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Cambridge Analytica email chain with Facebook sheds new light on data misuse scandal – TechCrunch

Cambridge Analytica email chain with Facebook sheds new light on data misuse scandal – TechCrunch

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Brittany Kaiser has released new documents today that suggest Facebook accepted only a simple acknowledgment on email from the firm that it had deleted data associated with 87 million Facebook users’ profiles. The data was improperly obtained in 2014 by researchers with access to Facebook’s developer platform who were being paid by […]

Mobile payment app Lydia raises $45 million round led by Tencent – TechCrunch

Mobile payment app Lydia raises $45 million round led by Tencent – TechCrunch

French startup Lydia is raising a $45 million Series B round (€40 million). Tencent is leading the round with existing investors CNP Assurances, XAnge and New Alpha also participating. If you live in France, chances are you already know Lydia quite well. The company has become a ubiquitous mobile payment app, especially for people under […]

Instagram’s Boomerang evolves with SloMo, Echo, & Duo effects – TechCrunch

Instagram’s Boomerang evolves with SloMo, Echo, & Duo effects – TechCrunch

Nearly five years after launching, Instagram’s back-and-forth video loop maker Boomerang is finally getting a big update. Users around the globe can now  add SlowMo, “Echo” blurring, and “Duo” rapid rewind special effects to their Boomerangs, as well as trim their length. This is the biggest creative upgrade yet for one of mobile’s most popular […]

Just Spices, the German spice mix startup, raises €13M Series B – TechCrunch

Just Spices, the German spice mix startup, raises €13M Series B – TechCrunch

Just Spices, the German-founded spice mix brand, is disclosing €13 million in Series B funding. The round is led by Five Seasons Ventures and Coefficient Capital, with Bitburger Ventures also joining. A direct to consumer play, Just Spices offers two main product lines: Spice Mixes and “IN MINUTES”. The first consists of various spice blends, […]

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone backs tutoring platform Scoodle – TechCrunch

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone backs tutoring platform Scoodle – TechCrunch

Scoodle, a U.K.-based startup that, in its own words, wants to help tutors become influencers, is disclosing $760,000 in pre-seed funding. Backing the round is Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, alongside Tiny VC, IFG Ventures and a number of unnamed angels. Scoodle is also the first edtech company to join the University of Oxford’s accelerator, Oxford […]

Twitter will let you limit replies – TechCrunch

Twitter will let you limit replies – TechCrunch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Farewell, don’t @ me. Twitter will test a way to let you limit replies to your tweets Twitter users will soon […]

Twitter’s new reply blockers could let Trump hide critics – TechCrunch

Twitter’s new reply blockers could let Trump hide critics – TechCrunch

What if politicians could only display Twitter replies from their supporters while stopping everyone else from adding their analysis to the conversation? That’s the risk of Twitter’s upcoming Conversation Participants tool it’s about to start testing that lets you choose if you want replies from everyone, only those your follow or mention, or no one. […]

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