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Security, privacy experts weigh in on the ICE doxxing – TechCrunch

Security, privacy experts weigh in on the ICE doxxing – TechCrunch In what appears to be the latest salvo in a new, wired form of protest, developer Sam Lavigne posted code that scrapes LinkedIn to find Immigration and Customs Enforcement employee accounts. His code, which basically a Python-based tool that …

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Europe takes another step towards copyright pre-filters for user generated content – TechCrunch

Europe takes another step towards copyright pre-filters for user generated content – TechCrunch In a key vote this morning the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee has backed the two most controversial elements of a digital copyright reform package — which critics warn could have a chilling effect on Internet norms like memes …

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Notorious Kindle Unlimited abuser has been booted from the bookstore – TechCrunch

Notorious Kindle Unlimited abuser has been booted from the bookstore – TechCrunch A few levels past the bestsellers and sci-fi/romance/adventure titles on Kindle Unlimited, in the darkest corners of the Kindle Direct Publishing market, there are books that are made entirely out of garbage designed to make scammers hundreds of …

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Photos on social media can predict the health of neighborhoods – TechCrunch

Photos on social media can predict the health of neighborhoods – TechCrunch The images that appear on social media – happy people eating, cultural happenings, and smiling dogs – can actually predict the likelihood that a neighborhood is “healthy” as well as its level of gentrification. From the report: So …

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The erosion of Web 2.0 – TechCrunch

The erosion of Web 2.0 – TechCrunch How we lost our way… and found it again It seems quaint to imagine now but the original vision for the web was not an information superhighway. Instead, it was a newspaper that fed us only the news we wanted. This was the …

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VCs like what they are hearing out of the podcasting sector – TechCrunch

VCs like what they are hearing out of the podcasting sector – TechCrunch Podcasts are television for the earbud generation. And podcasts have been around for a surprisingly long time. If you’re one of the folks who got hooked on podcasts around 2014, when Sarah Koenig and other producers from …

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Location-based virtual reality is increasing its footprint in the U.S. – TechCrunch

Location-based virtual reality is increasing its footprint in the U.S. – TechCrunch Earlier this year, in a small, grey-walled storefront inside a very large mall in Torrance, Calif. (just past the AMC Center) , the virtual reality game-maker Survios planted its first flag in the market for location-based gaming. It’s …

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YouTube TV adds Tastemade and The Young Turks, as it expands its digital media content – TechCrunch

YouTube TV adds Tastemade and The Young Turks, as it expands its digital media content – TechCrunch In April, YouTube TV confirmed rumors it was expanding its service by way of digital-only networks by launching two news channels from Cheddar. The streaming service was also expected to roll out channels from Tastemade …

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Job hunting service Glassdoor sold to Japan’s Recruit for $1.2 billion – TechCrunch

Job hunting service Glassdoor sold to Japan’s Recruit for $1.2 billion – TechCrunch U.S. job hunting service Glassdoor, which is best known for providing insight into company working cultures, has been acquired for $1.2 billion in cash by Recruit, a $39 billion Japanese corporate that specialises in HR and recruitment …

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RapChat raises $1.6 million to help you make and share your def jams – TechCrunch

RapChat raises $1.6 million to help you make and share your def jams – TechCrunch The first thing to understand about media sharing app RapChat is that co-founder Seth Miller is not a rapper and his friend, Pat Gibson, is. Together they created RapChat, a service for making and sharing …

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