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Financial Times:
Sources: Facebook hasn't offered money to wire services Reuters and AP for being featured on its news page, as Bloomberg and Dow Jones land seven-figure deals   —  Facebook will pay millions of dollars to some publications featured on its news page but nothing to others, as its efforts to rebuild trust divide the US media sector.
Oct 22, 2019, 12:35 PMIn context
Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly:
Audible will limit its Captions program, which shows text alongside narration, to public domain works until the copyright lawsuit filed by seven publishers ends   —  IBPA CEO Angela Bole said IBPA “sees benefit in something like the Audible Captions program, but not without proper permission …
Sep 13, 2019, 6:20 PMIn context
Tami Abdollah / Associated Press:
Facebook says a DHS policy that lets agents create fake profiles to monitor foreigners is against the company's rules requiring use of real names for accounts   —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook said Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would be violating the company's rules …
Sep 3, 2019, 6:20 PMIn context
Brian Merchant / Columbia Journalism Review:
To duck accountability, “on background” has become the default method by which Silicon Valley disseminates information, often abetted by tech journalists   —  One of the most pernicious tools that Silicon Valley uses to control the flow of information to the public is decidedly low-tech: briefing reporters “on background.”
Jul 17, 2019, 3:15 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Google says it will roll out a new tool that lets users limit how long it keeps location, search, and browsing data to either three or 18 months   —  Last August, the Associated Press reported that various Google apps store the timestamped locations of the devices on which they're installed.
May 1, 2019, 1:15 PMIn context
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
More than 200 publishing and music organizations, including Reuters and the Press Association, call for adoption of the new EU copyright directive   —  The Press Association, Evening Standard, Independent and Reuters are among more than 200 publishing and music organisations across Europe calling …
Mar 12, 2019, 5:05 AMIn context
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
AP says it is “not currently doing fact-checking work for Facebook”, after Snopes said it also stopped; both leave possiblity for future collaboration open   —  Snopes, which recently rebuffed reports that its relationship with Facebook was strained, has stopped working for the program …
Feb 1, 2019, 7:30 PMIn context
Raphael Satter / Associated Press:
Toronto's Citizen Lab, behind exposés of hacking tool vendors like NSO, details meetings arranged by alleged undercover agents likely to get dirt on researchers   —  NEW YORK (AP) — The researchers who reported that Israeli software was used to spy on Washington Post journalist Jamal …
Jan 25, 2019, 10:10 PMIn context
Brian Crecente / Variety:
Sony says it will not attend next year's E3, the annual video game trade show, the first time in E3's 24-year history that Sony will not be there   —  Sony Interactive Entertainment, currently riding high on record sales of its PlayStation 4 gaming console, won't be hosting its annual press conference …
Nov 15, 2018, 5:35 PMIn context
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Amazon says Alexa can now give information about federal and gubernatorial elections and that it is working with AP and Ballotpedia for poll times and results   —  Amazon today announced a series of updates to Alexa's knowledge base so the intelligent assistant can deliver helpful information ahead of …
Oct 31, 2018, 5:50 PMIn context

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