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Recode Daily: Trump’s first post-midterms move: Dump Attorney General Jeff Sessions

2018-11-09T03:04:22+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Plus: Facebook survived this election cycle without a monumental screwup; a record number of women won House seats; are foldables the new wearables? In his first post-midterms move, President Donald Trump forced Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign and said in a tweet that Matthew Whitaker, who served as Sessions’s chief of staff, will replace [...]

Pinterest brings followed content front and center with full-width Pin format

2018-11-09T03:04:11+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Want to see Pinterest recommendations, or just Pins from followed users? Now Pinners can choose with a Pinterest Following feed update. The secondary feed eliminates recommendation and is (almost) chronological. The post Pinterest brings followed content front and center with full-width Pin format appeared first on Digital Trends. Go to Source Author: Hillary GrigonisPowered by [...]

Facebook appears to have survived this election cycle — but that’s what we thought in 2016, too

2018-11-08T03:04:23+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

It may be months before we can say with any confidence how Facebook performed during the midterms. It’s the day after the U.S. midterms and Facebook appears to be ... fine. The social network, which has been scrambling for months to prepare for the midterms in order to avoid another election incident like what happened [...]

Microsoft’s president says we need to regulate facial recognition tech before ‘the year 2024 looks like the book “1984”’

2018-11-08T03:04:22+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Well here’s a frightening scenario. Facial recognition software is already prevalent in a lot of mainstream technology products. You may even use a few of them, like Facebook photo tagging, Snapchat or Instagram face filters, or the iPhone’s Face ID, which uses facial recognition to unlock the phone. Future uses of the technology may not [...]

Will the Democrats’ victory lead to tougher regulation of Silicon Valley? Even Europe’s tech czar isn’t sure.

2018-11-08T03:04:21+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

European Commissioner of Competition Margrethe Vestager doesn’t sound sure that Election Day will change much in the U.S. Now that Democrats control the House of Representatives, they will have the power to give tech leaders their own, liberal version of the Silicon Valley shakedown. Will Democrats try to poke and regulate the tech industry more [...]

Recode Daily: Democrats take the House, San Francisco votes for a homelessness tax on big business

2018-11-08T03:04:19+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Plus: Foxconn is trying to bring Chinese engineers to staff its under-construction facility in Wisconsin; Bill Gates wants the world to have better toilets; people raised $70,000 to send pizza to voters waiting in line. Democrats took back the House while Republicans built on their majority in the Senate in one of the hardest-fought, most [...]

Josh Harder is in a dead heat in his congressional race to become the only venture capitalist in the House of Representatives

2018-11-08T03:04:18+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

The entire race is effectively a referendum on Silicon Valley. A tech investor is in a dead heat in a competitive congressional race to become the sole venture capitalist serving in the House of Representatives. The Democratic candidate, Josh Harder, is trying to oust a GOP incumbent in a campaign that turned into something of [...]

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