Techmeme
September 13, 2018, 6:15 PM

Top News

New York Times:
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is better prepared to fight election interference, catalogs the steps the company has taken to prevent a repeat of 2016  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg began the year by promising to make Facebook safer from election interference around the world.
Antonia Woodford / Facebook:
Facebook expands fact-checking efforts to photos and videos, targeting those that are manipulated, out of context, or presented with false audio or text  —  We know that people want to see accurate information on Facebook, so for the last two years, we've made fighting misinformation a priority.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
The iPhone XR is neatly segmented by being close enough to the best to be a force in the market for years to come  —  Apple released a new flagship iPhone yesterday, the iPhone XS.  This isn't exactly ground-breaking news: it is exactly what the company has done for eleven years now …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Bloomberg:
Sources describe Larry Page as more withdrawn than ever, with his immersion in tech solutions of tomorrow distracting him from the problems Google faces today  —  Larry Page was a no-show.  The co-founder and de facto leader of Google is famous for his wild bets on airborne taxis and space elevators …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces $2B Bezos Day One Fund, which will create a network of nonprofit preschools and fund charities that help homeless families  —  A year after asking for suggestions on philanthropy, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is unveiling his first projects.
Ainsley Harris / Fast Company:
Profile of Arlan Hamilton, founder of Backstage Capital, which is focused on underrepresented founders and is launching a $36M fund for black women founders  —  Backstage in the greenroom of the podcast festival where she's scheduled to appear, Arlan Hamilton is quietly singing the lyrics to Janet Jackson's “Control.”
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
European Court of Human Rights rules that some aspects of a former UK mass surveillance regime, including bulk data collection, violated human rights law  —  In another blow to the UK government's record on bulk data handling for intelligence purposes the European Court of Human Rights …
Jillian D'Onfro / CNBC:
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Snapchat enlists 20 news partners including CNN and NBC to create Curated Our Stories, or curated stories with user-generated content in the Discover section  —  Snapchat is letting more than 20 news partners create curated “stories” with user-generated content from its platform as part …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: two years before it was hacked, Equifax told the FBI of suspicions that company data including code and HR files may have been stolen by Chinese spies  —  The credit-reporting company went to the FBI with its suspicions—then the investigation stalled
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Four major US carriers detail “Project Verify” for letting web sites authenticate users via data unique to a customer's phone and mobile subscriber account  —  The four major U.S. wireless carriers today detailed a new initiative that may soon let Web sites eschew passwords …
Rob Copeland / Wall Street Journal:
Profile of Olaf Carlson-Wee, who turned $14K into $150M by betting on cryptocurrency, and his fund Polychain Capital, which earned investors 2,303% last year  —  Now running the world's largest crypto hedge fund, the 29-year-old says he is undeterred by recent losses
New York Times:
A look at how game apps track kids' data as a lawsuit accuses Google and Twitter ad businesses, and a popular app maker, of violating children's privacy law  —  A lawsuit by New Mexico's attorney general accuses a popular app maker, as well as online ad businesses run by Google and Twitter, of violating children's privacy law.
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Adobe beats with Q3 revenues of $2.29B vs. $2.25B est., up 24% YoY, subscription revenues up 25% YoY, and net income of $666.3M, up 59% YoY  —  The Photoshop maker reported third quarter revenue of $2.29 billion, up 24 percent from the same period last year.
More: Bloomberg
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Josh Garza, CEO of Bitcoin mining firm GAW Miners, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to a wire fraud charge in July 2017  —  Josh Garza, the CEO of the now-defunct cryptocurrency mining company GAW Miners, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to a wire fraud charge.
Thomas Escritt / Reuters:
Survey of 503 executives by German IT sector association Bitkom shows ~66% of manufacturers have been hit by cyberattacks, costing €43B  —  BERLIN (Reuters) - Two thirds of Germany's manufacturers have been hit by cyber-crime attacks, costing industry in Europe's largest economy some 43 billion euros …

Sponsor Posts

Specops Software:
NIST has spoken: death to compromised passwords  —  Block a billion leaked passwords today.  Start a free trial.
eero:
The eero Plus experience keeps getting better with regular updates.  —  With the latest version of the eero app for iOS and Android, it's now easy to track your eero Plus daily, weekly, and monthly activity of Inspections …
Smartsheet:
How to build a high-yielding M&A program  —  Record-breaking M&A activity is expected in the years to come.  What does this mean for your company?
Zoho:
Announcing Zoho PageSense for G Suite  —  Zoho PageSense the complete conversion rate optimization software is now available for G Suite users.  Simply connect your Google account with Zoho PageSense to easily collaborate …
Freshworks:
Your sales force needs a better CRM  —  With Freshsales CRM, your team can now use AI-based lead scoring, built-in phone, email, activity capture and more.  Sign up for free!
Google Chrome:
Chrome's turning 10, here's what's new  —  Every time you open your browser, you have a mission to accomplish.  We built Chrome to help you do that as quickly and safely as possible.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Mon. 09/24 - Office 2019 Is Here Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 6:15 PM ET, September 13, 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

Earlier Picks

Douglas Busvine / Reuters: