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Amazon FireTV, Roku Send Sensitive User Data to Tech Giants

Financial Times: Researchers from Northeastern University and Imperial College London found that a number of smart TVs, including those made by Samsung and LG, and the streaming dongles Roku and Amazon’s FireTV were sending out data to Netflix and third-party...

Apple’s PR Chief to Step Down After 16 Years at the Company

Vox: Steve Dowling, who has headed Apple’s communications for the last five years, is leaving the company. Dowling previously was Apple’s head of corporate public relations for 10 years. According to a memo he sent this week to staff, Dowling wrote, “it’s...

Facebook, Google Cozy Up to Publishers as Regulators Circle

Wall Street Journal: Google and Facebook are making concessions long sought by news publishers whose business has been hurt by the platforms’ dominance, moves that some in the media industry see as an effort to preempt a potential regulatory...

Google to Invest Millions in UK Local News Publisher Archant

Financial Times: Google is investing “several million dollars” into a joint venture with a British local news publisher, its first such project outside the US. The venture called Project Neon will be fully funded by Google but controlled by Archant, a publisher behind...

New York Media Expands Magazine Coverage with App Redo

The Drum: New York magazine is backing up its Big Apple coverage with a big app to suit after collaborating with app development specialists Mazz to overhaul its mobile presence. The fruits of this collaboration have now been revealed in the form of a fully revamped...

Conde Nast’s Glamour Unveils Annual Issue About Television

Glamour: "If TV is a reflection of where we are as a society, then the fall 2019 season should give you hope. YouTube influencer Lilly Singh is taking over the male-dominated world of late night with NBC's 'A Little Late With Lilly Singh.' Even the idea of a TV star...

Hearst Teams with P&G on Body Confidence Campaign in UK

FIPP: Hearst UK is partnering with Procter & Gamble in a body confidence campaign after its largest ever research piece revealed how negatively women think about their bodies. Over 2,500 women, aged 18-65, took part in targeted surveys, kept diaries and attended...

Snap Talks with Publishers About News Section for Snapchat

The Information: Snap is in early talks with media companies about powering a dedicated news section inside the Snapchat app. The planned news section represents a do-over of sorts for its efforts to present real-time, breaking news from a handful of trusted news...

Facebook Details Guidelines for New Content Oversight Board

CNET: Facebook just can't seem to win when it comes to what content it leaves up or pulls down from the social network, constantly drawing scrutiny. So the world's largest social network has been working on a potential solution: creating an independent...

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