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October 19, 2020, 10:45 AM

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The Markup:
The Markup announces The Citizen Browser Project, an initiative with The NYT to analyze how the algorithms of Facebook and YouTube serve content to users  —  The Markup, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates how the world's most powerful institutions use technology to reshape society …
BBC:
EU is investigating Instagram's handling of children's personal data, after complaints that contact information on business accounts was publicly visible  —  Instagram is being investigated by Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) over its handling of children's personal data on the platform.
Agence France-Presse:
Nick Clegg says 2.2M proposed ads on Facebook and Instagram have been rejected, and 120K posts withdrawn, for breaking Facebook's election ad rules  —  A total of 2.2m ads on Facebook and Instagram have been rejected and 120,000 posts withdrawn for attempting to “obstruct voting” …
Matthew Ball / MatthewBall.vc:
Audio, which struggled for decades as a media category, is breaking out now, as tech enables new content formats as well as new monetization and delivery models  —  As most of the major media categories — music, video and video games — have existed for decades, we tend to forget that media is technology.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Profile of Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam and ex-Sequoia partner Matt Huang, whose VC firm Paradigm moved all $400M of its initial capital into Bitcoin in 2018  —  Covering venture capital, software and startups  —  An aggressive Bitcoin trade got crypto VC shop Paradigm flying out of the gate.
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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Facebook expands its Messenger API to Instagram, letting developers and businesses integrate messaging from Instagram into other apps  —  Facebook is expanding its Messenger API to support Instagram messaging, enabling developers and businesses to integrate messaging from Instagram into other business applications.
Alex Dobie / Android Central:
Sources: Samsung's next Galaxy S flagships, the S21/S30, will be launched in January 2021 in three new models, a standard, a Plus, and an Ultra  —  The design of Samsung's 2021 flagship has been revealed, and it's launching earlier than ever before.  —  What you need to know

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