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Google exec claims controversial Dragonfly search engine is ‘terminated’

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Dragonfly, it seems, is officially dead. Probably. 

The controversial Chinese search engine previously in development by Google that raised privacy, censorship, and human rights concerns is finally, officially, no more — at least according to Karan Bhatia, Google’s vice president of global government affairs and public policy.

In a July 16 congressional hearing, Bhatia assured Senator Josh Hawley that the project is over. 

“Is [Project Dragonfly] active right now?” asked Hawley. 

“It’s…

Google exec claims controversial Dragonfly search engine is ‘terminated’

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Dragonfly, it seems, is officially dead. Probably. 

The controversial Chinese search engine previously in development by Google that raised privacy, censorship, and human rights concerns is finally, officially, no more — at least according to Karan Bhatia, Google’s vice president of global government affairs and public policy.

In a July 16 congressional hearing, Bhatia assured Senator Josh Hawley that the project is over. 

“Is [Project Dragonfly] active right now?” asked Hawley. 

“It’s…

‘The Operators’: Understanding your user – The art and science of UI/UX behind Facebook, Google, Mint, and Edmodo

Tim Hsia & Neil Devani
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Tim Hsia is the CEO of Media Mobilize and a Venture Partner at Digital Garage. Neil Devani is an angel investor and venture capitalist focused on companies solving hard problems.

Juul CEO super ‘sorry’ he got your teens addicted to fat clouds

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Look parents, he’s sorry. 

Juul CEO Kevin Burns made that much very clear during a CNBC interview, set to air Monday, in which he expressed remorse that all your kids are addicted to blowing fat clouds with the popular e-cigarette. The San Francisco-based company has taken heat from the FDA for a surge in underage use, and its CEO apparently thought it best that he let everyone know he’s paying attention.  

“First of all, I’d tell [parents] that I’m sorry that their child’s using the…

Juul CEO super ‘sorry’ he got your teens addicted to fat clouds

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Look parents, he’s sorry. 

Juul CEO Kevin Burns made that much very clear during a CNBC interview, set to air Monday, in which he expressed remorse that all your kids are addicted to blowing fat clouds with the popular e-cigarette. The San Francisco-based company has taken heat from the FDA for a surge in underage use, and its CEO apparently thought it best that he let everyone know he’s paying attention.  

“First of all, I’d tell [parents] that I’m sorry that their child’s using the…

Facebook got hit with $5 billion fine, but it’s what comes next that matters most

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The Federal Trade Commission has voted to fine Facebook $5 billion as the result of its long-running investigation into the social network’s privacy violations, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The settlement, which has not yet been finalized, according to the report, comes after a lengthy investigation into the company’s privacy practices that kicked off last March following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. 

Five billion will set a record for the largest such fine ever imposed on a tech…

Twitter returns after an hour-long outage

After an hour of sweet freedom, the world has been returned to the grasp of Twitter .

At about 2:50 pm ET, the desktop and mobile site were down, displaying a “Something is technically wrong” error. The app was also not working. The site returned at about 3:45 pm ET, but took a few minutes to regain full functionality.

Twitter’s status page said little more than it was an “active incident.” A spokesperson for Twitter confirmed the outage but referred us to the status page.

After…

Juul CEO super ‘sorry’ he got your teens addicted to fat clouds

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Look parents, he’s sorry. 

Juul CEO Kevin Burns made that much very clear during a CNBC interview, set to air Monday, in which he expressed remorse that all your kids are addicted to blowing fat clouds with the popular e-cigarette. The San Francisco-based company has taken heat from the FDA for a surge in underage use, and its CEO apparently thought it best that he let everyone know he’s paying attention.  

“First of all, I’d tell [parents] that I’m sorry that their child’s using the…

Facebook got hit with $5 billion fine, but it’s what comes next that matters most

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The Federal Trade Commission has voted to fine Facebook $5 billion as the result of its long-running investigation into the social network’s privacy violations, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The settlement, which has not yet been finalized, according to the report, comes after a lengthy investigation into the company’s privacy practices that kicked off last March following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. 

Five billion will set a record for the largest such fine ever imposed on a tech…

Facebook got hit with $5 billion fine, but it’s what comes next that matters most

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The Federal Trade Commission has voted to fine Facebook $5 billion as the result of its long-running investigation into the social network’s privacy violations, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The settlement, which has not yet been finalized, according to the report, comes after a lengthy investigation into the company’s privacy practices that kicked off last March following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. 

Five billion will set a record for the largest such fine ever imposed on a tech…