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How To Get A Job At Twitter

A hiring manager and a new hire reveal what it takes to get in at the social media giant. There’s a decent chance you came to this article via Twitter. While the company isn’t as big as its main rival, Facebook, it can be argued that in today’s climate, Twitter is the more socially important and...

2018-03-22
Binance denies it’s being shut down in Japan

Contrary to reports from Japanese news outlet Nikkei, Binance has denied rumors that Japan’s Financial Services Authority (JFSA) is planning to issue a warning requiring the cryptocurrency exchange desk to shut down its operation in the country. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has taken to Twitter to refute claims made...

2018-03-22
Mozilla suspends advertising on Facebook after Cambridge Analytica scandal

The Mozilla Foundation, maker of the Firefox web browser, has announced it plans to suspend all advertising activities on Facebook. The move comes in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which has embroiled the popular social networking site. In a blog post announcing the move, Denelle Dixon, Mozilla’s chief...

2018-03-22
We’re looking for the best young digital talent in the Netherlands

Dutch entrepreneurs, digital designers, coders, and academic researchers: if your work is kick-ass, we want to hear from you. After last year’s incredible success, the T500 program is back. We want to continue recognising and celebrating young digital talent – so we’re once again looking for the 500 most...

2018-03-22
Mozilla yanks ads from Facebook due to Cambridge Analytica scandal

The company, best known for its Firefox web browser, has suspended its advertising on Facebook, the company announced in a blog post. The move is directly due to the Cambridge Analytica scandal currently engulfing the social media giant, which saw tens of millions of Facebook users have their personal information...

2018-03-22
Uber says it’s not testing unmanned flying taxis in Kenya

The company stepped up to deny the reports in Kenyan newspaper Business Daily that it was preparing to introduce autonomous flying taxis in the nation for testing purposes, reports Bloomberg. The Business Daily, citing Kenya Civil Aviation Authority director-general Gilbert Kibe, reported that Uber has sought...

2018-03-22
Best Buy severs ties with Huawei over security concerns

The U.S. electronics retailer giant has cut ties with China’s Huawei Technologies citing increased scrutiny of Chinese tech firms by the U.S. government, reports Reuters. A source told Reuters that Best Buy will stop selling Huawei devices over the next several weeks. The move follows both Verizon and AT&T...

2018-03-22
Path founder considers rebuilding his social network as Facebook takes a hit

In the wake of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica controversy, Dave Morin, the CEO and co-founder of rival social network Path, tweeted that he’s considering rebuilding his site after being overwhelmed by requests to do so. Within hours, Morin received replies from the likes of Mike DiCarlo, Path’s former director...

2018-03-22
YouTube wants to ruin music videos and get you to pay for its upcoming streaming service

YouTube wants a larger piece of the streaming music pie than it’s currently earned, so it’s come up with an audacious plan that you’re going to hate – and it involves more ads. In an interview at SXSW, YouTube’s global head of music, Lyor Cohen, said that people who listen to plenty of music on the platform...

2018-03-22
Mark Zuckerberg says he’s “happy” to testify before Congress

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg told CNN tonight that he’d be “happy” to testify before Congress regarding the scandal over Trump-connected data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica obtaining personal info on up to 50 million Facebook users.  “The short answer is I’m...

2018-03-22
YouTube is banning gun videos. Now they’re reappearing on Pornhub.

YouTube today updated its policies on videos containing firearm and firearm modifications, banning demo videos, how-tos, and anything containing links to sites that sell guns. Needless to say, the gun enthusiast community on the site is not taking happy about it, and some are starting to find unconventional new hosts...

2018-03-21
Google is reportedly working on “blockchain-related” cloud technology

Blockchain Kodak, blockchain taxis, blockchain pizza! What’s next? Why Google, of course. According to a report by Bloomberg, Google is working on “blockchain-related” technology for its cloud business. It would theoretically help make customers feel their data is more secure. It could also differentiate Google...

