Google will soon give you the option for some personal data to be automatically deleted after three or 18 months. This includes location history, and web and app activity.
Vladimir Putin has signed a bill to give Russia the ability to disconnect from the global internet. There are fears this could be used as a tool of oppression and suppression. The new law goes into effect in November.
Hootsuite is laying off around 100 employees.A paywalled report from The Logic suggests the company is struggling to adjust to recently-introduced API restrictions made by Twitter and Facebook.
Changes in tech media: Recode has now been completely subsumed into Vox. Meanwhile, Eric Schmidt’s daughter Sophie is planning a publication “focused on exploring the surprising and complex effects of technology internationally, specifically outside the US and Europe.””