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Facebook on Misinformation
Facebook has traded moral accountability for commercial gain
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wired.com Bussiness Jan 15, 2021, Friday
Facebook Can’t Fix What It Won’t Admit To | WIRED
According to a 2016 internal study, “64 percent of all extremist group joins are due to our recommendation tools … Our recommendation systems grow the problem.”
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Changing Mozilla and Laying the foundation for Rust's future
This is a time of change for the internet and for Mozilla and for Rust
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businessinsider.com Tech Jan 14, 2021, Thursday
Facebook and Amazon are snapping up Rust talent laid off at Mozilla - Business Insider
Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft are forming new Rust teams, and Google has also been hiring former Mozilla engineers to build with the language.
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Facebook accused of antitrust violations
The U.S. government and 48 state attorneys general filed wide-ranging antitrust lawsuits a...
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nytimes.com Tech Dec 20, 2020, Sunday
The Antitrust Case Against Big Tech, Shaped by Tech Industry Exiles - The New York Times
Regulators are relying on insiders like Dina Srinivasan, who left her digital ad job after concluding that “Facebook and Google were going to win and everybody else is going to lose.”
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A coalition of states file antitrust lawsuit against Google
A coalition of states file an antitrust lawsuit against Google focused on its power in the...
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nytimes.com Tech Dec 20, 2020, Sunday
The Antitrust Case Against Big Tech, Shaped by Tech Industry Exiles - The New York Times
Regulators are relying on insiders like Dina Srinivasan, who left her digital ad job after concluding that “Facebook and Google were going to win and everybody else is going to lose.”
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Big Tech Migration from California to Texas
HP, Tesla, Oracle...
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bloomberg.com Tech Dec 11, 2020, Friday
Oracle Moves Headquarters to Texas, Joining Valley Exodus - Bloomberg
Oracle Corp., a Silicon Valley stalwart, has moved its headquarters to Texas, becoming the latest technology company to leave its home state in the face of California’s higher taxes, steeper cost of living and a broader shift to remote work.
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Rust 2021 – Call for blog posts
One way of helping us understand the lens you're looking at Rust through is to give one (o...
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llogiq.github.io Tech Sep 21, 2020, Monday
Rust 2021 – Ethical Development — Llogiq On Stuff
This is my Rust 2021 post. I believe that Rust has shown that “bending the curve” is both possible and fruitful in programming language design. We also have a strong set of values as a community, enshrined both in the Code of Conduct and the example of various high-profile rustaceans.
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Collection: Daily read list on Rust Programming
Save what I read on Rust everyday
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blog.yoshuawuyts.com Tech Sep 18, 2020, Friday
Async Iteration Semantics
In a recent lang team meeting we discussed the upcoming Stream RFC. We covered both the steps required to land it, and the steps we'd want to take after that. One of the things we'd want eventually for streams is: "async iteration syntax". Just like for x in y works for Iterator, we'd want something similar to work for Stream. For example JavaScript support both sync and async iteration through for..of loops:
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China-Backed Hackers Broke Into 100 Firms And Agencies
In indictments against five Chinese nationals, the Justice Department described sophistica...
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nytimes.com Tech Sep 16, 2020, Wednesday
China-Backed Hackers Broke Into 100 Firms And Agencies, U.S. Says - The New York Times
In indictments against five Chinese nationals, the Justice Department described sophisticated attacks to hijack networks and extort universities, businesses and nonprofits.
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Tech Is Not Neutral Campaign Urges Companies To Stop Working With Law Enforcement Agencies
There are a number of tech companies that either directly work with law enforcement agenci...
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techcrunch.com Tech Aug 20, 2020, Thursday
Tech Is Not Neutral Campaign Urges Companies To Stop Working With Law Enforcement Agencies | TechCrunch
There are a number of tech companies that either directly work with law enforcement agencies, or supply their tech to them. Amazon’s doorbell camera company Ring has partnered with more than 1,300 police departments and Amazon Web Services sells its product to US Immigration and Customers Enf…
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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Apple for MacBook Pro Flexgate Issue
A class action lawsuit filed in Northern California federal court alleges that Apple knowi...
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macrumors.com News Aug 20, 2020, Thursday
Apple Faces Another Class-Action MacBook Pro ‘Flexgate’ Lawsuit - MacRumors
Another class-action complaint has been lodged against Apple, which claims that the company was aware of a MacBook Pro design flaw that caused some...
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The Massive Twitter Hack Could Be A Global Security Crisis
Bitcoin scammers won’t be the last people to take over verified accounts — and we shou...
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tampabay.com News Aug 01, 2020, Saturday
Bail In Twitter Hack: $725,000. Tampa Teen’s Assets: $3 Million In Bitcoin
Graham Ivan Clark, 17, is accused of hacking prominent Twitter accounts. Prosecutors and the defense argued over whether the teen's considerable assets were legally obtained.
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UC Davis Researcher Accused Of Hiding Ties To Chinese Military Is Hiding In Consulate
A UC Davis cancer researcher, suspected of being a clandestine member of the Chinese milit...
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latimes.com Tech Jul 23, 2020, Thursday
UC Davis Researcher Accused Of Hiding Ties To Chinese Military Is Hiding In Consulate, U.S. Says - Los Angeles Times
A UC Davis cancer researcher, suspected of being a clandestine member of the Chinese military, has taken refuge in the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, according to U.S. prosecutors.
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Amazon Met With Startups About Investing, Then Launched Competing Products
Some companies regret sharing information with the tech giant and its Alexa Fund. ‘We ma...
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wsj.com Tech Jul 23, 2020, Thursday
Amazon Met With Startups About Investing, Then Launched Competing Products - WSJ
Some companies regret sharing information with the tech giant and its Alexa Fund. ‘We may have been naive in believing they weren’t competitive with us,’ said one executive.
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Google Sued For Allegedly Tracking Users In Apps Even After Opting Out
This follows a suit last month claiming Google tracked people using Chrome's incognito mod...
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cnet.com Tech Jul 14, 2020, Tuesday
Google sued for allegedly tracking users in apps even after opting out
This follows a suit last month claiming Google tracked people using Chrome's incognito mode.
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Analog Devices Buys Maxim, Creating $68 Billion Chipmaker
NEW YORK (AP) — Computer chip maker Analog Devices is buying Maxim Integrated in an all-...
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apnews.com Tech Jul 13, 2020, Monday
Analog Devices buys Maxim, creating $68 billion chipmaker
NEW YORK (AP) — Computer chip maker Analog Devices is buying Maxim Integrated in an all-stock deal that will create a company worth about $68 billion, and strengthens its position in the analog...
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A Brief History of Porn on the Internet
Pornographers developed many early innovations in internet marketing, like pop-up ads and ...
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wired.com News David Kushner Apr 09, 2019, Tuesday
A Brief History of Porn on the Internet | WIRED
Pornographers developed many early innovations in internet marketing, like pop-up ads and subscriptions. And women were among the most successful entrepreneurs in the business.
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Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related Cases
BOSTON – The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today that the Chair of Harvard Universi...
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npr.org News Bill Chappell Jan 28, 2020, Tuesday
Acclaimed Harvard Scientist Is Arrested, Accused Of Lying About Ties To China : NPR
An FBI agent says China's deal with Charles Lieber, the chair of Harvard University's chemistry department, paid him up to $50,000 monthly, along with another $150,000 per year.
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