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Monojoy Bhattacharjee / What's New in Publishing:
Report: YouTube is now responsible for 37% of all mobile internet traffic, ahead of Facebook's 8.4%; media time spent on mobile in US rose from 21% to 24% YoY   —  Smartphones are the big gainers in media consumption year-over-year, according to the just-released Nielsen's Q3 2018 Total Audience Report.
Mar 22, 2019, 6:30 AMIn context
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
Court filing by DC AG: Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica data misuse months before it was first reported; Facebook says it did not mislead about timeline   —  Company confirms suspicions of separate incident following Washington DC attorney general court filing
Mar 21, 2019, 9:25 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Q&A with Vishal Shah, Instagram's head of product who previously ran Instagram's business products, on e-commerce as a revenue driver, IGTV, and more   —  Instagram's new product chief talks about the app's push into e-commerce, life after the departure of Instagram's two cofounders …
Mar 21, 2019, 6:40 PMIn context
Spencer Soper / Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon is beta testing video ads on its shopping app on iOS with plans for a similar product for Android later in 2019   —  - Online retailer pushing video ad space in its smartphone apps  — Product-related video content can keep shoppers from defecting
Mar 21, 2019, 11:50 AMIn context
Pedro Canahuati / Facebook:
Facebook says it will notify hundreds of millions of Facebook users and thousands of Instagram users after it found passwords were stored in a readable format   —  As part of a routine security review in January, we found that some user passwords were being stored in a readable format within our internal data storage systems.
Mar 21, 2019, 11:42 AMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Facebook admits it inadvertently stored some user passwords in plain text, searchable by employees; source says it may have been between 200M and 600M passwords   —  Hundreds of millions of Facebook users had their account passwords stored in plain text and searchable by thousands of Facebook employees …
Mar 21, 2019, 11:30 AMIn context
Guy Rosen / Facebook:
Facebook says it blocked 800+ distinct variants of New Zealand shooting video, in contrast to ISIS-style propaganda which is not rebroadcast or reshared widely   —  We continue to keep the people, families and communities affected by the tragedy in New Zealand in our hearts.
Mar 21, 2019, 9:45 AMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Facebook begins rolling out threaded messages to Messenger users around the world, activated by long-pressing on a message   —  Facebook Messenger aficionados, good news: It just got easier to respond to your best buds' messages with hot takes.  —  Facebook today announced that message replies …
Mar 20, 2019, 12:45 PMIn context
Chris Dolmetsch / Bloomberg:
Lithuanian Evaldas Rimasauskas pleads guilty to wire fraud related to fake invoices that tricked Facebook and Google employees into sending him over $100M   —  - Evaldas Rimasauskas extradited to U.S. from Lithuania in 2017  — Rimasauskas admitted tricking companies to wire cash to him
Mar 20, 2019, 11:40 AMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Profile of Eduardo Saverin's B Capital VC firm, which has made ~20 investments since launching in 2015 with a $360M fund, as it prepares to raise a larger fund   —  hen Eduardo Saverin greets entrepreneurs who come to visit him in his 8th-floor offices at the Singapore Land Tower, the 36-year-old knows he'll get asked the question.
Mar 20, 2019, 6:45 AMIn context

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