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Welcome to your weekend big reads edition of the newsletter. — Martin from Big Revolution
 
August 10 · Issue #494 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to your weekend big reads edition of the newsletter.
— Martin from Big Revolution

Big things you need to know today
  • The White House wants to put the Federal Communications Commission in charge of regulating content moderation on social media platforms, CNN reports. Whether this idea would stand up to legal challenges remains to be seen.
  • Meanwhile, the FBI wants to build surveillance tools to keep tabs on Facebook users, the Wall Street Journal reports [paywalled]
  • 8chan users looking for a new home may have given up their anonymity. A site called 08chan gives away users IP addresses due to its peer-to-peer structure.
Big weekend reads
Jack Dorsey: The enigmatic CEO who could save — or break — Western democracy Jack Dorsey: The enigmatic CEO who could save — or break — Western democracy
A look at Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey’s unusual management style, reportedly characterised by a slow pace, indecision, and speaking in riddles.
The Lonely Work of Moderating Hacker News
Hacker News has developed a reputation as the most Silicon Valley of Silicon Valley communities online. Here’s what it’s like to moderate it.
Why Aren’t We Talking About LinkedIn?
“As Facebook and Twitter face scrutiny, the site for job seekers remains a controversy-free zone. Is the office the future of social media?”
The Secret History of ‘Easter Eggs’
“Yes, Google, Tesla, Amazon and others are still hiding quirky software surprises in their products, mostly to give you a chuckle.”
Exclusive: A first look inside Google’s top-secret design lab
So top secret, they spoke to a journalist about it…
That’s all for today...
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