Source says Medium has 200K-400K paying subscribers, which at $50 per user amounts to a minimum of $10M per year from subscriptions alone (Alex Heath/Cheddar)

Alex Heath / Cheddar: Source says Medium has 200K-400K paying subscribers, which at $50 per user amounts to a minimum of $10M per year from subscriptions alone  —  For Medium CEO Ev Williams, building a profitable business isn’t an immediate concern.  —  “We’re focused on building revenue and building a subscription business … Source link

Apple unveils Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution, a new web technology aimed at preserving user privacy without reducing effectiveness of ad campaigns (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch: Apple unveils Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution, a new web technology aimed at preserving user privacy without reducing effectiveness of ad campaigns  —  For years, the web has been largely free thanks to online ads.  The problem is that nobody likes them. Source link

A close look at Apple's Taptic Engine and how it uses software integration and resonance to make haptic feedback feel better in its devices than the competition (Taylor Dixon/iFixit)

Taylor Dixon / iFixit: A close look at Apple’s Taptic Engine and how it uses software integration and resonance to make haptic feedback feel better in its devices than the competition  —  In its endless quest to produce an iPhone that has even fewer physical features than the last, Apple made its iconic home button […]

Federal judge rules in favor of FTC in antitrust case against Qualcomm, says its licensing practices have strangled competition in the modem chip market (Florian Mueller/FOSS Patents)

Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents: Federal judge rules in favor of FTC in antitrust case against Qualcomm, says its licensing practices have strangled competition in the modem chip market  —  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of the United States has won the first round of litigation against Qualcomm. Source link

Google and UCSD research: of the 27 hacking service providers contacted online to hijack test Gmail accounts, ten never replied and only five launched attacks (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet: Google and UCSD research: of the 27 hacking service providers contacted online to hijack test Gmail accounts, ten never replied and only five launched attacks  —  Survey of 27 hacker-for-hire services found that only five launched attacks against victims.  —  Hacker-for-hire services available online … Source link

UNESCO says AI assistants are reinforcing gender stereotypes by mostly defaulting to female-sounding voices, urges better safeguards against gendered language (Nick Statt/The Verge)

Nick Statt / The Verge: UNESCO says AI assistants are reinforcing gender stereotypes by mostly defaulting to female-sounding voices, urges better safeguards against gendered language  —  Female-sounding default voices perpetuate antiquated, harmful ideas about women  —  Artificial intelligence-powered voice assistants … Source link

Sources: US is considering blacklisting as many as five Chinese video surveillance companies, including Hikvision and Dahua Technology, from buying US tech (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Sources: US is considering blacklisting as many as five Chinese video surveillance companies, including Hikvision and Dahua Technology, from buying US tech  —  – Hikvision and Dahua accused of being part of Uighur crackdown  — Rubio and others say they are part of a massive crackdown Source link

Sources: Indian ride-hailing service Ola is suspending its food delivery business and laying off ~40 employees, about 18 months after acquiring Foodpanda India (Livemint)

Livemint: Sources: Indian ride-hailing service Ola is suspending its food delivery business and laying off ~40 employees, about 18 months after acquiring Foodpanda India  —  – Ola is in talks with delivery companies such as Dunzo and Zomato to relist its cloud kitchen brands Source link

The 016, a small social network with no algorithmic feed, seeks to connect local media, organizations, and businesses with the citizens of Worcester, MA (Dan Kennedy/Nieman Lab)

Dan Kennedy / Nieman Lab: The 016, a small social network with no algorithmic feed, seeks to connect local media, organizations, and businesses with the citizens of Worcester, MA  —  Mark Henderson was getting ready to throw in the towel on his dreams of becoming a successful media entrepreneur. Source link

Inside the war against Huawei, led by Australia and the US, who fear Beijing's 5G domination could be used for espionage and sabotage of critical infrastructure (Reuters)

Reuters: Inside the war against Huawei, led by Australia and the US, who fear Beijing’s 5G domination could be used for espionage and sabotage of critical infrastructure  —  In early 2018, in a complex of low-rise buildings in the Australian capital, a team of government hackers was engaging in a destructive digital war game. Source […]