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August 17, 2018, 7:20 PM

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Reuters:
Sources: Facebook is contesting DOJ's demand to make end-to-end encrypted Messenger voice conversations available for wiretapping in a case against MS-13 gang  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc (FB.O) to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app …
Bloomberg:
Source: Amazon is working on a DVR that will record live TV, wirelessly connect to Fire TV boxes, and stream the video to smartphones  —  - Box would record live TV and stream that video to smartphones  — Device competes with offerings from TiVo, Dish's Slingbox
New York Times:
Nikkei:
Sources: Google is preparing to launch its own smart speaker with a display for the holiday season; 3M units are planned for first batch  —  Taiwan suppliers told to prepare for hardware blitz to challenge Amazon  —  TAIPEI — Google is preparing to release a smart speaker equipped …
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Facebook faces continuing calls for regulation of microtargeted ads in US and Europe after probes of Internet Research Agency and Cambridge Analytica data use  —  Facebook has made a mint by enabling advertisers to identify and reach the very people most likely to react to their messages.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sensor Tower: 6M users installed third party Twitter apps on mobile between 2014 and 2018; there were 560M official Twitter app installs during that period  —  Twitter tried to downplay the impact deactivating its legacy APIs would have on its community and the third-party Twitter clients preferred …
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