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Anthony Ha

Daily Crunch: Google commits $1B to pay publishers

Google is paying a lot of money for its news licensing program, Microsoft announces an affordable laptop and Facebook says it won’t accept ads casting doubts on the election. This is your Daily Crunch for October 1, 2020. The big story: Google commits $1B to pay publishers Specifically, CEO Sundar Pichai said today that the

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Facebook sues two Chrome extension makers for scraping user data

Image via Alex Haney Facebook has filed a lawsuit today against two companies for creating and distributing malicious browser extensions that scraped user data without authorization from the Facebook and Instagram websites. Named in the lawsuit are BrandTotal Ltd., an Israeli-based company with a Delaware subsidiary, and Unimania Inc., incorporated in Delaware. The two companies are behind UpVoice and Ads

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Walter Thompson

There’s a way to pick the absolute best images for your content: Apply AI

Kristin Tynski Contributor Kristin Tynski is co-founder and SVP creative at Fractl, a growth marketing agency that’s helped Fortune 500 companies and boutique businesses earn quality media coverage, backlinks, awareness and authority. Most marketers believe there’s a lot of value in having relevant, engaging images featured in content. But selecting the “right” images for blog

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Sarah Perez

Facebook sues two companies engaged in data scraping operations

Facebook today says it has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. against two companies that had engaged in an international “data scraping” operation. The operation extended across Facebook properties, including both Facebook and Instagram, as well as other large websites and services, including Twitter, Amazon, LinkedIn and YouTube. The companies, who gathered the data of

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Taylor Hatmaker

Section 230 will be on the chopping block at the next big tech hearing

It looks like we’re in for another big tech CEO hearing. The Senate Commerce Committee voted Thursday to move forward with subpoenas for Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet. The unusual decision to subpoena the social media chief executives adds yet another politically volatile event to the schedule

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Natasha Mascarenhas

What if the kernel is corrupt?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s VC-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, Alex is on a much-deserved vacation (but not from Twitter, it seems) so Danny Crichton and I chatted through the news and happenings of the week. Somehow we winded our way through the latest

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