Maria Ressa, founder of Filipino independent media site Rappler, found guilty in cyber libel trial – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Veteran journalist Maria Ressa, the founder of Filipino independent news site Rappler, was found guilty on Monday of cyber libel charges by a Manila court. She faces up to six years in prison. Critics of the charges, which include prominent human rights and press freedom advocates, say charges filed against Ressa and Reynaldo Santos…

Google ditched tipping feature for donating money to sites – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Leaked images obtained by reveal that Google considered and designed a feature that would let people donate money to websites to help support news publishers, bloggers, and musicians. But Google scrapped the idea and chose not to build out the product, despite these kinds of businesses and creators often struggling to earn revenue. Google’s…