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Tesla settles Autopilot class-action lawsuit

Two 18-year-old French citizens have been arrested in Paris and charged with crimes related to the hack of Vevos YouTube accounts

Not sure why FB would say white nationalism and white separatism are not white supremacy, because they are. See: Leaked Documents Show Facebooks Post-Charlottesville Reckoning with American Nazis …

Amazon explains why Alexa recorded and shared couples conversation

Cities scramble to contain the flood of e-scooters

The five stages of grief, in GDPR email subject lines

The FBI wants you to reboot your router NOW to help destroy a botnet

Twitter introduces new US election candidate labels & launches its Political Campaigning Policy

Amazon Alexa Security – – How Secure Are Voice Assistants And How Can You Protect Yourself?

GDPR, Europes new privacy law, is officially here

The Dreaded GDPR Is Here: Non-Compliant Companies Had Better Get Their Checkbooks Ready

This. Is. Ridiculous. Not just splitting the baby but dicing it to tartare. (Yes, being intentionally gross. So is this policy.)

Spotify is reportedly rethinking its hateful conduct policy

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Facebooks chief AI scientist Yann LeCun says company is designing its own energy-efficient chips to help with analyzing and filtering live video content

As I said – this is down to Tronc, not GDPR.

Some US news sites like the LA Times and the Chicago Tribune restrict access from EU as GDPR goes into effect

Facebook will check images and text, who is being targeted, and any linked websites in issue ads as it begins to apply new policies

Apple Will Start Disclosing App Takedown Requests From Governments

Facebook and Google hit with $8.8 billion in lawsuits on day one of GDPR

GDPR QUIZ: 13 Questions Every Marketer Should Answer

Tesla settles class-action lawsuit over Autopilot delays

Leaked training documents show how Facebook classifies hate speech groups, allowing praise for white nationalism and white separatism but not white supremacy

Facebooks political ad disclosures go into effect

Leaked Facebook documents show its shifting hate speech policies

Scoop for the weekend: Apple plans to let iPhone (and likely Apple Watch) owners to access building/office security using NFC chip. This has been in the works for four years: … nice work by @aatilley $AAPL

FBI issues formal warning on massive malware network linked to Russia

HTCs Vive Focus VR system update adds ability to receive calls, notifications, and messages from the U12+ and other HTC phones via a Vive companion app

Heres Facebooks Internal Policy on Pepe the Frog

Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.

Digital privacy activist Max Schrems files official GDPR complaints against Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram over forced consent

Facebook and pals keep reputation-laundering over privacy and harassment, using trafficking as PR – and bringing teams together to build apps scraping sex workers photos and data without their consent.

Max Schrems launches first legal cases under GDPR

Facebook And Google Accused Of Violating Europes New Law On The First Day

San Francisco temporarily removes electric scooters for permit process

Comment: Apples example shows how Europes new privacy law will benefit people worldwide

Trump tweets that ZTE will have to pay $1.3B fine, give high-level security guarantees, and change its management and board to have US sanctions lifted

Trump administration tells Congress it has deal to save ZTE

GDPR Is Here: Mess Up and Well Fine You, Says Privacy Chief

With the arrival of GDPR, ad platform vendors like DoubleClick warn publishers about steep EU ad volumes declines, at least for the short term

Alexia Bonatsos, former co-editor of TechCrunch, unveils her new seed-stage venture fund, Dream Machine, and says the fund has made seven investments to date

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Trump Team Seeks Truce With Congress Over ZTE

Spotify reportedly revamping policy on hateful content following artist backlash

Facebook and Google targeted as first GDPR complaints filed

What is GDPR? Why GDPR? Who will be affected by GDPR? No doubt you have already started answering these questions. But have you tried to infer how GDPR might affect your business when data flows between teams like sales, marketing and support?