2018-03-21
Here’s everything Mark Zuckerberg didn’t say, and probably won’t

Cambridge Analytica’s improper access to Facebook user data turned into a firestorm for the social media giant this past week. Four days later, CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally responded, publishing a Facebook post in which he made a familiar vow to do “what it takes to protect our community.” He...

2018-03-21
Mark Zuckerberg responds to the Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook’s been having a rough week, as news broke recently of a misuse of data it provided to data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica. After days of relative silence from his company, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has responded to the scandal. He opens by ‘fessing up to Facebook’s role in the problem, while in...

2018-03-21
Facebook basically wants to pay for its own police force

While Facebook is excoriated this week over its failure to stop Cambridge Analytica from misusing the private data of millions of people, the company’s vast expansion is still going full-speed ahead. One vision Facebook has been slowly executing on is its plan to build an entire Silicon Valley-based...

2018-03-21
At A Moment Of Crisis, Facebook Needs Sheryl Sandberg Out Front

It’s hard to fathom why Facebook’s number two has gone along with a crisis strategy that puts herself (and Mark Zuckerberg) squarely behind the curtain. Over the weekend it was business as usual on Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s profile page. On Saturday, she shared two photos from a visit to her...

2018-03-21
Killer robots? Cambridge Analytica and Facebook show us the real danger of AI

We were warned, time and time again, by one expert after another. AI doesn’t play fair, it can’t make moral decisions, and it relies entirely on humans for ethics. When those humans are (allegedly) Alex Nix, Steve Bannon, and Dr. Aleksandr Kogan we’re all in a lot of trouble. Cambridge Analytica (allegedly)...

2018-03-21
Instagram now lets you link to hashtags and other profiles in your bio

Your social media bios are where you introduce yourself to the world, and Instagram gives you a canvas of 150 characters to accomplish this. Until very recently, this was a bit of a gilded cage. Instagram restricted users to mere text, emoji, and hyperlinks, and it wasn’t possible to link to hashtags and other...

2018-03-21
Twitter CEO says Bitcoin will be the world’s primary currency by 2028

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, has said that Bitcoin will become the world’s single currency within the next ten years. “The world ultimately will have a single currency, the internet will have a single currency. I personally believe that it will be bitcoin,” Dorsey told The Times. “This would happen probably...

2018-03-21
Cryptocurrency startup claims BMW partnership, but BMW disagrees

Fledgling cryptocurrency startup carVertical made waves after announcing last week that the company had struck a partnership with BMW that would see the two parties build the “first ever connected reports for cars.” But it appears the company might have misrepresented its relationship with the German automobile...

2018-03-21
Why I’m Leaving Facebook–And Maybe You Should, Too

We’re giving up too much (data) and getting too little in return. By now we’ve all heard the cliche: If you’re getting something for free on the internet, and you can’t identify the product that’s being sold, then you are the product. Your attention, your purchasing potential, your...

2018-03-21
Messenger makes it easy to let folks into group chat (or keep ’em out)

Amid all the drama at Facebook, the company is continuing to pump out new features. Today, its Messenger app is introducing additional tools for group chats, which permit up to 250 simultaneous text chatters, or 50 via voice or video. People in a chat can share “joinable links” to invite others into the...

2018-03-21
This Is How We Take Power Back From Facebook (And Every Other Monopoly)

The power of tech giants (and giants in industries from air travel to beer) are starting to have damaging effects on the environment–and our democracy. For all its fabled dynamism, the American economy isn’t particularly dynamic at the moment. The rate of new business creation is at historic lows. Wages...

2018-03-21
A Brief History Of Mark Zuckerberg Apologizing (Or Not Apologizing) For Stuff

From college days forward, Facebook’s CEO has plenty of experience dealing with unhappy people. Will it help him dig out of the Cambridge Analytica mess? Mark Zuckerberg has yet to speak publicly about last week’s news that a researcher turned 270,000 responses to a Facebook quiz into profiles of 50...

2018-03-21
These are the top 50 companies where Americans want to work now

Amazon tops the list of the 50 most in-demand places to work according to LinkedIn’s ranking of data generated by its 546-plus million members around the world. The top 10 are: Amazon Alphabet (Google) Facebook Salesforce Tesla Apple Comcast Walt Disney Company Oracle Netflix You can see the full list here. The...

2018-03-21
Zuckerberg to address Cambridge Analytica crisis in next 24 hours

Well, it looks like the public will get a chance to hear from Zuck before his employees do. The Facebook CEO is said to have plans to make his first comments on the scandal that has gripped his company (and the news cycle) since last week, reports Axios. The site says they’ve been told by … Continue...

2018-03-21
Google is reportedly buying camera maker Lytro for up to $40 million

The company’s first product was the revolutionary “light field” technology camera that allowed people to refocus shots after they were taken. Since then, Lytro has pivoted to cameras that capture VR. In that time, Lytro has acquired a wealth of patents linked to cutting-edge camera technology,...

2018-03-21
Cambridge Analytica’s CEO reportedly used the N-word to describe potential clients

Alexander Nix, Cambridge Analytica’s disgraced CEO, was suspended on Tuesday after the scandal involving his company and Facebook showed no sign of abating. Now things are set to look even worse for him after an internal Cambridge Analytica email surfaced in which Nix allegedly referred to two potential clients...

2018-03-21
AI And Open Data Show Just How Often Cars Block Bus And Bike Lanes

Using publicly available camera footage and a machine-learning algorithm, we can now say that the lanes are blocked almost always. Alex Bell, a cyclist, programmer, and lifelong New Yorker, is fed up with vehicles drifting into lanes that are not meant for them. His frustration began with UPS trucks: So frequently...

2018-03-21
WhatsApp cofounder says it’s time to #deletefacebook

Brian Acton, who cofounded WhatsApp along with Jan Koum before selling it to Facebook in 2014 for an initial $16 billion (Facebook ultimately paid around $22 billion), has taken to Twitter to tell everyone it’s time to delete Facebook. It is time. #deletefacebook — Brian Acton (@brianacton) March 20,...

2018-03-21
Mark Zuckerberg will address Cambridge Analytica with Facebook employees on Friday

Since the scandal broke, one thing has been consistent: the absence of any comment from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. His silence about the Cambridge Analytica scandal has lead to hashtags asking #WheresZuck and memes of the same theme. But it’s not just the public wondering why Zuck has remained silent....

2018-03-21
Alphabet’s Outline lets you run your own self-hosted VPN for free

Jigsaw, an incubator that’s part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has launched Outline, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) that you can host on your own server at no charge. As an initiative from the human-rights-focused Jigsaw, Outline is being billed as a tool to help journalists securely connect...

2018-03-21
Facebook is tainted – can we build a better one?

In the face of the Cambridge Analytica exposé that saw Facebook expose 50 million users’ information to a data mining company, as well as other recent fiascos with the social network like Russia influencing voters in the US and the spread of fake news, it’s becoming clear that Mark Zuckerberg’s creation has...

2018-03-21
Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: Here’s what you need to know

Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL) and its data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica have both been suspended from Facebook after each “gained access to information” without the consent of certain individuals. And if the latter name sounds familiar, it should; but we’ll get to that in a moment. The story...

2018-03-21
Facebook isn’t a company. It’s a country that needs to be sanctioned

It’s hard to imagine Mark Zuckerberg or Sheryl Sandberg wearing a black eyepatch and stroking a cat while overseeing the covert operation to overthrow America’s government. The people at Facebook, for all their flaws, don’t seem like the villains in a James Bond movie. And, for what it’s worth, they may very...

2018-03-21
Facebook is being sued by its shareholders over lax data security

To say Facebook is having a rough few days is becoming a bigger and bigger understatement. After revelations this weekend that a Trump campaign data analytics firm had accessed the Facebook data of some 50 million unwitting users, Facebook’s stock took a dive on Monday, dropping 5.2% to $175.41. The stock shed...

