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If Silicon Valley is sincere about "changing the world", it should return Saudi billions until alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi has been…

Anand Giridharadas / New York Times : If Silicon Valley is sincere about “changing the world”, it should return Saudi billions until alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi has been suitably investigated   —  Technology companies can no longer turn a blind eye to the human rights abuses of one of their largest investors.

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AllTrails, an app that helps its 9M+ users share their outdoor experiences, sells a majority stake to Spectrum Equity for $75M, says its app had 12M+…

Kate Clark / TechCrunch : AllTrails, an app that helps its 9M+ users share their outdoor experiences, sells a majority stake to Spectrum Equity for $75M, says its app had 12M+ downloads   —  The app for hiking enthusiasts just secured a big round of capital that will help it map more trails worldwide.

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WhatsApp hits the road with skits to stamp out fake news in India (Sankalp Phartiyal/Reuters)

Sankalp Phartiyal / Reuters : WhatsApp hits the road with skits to stamp out fake news in India   —  JAIPUR, India (Reuters) - On a hot morning in India's tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colors of Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service pulls into a dusty lane, where five men spill out and begin to perform a skit.

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A look at an effort by WhatsApp to fight fake news in India in partnership with Jio, using actors who perform skits in the streets (Sankalp…

Sankalp Phartiyal / Reuters : A look at an effort by WhatsApp to fight fake news in India in partnership with Jio, using actors who perform skits in the streets   —  JAIPUR, India (Reuters) - On a hot morning in India's tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colors of Facebook's WhatsApp …

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How to find out if you are one of the 30M Facebook users whose account was affected by the security breach, what data was stolen, and what to do next…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : How to find out if you are one of the 30M Facebook users whose account was affected by the security breach, what data was stolen, and what to do next   —  Are you one of the 30 million users hit by Facebook's access token breach announced two weeks ago?  Here's how to find out.

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Screenshots in Messenger’s Android code suggest Facebook is testing an "unsend" feature it promised after getting caught removing…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : Screenshots in Messenger's Android code suggest Facebook is testing an “unsend” feature it promised after getting caught removing Zuckerberg's sent messages   —  In April, TechCrunch broke the news that some of Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook messages were deleted from recipients' inboxes …

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Coinbase is shutting down its crypto index fund announced in March and aimed at institutional investors, will focus on Coinbase Bundle retail product…

Frank Chaparro / The Block : Coinbase is shutting down its crypto index fund announced in March and aimed at institutional investors, will focus on Coinbase Bundle retail product instead   —  Now, Coinbase is focused on a new feature dubbed “Coinbase Bundle,” which allows users to purchase in one click a bundle of the coins listed on its exchange.

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First results of breach investigation: large-scale attack on Sept. 14-27 accessed info of ~29M people; other Facebook apps or third-party apps not…

Guy Rosen / Facebook : First results of breach investigation: large-scale attack on Sept. 14-27 accessed info of ~29M people; other Facebook apps or third-party apps not affected   —  We have been working around the clock to investigate the security issue we discovered and fixed two weeks ago so we can help people understand …

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First results of breach investigation: large-scale attack on Sept. 14-27 accessed info of ~29M people; other Facebook apps or third-party apps not…

Guy Rosen / Facebook : First results of breach investigation: large-scale attack on Sept. 14-27 accessed info of ~29M people; other Facebook apps or third-party apps not affected   —  We have been working around the clock to investigate the security issue we discovered and fixed two weeks ago so we can help people understand …

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First results of breach investigation: large-scale attack on Sept. 14-27 accessed info of ~29M people; other Facebook apps or third-party apps not…

Guy Rosen / Facebook : First results of breach investigation: large-scale attack on Sept. 14-27 accessed info of ~29M people; other Facebook apps or third-party apps not affected   —  We have been working around the clock to investigate the security issue we discovered and fixed two weeks ago so we can help people understand …

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Alphabet’s Jigsaw releases Outline, an open source platform that lets anyone create and operate their own VPN; it uses Shadowsocks protocol to avoid…

Vinicius Fortuna / Google Open Source Blog : Alphabet's Jigsaw releases Outline, an open source platform that lets anyone create and operate their own VPN; it uses Shadowsocks protocol to avoid detection   —  Censorship and surveillance are challenges that many journalists around the world face on a daily basis.

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Facebook’s Fb.gg online gaming hub expands to mobile with the launch of the beta version of a standalone Android app (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch : Facebook's Fb.gg online gaming hub expands to mobile with the launch of the beta version of a standalone Android app   —  This summer, Facebook launched Fb.gg, its online gaming hub and Twitch competitor, designed to attract game streamers and their fans to watch videos on Facebook instead of on rival sites.

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Bithumb, one of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, says it has sold more than 38% of its total ownership to BK Global Consortium for…

Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk : Bithumb, one of South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, says it has sold more than 38% of its total ownership to BK Global Consortium for $350M   —  Bithumb, currently the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea by trading volume, just confirmed it has sold more than 38 percent …

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YouTube removes channels with duplicate content from its Partner Program, including videos repurposed without additional material; channels may…

Matt Binder / Mashable : YouTube removes channels with duplicate content from its Partner Program, including videos repurposed without additional material; channels may reapply   —  If you're a YouTube Partner uploading someone else's work, beware.  YouTube is checking in on you and might revoke your Partner privileges.

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Garmin launches Instinct, a rugged GPS smartwatch that is built to military standards for thermal, shock, and water resistance, available now for $300…

Dani Deahl / The Verge : Garmin launches Instinct, a rugged GPS smartwatch that is built to military standards for thermal, shock, and water resistance, available now for $300   —  Garmin just announced a new GPS watch called Instinct, built for endurance when worn during outdoor activities like running or mountain biking.

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