Situational awareness: In the New York Times, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes called on the U.S. government to break up the company. "Mark Zuckerberg cannot fix Facebook, but our government can," he wrote.
Last night was a stressful, but ultimately successful time for the Bay Area sports teams as the Sharks won game 7 to advance and the Warriors held off the Rockets to take a 3-2 lead in their series.
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Apple, Facebook, and Google are all firmly on the record now: They agree that privacy is a good thing, that government should protect it, and that you can trust them to respect it.
But, as Axios' Scott Rosenberg reports, each company defines privacy differently and emphasizes different trade-offs in delivering it.
For Apple, privacy is primarily about keeping your personal data between you and your device.
Yes, but: Users don't even think about where their data is stored, and Apple's sales pitch may become increasingly irrelevant as the cloud becomes even fuzzier at the edges.
For Facebook, privacy chiefly means limiting who can see what you post or send.
Yes, but: This approach to privacy barely acknowledges the complaint from users and critics that they're most concerned about how much Facebook itself knows and shares about them — and what they most want is privacy from Facebook.
For Google, privacy is now an option that you can invoke.
Yes, but: Most users never bother to change default settings. And Google still collects a ton of data, which can be a concern for those worried that the government might improperly access it.
Frustrated over low pay and other issues, Uber and Lyft drivers aimed to send a message Wednesday, with sporadic walkouts just ahead of the ride-hailing service's planned stock offering.
Yes, but: Despite protests outside Uber's San Francisco headquarters and in at least 10 U.S. cities, it's not clear what impact the actions will have, in either the short or long term.
Why it matters: Arguably, the biggest opportunity for the drivers is that they might attract interest from regulators in a position to act in support of workers.
What's next: Uber is plowing ahead toward its IPO, with the stock expected to be trading publicly by the end of the week.
Hawley cited Candy Crush as an example of "pay to win" games. Photo: Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is proposing legislation that would ban "pay to win" features in some video games, as well as certain in-game "loot boxes," Axios' Orion Rummler reports.
Details: These bans would be enforced by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general. They would target games for children under 18 and games with a wide user base but "whose developers knowingly allow minor players to engage in microtransactions," per Hawley's press release.
Hawley's office says the FTC would treat the distribution of games with "pay to win" features and "loot boxes" as an "unfair trade practice."
Increasingly, big companies aren't adding jobs as fast as they are gaining in market value. This chart looks at the average number of jobs per $1 billion in market cap for the 20 largest U.S. firms by market capitalization in recent years.
The big picture: This could be a harbinger of things to come, as adoption of artificial intelligence and automation further disconnects wealth creation and job creation.
Warner Bros. punked Pokémon fans with a fake version of Detective Pikachu "leaked" to YouTube ahead of Friday's theatrical release.