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Facebook says it has received 15K bug reports in 2019, awarded about $2.2M in bounties for 1,300 of them, up from ~$1.1M for 700 bugs in 2018 (Lily Hay Newman/Wired)

Lily Hay Newman / Wired: Facebook says it has received 15K bug reports in 2019, awarded about $2.2M in bounties for 1,300 of them, up from ~$1.1M for 700 bugs in 2018  —  A few months ago, Facebook disclosed that apps were siphoning data from up to 9.5 million of its users.  They only found out thanks to a bug bounty submission.

The number of reported child sexual abuse videos surged to 41M in 2019, surpassing the number of reported illicit photos; Facebook reported 85% of the total (New York Times)

New York Times: The number of reported child sexual abuse videos surged to 41M in 2019, surpassing the number of reported illicit photos; Facebook reported 85% of the total  —  In a first, videos outnumbered photos in reports to the authorities last year.  Facebook found the most imagery, the bulk of it on its Messenger app.

An in-depth look at the role of ethicists within tech companies, spurred by scandals like Cambridge Analytica, and their somewhat limited power to effect change (Linda Kinstler/protocol)

Linda Kinstler / protocol: An in-depth look at the role of ethicists within tech companies, spurred by scandals like Cambridge Analytica, and their somewhat limited power to effect change  —  Firms are adding ethical thinking to their processes, but ethical outcomes are optional.  —  Fifty-two floors below the top …

Twilio announces Q4 revenue of $331.2M, up 62% YoY, 2019 total revenue of $1.13B, up 75% YoY, ends Q4 with 179K+ active customer accounts; forecasts loss in Q1 (Larry Dignan/ZDNet)

Larry Dignan / ZDNet: Twilio announces Q4 revenue of $331.2M, up 62% YoY, 2019 total revenue of $1.13B, up 75% YoY, ends Q4 with 179K+ active customer accounts; forecasts loss in Q1  —  Twilio is posting strong revenue growth but its earnings outlook for the first quarter and fiscal 2020 fall short of expectations.

Qualcomm beats Q1 expectations with revenue of $5.08B, up 5% YoY and net income of $925M, up 13% YoY; revenue from licensing division was $1.4B, up 38% YoY (Stephanie Condon/ZDNet)

Stephanie Condon / ZDNet: Qualcomm beats Q1 expectations with revenue of $5.08B, up 5% YoY and net income of $925M, up 13% YoY; revenue from licensing division was $1.4B, up 38% YoY  —  The US chipmaker beat Q1 estimates as it begins to realize the benefits of the ramp to 5G  —  Qualcomm published better-than-expected …
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