Head of European Data Protection Board, responsible for GDPR application, criticizes US sites limiting access from EU, says there was plenty of time to prepare

Apple sees steep increase in U.S. national security requests

Financial Times and New York Media suspend paid media spending on Facebook due to concerns that news articles could be labeled as issue ads under new policy

Riot Games signs non-exclusive streaming deal with Disneys ESPN+ for League of Legends; replaces Riots 2016 $350M exclusive deal with now Disney-owned BAMTech

US news outlets shut out European users amid new privacy laws

Alert (TA18-145A) Cyber Actors Target Home and Office Routers

Facebook is building its own chips to filter live videos

Trump tweets details of his offer of relief to ZTE

Europes GDPR data regulations prompt blackout of Tronc websites

How Your Favorite Tech Blog Is Grappling With Europes New Privacy Law

Privacy activist files legal complaints worth $8.86 billion against Google and Facebook for alleged GDPR violations

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Facebook is now labeling political ads to try and prevent another Russian situation

Feds take aim at potent VPNFilter malware allegedly unleashed by Russia. The FBI is advising users of consumer-grade routers

What Facebooks New Political Ad System Misses

2 people with motorized scooters on Bay Bridge cause traffic jam

Teslas Autopilot 2.0 lawsuit settlement is one step closer [Updated]

FBI and DOJ ask users to restart routers and NAS devices to disrupt VPNFilter malware and help identify infected devices, which Cisco estimates is 500K+ devices

Blocking 500 Million Users Easier Than Complying With GDPR

Apple sees steep increase in U.S. national security requests

Europes sweeping new data privacy regime came into effect this morning, and privacy activists are not wasting time in flexing their muscles.

Five years ago, Alexia Bonatsos, ne Tsotsis, was co-editor of TechCrunch, a job that made her renowned in startup circles

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How Europes GDPR Regulations Became a Meme

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and us

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President Trump says ZTE must change management and pay $1.3 billion for sanctions to be dropped

Im always suprised that we spend so much time talking about Facebook, Snap, etc while Pinterest flies under the radar. Its such an interesting and powerful business, changing the definition of social media.

Foreign Cyber Actors Target Home and Office Routers and Networked Devices Worldwide

On Apples new campus, employees swipe their phones to open doors using the NFC chip. Attempts at bringing NFC outside of payments …

iOS 12 May Introduce New NFC Features, Like a Virtual Transit Card

Tesla agrees to settle class action lawsuit, says people who bought Teslas with $5,000 Autopilot upgrades in 2016 and 2017 will get $20 to $280 in compensation

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Amazon Confirms Echo Smart Speaker Recorded, Sent Private Conversation

In November 2017, trainers added comparing Mexican people to worm like creatures to the document as an example of hate speech; in December they added an offensive comparison between Muslim and pigs; … …

GDPR was the most lobbied issue in the history of the EU, and now Facebook & Google, the chief lobbyists, are trying to get around its dictates

AI Has a Big Privacy Problem and Europes New Data Protection Law Is About to Expose It

Spotify Backtracks on Hateful Content Policy, But R. Kelly is Still Banned

How updated privacy policies could make GDPR the global standard

Spotify to walk back its policy on hateful content

Apple reveals latest government data demand figures

Facebooks democracy salvage effort tilts scale in Mississippi primary

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Facebook will ban hateful images of Pepe the Frog but not much else

Trump administration will let ZTE reopen in exchange of fine and security guarantees

Max Schrems is back: Facebook, Google hit with GDPR complaint

Activist Max Schrems accuses Facebook and Google of GDPR breach

Apple to unlock iPhones NFC chip capabilities in June, report says

U.S. government may have a deal to save ZTE, but at significant cost

Starting to see stronger ties between VR and mobile at HTC something that Cher didnt predict when I asked her about the possibility of such synergy 2.5 years ago. @AGraylin just showed how the U12+ can be used as a strumming device for a VR guitar.

US News Websites Down In Europe As New Privacy Laws Go Into Effect

Regulators being surprised that GDPR means news sites blocking EU users is rich. There is more violation of user privacy visiting the typical news site than visiting a Facebook or Google service due to overuse of ad tech.

