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Manish Singh / The Outline:
Facebook has quietly ended its Free Basics program in more than six nations and territories in recent months including Myanmar and Latin American markets   —  Facebook enabled ethnic-cleansing-related hate speech in Myanmar; many died and thousands fled.  Rather than take responsibility, it's turning away.
May 1, 2018, 10:15 PMIn context
Manish Singh / The Outline:
Sources: secure messaging app Telegram is being used to distribute pirated movies, TV, music, apps, and even stolen credentials for online services like Netflix   —  Law-abiding citizens: Please do NOT download.  Thank you.  —  Since its launch in 2013, the instant messaging platform Telegram …
Apr 12, 2018, 9:45 PMIn context
Alex Nichols / The Outline:
A look at the tweets of those making money from private accounts with Premo: John Schindler appears to earn $17K/month and Eric Garland $3K/month   —  I know, because I read them.  —  Facebook and Twitter have both pledged never to charge users a monthly fee for their basic services …
Mar 6, 2018, 7:40 AMIn context
Paris Martineau / The Outline:
After removing some conspiracy and pro-gun videos and channels, YouTube says it will reinstate videos that were removed in error by moderators   —  Looks like that whole “content moderation” thing wasn't a joke after all.  —  The Future  —  Looks like that whole “content moderation” thing wasn't a joke after all.
Feb 28, 2018, 9:15 PMIn context
Paris Martineau / The Outline:
Clients of therapy-by-text services like Talkspace, BetterHelp complain about bad service, high prices, deceitful advertising around free trials   —  Ads for text therapy are everywhere, but people who have tried it say it's surprisingly unhelpful and expensive.  —  Paris Martineau
Feb 26, 2018, 1:40 AMIn context
Paris Martineau / The Outline:
Inside the cryptocurrency pump and dump chat groups, where tens of thousands of traders meet to hype coin prices, before dumping them minutes later   —  Inside the group chats where people pump and dump cryptocurrency  —  How self-proclaimed “pump and dump groups” scam thousands of wannabe altcoin investors.
Jan 28, 2018, 12:10 PMIn context
Adrianne Jeffries / The Outline:
The current Bitcoin economy has mainly replicated core aspects of a centralized finance industry instead of giving rise to a true p2p financial system   —  The cryptocurrency was supposed to replace the finance industry.  Instead, it has replicated it.
Dec 10, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context
Jon Christian / The Outline:
Contributing writers to publications including Mashable, Inc, Business Insider, and Fast Company say they accepted payments in exchange for promoting companies   —  An Outline investigation found that contributors to prominent publications have taken payments in exchange for positive coverage.
Dec 5, 2017, 8:05 PMIn context
Molly Sauter / The Outline:
A look at HQ Trivia, a twice daily live gameshow app that around 90K people play at once for the chance to win money   —  An app that broadcasts a gameshow that anyone can participate in 12 times a week has gone viral.  —  In the media  —  An app that broadcasts a gameshow that anyone …
Nov 16, 2017, 2:50 PMIn context
Adrianne Jeffries / The Outline:
W3C's approval of DRM for video gives the impression that the standards consortium has been captured by corporations, a view the group's CEO rejects   —  The organization that sets standards for the web just failed to beat back a stupid, greedy technology.  —  This week the World Wide Web Consortium …
Sep 23, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context

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