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Facebook is fighting hate speech with the husband of murdered MP Jo Cox (FB)

Facebook is taking steps to try and eradicate racist and terrorist speech from its service.

It's launched the "Online Civil Courage Initiative" (OCCI) in the UK, giving funding and training to organisations which are trying to tackle hate speech. The initiative is already live in Germany and France.

For its UK effort, Facebook has enlisted the help of Brendan Cox, the husband of Jo Cox, an MP who was attacked and killed in West Yorkshire last year. Brendan Cox now runs a charitable foundation in his wife's name.

The other launch partners comprise various community groups — the Jewish-focused Community Security Trust, the anti-Islamophobia group Tell MAMA, and Imams Online.


Farfetch CEO on Brexit: 'Our biggest concern is talent'

LONDON — The founder of British/Portuguese luxury e-commerce business Farfetch, which raised $397 million on Thursday, says he is 100% committed to keeping operations in the UK but is concerned about hiring post-Brexit.

José Neves told Business Insider: "Personally, and this is a personal opinion, not a company view, Brexit is negative. It will create problems for businesses. In our case, our biggest concern is talent.

"We have a big percentage of our team who are from the European Union and other countries. That's what makes London such a great city. Brexit was definitely a move towards more controls in terms of immigration. That will affect the ability to attract talent. This is something that I think the government should really keep in mind."


Farfetch CEO on Brexit: 'Our biggest concern is talent'

LONDON — The founder of British/Portuguese luxury e-commerce business Farfetch, which raised $397 million on Thursday, says he is 100% committed to keeping operations in the UK but is concerned about hiring post-Brexit.

José Neves told Business Insider: "Personally, and this is a personal opinion, not a company view, Brexit is negative. It will create problems for businesses. In our case, our biggest concern is talent.

"We have a big percentage of our team who are from the European Union and other countries. That's what makes London such a great city. Brexit was definitely a move towards more controls in terms of immigration. That will affect the ability to attract talent. This is something that I think the government should really keep in mind."


10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, FB)

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Friday.

1. Uber employees are conflicted over Travis Kalanick's resignation. Over 1,000 have petitioned for his return.

2. Tesla is planning on creating its own proprietary music-streaming service, Recode first reported. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is in talks with major labels about creating a streaming service that would come bundled in all Tesla vehicles, according to the report.

3.


Yahoo is shutting down the news app it bought from a 17-year-old Brit for a reported $30 million (YHOO)

Yahoo is planning to shut down its News Digest app at the end of June after launching it less than three years ago.

In a News Digest app update, Yahoo said: "We will not be creating any new digests as of June 30, 2017. We've loved serving you guys all these years."

Rolled out in January 2014, News Digest is based on technology developed by British tech entrepreneur Nick D'Aloisio that aggregated and summarised stories from different publications into a single paragraph.

Yahoo


Yahoo is shutting down the news app it bought from a 17-year-old Brit for a reported $30 million (YHOO)

Yahoo is planning to shut down its News Digest app at the end of June after launching it less than three years ago.

In a News Digest app update, Yahoo said: "We will not be creating any new digests as of June 30, 2017. We've loved serving you guys all these years."

Rolled out in January 2014, News Digest is based on technology developed by British tech entrepreneur Nick D'Aloisio that aggregated and summarised stories from different publications into a single paragraph.

Yahoo


Travis Kalanick resigns as Uber CEO
Posted June 21, 2017 0:6 AM
Travis Kalanick resigns as Uber CEO

Travis Kalanick, cofounder and CEO of Uber, has stepped down as the ride-hailing company's top executive.

“I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors request to step aside so that Uber can go back to building rather than be distracted with another fight," Kalanick said in a statement obtained by The New York Times early Wednesday morning.

Kalanick will stay on Uber's board of directors.

Kalanick had taken a leave of absence amid a number of internal scandals that have plagued the company in recent months. He faced strong opposition from Uber shareholders, ultimately forcing him to step down, The Times' Mike Isaac reported.


10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, FB, SNAP)

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know midweek.

1. Travis Kalanick has resigned as CEO of Uber. The ride-hailing startup has been rocked by months of scandals.

2. Apple CEO Tim Cook talked to Donald Trump about immigration. Alongside other tech execs, Cook attended meetings at the White House on Monday.

3. Apple's global head of security says more leaks are now coming out of Apple headquarters than its Asian factories. A presentation of how Apple tries to stop leaks has leaked.

4.


The ex-Apple exec behind iOS tells the story of the time Steve Jobs saved his life (AAPL)

Steve Jobs, the late cofounder and CEO of Apple, was known as much for his difficult managerial style and confrontational attitude as he was for his unrivaled product vision.

In his first public appearance in five years, ex-Apple exec and iPhone co-inventor Scott Forstall said that there was a lot more to Jobs than met the eye. He says that any given random lunch with Jobs could be more stressful than a sit-down dinner with a world leader, sure — but there was a softer side to him, too.

"[Jobs] was really compassionate and dedicated to his friends and relatives," Forstall says.

Forstall's comments came at an event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

Since his


Salon removes article calling Otto Warmbier 'America's idiot fratboy'

Left-leaning website Salon has removed a controversial 2016 article criticizing Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old American student who died after being imprisoned for 17 months in North Korea for attempting to take a sign.

In a statement on Tuesday, Executive Editor Andrew O'Hehir told Business Insider that the site chose to remove the article, titled "This might be America’s biggest idiot frat boy: Meet the UVa student who thought he could pull a prank in North Korea," noting the article was a write-up of a segment on the Nightly Show, a late night talk show that ran on Comedy Central from 2015 to 2016.

 

O'Hehir said he wasn't aware of the article until Tuesday. 

"It was a 200-word post wrapped around the March 2016 Larry Wilmore clip about Warmbier, one of numerous late-night roundup pieces Salon and many other sites post over the weekend," O'Hehir said.


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