Riot Games signs non-exclusive streaming deal with Disney’s ESPN+ for League of Legends; replaces Riot’s 2016 $350M exclusive deal with now Disney-owned BAMTech (Eben Novy-Williams/Bloomberg)

Eben Novy-Williams / Bloomberg: Riot Games signs non-exclusive streaming deal with Disney’s ESPN+ for League of Legends; replaces Riot’s 2016 $350M exclusive deal with now Disney-owned BAMTech  —  – Riot Games and BAMTech signed landmark deal in December 2016  — Deal replaced Friday by new streaming agreement with ESPN+ from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2J6WbHS

Alexia Bonatsos, former co-editor of TechCrunch, unveils her new seed-stage venture fund, Dream Machine, and says the fund has made seven investments to date (Connie Loizos/TechCrunch)

Connie Loizos / TechCrunch: Alexia Bonatsos, former co-editor of TechCrunch, unveils her new seed-stage venture fund, Dream Machine, and says the fund has made seven investments to date  —  Five years ago, Alexia Bonatsos, née Tsotsis, was co-editor of TechCrunch, a job that made her renowned in startup circles … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2seMFrB

Apple to start reporting requests by govts to remove apps from the App Store, received govt requests for info on ~30K devices in July – Dec. 2017, satisfied 79% (Ashley Carman/The Verge)

Ashley Carman / The Verge: Apple to start reporting requests by govts to remove apps from the App Store, received govt requests for info on ~30K devices in July – Dec. 2017, satisfied 79%  —  Apple issued one of its bi-annual transparency reports today, and apart from the usual numbers on account takedown requests …… Read More Apple to start reporting requests by govts to remove apps from the App Store, received govt requests for info on ~30K devices in July – Dec. 2017, satisfied 79% (Ashley Carman/The Verge)

Leaked training documents show how Facebook classifies hate speech groups, allowing praise for white nationalism and white separatism but not white supremacy (Joseph Cox/Motherboard)

Joseph Cox / Motherboard: Leaked training documents show how Facebook classifies hate speech groups, allowing praise for white nationalism and white separatism but not white supremacy  —  After a white supremacist killed a protester in Charlottesville in 2017, Facebook pushed to re-educate its moderators … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2KUooPv

Some candidates complain they can not advertise on Facebook before June 5 primaries, as they wait for authorization codes to arrive by mail under the new rules (Casey Newton/The Verge)

Casey Newton / The Verge: Some candidates complain they can not advertise on Facebook before June 5 primaries, as they wait for authorization codes to arrive by mail under the new rules  —  Candidates are blocked from buying ads while they wait on authorization codes  —  Facebook introduced new disclosure rules … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2IOG2U8

Ghostery have exposed everyone’s email address in it’s GDPR email by not using BCC

Got an email about 30 minutes ago from Ghostery about it's compliance with GDPR. Looks like everyone's email address has exposed in the To field instead of BCC being used to hide them… Here are some screenshots. I don't use Ghostery anymore. If you're like me and haven't deleted your account yet, do that now!… Read More Ghostery have exposed everyone’s email address in it’s GDPR email by not using BCC

Sources: after outcry from some artists and employees, Spotify reconsidering its hateful content and conduct policy, plans to restore XXXTentacion to playlists (Lucas Shaw/Bloomberg)

Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg: Sources: after outcry from some artists and employees, Spotify reconsidering its hateful content and conduct policy, plans to restore XXXTentacion to playlists  —  – Streaming service plans to restore XXXTentacion to playlists  — Company had stopped promoting the artist, as well as R. Kelly from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2GP1x5A

Head of European Data Protection Board, responsible for GDPR application, criticizes US sites limiting access from EU, says there was plenty of time to prepare (Adam Satariano/New York Times)

Adam Satariano / New York Times: Head of European Data Protection Board, responsible for GDPR application, criticizes US sites limiting access from EU, says there was plenty of time to prepare  —  LONDON — American news outlets including The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and The Arizona Daily Star abruptly blocked access … from… Read More Head of European Data Protection Board, responsible for GDPR application, criticizes US sites limiting access from EU, says there was plenty of time to prepare (Adam Satariano/New York Times)