Chinese netizens are protesting Notepad++ over its support for Uighurs

Text editors are typically apolitical affairs. Developers use them to write code, and that’s about it. But yesterday, the makers of the popular open-source text editor Notepad++ released an update with the codename: “Free Uighur.” This fateful decision has incensed many Chinese netizens, consequently turning a bland utilitarian tool into another fracture in the already-fraught…

Facebook agrees to pay UK data watchdog’s Cambridge Analytica fine but settles without admitting liability – TechCrunch

Facebook has reached a settlement with the UK’s data protection watchdog, the ICO, agreeing to pay in full a £500,000 (~$643k) fine following the latter’s investigating into the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. As part of the arrangement Facebook has agreed to drop its legal appeal against the penalty. But under the terms of the…