Reddit Lands $150 Million From Chinese Censorship Giant Tencent as Users Call Bullshit

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Reddit has raised a $300 million investment round led by $150 million cash injection from the Chinese tech titan Tencent. Meanwhile, the San Francisco-based social media site, valued at $3 billion and ranked as the sixth most popular website in the United States, is still banned in China.

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Facebook Is Paying Teens to Install a ‘Research’ App That Lets It Monitor Their Phones [Updated]

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Facebook has stealthily launched a service similar to Onavo Protect, its vampiric psuedo-VPN that claims to protect users’ privacy but actually collects and analyzes their data. This time it’s worse—Facebook is targeting teens to install a similar app via third-party beta testing services, in possible violation of…

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https://gizmodo.com/facebook-is-paying-teens-to-install-a-research-app-that-1832182370