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Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Facebook says it has received 15K bug reports in 2019, awarded about $2.2M in bounties for 1,300 of them, up from ~$1.1M for 700 bugs in 2018   —  A few months ago, Facebook disclosed that apps were siphoning data from up to 9.5 million of its users.  They only found out thanks to a bug bounty submission.
Feb 7, 2020, 5:45 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter workers contributed ~$270K to the Bernie Sanders campaign, more than any other presidential candidate, in Q4 2019   —  Sanders, an avowed democratic socialist, has been highly critical of tech companies.  Their employees don't seem to mind.
Feb 7, 2020, 2:20 AMIn context
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Netflix says users can now turn off the autoplay preview feature on its homepage   —  Browsing the homepage isn't an annoying problem anymore  —  Netflix customers have complained for years about the frustrating and annoying autoplay feature that occurs on its homepage.
Feb 6, 2020, 4:00 PMIn context
VICE:
Pornhub claims it has systems in place to flag harmful videos like Girls Do Porn but an investigation finds even light editing allows such videos to be uploaded   —  On May 1, 2016, in the middle of final exams, a young woman got a text message that would change her life forever.
Feb 6, 2020, 1:30 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon says it plans to expand its headcount in Bellevue, WA to more than 15,000, an increase of more than 7x over the 2,000 Amazon staff in the city today   —  Amazon said it plans to expand its headcount to more than 15,000 people in Bellevue, Wash., the growing city 10 miles east of Seattle …
Feb 6, 2020, 12:10 PMIn context
Jeff Kauflin / Forbes:
Profile of Multicoin Capital, a $100M crypto hedge fund which, between Oct. 2017 and Nov. 2019, had returns of 143%, compared to bitcoin's rise of 109%   —  I cover fintech, cryptocurrencies, blockchain and investing.  —  Sitting side-by-side in a trendy Manhattan cafe where a glass …
Feb 6, 2020, 9:15 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter Q4: revenue of $1.01B, up 11% YoY, net income of $119M, down from $255M in Q4 2018, monetizable DAU of 152M compared to 126M a year ago   —  As Twitter continues to try to find the right balance between making its platform easier to use while also less prone to toxicity and abuse …
Feb 6, 2020, 7:37 AMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Brave browser report: 198 local UK councils' websites are using real-time bidding advertising, which is the subject of a number of data protection complaints   —  On the same day that a data ethics advisor to the UK government has urged action to regulate online targeting a study conducted …
Feb 5, 2020, 10:30 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / protocol:
Profile of Tom Conrad, a former Pandora and Snap executive who is now chief product officer at Quibi, as the streaming service gears up for launch   —  Tom Conrad is in charge of making a video service that gets people hooked.  —  Talk to Silicon Valley or Hollywood insiders about Quibi …
Feb 5, 2020, 1:50 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Lightning Labs, which wants to speed up bitcoin transactions, raises $10M Series A led by Craft Ventures and rolls out its first enterprise product   —  Elizabeth Stark stands out in the digital currency world.  The 30-something entrepreneur is at ease among crypto's tribal subcultures …
Feb 5, 2020, 1:30 PMIn context

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