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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google can make a success of Fitbit if it can be managed as well as the integration of HTC's smartphone team, but it can also end up as a fiasco like Nest   —  The HTC acquisition went well, Nest did not — will this?  —  Google is buying Fitbit and the reasons why are both simple and complicated.
Nov 2, 2019, 12:35 AMIn context
Swati Khandelwal / The Hacker News:
Google releases patch for a Chrome zero-day vulnerability being used in the wild that allows hackers to escape sandbox protections via malicious websites   —  Attention readers, if you are using Chrome on your Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, you need to update your web browsing software immediately …
Nov 1, 2019, 9:45 PMIn context
Alex Marshall / New York Times:
How Netflix is navigating strict, often vague, censorship standards in countries like Turkey and India, while users decry the concessions it makes to censorship   —  The streaming giant is having to navigate different political and moral landscapes, and calls for government oversight, as it seeks subscribers worldwide.
Oct 31, 2019, 8:50 PMIn context
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Facebook and Google's self-imposed ban on political ads in Washington state, which led to uneven enforcement and confusing rules, is a cautionary tale for 2020   —  A troubling omen for Twitter's global ban  —  On Wednesday, Twitter announced that it will ban all forms of political advertising starting …
Oct 31, 2019, 6:50 PMIn context
Allie Conti / VICE:
A scam spanning eight US cities and nearly 100 listings shows how easy it is to exploit Airbnb's poorly written rules through phony listings and fake reviews   —  While searching for the person who grifted me in Chicago, I discovered just how easy it is for users of the short-term rental platform to get exploited.
Oct 31, 2019, 5:40 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Interface:
Twitter's political ad ban will run into enforcement issues on defining issue ads and possibly disadvantage lesser-known or nontraditional candidates   —  If you've ever wondered about the value of having multiple social networks competing to develop the best products and policies, Wednesday offered us a clear example.
Oct 31, 2019, 9:30 AMIn context
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
Dorsey's political ad ban is a worthy dare to all social networks that have become hostage to abuse and manipulation, with their growth-at-all-costs mentality   —  Twitter will no longer allow political advertising, a move that places Twitter and Jack Dorsey in stark contrast to Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg.
Oct 30, 2019, 10:45 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Cognizant, which provides content moderation services for Facebook, Google, and Twitter, says it'll exit the business in 2020 after completing current contracts   —  Moderators complained of filthy offices and severe mental health strain  —  The professional services firm Cognizant will exit …
Oct 30, 2019, 7:50 PMIn context
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
HomePod software version 13.2.1 is rolling out now via the Home app; Apple pulled HomePod 13.2 update after some users reported it was bricking their devices   —  Earlier this week, Apple released a HomePod 13.2 software update.  After installing that update, however, some users reported …
Oct 30, 2019, 6:35 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
In an earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook's political ads policy, estimates ads from politicians will be less than 0.5% of company's revenue in 2020   —  As Jack Dorsey announced his company Twitter would drop all political ads, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg doubled-down on his policy of refusing to fact check politicians' ads.
Oct 30, 2019, 5:52 PMIn context

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