only if you use them well.  Learn how with our guide to developer messaging.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Thu. 10/17 - Unlocking Tech on Phones Is Broken Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 5:50 PM ET, April 1, 2018.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Fred Lambert / Electrek:

Earlier Picks

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Google Devs / Google Developers Blog: