Wonder Woman 1984 is coming to HBO Max on Christmas, The Last of Us gets a series order on HBO, and Queen’s Gambit is a huge hit for Netflix. All this and more on Cordkillers! With special guest Merrill Barr.
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Snap launched a new feed on Snapchat called Spotlight, two new programs in California allow for paid autonomous vehicle services, and a coalition of digital marketing companies ask the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority to block implementation of Google’s ‘Privacy Sandbox’ initiative.
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Vietnam threatens to ban Facebook if it doesn’t step up local political censorship, Apple responds to privacy concerns with its delay of iOS 14’s App Tracking Transparency feature, and the Internet Archive launches a collection for preserving Flash content.
The Washington Post’s sources say state and federal investigators are preparing to bring antitrust charges against Facebook, alleging that the acquisition of rivals Instagram and WhatsApp led to a social media market with few quality alternatives. We examine the thrust of the case and what Facebook can look forward to in court.
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Nvidia launches a beta of a browser-based GeForce Now service for iOS, YouTube will now show ads on non-partnered channels without sharing revenue, and Google launches a redesigned version of Google Pay.