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Facebook ignored staff warnings about ‘sketchy’ Cambridge Analytica in September 2015

Facebook employees tried to alert the company about the activity of Cambridge Analytica as early as September 2015, per the SEC’s complaint against the company which was published yesterday.

This chimes with a court filing that emerged earlier this year — which also suggested Facebook knew of concerns about the controversial data company earlier than it had publicly said, including in repeat testimony to a U.K. parliamentary committee last year.

Facebook only finally kicked the…

Facebook ignored staff warnings about ‘sketchy’ Cambridge Analytica in September 2015

Facebook employees tried to alert the company about the activity of Cambridge Analytica as early as September 2015, per the SEC’s complaint against the company which was published yesterday.

This chimes with a court filing that emerged earlier this year — which also suggested Facebook knew of concerns about the controversial data company earlier than it had publicly said, including in repeat testimony to a U.K. parliamentary committee last year.

Facebook only finally kicked the…

Why Apple buying Intel’s modem business is a big deal for the iPhone

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It’s finally happened. After months of speculation, Apple has confirmed its plans to buy Intel’s smartphone modem business in a deal worth $1 billion. 

The acquisition, which hasn’t been finalized, is Apple’s second-largest in its history. (The record is still held by Beats, which Apple bought for $3 billion in 2014.) As part of the deal, Apple says more than 2,000 Intel employees will join its ranks. (Note that Apple is only acquiring Intel’s smartphone modem business. The chipmaker, which…

Why Apple buying Intel’s modem business is a big deal for the iPhone

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It’s finally happened. After months of speculation, Apple has confirmed its plans to buy Intel’s smartphone modem business in a deal worth $1 billion. 

The acquisition, which hasn’t been finalized, is Apple’s second-largest in its history. (The record is still held by Beats, which Apple bought for $3 billion in 2014.) As part of the deal, Apple says more than 2,000 Intel employees will join its ranks. (Note that Apple is only acquiring Intel’s smartphone modem business. The chipmaker, which…

Why Apple buying Intel’s modem business is a big deal for the iPhone

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It’s finally happened. After months of speculation, Apple has confirmed its plans to buy Intel’s smartphone modem business in a deal worth $1 billion. 

The acquisition, which hasn’t been finalized, is Apple’s second-largest in its history. (The record is still held by Beats, which Apple bought for $3 billion in 2014.) As part of the deal, Apple says more than 2,000 Intel employees will join its ranks. (Note that Apple is only acquiring Intel’s smartphone modem business. The chipmaker, which…

HQ Trivia lays off ~20% as it preps subscriptions

HQ Trivia is struggling after a mutiny failed to oust its CEO. Downloads per month are down 92% versus last June according to Sensor Tower. And now four sources confirm that HQ laid off staff members this week. One said about 20% of staff was let go, and another said six to seven employees were departing. That aligns with Digiday reporter Kerry Flynn’s tweet that 7 employees were let go, bringing HQ to fewer than 30 (shrinking from 35 to 28 staffers would be a 20% drop).

That will leave…

HQ Trivia lays off ~20% as it preps subscriptions

HQ Trivia is struggling after a mutiny failed to oust its CEO. Downloads per month are down 92% versus last June according to Sensor Tower. And now four sources confirm that HQ laid off staff members this week. One said about 20% of staff was let go, and another said six to seven employees were departing. That aligns with Digiday reporter Kerry Flynn’s tweet that 7 employees were let go bringing HQ to under 30 (shrinking from 35 to 28 staffers would be a 20% drop).

That will leave the…

Google employees ask SF Pride to boot their employer from parade

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Pride has always been political, and a coalition of Google employees are doing their best to remind their employer of that very fact. 

In an open letter published Wednesday morning, the group encourages the San Francisco Pride board of directors to kick Google out of the upcoming June 30 Pride parade. The letter, which at the time of this writing is signed by 101 employees of the Mountain View-based tech giant, calls the company to task for both its treatment of LGBTQ+ employees and its…

Google employees ask SF Pride to boot their employer from parade

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Pride has always been political, and a coalition of Google employees are doing their best to remind their employer of that very fact. 

In an open letter published Wednesday morning, the group encourages the San Francisco Pride board of directors to kick Google out of the upcoming June 30 Pride parade. The letter, which at the time of this writing is signed by 101 employees of the Mountain View-based tech giant, calls the company to task for both its treatment of LGBTQ+ employees and its…

Google employees ask SF Pride to boot their employer from parade

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Pride has always been political, and a coalition of Google employees are doing their best to remind their employer of that very fact. 

In an open letter published Wednesday morning, the group encourages the San Francisco Pride board of directors to kick Google out of the upcoming June 30 Pride parade. The letter, which at the time of this writing is signed by 101 employees of the Mountain View-based tech giant, calls the company to task for both its treatment of LGBTQ+ employees and its…