Facebook says apps developed by Russian technology conglomerate Mail.Ru Group are being looked at as part of its investigation into misuse of user data (CNNMoney)

CNNMoney: Facebook says apps developed by Russian technology conglomerate Mail.Ru Group are being looked at as part of its investigation into misuse of user data  —  Not just another Facebook data scandal  —  A Russian internet company with links to the Kremlin was among the firms to which Facebook gave … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2uiYyOs

UK watchdog gives Facebook a preliminary fine of about $664,000, the maximum allowed, for letting Cambridge Analytica access data about millions of people (Washington Post)

Washington Post: UK watchdog gives Facebook a preliminary fine of about $664,000, the maximum allowed, for letting Cambridge Analytica access data about millions of people  —  Facebook is staring down its first fine for allowing Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data about millions of people … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2uhWu9e

Netflix’s content spend is not reckless; its strategy to capture paid users’ leisure time gives it an edge over free content platforms like Facebook and YouTube (Matthew Ball/@MediaREDEF)

Matthew Ball / @MediaREDEF: Netflix’s content spend is not reckless; its strategy to capture paid users’ leisure time gives it an edge over free content platforms like Facebook and YouTube  —  Even when underestimated, Netflix’s ever-escalating, industry-leading content spend remains a point of fear and fascination in the media industry. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2NDXwFL

Court filing: former Apple employee Xiaolang Zhang has been charged by the FBI with the alleged theft of trade secrets related to Apple’s autonomous car efforts (Juli Clover/MacRumors)

Juli Clover / MacRumors: Court filing: former Apple employee Xiaolang Zhang has been charged by the FBI with the alleged theft of trade secrets related to Apple’s autonomous car efforts  —  The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation this week charged former Apple employee Xiaolang Zhang with theft of trade secrets … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2KZ9RWo

Lightspeed, an early investor in Snap, says it has raised $1.8B in new funds, around $1.05B of which will be earmarked for investments in more mature startups (Heather Somerville/Reuters)

Heather Somerville / Reuters: Lightspeed, an early investor in Snap, says it has raised $1.8B in new funds, around $1.05B of which will be earmarked for investments in more mature startups  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners has raised $1.8 billion to invest in startups … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2ubxz86

Apple confirms it’s combining machine learning, artificial intelligence, and Siri teams under John Giannandrea, who was hired from Google earlier this year (Matthew Panzarino/TechCrunch)

Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch: Apple confirms it’s combining machine learning, artificial intelligence, and Siri teams under John Giannandrea, who was hired from Google earlier this year  —  Apple is creating a new AI/ML team that brings together its Core ML and Siri teams under one leader in John Giannandrea. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2zolqC4

To combat the spread of fake news on its app, WhatsApp is rolling out “Forwarded” label to indicate when messages have been forwarded to users (Jagmeet Singh/NDTV Gadgets 360)

Jagmeet Singh / NDTV Gadgets 360: To combat the spread of fake news on its app, WhatsApp is rolling out “Forwarded” label to indicate when messages have been forwarded to users  —  WhatsApp has started rolling out a feature that will indicate to users which messages they receive were forwarded by as is the sender.… Read More To combat the spread of fake news on its app, WhatsApp is rolling out “Forwarded” label to indicate when messages have been forwarded to users (Jagmeet Singh/NDTV Gadgets 360)