Saturday, May 26, 2018
Facebook launches its archive of political ads, containing ads for political candidates and “issue ads” starting in May 2018 (Anna Hensel/VentureBeat)
Anna Hensel / VentureBeat: Facebook launches its archive of political ads, containing ads for political candidates and “issue ads” starting in May 2018  —  Facebook's new archive for U.S. political ads — created to give users more information about who is advertising on Facebook and who they are trying to target — went live today.
Coinbase is launching Coinbase Pro, a new version of its GDAX platform, and acquiring crypto trading relay platform Paradex (CoinDesk)
CoinDesk: Coinbase is launching Coinbase Pro, a new version of its GDAX platform, and acquiring crypto trading relay platform Paradex  —  Coinbase announced Wednesday that it is launching a new version of its GDAX platform called Coinbase Pro and acquiring crypto trading relay platform Paradex.
Nielsen expands its partnership with YouTube TV to include YouTube viewership in local TV audience measurements, likely a boon for local media ad buys (A.J. Katz/Adweek)
A.J. Katz / Adweek: Nielsen expands its partnership with YouTube TV to include YouTube viewership in local TV audience measurements, likely a boon for local media ad buys  —  Which is good news for media buyers and sellers  —  Nielsen announced today that YouTube TV viewership at designated market levels …
Microsoft and Google detail new Spectre and Meltdown version, Variant 4, that uses a different method to extract info; Intel says patch coming within weeks (Alfred Ng/CNET)
Alfred Ng / CNET: Microsoft and Google detail new Spectre and Meltdown version, Variant 4, that uses a different method to extract info; Intel says patch coming within weeks  —  Intel said it will soon release updates to fix newly revealed vulnerabilities.  —  Intel has disclosed a new variant …
TeenSafe, an app for parents to monitor kids' phone use, stored some app login passwords and kids' Apple ID credentials in plaintext on an unsecured AWS server (Zack Whittaker/ZDNet)
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet: TeenSafe, an app for parents to monitor kids' phone use, stored some app login passwords and kids' Apple ID credentials in plaintext on an unsecured AWS server  —  Exclusive: A server stored teenagers' Apple ID email addresses and plaintext passwords.  —  At least one server used by an app …
A history of the music industry's first efforts at creating music streaming services after Napster and why they failed given the importance of streaming now (Ernie Smith/Motherboard)
Ernie Smith / Motherboard: A history of the music industry's first efforts at creating music streaming services after Napster and why they failed given the importance of streaming now  —  Lessons from the music industry's initial consumer-hostile reaction to the Napster saga.  Going from $16 CDs to unlimited streaming is really hard.
Oculus Mobile Store adds free and paid DLC support in beta for Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR with Rift support coming soon (Jeremy Horwitz/VentureBeat)
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat: Oculus Mobile Store adds free and paid DLC support in beta for Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR with Rift support coming soon  —  Post-release downloadable content has become so commonplace in games that today's digital stores need to support it.  Now that the Oculus Go is in stores …
How tech firms are trying to make ethical AI: a few are formalizing ethics processes, Facebook has an automatic adviser to spot potential machine learning bias (Tom Simonite/Wired)
Tom Simonite / Wired: How tech firms are trying to make ethical AI: a few are formalizing ethics processes, Facebook has an automatic adviser to spot potential machine learning bias  —  ONE DAY LAST summer, Microsoft's director of artificial intelligence research, Eric Horvitz, activated the Autopilot function of his Tesla sedan.
Profile of Ajit Pai, the FCC chairman who orchestrated the net neutrality repeal and a nerdy conservative ideologue reviled by some and cast as a hero by others (Andrew Rice/Wired)
Andrew Rice / Wired: Profile of Ajit Pai, the FCC chairman who orchestrated the net neutrality repeal and a nerdy conservative ideologue reviled by some and cast as a hero by others  —  IN MARCH, AJIT Pai, the 45-year-old chair of the Federal Communications Commission, took to the internet …
The new AI-powered Google News app is now available on iOS replacing the Google Play Newsstand app (Nick Statt/The Verge)
Nick Statt / The Verge: The new AI-powered Google News app is now available on iOS replacing the Google Play Newsstand app  —  Google said last week at its I/O developer conference that the revamped, artificial intelligence-powered Google News would be arriving on Apple's App Store some time in the next seven days.