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Masha Borak / South China Morning Post:
China to launch a state-run authentication system in Sept. for game makers to enforce game playing with real names; Tencent and NetEase use their own systems   —  China's long-planned real name verification system for video games is almost ready for its nationwide launch Tencent and NetEase already …
Aug 3, 2020, 8:00 PMIn context
Geoffrey Fowler / Washington Post:
An overview of attempts by tech CEOs to obfuscate and minimize during the hearing, claiming their companies are not that big and data remains under user control   —  No, Google, we're not really in control of our data.  And yes, Facebook, you profit from harmful information.
Jul 30, 2020, 11:55 AMIn context
Ross Andersen / The Atlantic:
An in-depth look at how China is using AI-powered tech to build totalitarian surveillance systems before exporting that tech to other regimes around the world   —  Northwest of Beijing's Forbidden City, outside the Third Ring Road, the Chinese Academy of Sciences has spent seven decades building a campus of national laboratories.
Jul 30, 2020, 8:05 AMIn context
Institute for Local Self-Reliance:
Report: Amazon collects 30%, on average, of each sale made by independent sellers on its site, up from 19% just five years ago; seller fees netted ~$60B in 2019   —  Amazon's dominance of online retail means that hundreds of thousands of small businesses must rely on its site to reach customers.
Jul 30, 2020, 7:10 AMIn context
Abram Brown / Forbes:
Chat app Discord raises $100M led by Index Ventures at a $3.5B valuation, up from $2.05B 18 months ago, and says it has ~100M MAUs, up 50% YoY   —  By shutting out white supremacists and reinventing itself to be more accessible, Discord has added millions of more diverse users—teachers …
Jun 30, 2020, 11:35 AMIn context
OneZero :
Inside DayLife Army, a social media cult, spun off from a Facebook group, that seduces young people with empty promises of a better world   —  The DayLife Army always seemed like a troll.  Then it became a nightmare.  —  started with a tweet.  In the fall of 2013, Matthew had recently turned 18 …
Jun 25, 2020, 2:40 AMIn context
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: at its current pace, Quibi will sign up fewer than 2M paying subscribers by the end of its first year, well under its original target of 7.4M   —  Two veteran executives with contrasting styles are launching Quibi, an on-the-go streaming service, during a pandemic
Jun 14, 2020, 5:20 PMIn context
Justin Sayles / The Ringer:
Online porn has shifted dramatically during the pandemic, with performers big and small flocking to more intimate services like OnlyFans, ManyVids, and Snapchat   —  The coronavirus has shuttered the adult entertainment industry, so enterprising performers are turning to platforms like OnlyFans …
May 27, 2020, 3:05 PMIn context
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Q&A with Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield on competing with Microsoft, navigating the current surge in demand, and sticking with Electron for Slack's desktop app   —  It's hard to remember what remote work was like before Slack.  The company was founded in 2009, exploded in popularity in 2014 …
May 27, 2020, 12:00 PMIn context
Jael Goldfine / PAPER:
Facebook has had a recent influx of millennial and Gen Z users, some of whom say certain Facebook groups offer unemployment support, job search help, and more   —  Facebook is for old people.  Everybody knows that!  Usage plummeted in 2019, most sharply among Gen-Z and millennials.
May 22, 2020, 11:45 PMIn context

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