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Linked: “Tech Goes to Washington”

via Stratechery: What Kennedy surely realized — and what Stretch, apparently, did not — is that Facebook had already effectively answered Kennedy’s question: the very act of investigating the accounts used by Russian intelligence entailed doing the sort of sleuthing that Kennedy wanted Stretch to say was possible. Facebook dived deep into an account by …

Linked: “How the Elderly Lose Their Rights”

via The New Yorker: She knocked on the front door several times and then tried to push the door open, but it was locked. She was surprised to see the kitchen window closed; her parents always left it slightly open. She drove to the Sun City Aliante clubhouse, where her parents sometimes drank coffee. When …

Linked: “Apple’s Grand Vision”

via Above Avalon: It’s becoming clear that Apple’s product priorities are shifting. Release an Apple Watch that is fully independent of iPhone. Position Apple Watch to handle more tasks currently given to iPhone.  Release accessories that complement Apple’s expanding wearables strategy. Position iPhone as an AR navigation device.  Position iPad as a genuine Mac alternative. …

Linked: “Local TV and radio stations no longer required to have local studios”

via Ars Technica: The Federal Communications Commission today eliminated a decades-old rule that required TV and radio stations to maintain studios in the local communities they serve. The FCC’s Republican majority claims that the change will produce cost savings that broadcasters can use to improve “programming, equipment upgrades, newsgathering, and other services that benefit consumers.” …