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Mark Zuckerberg Prepares Meta Employees for a Tougher 2022

New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg has a message for Meta employees: Buckle up for tough times ahead. At an internal meeting on Thursday, Mr. Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Meta, said the Silicon Valley company was facing one of the “worst downturns that we’ve seen in recent history,” according to......

Mark Zuckerberg Prepares Meta Employees for a Tougher 2022

New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg has a message for Meta employees: Buckle up for tough times ahead. At an internal meeting on Thursday, Mr. Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Meta, said the Silicon Valley company was facing one of the “worst downturns that we’ve seen in recent history,” according to......

Google Says It Will Delete Location Data When Users Visit Abortion Clinics

New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Google said on Friday that it would delete abortion clinic visits from the location history of its users, in the company’s first effort to address how it will handle sensitive data in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. The location data change will......

Google Says It Will Delete Location Data When Users Visit Abortion Clinics

New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Google said on Friday that it would delete abortion clinic visits from the location history of its users, in the company’s first effort to address how it will handle sensitive data in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. The location data change will......

Technoblade, YouTube Star Popular for Minecraft Videos, Has Died

New York Times
Technoblade, a YouTube personality who built a following of millions with his wry commentary on videos of himself playing Minecraft, has died, his father announced in a video posted on his son’s account. More than 11 million subscribers made a habit of watching screen recordings of Technoblade’s Minecraft gameplay as......

TikTok tells Republican senators how it plans to keep American data away from China.

New York Times
TikTok gave U.S. lawmakers more details in a letter dated Thursday about how it plans to keep data about its American users separate from ByteDance, its Chinese parent company, aiming to combat concerns that the video app poses a national security risk. In a letter to nine Republican senators, Shou......

Where TikTok-Like Dance Challenges Meet Network TV

New York Times
Even by the razzle-dazzle standards of TV talent competitions, “Dancing With Myself” sets an impressive scene. Two stacked rows of room-size cubes, trimmed in shimmering lights, fill the stage — “Hollywood Squares” meets “Saturday Night Fever.” At the judging table sit the pop stars Shakira and Nick Jonas and the......

Amazon Restricts L.G.B.T.Q. Products in United Arab Emirates

New York Times
Amazon moved to restrict items and search results related to L.G.B.T.Q. people and issues on its website in the United Arab Emirates on Monday after receiving pressure from the government there, according to company documents viewed by The New York Times. The Emirati government gave Amazon until Friday to comply......

Substack is laying off 14% of its staff.

New York Times
Substack, the newsletter start-up that has attracted prominent writers including George Saunders and Salman Rushdie, laid off 13 of its 90 employees on Wednesday, part of an effort to conserve cash amid an industrywide funding crunch for start-ups. Substack’s chief executive, Chris Best, told employees that the cuts affected staff......

An F.C.C. commissioner pushes Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores.

New York Times
A member of the Federal Communications Commission has asked Google and Apple to remove TikTok from their app stores, citing concerns that the popular Chinese-owned video app could send American data back to Beijing. In a letter to the companies released on Tuesday, Brendan Carr, a Republican commissioner, said that......

Over 360 newspapers have closed since just before the start of the pandemic.

New York Times
The pandemic has been bad for the country’s local newspapers. But maybe not as bad as some people have feared. Over 360 newspapers in the United States have gone out of business since just before the start of the pandemic, according to a new report from Northwestern University’s journalism school.......

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