Techmeme
November 6, 2019, 12:10 PM

Top News

Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Facebook says ~100 app developers might have had improper access to Groups member data even after the company announced restrictions to Groups API last year  —  At least 11 accessed data in the last two months  —  Facebook says that even after it locked down its Groups system last year …
Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg:
SoftBank reports a loss of $6.5B, its first quarterly operating loss in 14 years, and a loss of $8.9B in the Vision Fund, including a charge of $4.6B for WeWork  —  SoftBank Group Corp. reported its first quarterly operating loss in 14 years after writing down the value of some of its marquee investments …
Cara Lombardo / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Xerox is considering making a cash-and-stock offer for HP, which has a market value of ~$27B and is more than three times the size of Xerox  —  Bid for HP would be at a premium to company's market value of $27 billion  —  Xerox Holdings Corp. XRX 2.05% has set its sights on a takeover …
Reuters:
Court docs: Facebook execs discussed a plan in 2012 to cut off access to user data for developers seen as future rivals while pushing a user privacy narrative  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) began cutting off access to user data for app developers from 2012 to squash potential rivals …
Bloomberg:
NTSB: the Uber self-driving test car that killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona last year wasn't programmed to recognize and react to jaywalkers  —  - U.S. safety board releases documents on fatal 2018 accident  — Pedestrian hit, killed by experimental self-driving Uber car
Mark Seal / Vanity Fair:
Inside the Big Bitcoin Heist, in which thieves stole 550 Bitcoin mining computers, worth $500K for hardware alone, from a cryptocurrency data center in Iceland  —  With its cheap geothermal energy and low crime rate, Iceland has become the world's leading miner of digital currency.
Nicholas Quah / Hot Pod News:
Members of the podcasting industry anonymously discuss common issues in the field: inexperienced leadership, poorly managed ad sales, accessibility, more  —  Over the past month, we've been running a call for opinions built around a fairly straightforward question: “What are you most frustrated by?”
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
How Arweave, which has raised $5M led by a16z, uses blockchain to host sites and apps perpetually, hedging upfront user payments with declining storage costs  —  Andreessen Horowitz + USV invest  —  What if you could pay now to store something online permanently?
Aaron Wood / Cointelegraph:
Stellar Development Foundation has burned 55B XLM tokens, worth ~$4.7B, shrinking the supply from 105B to 50B; XLM's price jumped as much as ~25% on news  —  The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) announced a new mandate today for its network's development, stating that it has burned over 55 billion Stellar Lumens (XLM) tokens.
Bloomberg:
Survey of Tesla Model 3 owners: 90%+ say Autopilot makes them safer, 13% say Autopilot has put them in a dangerous situation and 28% say it saved them from one  —  We asked 5,000 Model 3 owners about Tesla's software for automated driving on highways and parking lots.  More than 90% said the feature makes them safer.
Dave Gershgorn / OneZero:
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Google promises one more update coming in December for the original Google Pixel, which will then be past its three-year security update support window  —  Pour one out for Pixel  —  The Google Pixel and Pixel XL will get “one final software update” in December, the company confirms to The Verge.

Sponsor Posts

Scroll:
Experience a better internet  —  No ads.  Twice as fast.  Fewer trackers.  Directly support the sites you read.  Join Scroll and see what a better internet looks like.
G Suite Essentials:
Remote, but always connected.  —  Connect, create, and collaborate, all together.  Get Google Meet, Drive, and Docs with G Suite Essentials - free through September 30.  No IT required.  Get your team started today.
Google Cloud Next:
Google Cloud Next '20: OnAir  —  Explore curated content on demand, every Tuesday from July 14 - Sept 8.  Watch Google Cloud CEO, Thomas Kurian's, keynote.
Zoho:
Tips to choose the right HRMS for your organization  —  To manage millennial and Gen Z employees, who have grown up with technology, it's necessary to move away from traditional HR practices.
Oura:
What is your “Readiness Score?”  —  How does the Oura ring take your body's vital signs and generate personalized, daily health recommendations?

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Thu. 08/13 - Apple Subscription Bundles By October? Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 12:10 PM ET, November 6, 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

Miguel Cordon / Tech in Asia:

Earlier Picks

Washington Post:
New York Times:
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Patrick Howell O'Neill / MIT Technology Review:
Makena Kelly / The Verge: