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Facebook gave Spotify and Netflix access to users’ private messages

What to make of the New York Times’ latest story about Facebook’s broad data-sharing agreements? The story, which draws on internal documents describing the company’s partnerships, reports on previously undisclosed aspects of business partnerships with companies including Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Spotify, and Netflix. In some cases, companies had access to …

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Google updated its Street View Trekker to look slightly less dorky

Over the years, Google has loaned out its Street View camera to photographers, travelers, and organizations to bring 360-degree imagery of cultural landmarks to Google Maps. Today, the company announced it’s taken the feedback from partners who have used the Trekker, as the camera rig is called, around the world …

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Lil Yachty joins FaZe Clan, the Supreme of e-sports

Lil Yachty is an award-nominated rapper whose songs have generated him millions of fans around the world. He’s also the newest member of FaZe Clan, a gaming collective that is quickly becoming the Supreme of e-sports. The team officially welcomed Lil Yachty to FaZe Clan during the rapper’s performance at …

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Uber approved to restart self-driving tests in Pennsylvania

Uber has been given the green light by Pennsylvania officials to restart its self-driving car tests on public roads. The program was shut down last March after a self-driving Uber vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. The crash was the first death attributed to a self-driving car, …

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