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As Twitter experiments with some metrics to improve the health of conversations, privacy issues have delayed partnerships with the outside researchers (Kurt Wagner/Recode)

Kurt Wagner / Recode: As Twitter experiments with some metrics to improve the health of conversations, privacy issues have delayed partnerships with the outside researchers  —  Twitter wants to limit snark and get “healthy.”  So far, it’s gone nowhere.  —  There are few things the internet loves more than a vicious Twitter dunk. from Techmeme

Alfonso Ribeiro withdraws his lawsuit against Epic Games over dance-move emotes in Fortnite after US Copyright Office refused “Carlton Dance” copyright claim (Jordan Crucchiola/Vulture)

Jordan Crucchiola / Vulture: Alfonso Ribeiro withdraws his lawsuit against Epic Games over dance-move emotes in Fortnite after US Copyright Office refused “Carlton Dance” copyright claim  —  Epic Games will get a short respite from its dance-based legal battles.  The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor Alfonso … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2UmEAOy https://ift.tt/gaIxo5

Dutch data protection agency says that blanket “cookie walls” that require visitors to accept all the cookies before accessing a site, violate GDPR (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: Dutch data protection agency says that blanket “cookie walls” that require visitors to accept all the cookies before accessing a site, violate GDPR  —  Cookie walls that demand a website visitor agrees to their internet browsing being tracked for ad-targeting as the “price” … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2XM3eu7 https://ift.tt/gaIxo5

Google is rolling out Continued Conversations, Assistant’s feature to avoid saying “Hey Google” repeatedly in a conversation, to smart displays in the US (Joe Maring/Android Central)

Joe Maring / Android Central: Google is rolling out Continued Conversations, Assistant’s feature to avoid saying “Hey Google” repeatedly in a conversation, to smart displays in the US  —  Smart Displays, like the Google Home Hub and Lenovo Smart Display, are great.  They’re helpful smart home gadgets … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2H6JOv0 https://ift.tt/gaIxo5

An overview of Amazon’s media strategies, which include partnering with channels, expanding sports rights, and connecting content to products it sells (Alex Sherman/CNBC)

Alex Sherman / CNBC: An overview of Amazon’s media strategies, which include partnering with channels, expanding sports rights, and connecting content to products it sells  —  – Jeff Bezos gives the Amazon Studios team a massive budget to win “Lord of the Rings” and even sends Echo speakers to the Tolkien estate. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2NRq2Em

An overview of Amazon’s media strategies, which include partnering with channels, expanding sports rights, and connecting content to products it sells (Alex Sherman/CNBC)

Alex Sherman / CNBC: An overview of Amazon’s media strategies, which include partnering with channels, expanding sports rights, and connecting content to products it sells  —  – Jeff Bezos gives the Amazon Studios team a massive budget to win “Lord of the Rings” and even sends Echo speakers to the Tolkien estate. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2NRq2Em

An overview of Amazon’s media strategies, which include partnering with channels, expanding sports rights, and connecting content to products it sells (Alex Sherman/CNBC)

Alex Sherman / CNBC: An overview of Amazon’s media strategies, which include partnering with channels, expanding sports rights, and connecting content to products it sells  —  – Jeff Bezos gives the Amazon Studios team a massive budget to win “Lord of the Rings” and even sends Echo speakers to the Tolkien estate. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2NRq2Em

An overview of Amazon’s media strategies, which include partnering with channels, expanding sports rights, and connecting content to products it sells (Alex Sherman/CNBC)

Alex Sherman / CNBC: An overview of Amazon’s media strategies, which include partnering with channels, expanding sports rights, and connecting content to products it sells  —  – Jeff Bezos gives the Amazon Studios team a massive budget to win “Lord of the Rings” and even sends Echo speakers to the Tolkien estate. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2NRq2Em

An overview of Amazon’s media strategies, which include partnering with channels, expanding sports rights, and connecting content to products it sells (Alex Sherman/CNBC)

Alex Sherman / CNBC: An overview of Amazon’s media strategies, which include partnering with channels, expanding sports rights, and connecting content to products it sells  —  – Jeff Bezos gives the Amazon Studios team a massive budget to win “Lord of the Rings” and even sends Echo speakers to the Tolkien estate. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2NRq2Em

Report: in 2018, 889K+ users were attacked with banking Trojans, up ~16% YoY, while Android banking malware attacked ~1.8M users, up 300%+ YoY (Kaspersky Lab/Securelist)

Kaspersky Lab / Securelist: Report: in 2018, 889K+ users were attacked with banking Trojans, up ~16% YoY, while Android banking malware attacked ~1.8M users, up 300%+ YoY  —  Introduction and Key Findings  —  The world of finance has been a great source of income cybercriminals across the world due to an obvious reason – money.

Senator Elizabeth Warren proposes a sweeping regulatory plan as part of her presidential bid, says it is time to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook (Elizabeth Warren/Team Warren)

Elizabeth Warren / Team Warren: Senator Elizabeth Warren proposes a sweeping regulatory plan as part of her presidential bid, says it is time to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook  —  Team WarrenBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing  —  Twenty-five years ago, Facebook, Google, and Amazon didn’t exist. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2NP0841 https://ift.tt/gaIxo5

A profile of Via, a New York ride-hailing company that pays drivers more than Uber and Lyft, aims to be eco-friendly, and tries to “strengthen public transit” (Ankita Rao/Motherboard)

Ankita Rao / Motherboard: A profile of Via, a New York ride-hailing company that pays drivers more than Uber and Lyft, aims to be eco-friendly, and tries to “strengthen public transit”  —  Via pays its drivers more than any other company, focuses on environmentally friendly practices, and wants to decrease traffic congestion. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2SNuFjz
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