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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik