The Daily Populous

Friday October 12nd, 2018 night edition

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(CNN) Facebook is taking steps to address criticism that its platform has been hijacked by bad actors, but investors are bailing.

Despite hours of testimony, a blitz of executive interviews and numerous tweaks to its privacy settings, Facebook has yet to put the Cambridge Analytica issue behind it.

And now, Facebook faces the prospect of additional regulatory scrutiny after disclosing a new security breach affecting nearly 50 million users.

The longer the privacy backlash continues, not to mention ongoing concerns about election meddling, the more potential for damage to Facebook's core business.

Facebook is in need of a "positive cataylst" to kickstart its recovery, according to Sandler.

The surprise departure of Instagram's two founders could potentially pave the way for Facebook to exert more control over the platform's direction.

"New leadership there could lead to more monetization," Scott Kessler, an analyst with CFRA, wrote in a note this week. »

Jamal Khashoggi case: All the latest updates

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Audio, video recordings prove Khashoggi killed inside consulate: report.

US and Turkish officials told The Washington Post there are audio and video recordings proving Khashoggi was tortured and murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Video recordings show a Saudi assassination team seizing the journalist after he walked in on October 2. »

Pro-privacy search engine DuckDuckGo hits 30M daily searches, up 50% in a year

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Hitting the first 10M daily searches took the search engine a full seven years, and then it was another two to get to 20M.

Albeit 30M daily searches is still a drop in the ocean vs the at least 3BN+ daily searches that Google handles daily (at least because that metric dates back to 2015).

DDG’s search engine offers a pro-privacy alternative to Google search that does not track and profile users in order to target them with ads. »