Welcome to the Wikipedia for Terms of Service Agreements

Most people spend very little time thinking about the terms of service that govern life online. The agreement appears in a flash, we affirm that “I agree to the terms of service,” and then it’s all quickly forgotten. Until, of course, something goes wrong. Last week, when Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress to defend Facebook, […] Read more »

TED 2018: Soul-Searching at the Inspiration Assembly Line

Somewhere between my eighth and eighteenth turmeric lattes, I realized I was dangerously close to falling for TED. The annual conference, which gathers elite technologists, thought leaders, scientists, economists, futurists, visionaries, activists, physicists, poets, enthusiasts, academics, entertainers and billionaires has a binary reputation: For anyone who hasn’t been, it’s an object of easy mockery. For […] Read more »

Exclusive: Amazon in talks with airline Azul for shipping in Brazil – sources

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is in talks with Brazilian airline Azul SA (AZUL.N) on shipping goods in the country, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, in the latest sign of the retailer’s big plans in Latin America’s largest economy. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon.com Inc is seen in […] Read more »

Mapping startup Mapbox hires head of product from Google

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Digital maps startup Mapbox Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it has hired a lead product manager from the local search unit of Alphabet Inc’s Google to serve as head of product for maps and search. Andrew Chen is charged with helping engineers at Mapbox, which licenses maps to software developers, […] Read more »

Philippines complains Facebook fact-checkers are biased

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines government criticized on Monday Facebook’s (FB.O) choice of two independent online news platforms to help fight the spread of fake news, saying they are biased against President Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen in front of displayed stock graph in this illustration photo, March 20, 2018. […] Read more »

Facebook fuels broad privacy debate by tracking non-users

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Concern about Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) respect for data privacy is widening to include the information it collects about non-users, after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the world’s largest social network tracks people whether they have accounts or not. FILE PHOTO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a joint Senate Judiciary and […] Read more »

Weibo to ban gay, violent content from platform

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s Sina Weibo will remove gay and violent content, including pictures, cartoons and text posts, during a three-month clean-up campaign, the microblogging platform said. FILE PHOTO – A man holds an iPhone as he visits Sina’s Weibo microblogging site in Shanghai May 29, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Friday’s announcement comes amid a clampdown […] Read more »

Yahoo Japan to buy minority stake in cryptocurrency exchange

TOKYO (Reuters) – Yahoo Japan Corp (4689.T) said on Friday it would buy a minority stake in a Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange, becoming the latest major Japanese financial services provider to shrug off security concerns and join the digital money industry. FILE PHOTO: A website of Yahoo Japan Corp is seen on a computer screen in […] Read more »

Singapore watchdog sets interim terms for Uber-Grab deal

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s competition watchdog on Friday outlined a number of interim measures as it continued investigation into ride-hailing firm Grab’s deal to buy Uber Technologies’ business in the city-state. FILE PHOTO: A view of Uber and Grab offices in Singapore March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore […] Read more »

The Questions Zuckerberg Should Have Answered About Russia

Over the last two days, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was questioned for more than 10 hours by two different Congressional committees. There was granular focus on privacy definitions and data collection, and quick footwork by Zuckerberg—backed by a phalanx of lawyers, consultants, and coaches—to craft a narrative that users “control” their data. (They don’t.) But […] Read more »