Techmeme
October 6, 2021, 12:10 PM

Top News

Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg says that Facebook does not prioritize profit over safety and well-being and argues that many of Frances Haugen's claims don't make sense  —  I wanted to share a note I wrote to everyone at our company.  —  Hey everyone: it's been quite a week, and I wanted to share some thoughts with all of you.
Ali Breland / Mother Jones:
During her testimony, Frances Haugen offered only weak remedies for Facebook's failures and specifically opposed breaking up the company  —  Fight disinformation.  Get a daily recap of the facts that matter.  Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.  —  Leaks are generally good.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Haugen's testimony: Facebook puts growth above public safety and must be more transparent, Section 230 reform is not enough, the buck stops at Zuckerberg, more  —  - Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before a Senate panel Tuesday, telling lawmakers they must intervene to solve the …
YouTube:
Chris Scullion / Video Games Chronicle:
Twitch acknowledges a “breach” after a 4chan user leaks its source code, creator payouts from 2019-2021, proprietary SDKs, internal AWS services, and more  —  SOURCE CODES AND USER PAYOUTS AMONG THE DATA RELEASED IN A 128GB TORRENT  —  An anonymous hacker claims to have leaked …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: EU plans to fine Apple over iPhone's NFC chip, focusing on Apple Pay terms and blocking rivals' access; charge sheet could be sent to Apple next year  —  EU antitrust regulators are set to charge Apple (AAPL.O) with anti-competitive practices related to its NFC chip technology …
Justine Calma / The Verge:
Google announces updates to Search, Maps, Travel, and Nest, focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions for users  —  There are updates to Search, Maps, Travel, Nest, and more  —  Google announced a suite of new features that it says will help people who use their platforms make more sustainable choices.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Telegram says it added 70M users on Monday amid the outage of Facebook's products; Telegram recently reported passing 1B total downloads and 500M MAUs  —  Facebook's hours-long outage on Monday may have hurt the company, its founder, shareholders, and many businesses that rely on the social juggernaut's services.
Santosh Janardhan / Facebook Engineering:
Amy Cheng / Washington Post:
Ekin Genç / VICE:
Last week, the anonymous developer behind the NFT project Evolved Apes siphoned ~$2.7M from the project, took down its Twitter account and website, and vanished  —  The developer behind the NFT project, ‘Evil Ape,’ suddenly disappeared along with its Twitter account, website, and $2.7 million.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Report claims Apple's health team has faced several internal issues and high-level departures; Apple says the report is based on “inaccurate” information  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook has previously stated that Apple's greatest contribution to mankind will be related to health …
Annie Njanja / TechCrunch:
Elizabeth Lopatto / The Verge:
Survey of 1,200 US adults: 66% view Facebook favorably, down from 71% in 2020, compared to 79% for Apple (down 2%), 87% for Amazon (down 4%), and 90% for Google  —  After a year of the pandemic, we asked Americans if their trust in big tech companies has changed — and if the biggest ones should be broken up
Melissa Heikkilä / Politico:
EU Parliament overwhelmingly votes for a non-binding resolution banning police use of facial recognition and the controversial AI-powered predictive policing  —  The European Parliament today called for a ban on police use of facial recognition technology in public places, and on predictive policing …
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Nintendo Switch OLED review: beautiful screen, nice kickstand, and extra storage, but same old Joy-Con controllers and no performance improvements  —  Buying an upgraded version of a gadget can be complicated.  It's not always immediately clear what's changed or if those changes are even useful to you …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Indian cryptocurrency exchange CoinSwitch Kuber raises $260M Series C led by a16z and Coinbase Ventures at a $1.9B valuation, a16z's first Indian investment  —  Andreessen Horowitz and Coinbase Ventures have minted a new unicorn in India: CoinSwitch Kuber.  The two firms have co-led …
Kris Holt / TechCrunch:
Report: for at least two years, Amazon has invested $50M/year to develop a fridge that can monitor usage and suggest products and recipes  —  Amazon is reportedly aiming to bring some of the tech it uses at cashierless Amazon Go stores to your kitchen.  According to Insider …

Sponsor Posts

Tribe AI:
“Data science is the last mile innovation for almost every industry on the planet.”  —  Turn your data into key insights with a handpicked team of top ML engineers, flexible engagements, and projects scoped for max impact.
Zoho:
Choosing the right chart type for your presentation  —  Using charts in a presentation is an effective way to get your audience to analyze and understand the relationship between various data sets.
Climate Draft:
Join, advise, or invest in climate startups in 2022  —  We're mobilizing top tech talent to work with leading climate startups.  Sign up to be the first to know about future Climate Drafts and how you can participate.
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.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Mon. 12/06 - DoorDash Tries Something Radical: Employees
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 12:10 PM ET, October 6, 2021.

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

Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac: