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Facebook to launch Community Actions, a News Feed petition feature for users to tag government agencies and officials and advocate for changes, on…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : Facebook to launch Community Actions, a News Feed petition feature for users to tag government agencies and officials and advocate for changes, on Monday   —  Gather a mob and Facebook will now let you make political demands.  Tomorrow Facebook will encounter a slew of fresh complexities …

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Tech companies funding journalism projects deepens their codependence and implies the media is the exception that should be protected from tech’s…

James Ball / Columbia Journalism Review : Tech companies funding journalism projects deepens their codependence and implies the media is the exception that should be protected from tech's disruption   —  Yesterday, Facebook announced it would spend $300 million over three years on journalistic content, partnerships, and programs.

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Report: $5.3B was invested in cybersecurity companies in 2018, up 81% from 2016, with California alone accounting for 46% of VC investments worldwide…

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch : Report: $5.3B was invested in cybersecurity companies in 2018, up 81% from 2016, with California alone accounting for 46% of VC investments worldwide   —  2018 wasn't all bad.  It turned out to be a record year for venture capital firms investing in cybersecurity companies.

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DNC says in court filing that it was a target of a failed spearphishing campaign after the midterms; researchers: the campaign resembled Russia-linked…

Nicole Perlroth / New York Times : DNC says in court filing that it was a target of a failed spearphishing campaign after the midterms; researchers: the campaign resembled Russia-linked attacks   —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Democratic National Committee believes it was targeted in a hacking attempt by a Russian group in the weeks …

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Profile of angel investor and Code.org co-founder Ali Partovi, who now manages Neo, a fund that matches talented young engineers with tech industry…

Biz Carson / Forbes : Profile of angel investor and Code.org co-founder Ali Partovi, who now manages Neo, a fund that matches talented young engineers with tech industry veterans   —  s venture capitalists mingled with members of the Golden State Warriors at a fall 2016 cocktail party, tech investor Ali Partovi scrambled to find something to talk about.

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Q&A with Hadi Partovi on starting Code.org, working on IE at Microsoft, what he is looking for in startup founders, and teaching computer science…

David Gelles / New York Times : Q&A with Hadi Partovi on starting Code.org, working on IE at Microsoft, what he is looking for in startup founders, and teaching computer science in schools   —  The founder and chief executive of Code.org, who was born in Iran, says computer science is a “foundational skill,” …

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The owner of Reliance Retail, India’s biggest retailer, and Jio, a disruptive telecom, announces an online retail platform to compete with Flipkart…

Manish Singh / VentureBeat : The owner of Reliance Retail, India's biggest retailer, and Jio, a disruptive telecom, announces an online retail platform to compete with Flipkart and Amazon   —  As Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart scramble for ways to work around the impending new strict ecommerce policy in India …

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Sources: Airbnb held informal talks to buy discounted hotel booking app HotelTonight; HotelTonight was valued at $463M in a March 2017 funding round…

Wall Street Journal : Sources: Airbnb held informal talks to buy discounted hotel booking app HotelTonight; HotelTonight was valued at $463M in a March 2017 funding round   —  A deal would give the home-sharing company more inventory and help it move into hotel bookings  —  Airbnb Inc. has held talks …

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Facebook starts wide rollout of its redesigned Messenger app, which it first announced at F8 last May with limited availability in October (Jon…

Jon Porter / The Verge : Facebook starts wide rollout of its redesigned Messenger app, which it first announced at F8 last May with limited availability in October   —  The update started its long rollout in October last year  —  Facebook Messenger's redesign, which was first announced at Facebook's F8 developer conference last May, is finally here.

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Sources: FTC commissioners have met to consider a record fine against Facebook for potentially violating a 2011 consent decree about user privacy…

Washington Post : Sources: FTC commissioners have met to consider a record fine against Facebook for potentially violating a 2011 consent decree about user privacy   —  U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for violating a legally binding agreement with the government …

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