2018-03-21
A museum banned Instagram selfies. Here’s why it won’t work.

The earth-shattering popularity of Instagram and its galaxy of stars (or would-be stars) is having a ripple effect on certain industries — for good and, sometimes, for ill. Museums and other places are taking measures to cut down on damages caused by the photo-snapping masses, but there doesn’t seem to be a single...

2018-03-20
Twitter briefly banned the venerated magazine “The Nation” from using its ad platform

The Nation is an old beloved weekly publication known for its progressivism. It’s not known for disseminating hate and violence. And yet, for some reason, Twitter decided to ban the magazine from using its ad platform because its content supposedly included “hate, sensitive topics, and violence.”...

2018-03-20
Twitter needs a different approach to news if it doesn’t want to end up like Facebook

Twitter and Facebook are evolving their approach to news, and have started to become the opposite of their former selves. Where Facebook is trying to shed its association with news, Twitter is building it into its platform — but it’ll need to avoid Facebook’s problems with fake news. Facebook, whether it likes...

2018-03-20
Facebook, Twitter, Snap: Social media stocks are in a free fall today

Today is a bad day if you’re a popular social media platform. The fallout from revelations about the misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica continues, and now government agencies are reportedly investigating Mark Zuckerberg’s enormously powerful platform. But Facebook isn’t the...

2018-03-20
Twitter briefly banned the venerated magazine The Nation from using its ad platform

The Nation is an old beloved weekly publication known for its progressivism. It’s not known for disseminating hate and violence. And yet, for some reason, Twitter decided to ban the magazine from using its ad platform because its content supposedly included “hate, sensitive topics, and violence.”...

2018-03-20
Ex-SoFi CEO Mike Cagney’s new startup, Figure, is out of stealth

SoFi cofounder Mike Cagney, who resigned as CEO last year, has been quietly working on a new project involving home improvement financing and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) for the last several months. Now, that project is out of stealth, with a live website: Figure.com. According to Cagney’s LinkedIn...

2018-03-20
Hey #deletefacebook, here’s how to stop being tracked as an ex-user

After a stormy couple of months, lots of people seem to be fed up with Facebook. The self-explanatory hashtag #deletefacebook is all over Twitter, another company that makes its money primarily by selling your data. Not here to judge though, just to inform. There could be one thing users who opt to make this bold move...

2018-03-20
Sierra Leone didn’t really use blockchain in their election

Following the presidential elections conducted in Sierra Leone on March 7, it was widely reported in the media that Sierra Leone had become the first country in the world to run blockchain-powered elections. These reports were based on the claims of a Swiss blockchain company, Agora, where it said that the country had...

2018-03-20
Google’s making it easy to subscribe to your favorite publishers

Google is today launching Subscribe with Google, a service that lets you suscribe to your favorite news publications… with Google. Go figure. At first glance, the concept benefits publishers and readers alike. Rather than keeping track of your login information for all the publications you subscribe to, you can...

2018-03-20
Report: The FTC is investigating Facebook—stock drops again

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is looking into Facebook’s recent data-privacy scandal, according to a source cited by Bloomberg. Following reports this weekend that the firm Cambridge Analytica harvested the data of millions of Facebook users without their knowledge, the FTC is now investigating whether...

2018-03-20
Obama Campaign’s “Targeted Share” App Also Used Facebook Data From Millions Of Unknowing Users

The friend list data acquired by Trump contractor Cambridge Analytica was available to any developer up until April 2015. Facebook is in hot water following this weekend’s bombshell report describing how Trump campaign data contractor Cambridge Analytica got access to personal data on more than 50 million...

2018-03-20
How I Learned To Worry Productively

You’re not going to stop worrying, so you might as well learn how to make it work for you. We’re in a golden age of tracking: We track our steps, our sleep, our time on Facebook, and other sites we deem “productivity killers” (looking at you, Instagram). But one thing we still don’t...

2018-03-20

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