Facebook has hired former UK Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg as its new Head of Global Affairs and Communication. The BBC spoke to Clegg about the background to this surprising announcement.
Google could charge manufacturers up to $40 per device to install Google Android apps is the EU, according to The Verge. This is part of Google’s response to the EU’s antitrust ruling around Android. But manufacturers may not end up paying anything, as Google will offer financial incentives for installing Chrome and Search that may offset the entire fee. Clever!
Pro-Brexit ‘dark ads’ have been running on Facebook over the past year, aimed at 10 million Brits. It’s unclear who has paid for them, TechCrunch reports.
Apple’s Tim Cook has called for Bloomberg to retract its ‘spy chips’ story. “There is no truth in their story about Apple,” he told BuzzFeed News. “They need to do that right thing and retract it.”
This piece from the NYT Editorial Board argues that Facebook and Twitter are going about dealing with misinformation entirely the wrong way. “At this stage of the internet’s evolution, content moderation can no longer be reduced to individual postings viewed in isolation and out of context. “