Trump says one of the requirements he is imposing on ZTE is that it buy U.S. products. But it always has, and the Commerce Departments ban on ZTE buying U.S. products is what forced the company to near collapse in the first place. …

Spotify to review its hateful conduct policy following industry criticism

ZTE can buy from American suppliers again

GDPR meltdown: A bunch of U.S. news sites are down in Europe

Tesla settles class action suit over Autopilot issues

New: Pinterests annual revenue, per my sources2014- $24 M2015- $139 M2016- $298.9 M2017- $472.9 MAnd on track to meet or beat their goals for the first half of this year. …

Congress sounds bipartisan alarm as Trump deals on ZTE

GDPR: noyb.eu filed four complaints over forced consent against Google, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook

San Antonio Express-News lays off 14 newsroom employees as Hearst consolidates; two employees also laid off in Austin bureau of Hearst-owned Houston Chronicle

LONDON American news outlets including The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and The Arizona Daily Star abruptly blocked access

Report: Apple to give some developers more access to iPhone NFC chip for Apple Pay-like contactless interactions like opening doors or replacing transit cards

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Spotify: Everything you need to know!

U.S. reached deal to keep Chinese telecom ZTE in business: New York Times

VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.

Facebook gave users the choice of deleting the account or pushing a button [to agree], that is blackmail, pure and simple, said Mr Schrems, head of a new privacy lobby group noyb (None of Your Business).

Im kinda loving the collision of dysfunctional San Francisco government and infinite VC money, with electric scooters being the current battleground. Tech solutions flowing like water into the holes of the state. Its like a SimCity test of whether markets can beat politics.

After Kendrick Lamar reportedly threatened to pull his music, Spotify is putting XXXTentacion back on playlists

Facebook and Google hit with privacy lawsuits worth $8.8 billion

GDPR: Google and Facebook face up to $9.3B in fines on first day of new privacy law

What is GDPR? Why GDPR? Who will be affected by GDPR? No doubt you have already started answering these questions.

Using Technical Solutions to Keep Children Safe

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San Francisco tackles electric scooter issue with permit process

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YouTube Music review: easy to use with an excellent home screen and recommendation engine but confusing price structure and missing power user features

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GDPR QUIZ: 13 Questions Every Marketer Should Answer

Pinterest is Growing Faster than Twitter and Snapchat, and Offers Significant Opportunities

Some candidates complain they cannot advertise on Facebook before June 5 primaries, as they wait for authorization codes to arrive by mail under the new rules

Leaked Facebook training docs tackle white supremacy, racism

Google Home speakers outsold Amazons Echo line for the first time last quarter

San Francisco announces new regulations requiring scooter startups like Lime, Spin, and Bird to halt operations by June 4 and apply for permits by June 7

Alexas recording snafu was improbable, but inevitable

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The GDPR Is Just the Latest Example of Europes Caution on Privacy Rights. That Outlook Has a Disturbing History

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Google Home just scored a huge victory over Alexa

These U.S. Media Sites Have Gone Dark in Europe as New GDPR Rules Kick In

Roster of @TechCrunch columnists taking a VC stint at one point:@Arrington (CrunchFund, XRP)@mgsiegler (CrunchFund, GV)@kylebrussell (a16z)@GallagherBilly (KV)@ripemp (Canvas)@loyalelectron (YC)@jshieber (GC)@slh (YC, CrunchFund)Now… @alexia (Dream Machine)

They had two years to get ready for GDPR. There is really no excuse for this.

PoliticsBlocking 500 Million Users Is Easier Than Complying With Europes New Rules

Trump says ZTE will pay $1.3B fine and overhaul its management to continue US business

– Online image service has almost 250 million monthly users Predictable revenue growth is an important step before IPO Pinterest Inc. sales jumped 58 percent

It me. Former journo Alexia Bonatsos takes the wraps off her new venture fund, Dream Machine

The arrival of the General Data Protection Regulations enforcement May 25 has hurled the digital media and advertising industries into a tailspin.

Justice Department Announces Actions to Disrupt Advanced Persistent Threat 28 Botnet

Trump Says Chinas ZTE to Pay $1.3 Billion Fine to Re-Open

ZTE may live, as Trump administration reportedly reaches deal to revive it

: Turn sound into actionable meaning.

Facebook Adds Transparency Measures For Political Advertisements

A lot of energy goes into figuring out which forms of racism are acceptable and which arent.

