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As soon as the term ‘Tide Pod challenge’ entered the cultural lexicon, P&G took action.

The internet has inspired young people to do a few odd things. They may have planked on some tables and spun some fidget spinners, but these are harmless enough. Other times, people are inspired to do really absurd things when they log online.

Perhaps one of the worst, and most…

Number Crunch

As the new privacy features impact data-led companies, Apple is lining its pockets

$142 billion: The amount of market value erased from ad-related company stocks after Snap Inc. posted its biggest ever one-day drop.

Apple caused a major stir in the digital world when it announced it would begin to restrict access to advertising data through its App Tracking Transparency feature earlier this…

No Mercy/No Malice

Digital ad fraud could be a $150 billion business by 2025, which would make it the largest criminal enterprise after the drug trade

If Edward Snowden was injected with a megadose of Super Soldier Serum, he’d look something like Frances Haugen. Perhaps Haugen’s disclosures — that among so many other evils, Zuckerberg knew Facebook’s products “harm children” — means that Facebook has crossed the wrong cowboys, specifically … cowgirls who are moms. …

No Mercy No Malice

For all its success, Facebook doesn’t have vertical distribution or much presence in the world of work

The greatest impediments to changes in our traditional roles seem to lie not in the visible world of conscious intent, but in the murky realm of the unconscious mind.

— Dr. Augustus Napier

The Metaverse

The Zuck is obsessed with another Augustus, world-conquering emperor Augustus Caesar. But the boy-who-would-be-emperor has a problem…

I Read It So You Don’t Have To

A pair of New York Times reporters offer an inside look at Facebook’s (mis)handling of its litany of scandals

I Read It So You Don’t Have To is a series that gives you the TL;DR on a business book you want to read — but don’t have time to.

What did I read?

An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang.

So who are Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang?

They’re a pair of investigative technology…


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