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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
Recode:
Q&A with Imgur CEO Alan Schaaf on why the site is not a free speech platform, its moderation practices, and what sets it apart from other social media platforms   —  CEO Alan Schaaf explains on the latest episode of Recode Decode.  —  On the latest episode of Recode Decode …
Dec 27, 2018, 2:15 AMIn context
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
Huawei CFO's arrest at behest of US prompts fears of retaliatory arrests, amid a series of other worrisome US responses to strategic tech challenges from China   —  Tech executives worry China will turn to tit-for-tat arrests of Americans in response to the detention of Meng Wanzhou.
Dec 9, 2018, 5:15 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
Sheryl Sandberg deserves much blame for the bad decisions at Facebook but, with most criticism directed at her, Mark Zuckerberg largely escapes scrutiny   —  Perhaps it's only fair that, as women like Sheryl Sandberg rise to power, they pay the price for failure.
Nov 24, 2018, 1:10 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
In a wide-ranging interview, Elon Musk discusses his tweeting habits, Tesla's past year, its Navigate on Autopilot feature, full autonomous driving, and more   —  Musk talks about his “excruciating” 2018, fighting with journalists on Twitter, why Tesla won't build an electric scooter and much more.
Nov 2, 2018, 11:20 AMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Turn and face the change: Recode and Vox.com are partnering   —  More of the same and more of the different.  —  So here's the deal — I think I can say with a modicum of humility (hard for me, I know!) that just over a decade ago, Walt Mossberg and I — along with an amazing but small writing team …
Nov 1, 2018, 10:40 AMIn context
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
Social platforms and Silicon Valley Funders operate with sloppy disregard of the consequences of hate speech, unwilling to lose users and hurt their bottom line   —  This is what the internet has come to: thugs like Mohammed bin Salman funding tech companies to host the vitriol of thugs like Cesar Sayoc and Robert Bowers.
Nov 1, 2018, 2:50 AMIn context
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
A look at the Internet Bill of Rights, framed by a Democrat on request by Nancy Pelosi, for how tech and telecom companies should treat Americans online   —  If Democrats win back the House, they promise to start regulating Silicon Valley.  —  Ms. Swisher covers technology and is a contributing opinion writer.
Oct 5, 2018, 9:10 AMIn context

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