Privacy Critic Files GDPR Complaints Against Facebook And Google

Facebook rolls out Paid for by disclosure labels on Facebook and Instagram for political ads in US, including issues ads that deal with 20 specific subjects

Sources: Pinterest revenues were up 58% in 2017 to $473M; company now has almost 250M monthly active users

Remember that $5,000 you spent on Teslas Autopilot and then sued when it didnt deliver?

Congress hears that Commerce Department will revise ZTE punishment

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GDPR claims its first victims: U.S. newspapers

Spotify to Move Back on XXXTentacion Policy After Outcry

Happy GDPR Day – Weve got you covered

San Francisco Demands E-Scooters Be Removed from City Streets

Tesla Agrees To Settle Class Action Over Autopilot Billed As Safer

Tesla settles class action suit over Autopilot claims for $5M

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Activist Max Schrems accuses Facebook and Google of GDPR breach

I was surrounded by KKK members growing up in Mississippi. When youd ask them to explain themselves, they ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS said it was about white pride. White nationalism is just a marketing ploy for white supremacy.

Trump Announces Plan to Save ZTE After His Administration Basically Killed It

Some US websites are blocked in the EU as GDPR day arrives

Enter Techmeme snapshot date and time:

Welcome to GDPR: Here are the data privacy notices publishers are showing their Europe-based readers

Spotify will revise artist behavior policy following backlash

Candidates are blocked from buying ads while they wait on authorization codes Facebook introduced new disclosure rules

The Information reports that Apple will be taking a big leap in iOS 12, giving some third-party developers full access

FBI: Reboot, reset your router immediately to prevent cyberattacks

Sources: after outcry from some artists and employees, Spotify reconsidering its hateful content and conduct policy, plans to restore XXXTentacion to playlists

Two French teens arrested for hacking Taylor Swifts and Drakes music videos

Apple to Expand Secure Wireless Chip Beyond Payments

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Research: global smart speaker shipments grew to 9M units in Q1 2018, up 210% YoY; Google sold 3.2M Home and Mini devices, overtaking 2.5M Amazon Echos shipped

FBI Takes Aim at 500,000 Strong Russian Router Botnet

Cecilias Week in Tech: Its G.D.P.R. Day!

Report: iPhone to get NFC unlocking in June

As Europe enacts GDPR, EU officials are encouraging countries like Brazil, Japan, and South Korea to adopt similar laws by tying data protection to trade deals

US news sites are ghosting European readers on GDPR deadline

Parisian authorities charged two French teens for allegedly hacking Vevos YouTube account last month and altering some music videos with pro-Palestine messages

Publishers stop Facebook ad spending over policy that treats publishers as political advertisers

Apple will add government App Store takedown requests to transparency reports

Apple Shares Latest Transparency Report Outlining Government Data Requests From July 1 to December 31, 2017

WASHINGTON The Trump administration told lawmakers it had reached a deal that would keep the Chinese telecom firm ZTE alive

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white separatism is the perfect solution to Americas problems is a bizarrely specific sentence to make up as an example!

San Francisco is sweeping its streets of electric scooters to make the industry legit

Facebook moderation guidelines leaked

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Trump administration is telling Congress it has an agreement to save Chinas ZTE: Reports

Facebook, Google already facing complaints under new EU data laws

Why youre getting flooded with privacy notifications in your email

Senator Schumer and Obama Administration let phone company ZTE flourish with no security checks. I closed it down then let it reopen with high level security guarantees, change of management and board, must purchase U.S. parts and pay a $1.3 Billion fine. Dems do nothing….

