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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
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
The White House partners with Stanford University and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to host an event on Wednesday to discuss how tech can help address poverty   —  President Obama and Mark Zuckerberg in 2011  —  Tomorrow, the White House will partner with Stanford University …
Nov 29, 2016, 12:00 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
Trump-supporting founder of Gab.ai, a social network popular with the alt-right, was kicked out of Y Combinator for violating its harassment policy   —  Milo Yiannopoulos and Gab.ai CEO Andrew Torba.  —  On the Friday after the US presidential election, Andrew Torba, CEO of Gab.ai …
Nov 12, 2016, 4:00 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
Sam Altman and others launch VotePlz, a nonprofit, nonpartisan website aiming to help young people vote by letting users check registration status, and more   —  For first-time voters, the process can be new and unknown — “just like having sex,” said Erika Reinhardt, co-founder of VotePlz, a nonpartisan nonprofit that launched today.
Sep 8, 2016, 1:45 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
Behind the scenes of Code Conference, which provides a safe cocoon for the tech elite, and leaves outlandish presumptions unchallenged   —  At 9 p.m. on a Wednesday night, at an exclusive resort along the California coast, Elon Musk blew a lot of millionaires' minds.
Jun 7, 2016, 7:15 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
India bans zero-rated internet services, including Facebook's Free Basics, for infringing on the principles of net neutrality   —  India's Telecom Authorities Have Ruled Against Facebook's Controversial Free Internet Plan  —  “Who could possibly be against this?”  Zuckerberg asked.
Feb 8, 2016, 12:20 PMIn context

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