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Welcome to your weekend big reads edition of the newsletter. As it's Independence Day weekend in the
 
July 4 · Issue #763 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to your weekend big reads edition of the newsletter. As it’s Independence Day weekend in the USA (happy fourth of July, American readers!), news is pretty quiet, but I’ve got plenty of longer reads for you to dive into.
— Martin from Big Revolution

Big things you need to know today
  • LinkedIn says a bug causes its iOS app to read your clipboard every time you type a letter. The iOS 14 beta exposes the process, and a lot of apps appear to do it, although it’s likely that faulty code is a common cause. LinkedIn says clipboard contents are not stored or transmitted, and the bug will be fixed soon.
  • Tech lobby group the Internet Association has set out its desires for a US-UK trade deal. These include any digital taxes to be introduced only after discussion between the two countries. The Internet Association was set up by companies including Facebook, Amazon, and Google.
Big weekend reads
Goodbye to the Wild Wild Web Goodbye to the Wild Wild Web
A look at how Silicon Valley is ditching the ‘anything goes’ approach that helped today’s tech platforms grow.
How Have I Been Pwned became the keeper of the internet’s biggest data breaches
Have I Been Pwned has become the go-to authority on data breaches across the internet. TechCrunch talks to founder Troy Hunt.
Parler Speedruns The Content Moderation Learning Curve; Goes From 'We Allow Everything' To 'We're The Good Censors' In Days
A great summary of how ‘right-wing Twitter’ app Parler has gone on quite a journey with its approach to content moderation in a very short amount of time.
What's wrong with WhatsApp
“As social media has become more inhospitable, the appeal of private online groups has grown. But they hold their own dangers – to those both inside and out.”
An Infrastructure Arms Race Is Fueling the Future of Gaming
The new tech battle in the gaming world isn’t over which company has the most powerful console, it’s who has the best cloud back-end.
Behind Bars, but Still Posting on TikTok
TikTok is providing a route to viral fame for prisoners with contraband smartphones.
One big tweet
An interesting thread about the challenges of moderating an audio-focused social app like the invite-only Clubhouse. Click through to read the rest.
Tatiana Estévez
In light of recent issues on Clubhouse & harassment targeted at @taylorlorenz, I want to share some thoughts re how difficult it will be for CH to set up an effective moderation system -- in particular, how difficult it will be to protect women & other marginalized groups. /1
That’s all for today...
Back on Monday with a regular weekday edition.
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