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EngadgetJun 20, 2019
Senate panel schedules a hearing on Facebook's cryptocurrency
It didn't even take 48 hours after Facebook announced its cryptocurrency scheme for the government to raise an eyebrow. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters called for Facebook to halt development, and now the Senate Committee...

Senate Banking Committee Schedules Hearing on Facebook's Massive Cryptocurrency Project (Gizmodo)

GizmodoJun 19, 2019
You Can Now Get Your Busted Apple Products Repaired at Best Buy
Apple's notorious for putting strict rules on who can and can't repair their products—a sore point for Apple haters and lovers alike. But in a blog today, Apple announced that it's expanded its authorized service network to include every Best Buy in America.


Best Buy stores will soon offer Apple-certified repairs (Engadget)

TechNewsWorldJun 19, 2019
In Zuck We Trust: Facebook to Launch Own Cryptocurrency
Facebook's plans to mint its own digital coin will test the company's consumer credibility. After being savaged for months for its cavalier attitude toward users' privacy, the social network will be asking those same users to trust its new cryptocurrency. The currency, called "Libra," will be stashed in a digital wallet, the first product of new Facebook financial services subsidiary Calibra.

TechCrunchJun 19, 2019
fuboTV inks Discovery deal, adds 13 more networks to its live TV streaming service
Live sports streaming service fuboTV is expanding further into non-sports content with today's news that it's inked a new multi-year deal with Discovery, Inc. that will bring 13 Discovery television networks to its service over the weeks ahead. The new additions will include Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and […]

New York Times TechJun 19, 2019
F.T.C. Said to Be Investigating YouTube Over Child Privacy Claims
The video service has been under increasing pressure from parents and consumer groups for the way it handles children's videos.

TechCrunchJun 19, 2019
Jeffrey Katzenberg's streaming service Quibi books $100M in ad sales ahead of launch
Quibi, the short-form video platform founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg, hasn't even launched but has already booked $100 million in advertising sales, according to a report from The WSJ this morning. The company, which aims to cater to younger viewers with premium content chopped up into "quick bites," says it has already booked advertisers including Protector […]

Apple wants to make Oscar-worthy movies to beef up streaming service (Fox Technology news)

ConnectSafelyMay 17, 2018
Facebook is cleaning up inappropriate content but you still need to be vigilant
by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News I'm about to report on some interesting numbers from Facebook regarding inappropriate material it deleted from its service, but first I'd like to warn users about the types of materials you may be providing not just to Facebook but to third-party developers. Beware of apps bearing ‘insight' You have undoubtedly heard about the scandal where data from tens of millions of Facebook users were collected by a researcher, via a personal quiz called "thisisyourdigitallife" and turned over to Cambridge Analytica for the benefit of the Trump campaign. And now, according to New Scientist, another personality quiz app called myPersonality exposed personal data of 3 million Facebook users, including "the results of psychological tests." I'll give you the same advice that I give my friends and family. Don't take these tests and quizzes, regardless of whether you find them on Facebook, in the Apple or Android app store or on the web. It may be fun to find out what type of animal you resemble or who among your friends is a true soulmate, but there is a reason that developers of these apps have invested in something they're letting people use [...]
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