I talked to Congressional candidates who were surprised by Facebooks new ad disclosure rules and say they could tip the election

A guide to the valuable electronics inside Birds illegal-in-San Francisco scooters

Facebooks new rules for political & issue ads start today

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems has launched lawsuits worth over 7 billion under Europes new data protection law GDPR against big tech companies, accusing them of coercing users into accepting their data collection policies – @IrishTimes

Google already sued for $3.7 billion for alleged Android GDPR violations

GDPR Day 1: Litigating the Right to Data Privacy

Google Home Just Beat Amazon Echo for First Time

Facebook and Twitter are doing the bare minimum to disclose political ad info

Trump says hell spare Chinese telecom firm ZTE from collapse, defying lawmakers

HTC adds some bells and whistles to the Vive Focus ahead of Western rollout

Because of GDPR, USA Today decided to run a separate version of their website for EU users, which has all the tracking scripts and ads removed. The site seemed very fast, so I did a performance audit. How fast the internet could be without all the junk! 5.2MB 500KB itter.com/xwS电话sQR3s

– Streaming service plans to restore XXXTentacion to playlists Company had stopped promoting the artist, as well as R. Kelly

Facebook Will Label Political Ads, Reveal Who Paid For Them, And Show Who They Targeted

Today you CAN use the iPhone to unlock doors using Bluetooth. But thats spoofable in ways that NFC is not. As @CreatingRevs put it, You wont see [Bluetooth] used at…the Pentagon. NFC-based access control opens up avenues for big corps and government agencies.

At Facebooks anti-sex trafficking hackathon, Uber, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, and Pinterest competed, the winners developed tools to track traffickers online

Apple is reportedly opening up their NFC chip to developers in iOS 12

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Facebook gave 4 reasons why its ready to lose money and credibility to continue running political adverts

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Twitter to add badges and disclaimers for US federal political advertisers and require certification and account elements consistent with online presence

The Birth Of GDPR: What Is It And What You Need To Know

They REALLY dont want to go to discovery on this. Trial lawyers; smorgasbord is open here. $TSLA

Apple to start reporting government requests to remove apps from App Store, satisfied 79% of ~30K government requests for info on devices from July to Dec. 2017

Tesla settles with vehicle owners over delayed Autopilot updates

Facebook and Google racked up $8.8 billion in lawsuits from one day of GDPR

What Is GDPR? What to Know About Europes New Data Privacy Rules

Sorry, Europe: Why Dozens of U.S. Sites Just Went Dark Abroad

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Small important detail here: Facebook said yesterday that it would assign 3-4k content moderators to political ads. However, these arent additions – theyre pulling from the 20,000 already pledged… and meant to deal with *all* the moderation issues.

Acacia, Lumentum, Finisar Rise As Trump Nears ZTE Deal With China

Apple commits to disclosing app takedown requests by governments in latest transparency report

Source: Trump administration has cut deal with Chinas ZTE

First GDPR lawsuits filed seeking 10.6B. Penalties of 3.9B sought against Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. Another 3.7B filed in complaint against Google Android.

Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.

New Pinterest numbers: $473M in sales last year 250M MAU $12.3B valuation at last fundraise by @sarahfrier

Unclip your pager and bag from your belt: We need to make room for a battery-powered 1TB HD

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But for Pepe the Frog, this Facebook policy is changed (understandably). Normal Pepe is allowed, but clear example of, say, Pepe in front of a camp is going to be banned. …

For comparison, Snap had $405 million in revenue the year before its IPO.

We were inspired to see teams come together from across tech and nonprofit industries at @facebooks Child Safety Hackathon to hack on creating cutting edge solutions to tackle childtrafficking.

GDPR is finally here, and its already chaos

Facebook launches archive of political ads, containing ads for political candidates and issue ads starting in May 2018; ads kept in archive for seven years

Facebook and Google Accused of Violating GDPR on First Day of the New European Privacy Law

All U.S. Election-Related and Issue Ads on Facebook Must Now Be Labeled

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Facebook is building chips to analyze and filter live video

Apple to Begin Reporting Government App Store Removal Requests

Facebook has a very specific Pepe the Frog policy, report says

Vive Focus to Get 6DOF Controller Mode, Optical Hand-tracking for Gesture Input

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GDPR: The Controller Vs. Processor Hot Potato Could Hurt Consumers

HTC Plans Hand And 6-Dof Controller Tracking For Vive Focus

Apple issued one of its bi-annual transparency reports today, and apart from the usual numbers on account takedown requests

After a white supremacist killed a protester in Charlottesville in 2017, Facebook pushed to re-educate its moderators

: Toys are preludes to serious ideas.

The EU Leads the Way to Internet Privacy Over Profit

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