On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

If you need to access any data, email me: subbu at newsrack.in

 
User: newstrust Topic: Media
Category: Media Ownership :: Big Media
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YouTube, Facebook and Twitter align to fight Covid vaccine conspiracies 20.11.2020 BBC: Technology
Fake news about vaccines could hamper the effort to end the pandemic, says a fact-checking group.
Opinion: Twitter and Facebook are illegally helping the Biden campaign? Sorry, no 20.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

If Twitter's and Facebook's responses to the N.Y. Post's Hunter Biden story qualify as illegal contributions, other companies break the law constantly.

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Ethiopia charges opposition figures with terrorism 19.9.2020 BBC: World
The group, who will appear in court on Monday, faces charges related to deadly violence in June.
Media mogul Sumner Redstone, whose empire included Viacom and CBS, dies at 97 12.8.2020 LA Times: Business

Redstone's lasting imprint will be accelerating media consolidation and hard-fought battles to build, then maintain his empire.

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Sumner Redstone, who built media empire including CBS and Viacom, dies at age 97 12.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Sumner Redstone, who built a media empire from his family's drive-in movie chain, has died. He was 97.
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A massive Facebook privacy settlement just got bigger. Illinois users could split $650 million. 25.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
A $550 million dollar settlement was not enough for Illinois Facebook users who allegedly had their privacy rights violated. Instead, the social media giant has agreed to pay $650 million.
Top sales: Moguls and entertainers keep things moving in June 17.7.2020 LA Times: Business

David Geffen, Casey Wasserman, Sofia Vergara and Travis Scott were among the biggest players in L.A. County's real estate scene in June.

Facebook's Zuckerberg accused of setting dangerous precedent over Trump 2.6.2020 BBC: Technology
Civil rights chiefs say they are "disappointed and stunned by Mark's incomprehensible explanations".
Some Illinois Facebook users could get $300 under massive biometric privacy settlement 14.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Illinois Facebook users could soon be notified that they are part of class-action settlement, and are eligible to receive an estimated $150 to $300.
Facebook to pay $52m to content moderators over PTSD 13.5.2020 BBC: Business
The class-action lawsuit covers moderators working in four US states from 2015 until now.
The ultra-rich are still buying $50-million homes (in case you were wondering) 7.5.2020 LA Times: Business

Pandemic or not, the ultra-wealthy are still buying and selling prized properties across L.A. County

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Facebook bans events that violate social distancing orders 21.4.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
Facebook said it was only removing events that violated government orders over virus containment.
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Coronavirus causes Disney to end internships early, sending 2,200 of them packing 20.3.2020 LA Times: Health

A Disney internship program is cut short because of the coronavirus, sending college students and recent graduates home with one week's notice.

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Israeli PM’s corruption trial postponed due to coronavirus 15.3.2020 Hindu: News
Mr. Netanyahu is accused of receiving expensive gifts from wealthy friends and offering to exchange favors with powerful media moguls. He denies the charges.
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Pakistan media mogul remanded 13.3.2020 Hindu: Fitness
Pakistani media mogul and the owner of Jang/Geo group, Mir Shakilur Rehman, was on Friday remanded in custody of the country’s anti-graft body till Ma
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Why a media mogul was arrested in Pakistan 13.3.2020 BBC: World
The detention of Jang group's editor-in-chief by an anti-corruption agency prompts deep concern.
Spanish-language media giant Univision sold as challenges loom 25.2.2020 LA Times: Business

While not the powerhouse it used to be, Spanish-language media giant Univision continues to reach an important demographic: Latinos.

MSNBC’s Anti-Sanders Bias Was on Display in Nevada, But It Hasn’t Hurt Him 21.2.2020 Truthout.com
The attacks have become more cartoonish and frequent but have not hurt Bernie Sanders in the ...
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Jeff Bezos shatters California record with $165-million purchase of Geffen mansion 14.2.2020 LA Times: Business

Amazon's Jeff Bezos dropped a record $165 million on David Geffen's famed Warner estate in Beverly Hills, according to people with knowledge of the deal.

Davos 2020: Can Formula 1 really go 'carbon neutral' by 2030? 24.1.2020 BBC: Business
Can Formula 1 motor racing really go 'carbon neutral' by 2030?
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