Techmeme
May 13, 2020, 5:35 AM

Top News

Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed News:
Jack Dorsey tells Twitter staff they can work from home indefinitely even after the pandemic passes; policy won't apply to some jobs requiring physical presence  —  Some Twitter employees will never return to their office.  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey emailed employees on Tuesday telling …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook will pay $52M in a settlement covering 11,250 content moderators as compensation for mental health issues developed on the job  —  Current and former moderators will all be paid a minimum of $1,000  —  In a landmark acknowledgment of the toll that content moderation takes on its workforce …
CNBC:
Sources: Uber has been in off and on talks for a year to acquire Grubhub, but the parties remain at odds about price; Grubhub's stock closed up 29.07% today  —  - Uber has made an offer to buy food delivery company Grubhub, a person familiar with the matter told CNBC Tuesday.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to return employees to offices sooner than rival tech companies, with staff coming back in phases  —  - Company to start letting more workers return to major offices  — Google, Facebook will allow remote work through end of 2020  —  Apple Inc. plans …
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Instagram adds bulk comment deletion and control for who can mention or tag you on iOS, to help fight bullying; the ability to pin comments is being tested  —  Instagram is rolling out some changes today to keep the platform a more positive place for users.
Robert Stevens / Decrypt:
Chat app Telegram says it's abandoning its TON blockchain project, after the SEC challenged the legality of its $1.7B ICO and delayed the network's launch  —  Telegram, the operator of the 400 million-strong messenger app, today announced that it has given up on its upcoming blockchain network …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Facebook says it took action on 9.6M pieces of hate speech content in Q1, up by 3.9M, and AI now proactively detects 88.8% of it, up from 80.2% last quarter  —  Facebook sheds light on its new AI-powered moderation  —  Facebook on Monday released a new report detailing how it uses a combination …
JD Alois / Crowdfund Insider:
CBInsights: global VC funding in fintech totaled $6.1B in Q1 across 404 deals vs. $7.1B in Q1 2019; US startups raised $3.3B, India topped China with $421M  —  - Twitter- Facebook- LinkedIn- Pinterest- Reddit- HackerNews- Telegram- Weibo- Email- Print- Subscribe
Joe Tidy / BBC:
Hackers say they have breached a law firm used by Lady Gaga, Drake, and others, obtaining 756GB of data, including contracts; firm confirms an attack occurred  —  A law firm used by A-list stars including Rod Stewart, Lil Nas X and Robert De Niro has been hacked.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
India's contact tracing app, which is mandatory to travel on railways, surpasses 100M unique users 41 days after launch  —  New Delhi's contact-tracing app, called Aarogya Setu, has reached 100 million users in 41 days since its release.  A representative at think-tank NITI Aayog told TechCrunch …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Profile and behind-the-scenes story of Marcus “MalwareTech” Hutchins, who helped stop the WannaCry attack and pled guilty to selling the Kronos banking malware  —  At 22, he single-handedly put a stop to the worst cyberattack the world had ever seen.  Then he was arrested by the FBI.
Nick Fouriezos / OZY:
Profile of Chris Kubecka, security expert who helped Saudi Aramco after the Shamoon cyberattacks and is now helping craft a joint EU-US response to cyberthreats  —  WHY YOU SHOULD CARE  —  This military veteran and child genius is at the front lines of keeping us safe online amid the pandemic.

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:
How close are we to a passwordless future?  —  Passwords help us validate our online identity and access our favorite apps for banks, social media, travel websites, business productivity, and more, every day.
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:
Thu. 10/21 - PayPal To Buy Pinterest? Why?
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 5:35 AM ET, May 13, 2020.

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

Chris Dolmetsch / Bloomberg:
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:

Earlier Picks

Paul Vigna / Wall Street Journal: