Snapchat now gives users the option to send their real-time location to a friend or request theirs, which shows up on the Snap Map and within message threads (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Snapchat now gives users the option to send their real-time location to a friend or request theirs, which shows up on the Snap Map and within message threads  —  Snapchat is taking another shot at location after its always-on coordinate-broadcasting Snap Map proved a bit invasive for some users. from Techmeme… Read More Snapchat now gives users the option to send their real-time location to a friend or request theirs, which shows up on the Snap Map and within message threads (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Amazon says the Echo that recorded a private discussion interpreted background conversation as action confirmation, leading to recording and sending to contact (Jason Del Rey/Recode)

Jason Del Rey / Recode: Amazon says the Echo that recorded a private discussion interpreted background conversation as action confirmation, leading to recording and sending to contact  —  A couple says their device secretly recorded a private conversation of theirs and sent it to an acquaintance. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2KSz2WY

Valve says Apple revoked its approval of the Steam Link app for iOS due to “business conflicts with app guidelines” and denied Valve’s appeal (Sean Hollister/CNET)

Sean Hollister / CNET: Valve says Apple revoked its approval of the Steam Link app for iOS due to “business conflicts with app guidelines” and denied Valve’s appeal  —  So much for easily playing PC games on your iPhone.  —  If you were hoping to stream PC games from your powerful gaming rig to your… Read More Valve says Apple revoked its approval of the Steam Link app for iOS due to “business conflicts with app guidelines” and denied Valve’s appeal (Sean Hollister/CNET)

Orlando police say its tests of Amazon’s facial recognition system were limited to basic testing, and no members of the public were entered for search (Russell Brandom/The Verge)

Russell Brandom / The Verge: Orlando police say its tests of Amazon’s facial recognition system were limited to basic testing, and no members of the public were entered for search  —  In a press conference today, Orlando Police Chief John Mina offered new details on the city’s facial recognition program … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2x9wwtg

Facebook will check images and text, who is being targeted, and any linked websites in issue ads as it begins to apply new policies (Facebook)

Facebook: Facebook will check images and text, who is being targeted, and any linked websites in issue ads as it begins to apply new policies  —  Political advertising serves an important purpose.  It helps candidates share their views with the public more broadly, and it can help encourage people to get involved in the political… Read More Facebook will check images and text, who is being targeted, and any linked websites in issue ads as it begins to apply new policies (Facebook)

Sentry, which develops open source tools to help developers fix bugs, raises $16M Series B led by NEA and Accel; CEO says post-money valuation is around $100M (Catherine Shu/TechCrunch)

Catherine Shu / TechCrunch: Sentry, which develops open source tools to help developers fix bugs, raises $16M Series B led by NEA and Accel; CEO says post-money valuation is around $100M  —  Created to help app developers find and fix bugs more efficiently, Sentry announced today that it has raised a $16 million Series B… Read More Sentry, which develops open source tools to help developers fix bugs, raises $16M Series B led by NEA and Accel; CEO says post-money valuation is around $100M (Catherine Shu/TechCrunch)

Senate version of Pentagon spending bill could require US tech companies to disclose if they let US adversaries examine code in software sold to US military (Joel Schectman/Reuters)

Joel Schectman / Reuters: Senate version of Pentagon spending bill could require US tech companies to disclose if they let US adversaries examine code in software sold to US military  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. tech companies would be forced to disclose if they allowed American adversaries, like Russia and China … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2GMOgKB

Jury awards Apple $533.3M from Samsung in latest iPhone patent retrial (Jeremy Horwitz/VentureBeat)

Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat: Jury awards Apple $533.3M from Samsung in latest iPhone patent retrial  —  Nearly six years after a federal jury awarded Apple over $1 billion in damages against Samsung for infringing on iPhone design patents, a jury has modified the damages to $533,316,606, after reaching a unanimous verdict. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2GMnK4c

YouTube brings its previously mobile-only messaging feature to the web, letting logged in users share and talk about videos in a chat window with friends (Natt Garun/The Verge)

Natt Garun / The Verge: YouTube brings its previously mobile-only messaging feature to the web, letting logged in users share and talk about videos in a chat window with friends  —  Because we have not yet reached peak messaging on Google products, YouTube is now bringing its previously mobile-only messaging feature to the web. from… Read More YouTube brings its previously mobile-only messaging feature to the web, letting logged in users share and talk about videos in a chat window with friends (Natt Garun/The Verge)

Sources: Essential, a startup co-founded by Android creator Andy Rubin, is considering selling itself and has canceled development of a new smartphone (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Sources: Essential, a startup co-founded by Android creator Andy Rubin, is considering selling itself and has canceled development of a new smartphone  —  – Company cancels development of second version of smartphone  — Startup has spent over $100 million on product development from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2seDBmW

Netflix topped Walt Disney Co. in market value Thursday after surpassing Comcast on Wednesday; the company’s stock is up 82% in 2018 (Lucas Shaw/Bloomberg)

Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg: Netflix topped Walt Disney Co. in market value Thursday after surpassing Comcast on Wednesday; the company’s stock is up 82% in 2018  —  – Stock, up more than 80%, leads S&P 500 Index again this year  — Investors focus on subscriber growth over burgeoning cash burn from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2xcRY0E

An API bug on T-Mobile’s staff-facing website, since fixed, let anyone gain access to customer addresses, account pins, and other details using a phone number (Zack Whittaker/ZDNet)

Zack Whittaker / ZDNet: An API bug on T-Mobile’s staff-facing website, since fixed, let anyone gain access to customer addresses, account pins, and other details using a phone number  —  Exclusive: The exposed lookup tool let anyone run a customer’s phone number — and obtain their home address and account PIN, used to contact phone… Read More An API bug on T-Mobile’s staff-facing website, since fixed, let anyone gain access to customer addresses, account pins, and other details using a phone number (Zack Whittaker/ZDNet)