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Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Rob Goldman, Facebook VP of advertising, says he's leaving the company after more than seven years   —  - Facebook Vice President of Ads Rob Goldman announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he's leaving the company.  — Goldman became embroiled in controversy in early 2018, when he tweeted about the Mueller investigation's findings.
Oct 22, 2019, 2:32 PMIn context
Conor Dougherty / New York Times:
Facebook announces a pledge of $1B in a package of grants, loans, and land as part of a partnership with California to help build more affordable housing   —  SAN FRANCISCO — The technology industry's biggest companies show no signs of leaving the places they call home.
Oct 22, 2019, 1:45 PMIn context
Dami Lee / The Verge:
Browser-based UI design and prototyping tool Figma gives users public profiles to share design files and works in progress, as part of a new Community platform   —  Like GitHub for designers  —  Figma, the browser-based UI design and prototyping tool, is giving users public profiles to share design files and works in progress.
Oct 22, 2019, 1:40 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Firefox 70 arrives with social tracking blocked by default, a personalized privacy report to show how many trackers have been blocked, and performance gains   —  Mozilla today launched Firefox 70 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS.  Firefox 70 includes social tracking protection …
Oct 22, 2019, 11:50 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Sources: MPC, pitched as a privacy-focused smartphone vendor, was run by a violent UK gang and shut down after multiple investigations into it developed   —  Crime blogger Martin Kok was assassinated while leaving a sex club.  It turned out MPC, one of his clients, was not an ordinary phone company.
Oct 22, 2019, 11:15 AMIn context
Joe Maring / Android Central:
The Pixel 4 and 4 XL support fast wireless charging on any Qi charger, unlike the Pixel 3, which needed Google's own Pixel Stand for fast charging   —  11W speeds seem to be supported on just about anything.  —  Updated October 22, 2019: So it turns out that the Pixel 4's wireless charging situation …
Oct 22, 2019, 9:10 AMIn context
Laurie Clarke / WIRED UK:
A look at the Tsunami Democràtic Android app, which uses geolocation and friend-to-friend technologies to organize protests and avoid the police in Barcelona   —  A pro-independence group is leveraging social media and peer-to-peer technology to orchestrate massive protests.  The catch?
Oct 21, 2019, 2:45 AMIn context
Bhaskar Chakravorti / Bloomberg:
Comparing Hong Kong with Kashmir shows that manipulating social media by flooding it with propaganda may better tackle unrest than shutting down the internet   —  Comparing Hong Kong with Kashmir shows that manipulating social media is more effective than shutting it down.
Oct 21, 2019, 1:30 AMIn context
Bijan Stephen / The Verge:
Twitch CEO Emmett Shear talks about company's approach to content moderation and changes announced at TwitchCon, including new tools for moderators, and more   —  At this year's TwitchCon in San Diego — a celebratory, over-the-top affair that brought in streamers and fans from all over the world …
Oct 20, 2019, 2:20 PMIn context
Owen S. Good / Polygon:
Twitch is testing Watch Parties, a feature that allows streamers to screen Prime Video content that their viewers can watch along if they have Amazon Prime   —  This is fargin' awesome!  —  Twitch is now testing out a long-requested “watch parties” feature, which means that streamers …
Oct 20, 2019, 5:05 AMIn context

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