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Claire Ballentine / New York Times:
Data shows VC investment into ad tech has fallen sharply in recent years, speeding consolidation, as Google and Facebook solidified their grip on digital ads   —  Online advertising companies have struggled for several years as Google and Facebook solidified their grip on digital dollars, slowing revenue for the others.
Aug 15, 2018, 2:45 AMIn context
Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
How a few activists, concerned by the lack of regulation of US internet firms' data collection practices, led an effort that resulted in CA's new privacy bill   —  Facebook and Google made billions mining personal data, and fought off anyone who threatened to stop them.  Then came a challenge in their own backyard.
Aug 14, 2018, 4:40 PMIn context
Erin Griffith / New York Times:
A look at the proliferation of startup fundraising “mega-rounds” of $100M+, of which there were a record 273 last year and even more projected for this year   —  Start-ups raising $100 million or more from investors used to be a rarity.  Now, this scale of fund raising is commonplace.
Aug 14, 2018, 3:13 PMIn context
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Uber appoints Matt Olsen, former general counsel for the NSA, as its CSO, replacing Joe Sullivan, who left last year amid controversial handling of data breach   —  Last November, Uber's new chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, penned an apologetic note to riders and drivers explaining …
Aug 14, 2018, 12:00 PMIn context
Stacy Cowley / New York Times:
To fight fraud, banks and retailers use behavioral biometrics to build millions of user profiles by tracking how they type, swipe, tap when using sites and apps   —  When you're browsing a website and the mouse cursor disappears, it might be a computer glitch — or it might be a deliberate test to find out who you are.
Aug 14, 2018, 8:35 AMIn context
New York Times:
Despite complaints from a Sandy Hook parent, Automattic has not taken down content from conspiracy theorists, citing Wordpress.com's content policy   —  Leonard Pozner says he spends hours every day trying to erase online conspiracy theories that the death of his 6-year-old son Noah at the Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax.
Aug 14, 2018, 5:25 AMIn context
Michael H. Keller / New York Times:
A look at the fake YouTube views ecosystem where sites like Devumi.com and 500Views.com sell millions of bot-generated views and how YouTube is fighting it   —  Plays can be bought for pennies and delivered in bulk, inflating videos' popularity and creating an environment ripe for manipulation.
Aug 11, 2018, 5:10 PMIn context
New York Times:
Inside Twitter's Friday meeting where Jack Dorsey and executives discussed Infowars, what “dehumanizing speech” means, and a possible drafting of new policies   —  SAN FRANCISCO — With his arms folded, Jack Dorsey paced back and forth in a conference room at Twitter's headquarters on Friday afternoon.
Aug 11, 2018, 12:05 AMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Sources describe how Mark Zuckerberg arrived at the decision to take down Infowars, finally making up his mind after seeing news of Apple's removal of podcasts   —  Late on Sunday, after returning to his hotel room on a trip away from home, Mark Zuckerberg made a decision he had hoped to avoid.
Aug 10, 2018, 12:40 PMIn context
Max Fisher / New York Times:
After treating Facebook-fueled violence as occurring only in developing countries, the company now finds wealthier places aren't immune from hate speech issues   —  To Americans, Facebook's Alex Jones problem might seem novel, even unprecedented.  —  When does speech become unsafe?  When can it be limited?
Aug 10, 2018, 4:40 AMIn context

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