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Exclusive: Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers (Reuters)

Reuters: Exclusive: Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers. “Alphabet Inc’s Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, because of Google’s concerns that sharing data from users of its Android phone system might attract the scrutiny of users and regulators.”

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Engadget: Twitter bans advertising from state-controlled news outlets

Engadget: Twitter bans advertising from state-controlled news outlets. “Twitter announced today that it will no longer accept advertising from state-controlled news outlets. Those accounts will still be able to use the platform, but not its advertising. 17 more words

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Ubergizmo: Chrome Will Soon Stop Supporting FTP Connections

Ubergizmo: Chrome Will Soon Stop Supporting FTP Connections. “We’re not sure how many of you might remember, but back in the day, FTP servers were a popular way to host files online as well as to download them. 35 more words

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The Verge: Reddit launches five-day live-streaming test

The Verge: Reddit launches five-day live-streaming test. “Reddit is testing out something that, if successful, could help it take on platforms like Twitch and YouTube — live-streaming. 32 more words

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Ars Technica: Anonymous “Anonymous Cowards” are, for now, not welcome on Slashdot

Ars Technica: Anonymous “Anonymous Cowards” are, for now, not welcome on Slashdot . “On August 9, tech news aggregator Slashdot quietly removed one of its earliest features, which had been available to all visitors since its founding in 1997: the ability to post comments as an ‘Anonymous Coward.’ And while the feature returned within five days, it returned in a largely nerfed format.”

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The Verge: Facebook’s antitrust investigation could finish as soon as next year

The Verge: Facebook’s antitrust investigation could finish as soon as next year. “Facebook’s looming antitrust fight could come as soon as next year, according to statements by FTC Chairman Joe Simons reported by the Financial Times. 30 more words

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The Daily Dot: Nonprofit fanfiction database Archive of Our Own wins a Hugo

The Daily Dot: Nonprofit fanfiction database Archive of Our Own wins a Hugo. “Archive of Our Own (AO3), the fan-run, nonprofit website that’s home to more than 5 million transformative works like fanfiction, fanart, and podfics, won one of science fiction’s most prestigious awards at Worldcon Sunday night.”

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