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Welcome to Saturday’s Big Revolution, coming to you today from sunny Dublin. – Martin
 
September 29 · Issue #216 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Saturday’s Big Revolution, coming to you today from sunny Dublin.
Martin

Big things you need to know today
  • Facebook has announced a huge security flaw gave hackers full access to 50m user accounts. Wired explains what we know so far. Even more scary: any account on a third-party service those 50m users used Facebook to log into might have been affected too. Facebook yesterday logged more than 90m people out of its service as a precaution. Expect more details to emerge in coming days and weeks.
  • Elon Musk had agreed to stand down as Tesla chairman - but changed his mind at the last minute. The deal with US regulator, the SEC would have settled its dispute over his recent tweets about taking Tesla private. “Musk refused to sign the deal because he felt that by settling he would not be truthful to himself,” CNBC reports.
Big weekend reads
Apple's buyout of Shazam: 5 reasons it could change music streaming forever Apple's buyout of Shazam: 5 reasons it could change music streaming forever
A look at how Apple could use Shazam to bolster its position in the music streaming market. Should Spotify be worried?
The Publisher’s Patron: How Google’s News Initiative Is Re-Defining Journalism
It’s interesting for me reading this having worked with the DNI Fund team earlier this year. Regardless of that fact though, I’ve always thought the money Google puts into the European media ecosystem is a net benefit for everyone involved.
Sony's PS4 Fortnite cross-play u-turn is the end of the console wars
A seemingly small move from Sony is a big step forward for the games industry as a whole.
One big tweet
Zack Whittaker
Should probably point out that since Alex Stamos left Facebook, the company hasn't hired a new chief security officer. So that's not a very good look for Facebook right now.
https://t.co/lF0Coy34Fk
6:21 PM - 28 Sep 2018
That’s all for today...
See you tomorrow for more good weekend reads.
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