Facebook adds Jeff Zients, the director of the National Economic Council for Obama for three years, to its board, filling Jan Koum’s seat (Kurt Wagner/Recode)

May 8, 2018

Kurt Wagner / Recode: Facebook adds Jeff Zients, the director of the National Economic Council for Obama for three years, to its board, filling Jan Koum’s seat  —  Zients, who is the CEO of Cranemere Group Limited, will officially join the board at the end of the month.  —  Facebook has a new board member … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Google’s latest Chrome update, which blocks autoplaying videos, has also disabled audio for many web-based games; Google says developers should update (Phillip Tracy/The Daily Dot)

May 8, 2018

Phillip Tracy / The Daily Dot: Google’s latest Chrome update, which blocks autoplaying videos, has also disabled audio for many web-based games; Google says developers should update  —  When Google updated Chrome to automatically block autoplay videos last week, it was seen as a victory for internet-goers who long endured annoying advertisements. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, May 2018 Edition

May 8, 2018

Microsoft today released a bundle of security updates to fix at least 67 holes in its various Windows operating systems and related software, including one dangerous flaw that Microsoft warns is actively being exploited. Meanwhile, as it usually does on Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday — the second Tuesday of each month — Adobe has a new Flash Player update that addresses a single but critical security weakness. First, the Flash Tuesday…

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US district court judge announces that a jury will decide whether tokens issued through two allegedly fraudulent ICOs count as securities (CoinDesk)

May 8, 2018

CoinDesk: US district court judge announces that a jury will decide whether tokens issued through two allegedly fraudulent ICOs count as securities  —  A jury will decide whether tokens issued through two allegedly fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs) count as securities, a U.S. district court judge said Tuesday. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Google Details New Android P Features, Including iPhone X-Like Gesture Controls

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A public beta for Android P, as it’s still known, is out today for those who want to try the software for themselves. The usual caveats with installing unfinished software still apply. Notably, however, Google has made the beta available on devices beyond the company’s own Pixel smartphones. Google says those who own the Essential Phone, Nokia 7 Plus, Sony Xperia…

May 8, 2018
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Google adds morse code input method with predictive word suggestions in beta to its Gboard keyboard on Android, a big win for accessibility (Romain Dillet/TechCrunch)

May 8, 2018

Romain Dillet / TechCrunch: Google adds morse code input method with predictive word suggestions in beta to its Gboard keyboard on Android, a big win for accessibility  —  Google is adding morse code input to its mobile keyboard.  It’ll be available as a beta on iOS and Android later today. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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