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Sheera Frenkel / New York Times:
Fact-checking the tweetstorm by Facebook VP of ads Rob Goldman on the Mueller indictment and Facebook's role in election interference by Russia   —  Rob Goldman, Facebook vice president for ads, tweeted about Russia's disinformation effort.  President Trump then cited him.  We fact-checked Mr. Goldman.
Feb 19, 2018, 11:25 PMIn context
Steven Sinofsky / Learning By Shipping:
Apple's reported new focus on software reliability isn't reactionary or a massive pivot, it's a predictable evolution of an extremely robust and proven system   —  The following was shared as a twitter thread.  Here's the medium version.  —  1/ Apple has a software problem.
Feb 19, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Jane Lytvynenko / BuzzFeed:
Twitter says it needs a scalable policy on authenticity of content after journalist suffers harassment due to viral screenshots of fake tweets from her account   —  In the wake of the Florida high school shooting Wednesday, Twitter users began spreading doctored tweets targeting Miami Herald reporter Alex Harris.
Feb 17, 2018, 2:10 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Russians used US VPNs, matching stolen photo IDs and SSNs, fake PayPal accounts to prevent Facebook and Twitter from spotting illicit influence on 2016 election   —  How do you stop a troll with an entire fake identity?  —  The Russian troll farm has been hit with its first major indictment.
Feb 16, 2018, 7:00 PMIn context
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Twitter says Twitter for Mac will no longer be available for download starting today, will end support for it in 30 days   —  The company will no longer support the client after 30 days  —  Twitter's erratic support for its dedicated desktop Mac application is coming to an end …
Feb 16, 2018, 6:50 PMIn context
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
After signing a licensing deal with Getty, Google Image Search removes View Image button; Search by Image button also removed but still works through search bar   —  Google has removed the View Image button and the Search by Image feature when viewing an individual image within Google Image Search.
Feb 15, 2018, 3:35 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter begins streaming local news broadcasts next to timeline amid major news events, displaying Miami's WSVN 7 coverage of high school shooting on Wednesday   —  Twitter is starting to show live, local news broadcasts in a live streaming window next to its timeline during major breaking news events.
Feb 14, 2018, 10:15 PMIn context
Spencer Soper / Bloomberg:
eBay hires data scientist Jan Pedersen from Twitter to head AI efforts and says it will roll out new AR features this year   —  Marketplace seeks to spur spending with augmented reality  —  Retail consolidation could bring new partnerships, CEO says  —  EBay Inc. will roll …
Feb 13, 2018, 5:20 PMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Messaging startup Attentive, founded by the people behind TapCommerce which was acquired by Twitter, emerges from stealth with $13M Series A led by Bain Capital   —  Attentive is coming out of stealth today with the announcement that it's raised $13 million in Series A funding.
Feb 12, 2018, 2:05 AMIn context
Melanie Ehrenkranz / Gizmodo:
Tech firms on mandatory arbitration agreements for employees: Amazon and Verizon have none, Facebook does, no comment from Google, Uber, Twitter, Apple, Lyft   —  Last year, after former Uber engineer Susan Fowler published her blog post alleging the company was rife with sexual harassment …
Feb 11, 2018, 9:00 PMIn context

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