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Apple News launches a guide to the 2020 Democratic candidates and debates

Apple News launches a guide to the 2020 Democratic candidates and debates Apple today is introducing a new section in its Apple News application for iOS, iPad and Mac that’s designed to familiarize voters with the 20 U.S. Democratic presidential candidates ahead of the first Democratic debates hosted on June 26 and […]

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Apple News+ is a great deal, but what does ‘full access’ really mean?

Apple News+ is a great deal, but what does ‘full access’ really mean? Curious whether you should cancel your existing magazine subscription and just subscribe to Apple News+? Apple certainly seems to believe News+ is an outsized bargain for you. The company’s claim that it would cost users $8000 to get annual […]

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CEO of Rappler, a media company critical of the Philippines government, is arrested

CEO of Rappler, a media company critical of the Philippines government, is arrested There’s serious concern around press freedom in the Philippines after Maria Ressa, the CEO of independent media company Rappler, was arrested last night. Ressa, who was CNN’s bureau chief in Manila and then Jakarta prior to starting Rappler in […]

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The US Postal Service exposed data of 60 million users

The US Postal Service exposed data of 60 million users A broken US Postal Service API exposed from over 60 million users and allowed a researcher to pull millions of rows of data by sending wildcard requests to the server. The resulting security hole has been patched after repeated requests to the […]

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The Markup, a tech-focused investigative news site, raises $20 million from Craigslist founder

The Markup, a tech-focused investigative news site, raises million from Craigslist founder Celebrated former ProPublica investigative journalists Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson are launching their newest venture, the investigative nonprofit news organization called The Markup, with help from some big donors including Craigslist founder, Craig Newmark. The Markup co-founders Angwin, Larson and executive […]

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Taiwan-based media startup The News Lens raises Series C for its international growth plans

Taiwan-based media startup The News Lens raises Series C for its international growth plans The News Lens launched in 2013 as an independent news site for Taiwanese readers disenchanted with the country’s tabloid-ridden media. Now it has 9 million monthly unique readers, offices in Taipei and Hong Kong and just announced it […]

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Tronc starts its new digital strategy with a majority stake in product review site BestReviews

Tronc starts its new digital strategy with a majority stake in product review site BestReviews  Tronc, the company formerly known as Tribune Publishing, announced today that it now owns a majority stake in BestReviews, which publishes in-depth reviews of consumer products. In another announcement today, Tronc said that it intends to use […]

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The News Lens takes a big step for Asian indie media with its first acquisition

The News Lens takes a big step for Asian indie media with its first acquisition  Founded four years ago to reach millennials disenchanted with Taiwan’s scandal-obsessed media, The News Lens is growing up fast. The Taipei-based company announced it has agreed to buy Inside, one of Taiwan’s best-known technology news sites. Not […]

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Facebook is now testing paywalls and subscriptions for Instant Articles

Facebook is now testing paywalls and subscriptions for Instant Articles  A few months ago we reported that Facebook may begin testing paywalls and subscriptions for Instant Articles beginning in October. Well now it’s October, and surprise – Facebook has started testing subscription support for instant articles! Here’s how it will work: Facebook will […]

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Equifax products also leaked thousands of salary histories

Equifax products also leaked thousands of salary histories  Equifax is still leaking like a sieve. Security researcher Brian Krebs has outlined a vulnerability in Equifax’s The Work Number product, a system used by credit companies to confirm your salary. The system uses a number of personal details, including your SSN and birthdate, […]

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