Techmeme
July 9, 2019, 7:25 AM

Top News

Adam Mosseri / Instagram:
Instagram is rolling out warnings to users about to post an offensive comment, starts testing Restrict, an option to block abusive users without notifying them  —  Our mission is to connect you with the people and things you love, which only works if people feel comfortable expressing themselves on Instagram.
Jonathan Leitschuh / Medium:
Researcher discloses zero-day exploit in Zoom's Mac client that lets any malicious site force a user into a Zoom call with video enabled without user permission  —  A vulnerability in the Mac Zoom Client allows any malicious website to enable your camera without your permission.
Mike Davidson / Mike Industries:
Superhuman still allows spying, even after last week's privacy fixes, as recipients of Superhuman emails don't know their actions are tracked or sent to senders  —  Last week was a good week for privacy.  Or was it?  —  It took an article I almost didn't publish and tens of thousands …
Alfred Ng / CNET:
Researchers: 1300+ Android apps were gathering location data even when permission was denied; Google says it will address the issue in Android Q later this year  —  Permissions on Android apps are intended to be gatekeepers for how much data your device gives up.
BBC:
UK's ICO fines British Airways a record £183M fine for the data breach in 2018 that affected ~500K customers  —  British Airways is facing a record fine of £183m for last year's breach of its security systems.  —  The airline, owned by IAG, says it is “surprised and disappointed” …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Researcher finds unsecured ElasticSearch server owned by a Chinese public security department that leaked databases with 90M+ records of people and businesses  —  A publicly accessible and unsecured ElasticSearch server owned by the Jiangsu Provincial Public Security Department …
New York Times:
Tech workers aiming to unionize face challenges, as some managers dismiss organizers and some companies have the resources to settle labor cases brought to them  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In February, about a dozen employees at a small technology company called NPM embarked on an effort …
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
Q&A with Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman on his role as the main architect of Facebook's Oversight Board for content decisions and problems it likely faces  —  With Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube facing widespread criticism for the way they manage hateful, abusive, threatening …

Sponsor Posts

Niantic Lightship ARDK:
AR App Development Evolved: Join Niantic November 8, 2021  —  Create your own AR Real-World Metaverse with the Niantic Lightship ARDK.  Be part of the launch and join our virtual keynote November 8, 2021.
Zoho:
The future of work: Hybrid work is here to stay  —  Let's rewind two years back to 2019 and look at the predominant work culture at that time.  While remote work was common enough in some fields …
Welcome:
Close more candidates.  Retain your employees.  Access real-time comp data.  —  Benchmark and communicate compensation to candidates and employees, powered by our real-time compensation and equity data.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 43 different tech categories  —  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.
Modern Finance Podcast:
Play-to-Earn Gaming with Yield Guild Games
Kevin Rose covers all things cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs, stock picks, and more.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
Techmeme Ride Home:
(TWTR SPC) Metaverse? Name Change? Facebook Wither?
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 7:25 AM ET, July 9, 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

Earlier Picks

Angel Au-Yeung / Forbes:
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Bloomberg:
Drew Harwell / Washington Post: