Techmeme
July 20, 2018, 10:45 AM

Top News

Kurt Wagner / Recode:
WhatsApp to test limiting the forwarding of messages to 20 chats globally and 5 chats in India in a bid to stop the spread of fake news  —  The social messaging service has been blamed for its role in spreading dangerous and inaccurate information.  —  Facebook-owned WhatsApp is making changes …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Facebook executives struggle to describe a coherent strategy to deal with misinformation on the site; it's a hodgepodge of “exceptions to the exceptions”  —  Facebook was once the most nimble company of its generation.  The speed at which it adapted to every challenge was legendary.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter launch the Data Transfer Project, a data portability platform for users to move data between online service providers  —  An open-source collaboration for “the future of portability”  —  Today, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter joined to announce …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Cyberattack on Singapore's largest healthcare institution SingHealth steals details of 1.5M patients, including the Prime Minister  —  Local media say the hack is believed to be state-sponsored  —  Singapore has been hit by what local media is calling the country's worst ever cyber attack.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Q4: $30.1B in revenue, up 17% YoY; operating income up 35% YoY to $10.4B; Intelligent Cloud revenue up 23% YoY to $9.6B and Azure revenue up 89% YoY  —  Microsoft Cloud Drives Record Fourth Quarter Results  —  REDMOND, Wash. — July 19, 2018 — Microsoft Corp. today announced …
BuzzFeed News:
Sources: Mark Zuckerberg called Trump to congratulate him after his election victory; Facebook has privately praised Trump campaign's use of its platform  —  In the days following Donald Trump's election victory over Hillary Clinton, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg placed a secret …
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook's plans for a nationwide rollout of WhatsApp payments service in India is being held up by government concerns over storage of user data  —  - Officials are said to have concerns about where data's stored  — The social media giant had geared up for a nationwide launch
More: Entrackr
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
San Francisco says it expects to issue permits for its 24-month electric scooter pilot program sometime in August, selecting from 12 applicants  —  You would think that Amazon, Reddit, Wikipedia and other highly popular websites would by now tell you that “password1” or “hunter2” is a terrible password — just terrible.

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
The nature of work has changed.  —  Gartner: “Collaborative work management plays a prominent role in the new work nucleus.”  Read the free report.
Mattermost:
#1 Slack alternative for DevOps and IT teams.  Open source and self-managed.  —  Learn why Mattermost is the #1 open source Slack alternative.
Zoho:
ProTips: How to Better Manage Credit Risk  —  This is a guest post.  —  According to Red Flag Alert, every year in the UK when businesses fail, £4 billion worth of invoices are left unpaid.
CircleCI:
What is a CI/CD Engineer?  —  DevOps adoption is changing the way that teams and organizations are building and releasing software.  What does this new role mean for your team?
Techmeme Leaderboards:
PR pros: identify the top reporters on 43 different tech beats  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, IoT, or e-commerce?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Mon. 02/24 - ARM-based Macs By Early 2021? Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 10:45 AM ET, July 20, 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

Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:

Earlier Picks

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Drew Harwell / Washington Post: