Google says it’s building Dunant, a transatlantic cable between US and France, its second private intercontinental cable after Curie, connecting US and Chile (Angela Moscaritolo/PCMag)

Angela Moscaritolo / PCMag: Google says it’s building Dunant, a transatlantic cable between US and France, its second private intercontinental cable after Curie, connecting US and Chile  —  Google today announced a new private subsea cable project.  —  Expected to be operational by late 2020, the Dunant cable will cross … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2No35ag

Sources: Walmart is considering launching a subscription streaming video service that would undercut Netflix and Amazon Prime Video on price (Jessica Toonkel/The Information)

Jessica Toonkel / The Information: Sources: Walmart is considering launching a subscription streaming video service that would undercut Netflix and Amazon Prime Video on price  —  Walmart is considering launching a subscription streaming video service to compete with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, people familiar with the situation told The Information. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2JvHSJd

A reporter posing as a Dublin Facebook moderator found that pages from far-right groups face looser content standards; Facebook vows to improve its training (Nick Statt/The Verge)

Nick Statt / The Verge: A reporter posing as a Dublin Facebook moderator found that pages from far-right groups face looser content standards; Facebook vows to improve its training  —  A new documentary details how third-party Facebook moderators ignore the company’s rules  —  An investigative journalist … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2msATY9

Twitter product lead Kayvon Beykpour says the firm is pausing work on fixing its verification policy to focus on more important areas like election integrity (Chris Welch/The Verge)

Chris Welch / The Verge: Twitter product lead Kayvon Beykpour says the firm is pausing work on fixing its verification policy to focus on more important areas like election integrity  —  The company will return to the issue over the coming weeks and months  —  Twitter doesn’t presently “have the bandwidth” … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2utM7QM

Instagram says it is building a non-SMS two-factor authentication system that works with security apps like Google Authenticator or Duo to thwart SIM hijackers (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Instagram says it is building a non-SMS two-factor authentication system that works with security apps like Google Authenticator or Duo to thwart SIM hijackers  —  Hackers can steal your phone number by reassigning it to a different SIM card, use it to reset your passwords … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2uy0X8M

Sources: EU’s fine over Google’s anticompetitive Android practices, coming on Wednesday, will significantly outstrip the €2.4B fine Google received last year (Alex Barker/Financial Times)

Alex Barker / Financial Times: Sources: EU’s fine over Google’s anticompetitive Android practices, coming on Wednesday, will significantly outstrip the €2.4B fine Google received last year  —  Google will be hit by its biggest ever regulatory fine on Wednesday, as Brussels imposes a multibillion-euro penalty … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2JvTdJd

Google says Nest CEO to exit, sources say after employee revolt; sources: Alphabet tried selling Nest to Amazon; Nest now part of Google’s home devices unit (Richard Nieva/CNET)

Richard Nieva / CNET: Google says Nest CEO to exit, sources say after employee revolt; sources: Alphabet tried selling Nest to Amazon; Nest now part of Google’s home devices unit  —  Five months after Nest rejoined Google, the search giant told employees Tuesday that Marwan Fawaz will no longer be CEO of Nest … from… Read More Google says Nest CEO to exit, sources say after employee revolt; sources: Alphabet tried selling Nest to Amazon; Nest now part of Google’s home devices unit (Richard Nieva/CNET)

Analysis of Twitter data shows the company suspended at least 58M user accounts in the final three months of 2017 (Associated Press)

Associated Press: Analysis of Twitter data shows the company suspended at least 58M user accounts in the final three months of 2017  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2Nktvtt

Giphy, in a partnership with Twitch, launches an extension that lets viewers select GIFs from a curated catalog to appear on-screen during a stream (Timothy J. Seppala/Engadget)

Timothy J. Seppala / Engadget: Giphy, in a partnership with Twitch, launches an extension that lets viewers select GIFs from a curated catalog to appear on-screen during a stream  —  Twitch’s next way of letting viewers interact with streams is with GIFs.  The latest customization tool for the popular broadcasting service arrives via … from… Read More Giphy, in a partnership with Twitch, launches an extension that lets viewers select GIFs from a curated catalog to appear on-screen during a stream (Timothy J. Seppala/Engadget)

Slack acquires Missions, a tool that helps automate routine processes and tasks in Slack without needing to write code (Jonathan Vanian/Fortune)

Jonathan Vanian / Fortune: Slack acquires Missions, a tool that helps automate routine processes and tasks in Slack without needing to write code  —  Slack is attempting to broaden its appeal to businesses and has bought a small enterprise software startup in Denver to help.  —  The workplace chat app company … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2zWPh4T