Google will pay between $150 million and $200 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that its YouTube video service violated a children’s privacy law, Politico reports, citing a person familiar with the matter. The number pales in comparison with the $5 billion the FTC fined Facebook last month to settle privacy violations, and is a drop in the bucket of the $137...
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Are Reporters Too Negative? Well, It Depends
These days, when I ask sources in Silicon Valley what I should write about, I get some version of: “The big story is really how great everything is going.”At that I roll my eyes. As a journalist, I’m wired to believe that the hype isn’t always as it appears. But lately I’ve been thinking more about the negative consequences of—well, being so negative. Because it’s also true that these...
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