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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
Kara Swisher / Vox:
Apple's VP of communications Steve Dowling is leaving the company after five years in the role; Dowling joined the company 16 years ago   —  Steve Dowling, who has headed Apple's communications for the last five years, is leaving after 16 years at the company.
Sep 18, 2019, 3:43 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Vox:
Q&A with Reddit CEO Steve Huffman on quarantining /r/The_Donald, a decision he says was intended to give the community a chance to change   —  /r/The_Donald was punished for hosting “violent content,” and Huffman isn't convinced the community's moderators are taking that problem seriously enough.
Jul 27, 2019, 11:20 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Vox:
Q&A with Mark Cuban and Steve Case on investing in tech startups outside of Silicon Valley, how AI is changing the tech landscape, tech regulation, and more   —  In the short term, learning to code is good for your job prospects.  But on the latest Recode Decode, Cuban explained …
May 31, 2019, 7:25 AMIn context
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
While social media platforms, as private entities, aren't bound by First Amendment guarantees, their self-descriptions as public squares creates confusion   —  The First Amendment doesn't say you can tweet whatever you want.  —  Ms. Swisher covers technology and is a contributing opinion writer.
May 7, 2019, 11:15 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Interview with Nancy Pelosi on online privacy, net neutrality, breaking up big tech companies, and policing hate speech on social media platforms   —  “He's just being a freak.”  —  Enough people use Twitter to get their information that politicians have to be there, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says.
Apr 12, 2019, 5:55 PMIn context
Recode:
European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager on why breaking up big tech should be a last resort, GDPR favoring large companies, and more   —  Vestager spoke with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at South by Southwest.  —  On the latest episode of Recode Decode …
Mar 19, 2019, 4:35 AMIn context
Recode:
Q&A with Roger McNamee, former mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, and author of Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe, on Silicon Valley's abuse of user trust   —  McNamee was an adviser to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and helped recruit Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, but now he's speaking out against the social giant.
Feb 12, 2019, 8:30 AMIn context
Recode:
The Mastermind author Evan Ratliff explains how tech enabled a drug kingpin   —  Ratliff's new book traces the rise and fall of Paul Le Roux, the leader of the first internet drug cartel (but he won't be the last).  —  On the latest episode of Recode Decode, journalist and Pop …
Feb 10, 2019, 7:00 AMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Facebook's top global communications executive, Caryn Marooney, is leaving after eight years; Debbie Frost, Facebook's longest-serving PR exec, is also leaving   —  After a bruising year for the social media giant, longtime communications head Caryn Marooney is helping search for her replacement.
Feb 6, 2019, 12:42 PMIn context

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