Jay Mazoomdaar / The Indian Express:
Sources: New Delhi police is now using facial recognition software to screen protesters; police acquired the software in 2018 to search for missing children — Following a Delhi High Court order in a case related to missing children, the Delhi Police had acquired Automated Facial Recognition System …
Sarah J. Jackson / New York Times:
In 2010s, Twitter enabled young and marginalized people to be heard, held news organizations accountable, and pushed largely ignored issues into the mainstream — It´s impossible to avoid news about how harmful social media can be. The Cambridge Analytica scandal. The ubiquitous Russian bots.
Emma Lee / TechNode:
Tencent debuts Tencent Meeting, a Zoom-like cloud-based video conferencing service, as it continues its push into enterprise services — Tencent rolled out on Wednesday a Zoom-like video conferencing app dubbed Tencent Meeting amid its push to enterprise-facing services.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed News:
A look back at how Facebook and Twitter evolved over the 2010s, chasing size and influence at a cost to society that will take years to understand — The two companies had a bad run in the 2010s. It was their own fault. — It´s been a rough decade for Facebook and Twitter.
Brady Dale / CoinDesk:
Profile of Rune Christensen, the leader of MakerDAO, a decentralized finance project providing trustless loans, now backed by ~$312M worth of ethereum — Rune Christensen has built MakerDAO into the most important project in decentralized finance, the fastest growing area in crypto.
Mastercard SpendingPulse: US online holiday sales from Nov. 1 through Dec. 24 grew 18.8% YoY, for a 14.6% share of the total retail sales during the period — (Reuters) - U.S. shoppers spent more online during this year´s holiday shopping season, a report by Mastercard Inc (MA.N) …
Kalhan Rosenblatt / NBC News:
Content creators including Jake Paul, iJustine, Dolan Dark, and Nerd City reflect on the last decade of internet culture — As the decade comes to a close, NBC News asked the content creators who´ve shaped internet culture to reflect on the 2010s. — Flashback to 2010 …
Wall Street Journal:
Italy has passed a new law, effective Jan. 1, imposing a 3% tax on some digital revenues of companies with €750M+ in global revenue and at least €5.5M in Italy — New tax threatens to deepen dispute with U.S. on how to tax big tech companies — Italy soon will join France …
William Feuer / CNBC:
FAA issues a new rule requiring most drones to implement remote ID systems that allow tracking by law enforcement, says it expects compliance within three years — - The rule will implement a remote ID system to identify and track drones in real-time. — Such a rule has long been in the works.
Aditya Hadi Pratama / Tech in Asia:
Indonesian education platform Ruangguru, which claims to serve 15M+ students and 300K+ teachers, raises $150M Series C led by General Atlantic and GGV Capital — Ruangguru, an education technology startup headquartered in Jakarta, has secured US$150 million in its series C funding.