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Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them

Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone and web activity, similar to Facebook’s Onavo Protect app that Apple banned in June and that was removed in August.

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www.buzzfeednews.com

One Of The Biggest At-Home DNA Testing Companies Is Working With The FBI

The move is sure to raise privacy concerns as law enforcement gains the ability to match DNA from crime scenes to a vast library of possible relatives.

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www.theverge.com

Apple’s power over Facebook ought to worry the rest of us

The Interface is a daily column about the intersection of social media and democracy. Subscribe to the newsletter here. Programming note: I’m on assignment tomorrow and Friday. The Interface will return on Monday.

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stratechery.com

The BuzzFeed Lesson

If you remove the societal impact, just for a moment, the story of publishers’ demise — first newspapers, and now digital-only companies like BuzzFeed and Huffington Post, which both announced significant layoffs last week — is rather banal: infinite competition combined with an inferior produ

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www.thestateofthearts.co.uk

Is this the end of Bristol’s long contested arena?

“I think the decision is daft and harmful to the city,” says Liberal Democrat councillor Mark Wright. In September this year Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees, decided to abandon existing proposals for a new 12,000 capacity arena next to Temple Meads Railway station.

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www.theverge.com

What would happen if Apple fully banned Facebook from the App Store?

Apple did something unprecedented this week: it temporarily revoked Facebook’s ability to distribute internal iOS apps, in a punishment to the company.

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stratechery.com

BuzzFeed Followup, The Future is Niche, Atlassian and Bing

Stratechery.com is supported by subscriptions to the Daily Update. The Daily Update consists of substantial analysis of the news of the day (~1800 words) delivered via three daily emails in addition to the free weekly article (four total articles per week).

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Facebook Versus Apple: Background, Facebook Versus Apple: Fallout, Facebook’s Earnings

Stratechery.com is supported by subscriptions to the Daily Update. The Daily Update consists of substantial analysis of the news of the day (~1800 words) delivered via three daily emails in addition to the free weekly article (four total articles per week).

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stratechery.com

Apple Earnings, Apple the Services Company (for Real!)

Stratechery.com is supported by subscriptions to the Daily Update. The Daily Update consists of substantial analysis of the news of the day (~1800 words) delivered via three daily emails in addition to the free weekly article (four total articles per week).

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blog.deming.org

Myth: If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It

It is wrong to suppose that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it – a costly myth. W. Edwards Deming, The New Economics, page 35.

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www.hanselman.com

NuGet's fancy older sibling FuGet gives you a whole new view of the .NET packaging ecosystem

I remember when we announced NuGet (almost 10 years ago). Today you can get your NuGet packages (that contain .NET libraries) from Nuget.exe, from within Visual Studio, from the .NET CLI (command line interface), and from Paket. Choice is good! Most folks are familiar with NuGet.

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www.hanselman.com

Visiting The National Museum of Computing inside Bletchley Park - Can we crack Engima with Raspberry Pis?

"The National Museum of Computing is a museum in the United Kingdom dedicated to collecting and restoring historic computer systems.

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stratechery.com

Exponent Podcast: Vigilante Justice

On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Apple vs Facebook (and Google!). Listen to it here.

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