Wednesday, May 17, 2017

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Tuesday menu.

Is the MP3 really dead? (No.) But people are grieving after inventors of the music format said they would let their license expire. (WaPo)

Facebook hit with France’s maximum privacy fine of 150,000 euros, is warned of more penalties from other European regulators over ad targeting and user tracking. (Bloomberg)

Facebook’s fake-news initiatives don’t appear to be working so far. (Guardian)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise reveals powerful computer prototype that it says can handle more data than any other similar system. (Reuters)

Apple, Twitter, eBay and other tech companies file second amicus brief in support of Virginia high school student in transgender bathroom case. (Recode)

Hackers get into DocuSign database, access customers’ email addresses. (Reuters)

Instagram copies Snapchat again by adding face filters. (Bloomberg)

Facebook cracks down on fake live videos — such as ones that are just still images on a loop. (TechCrunch)

Bill Maris, whose recent departure from Google Ventures was a surprise, launches new fund. (NYT)

Tech groups urge China to delay cybersecurity law, which they say could discriminate against foreign businesses. (WSJ)

Thailand backs off threat to ban Facebook after it said the social network failed to remove illegal posts critical of the royal family. (BBC) Other posts include a video that seems to show the new king — there is question whether he’s fit for the job — in a crop top. (NYT)


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May 17, 2017 at 12:13AM

from Levi Sumagaysay