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Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well. – TechCrunch

Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well. – TechCrunch Cory Doctorow doesn’t like censorship. He especially doesn’t like his own work being censored. Anyone who knows Doctorow knows his popular tech and culture blog Boing Boing, and anyone who reads Boing Boing knows Doctorow …

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A simple bug makes it easy to spoof Google search results into spreading misinformation – TechCrunch

A simple bug makes it easy to spoof Google search results into spreading misinformation – TechCrunch A bug that anyone can easily exploit in Google makes it easy to kick out manipulated search results that look entirely real. The search manipulation bug was documented by Wietze Beukema, a London-based security …

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Facebook and PayPal pull pages of far right British activist filmed intimidating public figures – TechCrunch

Facebook and PayPal pull pages of far right British activist filmed intimidating public figures – TechCrunch Facebook has confirmed it has removed the pages and profiles of a far right political activist in the UK after concerns were raised in parliament about aggressive intimidation of politicians and journalists trying to …

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Test your tech knowledge in TechCrunch’s 2018 Year In Tech Quiz – TechCrunch

Test your tech knowledge in TechCrunch’s 2018 Year In Tech Quiz – TechCrunch Think you know tech? Square off against TechCrunch editors with 2018’s year in tech quiz. TechCrunch’s 2018 Year In Tech Quiz Square off against TechCrunch’s reporters and editors in this year’s annual quiz, covering the major stories …

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The most common forms of censorship the public doesn’t know about – TechCrunch

The most common forms of censorship the public doesn’t know about – TechCrunch Justin Kosslyn Contributor Justin Kosslyn is the chief product manager at Jigsaw, a unit within Alphabet that uses technology to address global security issues. Amid all the discussion today about online threats, from censorship to surveillance to …

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National Geographic is working with YouTube and DayDream on its latest VR series – TechCrunch

National Geographic is working with YouTube and DayDream on its latest VR series – TechCrunch National Geographic and YouTube are launching a new series of virtual reality experiences starting today with a virtual exploration of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Dubbed one of the “last wild places on earth” the virtual …

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Netflix rival Iflix launches $5M search for up-and-coming filmmakers in Asia – TechCrunch

Netflix rival Iflix launches $5M search for up-and-coming filmmakers in Asia – TechCrunch Netflix is increasing its efforts in Asia after it commissioned more local content and began testing more aggressive price points, but one local rival is hitting back with a program to spotlight promising creators in the region. Malaysia-headquartered Iflix, …

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JioSaavn becomes India’s answer to Spotify and Apple Music – TechCrunch

JioSaavn becomes India’s answer to Spotify and Apple Music – TechCrunch India finally has its answer to Spotify after Reliance Jio merged its music service with Saavn, the startup it acquired earlier this year. The deal itself isn’t new — it was announced back in March — but it has reached …

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Alibaba replaces video streaming boss amid anti-corruption probe – TechCrunch

Alibaba replaces video streaming boss amid anti-corruption probe – TechCrunch A top-level reshuffle is sending shockwaves across one of China’s biggest online video businesses. Yang Weidong has stepped down as the president of Alibaba’s video streaming unit Youku, the ecommerce operator confirmed to TechCrunch on Tuesday. Yang is understood to …

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