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Brian Fung / CNN:
Sources: FCC and FTC officials raised concerns about the constitutionality and scope of a Trump draft executive order on CDA Section 230 and alleged censorship   —  (CNN)Officials from the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission have expressed serious concerns …
Aug 22, 2019, 3:00 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: News Corp is developing a news-aggregation service called Knewz, to address publisher concerns about Google and Facebook   —  Knewz.com will surface articles from hundreds of news sources, using software and human curation  —  News Corp is developing a news-aggregation service meant …
Aug 22, 2019, 2:40 PMIn context
Facebook Technology:
A look at Oculus Insight, Facebook's technology that makes inside-out VR tracking on Oculus Quest and Rift S headsets possible   —  VR hardware was tethered to a PC — until one Facebook engineering team found a way to cut the cord  —  When Anna Kozminski joined Facebook as a software program manager …
Aug 22, 2019, 11:30 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
Users whose accounts have been disabled by Facebook say the opaque review process, the endless wait, and the inability to contact an employee can be maddening   —  For a decade, Christopher Reeves, an Uber driver in Seattle, used Facebook for everything: talking with friends, communicating with fellow drivers, meeting singles.
Aug 22, 2019, 10:45 AMIn context
Rose Eveleth / Slate:
A look at the weird and wacky patents filed by tech companies, some seemingly unrelated to the industry, and the reasons behind filing for them   —  Companies are constantly patenting strange things they have no intention of developing.  Here's why.  —  Amazon is putting humans in cages to protect them from machines!
Aug 21, 2019, 4:15 PMIn context
John Whitehouse / Media Matters for America:
Contrary to conservatives' claims, data from 2018-19 shows right-leaning Facebook Pages with over 500,000 likes consistently outperform left-leaning rivals   —  Facebook issued a report regarding right-wing cries of bias on the platform.  Notably, the report includes no actual data supporting those claims.
Aug 21, 2019, 11:00 AMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
LinkedIn says it blocked or removed 21.6M fake accounts in the first half 2019, of which 19.5M were blocked at the registration stage   —  LinkedIn blocked or removed 21.6 million fake accounts on its platform from January to June of this year, a sign that the Microsoft-owned social network …
Aug 21, 2019, 7:25 AMIn context
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Internal raises $5M seed round from David Sacks' Craft Ventures to help companies deploy consoles to manage employee access to sensitive customer data   —  Uber and Facebook and countless other companies that know an awful lot about their customers have found themselves in hot water …
Aug 20, 2019, 9:20 PMIn context
David Yaffe-Bellany / New York Times:
How companies like McDonald's and Facebook use podcasts, such as Gizmodo-produced The Sauce, as subtle brand-building efforts meant to entertain and persuade   —  With podcasts rising in popularity, it's no surprise that companies are producing their own.  What's more surprising is that people are actually listening to them.
Aug 20, 2019, 7:20 PMIn context

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