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Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
Sources: Quora, which has 300M+ MAUs, is raising a $60M round led by Valor Equity Partners at a valuation of $2B, and told investors it had $20M in 2018 revenue   —  According to some, the financing round for the question-and-answer platform speaks to the high valuation for virtually everything these days in the tech sector.
May 16, 2019, 4:50 PMIn context
BBC:
Wikimedia says all language editions of Wikipedia have been blocked in China since late April; previously, China only blocked the Chinese language version   —  All language editions of Wikipedia have been blocked in mainland China since April, the Wikimedia foundation has confirmed.
May 14, 2019, 7:15 PMIn context
Recorded Future:
The dark web is tiny and unreliable: analysis of 55K onion domains on the Tor network finds only 8,400 had a live site, with many having poor up times   —  Click here to download the complete analysis as a PDF.  —  Key Findings  — The collection of onion sites that is sometimes called …
May 11, 2019, 2:00 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Interface:
Chris Hughes' op-ed reflects a consensus among early Facebook executives that the company is too large, too powerful, and too deleterious to society's health   —  Thanks to everyone who wrote with warm wishes about jury duty.  Sadly, I was not called upon to serve my democracy.
May 10, 2019, 2:30 AMIn context
Adam Satariano / New York Times:
As Europe clamps down on online hate speech and misinformation, concerns grow that these efforts will harm free expression and stifle dissent   —  LONDON — In Spain, activists were convicted for social media posts that violated an expanded antiterrorism law.
May 7, 2019, 6:50 AMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Golden, a Wikipedia-like “knowledge base” built by artificial and human intelligence focused on emerging tech and startups, raises $5M seed from a16z and others   —  Jude Gomila, who previously sold his mobile advertising company Heyzap to RNTS Media, is taking on a new challenge …
May 2, 2019, 12:45 AMIn context
Nicholas Thompson / Wired:
Yuval Noah Harari and Fei-Fei Li discuss the challenges AI poses to society as the merger of biological knowledge and tech may enable hacking of humans at scale   —  THIS WEEK, I interviewed Yuval Noah Harari, the author of three best-selling books about the history and future of our species …
Apr 28, 2019, 6:05 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Cisco's Talos: state-backed hackers are continuing to brazenly hijack domains, targeting key infrastructure of several countries, in a months-long DNS campaign   —  Despite widespread attention since January, DNS campaign shows no signs of abating.  —  The wave of domain hijacking attacks besetting …
Apr 17, 2019, 1:30 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
YouTube showed a link and description of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as part of its fact checking, underneath live streams of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire   —  A fire has broken out at the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral today, and as you'd expect, many news networks are offering live coverage of the breaking situation.
Apr 15, 2019, 2:22 PMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
After the news went viral about Starz getting Twitter to remove TorrentFreak's tweet, Starz successfully applied DMCA takedowns to many others' tweets about it   —  American entertainment giant Starz is continuing to remove tweets that link to a TorrentFreak news report about leaked TV-shows.
Apr 15, 2019, 11:22 AMIn context

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