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January 28, 2017, 11:35 AM

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Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Google CEO Sundar Pichai slams Trump's immigration executive order in internal memo, says 100+ company staff travelling abroad with valid visas are affected  —  Memo from CEO Pichai says more than 100 employees impacted  —  Pichai says President's move caused painful ‘personal costs’
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg says he's “concerned” about President Trump's executive orders on immigration, affirms support for “Dreamers”  —  My great grandparents came from Germany, Austria and Poland.  Priscilla's parents were refugees from China and Vietnam.
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Snap to publicly file for IPO late next week, which likely means a March IPO  —  The social communications company's current valuation is $25 billion, said sources.  —  According to sources, Snap Inc. plans to publicly file for its much-anticipated initial public offering late next week.
Edward C. Baig / USA Today:
Apple CEO Tim Cook making rounds in DC: dinner Thursday night with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, meeting Friday with Sen. Orrin Hatch  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook has apparently been sharpening his political skills.  —  Politico reported that Cook had dinner Thursday night …
Elizabeth Banker / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter discloses two NSLs after lifting of FBI gag order; next hearing for its lawsuit against US government over disclosure of NSLs is February 14  —  Today, we're able to speak openly about two national security requests for the first time, specifically two national security letters (NSLs).
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
LeakedSource, a site that sold access to a database of 3.1B+ compromised account passwords, taken offline after alleged police raid  —  LeakedSource garnered criticism for actively cracking the passwords it sold.  —  LeakedSource, a legally and ethically questionable website that sold access …
M.G. Siegler / 500ish Words:
Twitter should roll out a tab highlighting the best tweets, similar to “While You Were Away”, and should have realized how awful the new “Explore” tab is  —  A rant about Twitter's new ‘Explore’ tab  —  Look, it's hard to roll out changes to any product, let alone one with hundreds of millions of users.
Avery Hartmans / Business Insider:
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg breaks post-election silence to speak out against global gag rule on abortion  —  Sheryl Sandberg spoke out on Thursday against President Donald Trump's anti-abortion executive order.  —  The Facebook COO published a post on her Facebook page that chronicles …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Tesla files suit against former Autopilot director, says he took proprietary information and tried to poach staff for his new self-driving car startup Aurora  —  Tesla has sued former employee Sterling Anderson, who acted as Director of its Autopilot Programs for just over a year, for breach of contract.
Reuters:
Toshiba says it is looking to sell a minority stake in its memory chip business unit to offset an imminent multi-billion dollar writedown  —  Toshiba Corp (6502.T) said it will sell a minority stake in its memory chip business as it urgently seeks funds to offset an imminent multi-billion dollar writedown …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
FBI posts redacted Gamergate investigation report; Brianna Wu, a target of Gamergate trolls, says report shows how little the FBI cared about the investigation  —  The FBI has posted a heavily redacted report of its threat investigations during the Gamergate controversy in 2014 and 2015.
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