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Facebook Reportedly Cuts Off Data Access to Yandex Social Discovery App

Not more than a few hours after Yandex launched Wonder — the Russian search giant’s social discovery app that aims to deliver relevant areas of interest to users based on search queries — Facebook has blocked the app from accessing the Facebook API, according to a report from TechCrunch. Facebook declined to comment, and Yandex did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but it’s likely that Facebook is making good on the anticompetitive clauses in its platform policy as grounds for cutting off Yandex.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work