One of Peter Thiel’s venture capital firms has devolved into legal chaos

Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter Thiel on the set of “Fox & Friends” at Fox News Channel Studios on August 09, 2019.  | John Lamparski/Getty Images Anonymous whistleblower complaints. Federal investigations. And, now, lawsuits. Peter Thiel’s troubled venture capital firm, Mithril Capital, has become embroiled in lawsuits and countersuits full of explosive claims that air the kind of dirty laundry Silicon Valley typically keeps inside the house. In the months following Recode’s reporting about problems…

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Now that Netflix has more streaming competitors, it suddenly cares about ratings

The cast of Netflix’s Queer Eye. | Austin Hargrave/Netflix Netflix used to say that Nielsen numbers were useless. Now that’s changing. Netflix, which is best known for streaming TV shows, likes to position itself as the anti-TV service: No ads, no schedule, no waiting a week to watch new episodes. And, also, no ratings: If you want to know how popular a Netflix show is, you are probably going to be out of luck. For…

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Here’s what WeWork is giving laid-off employees who aren’t named Adam Neumann

WeWork’s founder Adam Neumann got $1.7 billion to leave the company. Its employees are getting much less. | Jackal Pan/Visual China Group via Getty Images WeWork’s CEO walked away with $1.7 billion and left the company in shambles. His former employees say they are getting shafted. WeWork recently laid off its first round of employees after the coworking company’s recent implosion — and some former staffers are unhappy with the severance packages they’re being offered….

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The government keeps its use of facial recognition tech secret. The ACLU is suing.

A man orders coffee with the help of a face-recognition system at a stand of the AI Expo Africa in Cape Town. | Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images The ACLU is suing the FBI to find out what the government is doing with facial recognition technology. Dive in with this Reset podcast episode. The ACLU is suing the FBI, the Department of Justice, and the DEA to get documents that explain how the US government is using…

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