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Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Analysis finds Facebook has financial ties to 7+ members of its 13-person Messenger Kids advisory board used to shape the product, with limited disclosure   —  IN DECEMBER, WHEN Facebook launched Messenger Kids, an app for pre-teens and children as young as 6, the company stressed …
Feb 14, 2018, 11:30 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Diversity advocates inside Google, including queer and transgender staff, say they are being targeted by a small group of coworkers with doxxing and harassment   —  FIRED GOOGLE ENGINEER James Damore says he was vilified and harassed for questioning what he calls the company's liberal political orthodoxy …
Jan 26, 2018, 10:20 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
The unprecedented power of technology companies is prompting calls for the rethinking of decades-old US antitrust laws focusing on consumer protection   —  TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES WITH unprecedented power to sway consumers and move markets have done the unthinkable: They've made trust-busting sound like a good idea again.
Jan 7, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Facebook testing new CAPTCHA, asks users to upload a photo of their face to prove they're human, says it will permanently delete pictures after checking   —  FACEBOOK MAY SOON ask you to “upload a photo of yourself that clearly shows your face,” to prove you're not a bot.
Nov 28, 2017, 10:05 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Study: race is a stronger impediment than gender for leadership roles in SV; as white women in leadership rose 17% over 8 years, other minority groups declined   —  WHEN IT COMES to Silicon Valley, Asians are an overrepresented population in the workforce.  Even among the tech industry's …
Oct 8, 2017, 10:15 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
How Facebook conducted research, commissioned by an advertiser, on minors' emotional states, which was then shared in a presentation to potential advertisers   —  Data mining is such a prosaic part of our online lives that it's hard to sustain consumer interest in it, much less outrage.
May 21, 2017, 11:10 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
How Zuckerberg has polished his image to win people over, beginning with greater use of personal FB posts in 2015 and culminating in his current US talking tour   —  Until recently  —  , Mark Zuckerberg's most iconic public appearance may have been the image of the young startup founder sweating through …
Apr 16, 2017, 9:55 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
Facebook spokesperson calls Muslim registry “attacking a straw man” in accidental reply to reporter's email; company refuses to comment further   —  A spokesperson for Facebook, accidentally responding to a BuzzFeed News reporter via email, called the notion of a Muslim registry a “straw man.”
Dec 13, 2016, 10:10 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
Hundreds of Silicon Valley engineers at major tech firms sign pledge refusing to help build a Muslim registry   —  A group of nearly 60 employees at major tech companies have signed a pledge refusing to help build a Muslim registry.  The pledge states that signatories will advocate within …
Dec 13, 2016, 1:38 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
Snapchat avoids the fake news epidemic by vetting publishers who appear in Discover, hiring human editors for Live Stories, and limiting re-sharing   —  Evan Spiegel, Snapchat CEO and cofounder  —  Facebook emerged during the U.S. election as a central political and news source …
Dec 4, 2016, 1:50 AMIn context

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