Kirsten Han / Rest of World:
A man was fined ~$100,000 in Singapore last month for sharing a Facebook link ruled as defamation against the Prime Minister, setting a dangerous precedent — Leong Sze Hian was fined almost $100,000 for sharing a Facebook link ruled as defamation against the prime minister. It sets a dangerous precedent.
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
Twitter says it will study any “unintentional harms” caused by its algorithms and will make the findings public as part of its Responsible ML Initiative — new plan to study the fairness of its algorithms. As part of the effort, which the company has dubbed the …
Paul Resnikoff / Digital Music News:
Spotify has now removed 42 episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, offering no explanations for the removals — Spotify is continuing to remove episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience as part of their $100 million exclusive relationship, with more nixed shows discovered this week.
Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist:
Since October, the NYPD has deployed a quadruped robot called Spot to a handful of crime scenes and hostage situations, raising fears of unwanted surveillance — The NYPD´s robot dog is once again stirring privacy concerns and cyberpunk prophesies of some New Yorkers, after the four-legged machine …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
1Password acquires secrets management service SecretHub and launches Secrets Automation, a tool for companies to safeguard enterprise credentials — Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. — Password-management platform 1Password is expanding into the …
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
In its April batch of patches, Microsoft fixes 108 flaws, including 19 “critical” flaws, five 0-days, and four NSA-discovered critical Exchange flaws — Today is Microsoft´s April 2021 Patch Tuesday, and with it comes five zero-day vulnerabilities and more Critical Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Through her version of Fearless, Taylor Swift is showing artists how to use the power of the internet to ascribe value to work they own and devalue the rest — In July 2014 Taylor Swift wrote an editorial in the Wall Street Journal entitled, For Taylor Swift, the Future of Music Is a Love Story:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Berlin-based Grover, which runs a subscription business where people rent out consumer electronics, raises €45M Series B in equity and €15M debt — A startup tapping into the concept of the circular economy, where people don´t buy items outright but pay an incremental amount to use …
Will Sattelberg / Android Police:
Google expands Lens beyond mobile by rolling it out inside Google Photos for the web, allowing desktop users to copy text from images using OCR — For better or worse, Google has been working on expanding its Lens features far beyond the reach of its dedicated app.
Ian Hamilton / UploadVR:
Facebook to host Oculus Gaming Showcase, a virtual event focused exclusively on VR games, on April 21, with streams on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch — Facebook will host an Oculus Gaming Showcase streaming to various sites on April 21. — The event will stream to Twitch, Facebook …