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June 19, 2017, 2:00 PM

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Gizmodo:
GOP data firm Deep Root Analytics accidentally exposed personal info of 198M+ US voters, including addresses, birthdates, and issue-by-issue sentiment analysis  —  Political data gathered on more than 198 million US citizens was exposed this month after a marketing firm contracted …
New York Times:
How Mexican activists, journalists, lawyers have been targeted with NSO Group's Pegasus spyware, likely by their own gov't, which spent ~$80M on the tools  —  MEXICO CITY — Mexico's most prominent human rights lawyers, journalists and anti-corruption activists have been targeted …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Streaming sports startup FuboTV raises $55M Series C with Sky, 21st Century Fox, Scripps participating  —  When it comes to streaming TV, FuboTV wants to be the place sports fans go when they are looking to catch up on their favorite sports league or team.  To expand its channel lineup …
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
IBB Consulting study: almost half of US broadband customers subscribe to at least one OTT video service  —  About one-third take two, and 18% subscribe to more than three, IBB survey finds … Reflecting the surge in consumer adoption and volume of subscription VOD services …
Meng Jing / South China Morning Post:
China's State Information Office: sharing economy grew 103% YoY to $507B in 2016; 600M Chinese work within sharing economy or tried its services  —  30 bike-sharing apps launched already, with a dozen players fighting it out in the smartphone power bank sharing market, and six more dedicated solely to sharing umbrellas
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Snips raises $13M Series A for its smart assistant platform which works without the cloud  —  Snips announced today that it has raised $13 million to boost its launch of a new voice platform designed to give hardware makers an alternative to Google's Home and Amazon's Alexa.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
GSMA: 5B people, or two thirds of world's population, now have a mobile connection, with North America and Europe at 80%+ penetration and India at 54%  —  Planet Earth has hit a notable technological milestone, with five billion people globally — or two-thirds of the world's population — now laying claim to a mobile phone connection.
Kent Walker / Google:
Google's new anti-extremist steps: targeted AI algo training, more content flaggers, no inflammatory video monetization, ads targeting potential ISIS recruits  —  Editor's Note: This post appeared as an op-ed in the Financial Times earlier today.  —  Terrorism is an attack on open societies …
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
How Susan Wojcicki has led YouTube: navigating the company through ad-positioning woes, keeping creators happy, and refining YouTube TV while growing revenue  —  To outmaneuver traditional TV—and secure Google's future—YouTube's CEO must satisfy homegrown creators, risk-averse advertisers …
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