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Klint Finley / Wired:
Data shows GraphQL, a Facebook-developed open source data query language, has seen a sharp rise in adoption among JavaScript developers over the past two years   —  THE CODE THAT runs the web is a melting pot of programming languages and technologies.  JavaScript, the most popular language on the web …
Dec 15, 2018, 4:10 PMIn context
Aisha Hassan / Quartz:
Profile of MindGeek, which owns 9 of the top 15 porn sites worldwide, has 125M visits per day, and whose bandwidth use exceeds that of Facebook or Amazon   —  The biggest and perhaps best source of data about what people like to watch on the internet and what they would pay for doesn't come …
Dec 15, 2018, 7:05 AMIn context
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Report: Facebook renamed Building 8, its hardware skunkworks lab, to Portal after the device launched, moved more experimental projects to Facebook Reality Labs   —  The hardware group is now focused on Portal and other projects, while far-off ideas are part of Reality Labs
Dec 14, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Forbes:
GE to spin out its industrial IoT software business into a separate company with $1.2B in revenue, sell 90% of ServiceMax to Silver Lake for an undisclosed sum   —  By Nigel Fenwick, Vice President, Principal Analyst; Frank Gillett, Vice President, Principal Analyst; Michele Pelino, Principal Analyst; Paul Miller, Senior Analyst
Dec 14, 2018, 4:50 PMIn context
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Irish Data Protection Commission says that this week it has opened a broad investigation into Facebook's GDPR compliance in light of numerous data breaches   —  Facebook is facing a broad investigation from the Irish data regulator into the high number of data breaches this year …
Dec 14, 2018, 12:33 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says that between Sept. 13 and Sept. 25 a photo API bug gave user-approved apps access to photos that were uploaded but never shared by ~6.8M users   —  Reset the “days since the last Facebook privacy scandal” counter, as a Facebook has just revealed a Photo API bug gave app developers …
Dec 14, 2018, 10:27 AMIn context
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Facebook adds a custom-built browser and support for its Instant Games platform to its Portal devices   —  Making its dedicated video chat screen more interactive  —  A new update out today for Facebook's Portal devices adds some much-needed features to the dedicated video chat screens.
Dec 14, 2018, 9:35 AMIn context
Rani Molla / Recode:
A visual review of the biggest tech trends of 2018: sentiment toward Amazon's HQ2 search, the plateau of social media use, Facebook's trust betrayals, and more   —  Here's a visual look back at the year.  —  There's been a lot to keep track of this year.  We've endured disasters both natural …
Dec 14, 2018, 5:40 AMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Facebook is in talks with pay TV channels, including HBO, Showtime, and Starz, about selling their streaming TV services on its platform   —  The world's biggest social network wants to get into the pay TV business — by taking a page from Amazon.  —  Facebook is readying …
Dec 13, 2018, 6:05 PMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Some current and former fact-checkers say Facebook has ignored their concerns, that they have been used for PR, and that they have lost trust in the company   —  Journalists paid to help fix Facebook's fake news problem say they have lost trust in the platform
Dec 13, 2018, 3:14 PMIn context

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