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Jeff Bezos: enemy of Saudi Arabia

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February 11 · Issue #287 · View online
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When last we left off, Jeff Bezos had stunned the world with a Medium post.

Democracy
I Was A Facebook Fact Checker. It Was Like Playing A Doomed Game Of Whack-A-Mole
India parliament panel says to summon Twitter chief on February 25
‘There’s going to be a fight here to weaken it’: Inside the lobbying war over California’s landmark privacy law
Amy Klobuchar enters 2020 ready to take on Big Tech
Apple and Google accused of helping 'enforce gender apartheid' by hosting Saudi government app that tracks women and stops them leaving the country
Elsewhere
Facebook Acquires Visual Shopping Startup to Bolster AI Work
Exclusive: Facebook ex-security chief: How ‘hypertargeting’ threatens democracy
Facebook reshuffles sales executives: Levy to product, Everson gets SMB
Facebook at 15: What I learned when I went inside
Apple ‘Black Site’ Gives Contractors Few Perks, Little Security
A Secret Facebook Group Of Twitter Personalities Has Been Coordinating Harassment Against Women
Reddit raised $300 million at a $3 billion valuation — now it's ready to take on Facebook and Google
Tinder and Grindr face questions over age checks after rape cases
Sean Parker’s govtech Brigade breaks up, Pinterest acquires engineers
Launches
LinkedIn debuts LinkedIn Live, a new live video broadcast service
Takes
The new censors won’t delete your words — they’ll drown them out
An Open Letter to Facebook from the Mozilla Foundation
And finally ...
Apple to Reward Teen as It Patches FaceTime Bug
Talk to me
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