Microsoft says it does not have any plans for VR or mixed reality support for Xbox consoles (Marrian Zhou/CNET)

Marrian Zhou / CNET: Microsoft says it does not have any plans for VR or mixed reality support for Xbox consoles  —  Microsoft’s plans to include virtual reality in Xbox game consoles are virtually over.  —  The software giant told GamesIndustry.biz it isn’t working on VR support for its popular Xbox console … from Techmeme… Read More Microsoft says it does not have any plans for VR or mixed reality support for Xbox consoles (Marrian Zhou/CNET)

Prifender, a data privacy startup led by former Microsoft, eBay, and PayPal execs and used by companies to ensure data privacy compliance, raises $5M seed round (Taylor Soper/GeekWire)

Taylor Soper / GeekWire: Prifender, a data privacy startup led by former Microsoft, eBay, and PayPal execs and used by companies to ensure data privacy compliance, raises $5M seed round  —  Data privacy continues to be top of mind for companies all around the world, particularly as laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation… Read More Prifender, a data privacy startup led by former Microsoft, eBay, and PayPal execs and used by companies to ensure data privacy compliance, raises $5M seed round (Taylor Soper/GeekWire)

Truepic, a San Diego-based image authentication startup used by Reddit to verify identities in AMAs, raises $8M Series A to tackle video deepfakes (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Truepic, a San Diego-based image authentication startup used by Reddit to verify identities in AMAs, raises $8M Series A to tackle video deepfakes  —  How can you be sure an image wasn’t Photoshopped?  Make sure it was shot with Truepic.  This startup makes a camera feature that shoots photos … from… Read More Truepic, a San Diego-based image authentication startup used by Reddit to verify identities in AMAs, raises $8M Series A to tackle video deepfakes (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

California lawmakers advance a net neutrality bill implementing some protections but not a proposed zero-rating ban that went beyond the FCC’s 2015 regulations (Marguerite Reardon/CNET)

Marguerite Reardon / CNET: California lawmakers advance a net neutrality bill implementing some protections but not a proposed zero-rating ban that went beyond the FCC’s 2015 regulations  —  California will not be the poster child for the nation’s strongest set of net neutrality protections, as lawmakers … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2JS6ZuJ

Twitter temporarily suspended some accounts that simply linked to a Splinter post that shared a phone number for White House adviser Stephen Miller (Katherine Krueger/Splinter)

Katherine Krueger / Splinter: Twitter temporarily suspended some accounts that simply linked to a Splinter post that shared a phone number for White House adviser Stephen Miller  —  This morning, Splinter published the personal cell phone number of White House adviser Stephen Miller, an official so monstrous … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2I6jUU8

Match Group, which runs dating services including Tinder and OKCupid, says it’s bought a controlling stake in rival app Hinge, after first investing last year (Joshua Brustein/Bloomberg)

Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg: Match Group, which runs dating services including Tinder and OKCupid, says it’s bought a controlling stake in rival app Hinge, after first investing last year  —  – The company first invested in Hinge in September 2017  — As Facebook looks to enter industry, Match builds its brands from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2MHau4V

GDPR means firms using browser fingerprinting, which makes tracking virtually impossible to control, have to back up claims that doing so is in users’ interest (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Electronic Frontier Foundation: GDPR means firms using browser fingerprinting, which makes tracking virtually impossible to control, have to back up claims that doing so is in users’ interest  —  Browser fingerprinting is on a collision course with privacy regulations.  For almost a decade, EFF has been raising awareness … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2tqLAgW

Bipartisan group of US lawmakers sends Google a letter questioning why it stopped Project Maven collaboration but continues to work with China’s Huawei (Patricia Zengerle/Reuters)

Patricia Zengerle / Reuters: Bipartisan group of US lawmakers sends Google a letter questioning why it stopped Project Maven collaboration but continues to work with China’s Huawei  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers asked Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google on Wednesday to reconsider … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2JSsxr8

where are the actual technology topics here?

the whole /technology sub is an anxiety inducing stream of political crap. Yes, there's politics in technology no doubt, but when every single freaking post is carrying a political focus there's absolutely nothing /technology worth in this sub. Where can I find the actual tech posts without any editorial bullshit? submitted by /u/peachstealingmonkeys… Read More where are the actual technology topics here?

London-based Beamery, which develops a “talent CRM” and recruitment marketing platform, raises $28M Series B led by EQT Ventures (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: London-based Beamery, which develops a “talent CRM” and recruitment marketing platform, raises $28M Series B led by EQT Ventures  —  Beamery, a London-based startup that offers self-styled “talent CRM”- aka ‘candidate relationship management’ — and recruitment marketing software targeted … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2I7L3pD