Twitter for Android’s APK shows that Twitter is testing an encrypted DMs feature that is labeled “Secret conversations” (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Twitter for Android’s APK shows that Twitter is testing an encrypted DMs feature that is labeled “Secret conversations”  —  Buried inside Twitter’s Android app is a “Secret conversation” option that if launched would allow users to send encrypted direct messages. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2FQtOrT Advertisements

Following the introduction of a new Adwords interface last October, Google plans to phase out the old interface entirely by the end of the year (Ginny Marvin/Search Engine Land)

Ginny Marvin / Search Engine Land: Following the introduction of a new Adwords interface last October, Google plans to phase out the old interface entirely by the end of the year  —  Google announced Monday that the old AdWords interface will hit the dustbin by the end of the year.  —  Last year, Google rolled… Read More Following the introduction of a new Adwords interface last October, Google plans to phase out the old interface entirely by the end of the year (Ginny Marvin/Search Engine Land)

Watchdog groups, including EFF, ACLU, and others, release guidelines calling for tech giants to be more transparent and accountable over censoring user content (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Watchdog groups, including EFF, ACLU, and others, release guidelines calling for tech giants to be more transparent and accountable over censoring user content  —  Washington, D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) called on Facebook, Google, and other social media companies today … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2K0gJ1w

YouTube quietly reached an agreement with Vevo last year to sell Vevo’s clips directly to advertisers as part of Google Preferred (Peter Kafka/Recode)

Peter Kafka / Recode: YouTube quietly reached an agreement with Vevo last year to sell Vevo’s clips directly to advertisers as part of Google Preferred  —  Good for YouTube and for the music labels.  What about for Vevo?  —  The world’s biggest video site is also the world’s biggest music video site. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2wnXWv6

Mesosphere raises $125M Series D co-led by funds advised by T. Rowe Price Associates and Koch Disruptive Technologies, bringing total raised to over $250M (Tom Krazit/GeekWire)

Tom Krazit / GeekWire: Mesosphere raises $125M Series D co-led by funds advised by T. Rowe Price Associates and Koch Disruptive Technologies, bringing total raised to over $250M  —  Data centers have never been more powerful, but they’ve never been more complicated to manage.  Mesosphere is hoping that as hybrid … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2HWetvM

District courts rule in favor of alleged BitTorrent pirates’ privacy in copyright cases, denying discovery motions seeking to unmask personal info via ISPs (Ernesto/TorrentFreak)

Ernesto / TorrentFreak: District courts rule in favor of alleged BitTorrent pirates’ privacy in copyright cases, denying discovery motions seeking to unmask personal info via ISPs  —  One of the most active piracy litigants in the US is facing setback in the Minnesota District Court. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2FVapWy

Snap announces Tim Stone, a VP of Finance at Amazon, will become its new CFO, with Drew Vollero stepping down on May 15 (Anita Balakrishnan/CNBC)

Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC: Snap announces Tim Stone, a VP of Finance at Amazon, will become its new CFO, with Drew Vollero stepping down on May 15  —  – Tim Stone, a Vice President of Finance at Amazon, has a background in digital content and cloud services — the latter of which is a primary… Read More Snap announces Tim Stone, a VP of Finance at Amazon, will become its new CFO, with Drew Vollero stepping down on May 15 (Anita Balakrishnan/CNBC)

Following severe security flaws in Drupal from March, 350+ sites including several government domains are now serving cryptomining scripts to users’ browsers (Catalin Cimpanu/BleepingComputer.com)

Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer.com: Following severe security flaws in Drupal from March, 350+ sites including several government domains are now serving cryptomining scripts to users’ browsers  —  After the publication of two severe security flaws in the Drupal CMS, cybercrime groups have turned their sights on this web technology … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2wl7l6V

Source: Google to debut at I/O a new set of Android controls that help users manage time they spend on their devices, amid a broader emphasis on responsibility (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Source: Google to debut at I/O a new set of Android controls that help users manage time they spend on their devices, amid a broader emphasis on responsibility  —  SAN FRANCISCO – Google on Tuesday plans to wade into the debate over whether technology – and the time spent on devices … from… Read More Source: Google to debut at I/O a new set of Android controls that help users manage time they spend on their devices, amid a broader emphasis on responsibility (Washington Post)