Techmeme
April 3, 2019, 9:35 AM

Top News

Ina Fried / Axios:
Facebook says it will stop asking for email passwords to verify new accounts; previously, it used them to verify accounts whose email addresses didn't use OAuth  —  Responding to criticism, Facebook says it will stop asking users for their email passwords as a means of verifying some new accounts.
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
Sources: more than 200,000 people subscribed to Apple News+ in its first 48 hours, more than Texture had at its peak  —  Executives have been burned by their previous dealings with big tech companies.  But Apple's promise of a billion devices worldwide was too good to pass up.  Even for Rupert Murdoch.
Ted Johnson / Variety:
DOJ warns the group behind the Oscars that potential rule changes limiting the eligibility of Netflix and other streaming services could raise antitrust issues  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has warned the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that its potential rule changes limiting …
Emily Birnbaum / The Hill:
Google will require contracting firms to give US workers health care benefits, parental leave, $15/hr min. wage, more, by 2022, following activism from Googlers  —  Google said on Tuesday it will require its contracted and temporary workforce to receive full benefits, including comprehensive health care …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google has officially started the process of shutting down and deleting all consumer accounts on its failed social network platform Google+  —  The deletion of personal accounts starts today  —  Google has officially started the process of shutting down and deleting all consumer accounts …
New York Times:
Singapore introduces draft bill that requires sites to take down fake news raising concerns among human rights advocates over repression  —  HONG KONG — Singapore introduced draft legislation on Monday that it said would combat false or misleading information on the internet …
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
a16z raises new $2B fund and says the firm's 150 employees are being registered as financial advisers, so they can go deeper on riskier bets, like buying crypto  —  Emerging from the financial crisis in 2009, Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz laid out their campaign to take on Silicon Valley.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Onfido, which verifies digital identities using AI, raises $50M co-led by SoftBank Investment (SBI) and Salesforce Ventures  —  Security breaches, where malicious hackers obtain snippets of information that then get used to impersonate individuals in order to gain access to individuals …
More: VentureBeat and FinSMEsThanks:@ingridlunden
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Inside the DNC's plan to replace its aging data repository Vertica with the Data Warehouse, a more powerful BigQuery-based system, before the 2020 election  —  IN JULY OF 2017, as Raffi Krikorian settled into his new office at the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton's words were still ringing in his ears.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Security researcher finds massive spam operation in an unsecured server, now inactive, which sent 5M+ emails over 10 days that 160K+ people clicked through  —  Five million emails in ten days  —  For ten days in March, millions were caught in the same massive spam campaign.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Pagaya, which uses AI to help manage asset-backed securities, raises $25M Series C led by Oak HC/FT  —  Pagaya Investments, an AI-driven institutional asset manager that focuses on fixed income and consumer credit markets, today announced that it has raised $25 million in series C funding led …
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Sources: YouTube execs ignored internal warnings, concerns about the spread of toxic videos, and proposals to change recommendations, in favor of engagement  —  A year ago, Susan Wojcicki was on stage to defend YouTube.  Her company, hammered for months for fueling falsehoods online …
Ben Makuch / Motherboard:
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
District court in Florida orders 27 pirate sites to pay $1M in damages each to Philippine media giant ABS-CBN, which has won many legal fights in US this year  —  ABS-CBN, the largest media and entertainment company in the Philippines, has scored yet another legal victory in the United States.

Sponsor Posts

Google Workspace:
See how it's done with Google Workspace  —  Whether you're a team of 10 or 10,000, Google Workspace has all the tools you need to connect, create and collaborate.
Clubhouse:
Try project management that's fast, intuitive, and built for software teams  —  Clubhouse is made for developers and PMs, providing speedy task management, reporting, and collaboration.  Try it free today.  Or tomorrow.
Oura:
7 Tips for a Good Night's Sleep  —  Want to improve your sleep and build healthy habits that can last a lifetime?  Put these 7 tips to the test.
Zoho:
5 performance metrics that are actually important to track  —  As an HR professional, performance management is one of the many important tasks that you are responsible for.  How well you gauge employee performance …
Modern Finance Podcast:
The Origins and Future of Aave, The Decentralized Finance Protocol to Lend and Borrow Crypto
Kevin Rose covers all things cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs, stock picks, and more.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Tue. 07/27 - No More Hedging. Tesla Truly Profitable.
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 9:35 AM ET, April 3, 2019.

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

Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Paul Thurrott / Thurrott:

Earlier Picks

Manish Singh / VentureBeat:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
Matthew Boyle / Bloomberg:
Colin Lecher / The Verge: