National Post: How Facebook plans to stop a disinformation campaign from spreading during Canada’s upcoming federal election

National Post: How Facebook plans to stop a disinformation campaign from spreading during Canada’s upcoming federal election. “Facebook says it has learned from mistakes made during the 2016 U.S. election and it’s committed to preventing a similar disinformation campaign from spreading during Canada’s upcoming federal election. Kevin Chan, Facebook’s head of public policy in Canada, said the company’s biggest errors came from a fundamental misconception about what kind of threats they should be looking for.”

TorrentFreak: Kenyan Govt. Protests as National Anthem Hit With YouTube Copyright Complaint

TorrentFreak: Kenyan Govt. Protests as National Anthem Hit With YouTube Copyright Complaint. “The Kenyan Department of Justice has aired its displeasure after a video on YouTube featuring the country’s national anthem was hit by a copyright complaint. UK-based De Wolfe Music is claiming to be the owner of the track, which is actually in the public domain.”

State of the Union 2019: Live on YouTube (Google Blog)

Google Blog: State of the Union 2019: Live on YouTube. “As we have done since 2010, YouTube will live stream the President’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 5 at 9 p.m. ET, as well as the response. This year, you can tune in to live streams in both English and Spanish.”

New York Times: Attacking a Pay Wall That Hides Public Court Filings

New York Times: Attacking a Pay Wall That Hides Public Court Filings. ” The federal judiciary has built an imposing pay wall around its court filings, charging a preposterous 10 cents a page for electronic access to what are meant to be public records. A pending lawsuit could help tear that wall down.”

BuzzFeed News: One Of The Biggest At-Home DNA Testing Companies Is Working With The FBI

BuzzFeed News: One Of The Biggest At-Home DNA Testing Companies Is Working With The FBI. “Family Tree DNA, one of the largest private genetic testing companies whose home-testing kits enable people to trace their ancestry and locate relatives, is working with the FBI and allowing agents to search its vast genealogy database in an effort to solve violent crime cases, BuzzFeed News has learned.”

Gizmodo: Fake FCC Comments Linked to Ex-Trump Campaign Director’s Org, Boosted By Roger Stone

Gizmodo: Fake FCC Comments Linked to Ex-Trump Campaign Director’s Org, Boosted By Roger Stone . “An organization run by a former Trump campaign statewide director is being investigated by the New York attorney general’s office for its role in the submission of potentially hundreds of thousands of fraudulent comments to the Federal Communications Commission during the agency’s 2017 efforts to rollback Obama-era net neutrality rules.”